Things to Do

No matter what you’re into, you’ll have a lot of fun in New York City. Plays, sporting events, concerts, meals at the world’s best restaurants—you’ll find information about all these and more below. Read on and get ready to make the most of your stay in the five boroughs.

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Some of the world’s most famous events—big festivals and holiday parades, musical performances and art exhibitions—take place right here in New York City. Whether you’re planning a visit next week or next year, our guide makes it easy to find out what’s going on during your stay and gives you the lowdown on each happening.

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Attraction Passes

Attraction Passes

Save on admissions to some of New York City's most iconic attractions with New York CityPASS, New York Explorer Pass, New York Pass and Build Your Own Pass by Smart Destinations. Each offers a different experience, but all give you substantial savings.

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Attractions

Attractions

Breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building and One World Observatory. Exhibits from throughout history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and New York Hall of Science. Thrilling performances at Lincoln Center, BAM and Barclays Center. Attractions in NYC suit all tastes.

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Broadway Shows

Broadway Shows

Broadway is the bright beating heart of the NYC’s performing arts scene. No visit to the City is complete without experiencing the rousing entertainment available in Midtown Manhattan’s Theatre District, where dozens of historic venues stage bold new musicals, long-running hits and fascinating dramas every night of the week.

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Off-Broadway Shows

Off-Broadway Shows

Off-Broadway shows offer thrilling entertainment throughout NYC. These plays, musicals, dramas and comedies can provide an intimate night out for those who want to see first-rate talent at wallet-friendly prices. And since the shows tend toward the new and innovative, you never know if you’re going to be watching the next big hit.

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Restaurants

Restaurants

Your eating choices in New York City are as limitless as your cravings. Want a 15-course tasting menu at the latest trendsetting restaurant? A porterhouse for two at an old-timey steakhouse? A plateful of Chinese dumplings? The City has thousands of places featuring cuisines from around the world. Explore this section to find the restaurants—and meals—of your dreams.

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Tours

Tours

It’s fun to explore New York City on your own, but tour guides offer expert knowledge and connections that you can’t get anywhere else. To make the most of your trip, choose from the experiences listed here and see NYC from a new perspective. An expert guide can give you just the insider experience you’ve been craving.

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Shopping

Shopping

Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in NYC. Stores across the five boroughs carry the finest in luxury apparel, plus gourmet goods, books, tech, gear and much more. There’s a reason why the City is known as a global shopping capital. With so many possibilities, there’s just one problem—where to begin? Start by narrowing your search here.

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Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries

New York City’s museums and galleries are some of the City’s most powerful draws. Destinations like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Whitney Museum of American Art house immense collections and put on spectacular exhibitions. Couple these with the wide array of galleries around town, and a trip to NYC becomes a visually stunning experience.

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Sports

Sports

New York City is the world’s undisputed sports champion, with professional teams playing in every type of game you could want to watch. It’s the place where moments like the famous “Shot Heard ’Round the World” and Willis Reed’s limping out onto the court in the NBA Finals were etched into history, and where the world’s best athletes compete in marquee annual events.

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Nightlife

Nightlife

NYC is rightfully known for its nightlife. Whether that means sophisticated cocktail dens, friendly dive bars or bottle-service-only dance clubs, the City’s after-dark entertainment is just as electrifying as it ever was. In this section, find out where to drink, dance and listen to music—all around the five boroughs.

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