What to do in New York City

What to do in New York City

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” Tom Wolfe

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” Simone Beauvoir
“Give me such shows — give me the streets of Manhattan!” Walt Whitman
“New Yorkers are born all over the country, and then they come to New York City and it hits them: oh, that’s who I am.”
“I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York.” Milos Forman


New York City is famous for a reason. There are no words that can properly personify the personality of NYC and therefore, I believe it should be on everyone’s bucket list. My first trip to the city forever changed me and now I can’t imagine calling anywhere else home.

Between the history, museums, cultures, restaurants, parks and shows, there is something for everyone. I get hundreds of questions each month about what to do in NYC, so I’ll do my best to summarize everything here. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! I am happy to help in any way possible!


Itinerary Ideas

  • 24 Hours in NYC
  • A Weekend in NYC {coming soon}
  • A Week in NYC {coming soon}


  • LaGuardia {my preference}
  • JFK
  • Newark {my least favorite due to the tolls & fewer taxis- however the train to NY Penn Station is great}




  • Taxis/Uber/Juno
  • Subway {often times this is faster than taking a car}
  • Walk

Other Recommendations

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  • Reply
    valerie budd
    March 8, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Great list. I also like some of the boutique hotels on the UWS near 72 station.

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    Sondra Barker
    March 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    These photos are beautiful! I need to make a trip to New York, the wine tasting in Tribeca is right up my alley. :]

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    Nataly Kimball
    March 9, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This is such a great travel guide! I will keep this in mind when we go to NYC.

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    Jayne Ubl Johnson
    March 9, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Love This! I love NYC! This is a great list since when we do go it’s usually a short visit!

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    Belle Bermudez-Tubel
    March 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I love NYC and I love all your photos!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    Allison Lancaster
    March 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I want to go to NYC so bad, thanks for the ideas!

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    March 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    What fun ideas! I love NYC!

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    March 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I love NYC! I’ll use some of your list for our next trip.

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    Adaleta Avdic
    March 10, 2017 at 1:38 am

    NYC is so amazing! these are the perfect things to do!

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    Ashley Hargrove
    March 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I love NYC and sadly, haven’t been back in years!! I need to change that!

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    March 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    NYC is the best! So much to see and do! Love all your recommendations!

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    Katie Ann Lehman
    March 15, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I want to do all of this!! Next time we’re in NYC you’ll have to show us around :)

    Katie Ann

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