A lively and energetic city like no other, the big apple is truly the city that never sleeps. Be prepared for an upbeat trip filled with sightseeing, shopping, and living it up in the center of it all. With such a wide variety of things to experience, you’ll want to return to the hustle and bustle of New York City time and time again.
THINGS TO DO
Food for any and every palate is available to you in NYC. Steakhouses, Mexican, Asian Fusion, Cajun, Chinese, Barbecue...you name it. NYC features everything from upscale eateries to quiet coffee shops to casual diners.
Visit Yankee Stadium, see the Islanders play hockey, go to a tennis tournament, or check out a soccer match at the Metlife Stadium. Or, choose to go horseback riding, play golf, roller skate, or just jog around Central Park.
The city is bursting with artistic flair. NYC is host to a wide variety of museums for both kids and adults, galleries and art shows, music performances, and dance events.
New York City has an eclectic selection of bars including clubs with live music, fine wine bars, beer gardens, comedy clubs, hookah joints, nightclubs, divey sports bars, and so much more. NYC nightlife leaves nothing to be desired.
A wide variety of shopping centers are available in NYC—from malls and high end boutiques, to flea markets and toy stores in Times Square. The city makes it convenient to walk up and down the streets and shop all day long.
Theater runs wild in NYC. Broadway and off-broadway shows and events will ensure you have plenty of options during your stay. See famous Broadway stars or enjoy local readings or productions by local playwrights.
New York City is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Each has its own unique characteristics and offerings to the city. Public transportation is most common in NYC. While traveling there, become accustomed to average taxi fares, the bus schedule, and navigating the subway. Since it is easy to spend a whole day out and about in the city, be sure to leave your accommodations with the necessities for the day, but don’t overpack and weigh yourself down.
- If you need to stay plugged in, you'll be delighted to find that free wireless Internet is available in many public parks.
- MetroCards can be used for both subways and buses, so be sure to reload as needed but don't dispose of your card.
- A variety of markets, shops, bars, and stores are open 24-hours in NYC. Check the hours of establishments nearest you for your convenience.
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