10 things you must do in New York

I have recently spent three days in New York. I wanted to do as much as possible in the short space of time that I had. Coming back feeling like I have seen the majority of New York and all the exiting things that this amazing city has to offer.

  1. New York city pass. You can get one of these from one day up until 2 weeks. This gives you access to all the major attractions from the 911 museum to the Empire State Building. It gives you access each attraction once, also get fast track to each attraction. A must do is The Ride a fun filled bus tour which is such an amazing experience.
  2. Don’t get a transfer or taxi from the airports, a train and the sub way is very easy. Both have a free air train to a central station with direct links to Penn Station. I have done this to both airport and its around £15 return journey.
  3. Make sure you have your walking shoes. The best way to see New York is by walking, whether it’s a stroll in central park or visiting Times Square, Grand Central or the Library. Hit the streets and take in all the sights.
  4. The 911 Memorial and Museum. While you’re in New York this is a must do. We used our city pass to get into the museum make sure you go early in the day, you have queue to get the next available entrance time in to the museum. I would suggest doing the Museum first then have a wonder around the memorial. Very close to the museum is the pub called O’hara’s this is where all the fireman went to drink, as a sign of respect the firemen that go to the pub leave their badges.
  5. Ellen’s Stardust diner is a must do. Just off Times Square this is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat with a difference. The up and coming Broadway performers are the waiters & waitresses and they all take the opportunity to impress the diners with all the Broadway big songs as you dine. It brings the whole restaurant to life, it’s a fun filled activity to do for all the family.
  6. Dumbo and Brooklyn. This felt like a very up and coming part of the city, with a hip vibe. We took the metro from Penn Station all the way to Brooklyn, very easy and only cost $2.75. Take a wonder down to the East river. From here you get a fantastic view of the Wall street district and Brooklyn Bridge. We stopped at Time out Market for a drink this gave us one of the best views of the city and Brooklyn Bridge.
  7. Walking across Brooklyn Bridge by night. We stopped over in Brooklyn and watched the sun set then headed to the bridge. One of the best sights in New York by far, just to get the view of the city and to say that you have done it.
  8. The Empire State Building. We did this by day, but I am sure it’s equally as breath taking by night. The building takes you through a museum regarding the history of the Empire State. Then you enter the elevator to take you up to the 86th floor where you have the most phenomenal view of the city. From Central Park all the way to the Statue of Liberty and everything in between.
  9. Walking trough Central Park. Some would say the most photographed park in history. You can walk from 5th avenue all the way to the trump ice skating rink and up The Lake. You could even stop for a coffee in The Boat house. We walked up to the Bluestone upper east side café for breakfast and it was fantastic.
  10. Times Square the heart of it all, when I first arrived in Times Square all you can do is look up in amazement. You have street performers, $1 hot dogs, Police on horseback, Yellow cabs and the bright lights of Times Square. You will be blown away the moment you step foot in times square.


This amazing city has so much to do you will never feel like you have done it all. Wherever you turn there is something amazing to see and do. If you’re looking at planning your next city break to New York, why not give me a call or pop into the office for all you need to know.