New York is a city you can visit over and over, and still only have scratched the surface of fun activities to do.
One of my favourite things about New York is it really is an “open all night” kind of city, and it never sleeps. You can go party until dawn, grab a bite to eat on the way home, and have some hangover food delivered when you wake up the next day, and there’s always someone around to hang out with.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate and quiet bar or dancing all night, the cocktails that were heavily discussed on Sex and the City or anything else, New York is sure to have it.
During the day you’ll find plenty to do as well. Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and more, there are plenty of tourist activities waiting for you, and you can also enjoy some of the other things New York has to offer, like shows on Broadway, live music and hilarious comedians.
If you like museums, New York has some of the best and most well-known museums in the world. Take a day and go see MOMA the Met or the Guggenheim, to learn lots about history in the United States while also seeing some incredible works of art.
The shopping in New York is also outstanding, and while there are plenty of cool shops around Times Square (check out the M&Ms store), you should definitely go to some of the shopping outlets, where you’ll find incredible deals that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.
The Woodbury Common Premium shopping outlet mall has more than 220 stores, and is only an hour from Manhattan, meaning you can grab a return bus ticket and be back the same day, after a lot of retail therapy.
The food is amazing in New York, and you’ll need to make sure you hit the gym the week before you visit, as the huge portion sizes, street carts and international cuisine will have you piling on the pounds if you’re not careful. Whether you’re into Chinese, Indian, American, Mexican, Italian or any other type of food, you’ll definitely find it in New York, and the city is serious about its food.
New York can be expensive, but the trick is to book your accommodation in advance, scope out some cheap places to eat, and see if there are any free activities happening while you’re visiting. Some of the great free activities include Shakespeare in the Park, Summer Stage, and the River to River festival.
If you’re planning to visit New York, take an empty bag and an empty stomach. Be sure to allow enough time to see the sights, recover from big nights out, do some serious retail therapy, and just wander around and people watch- something that is definitely a fun activity in New York.