Manhattan is a great place to visit and explore, but it can be overwhelming. You don’t have to go to just one place rather you can check out multiple neighborhoods in one day or even split your trip up into two or three days.
Here are my top 10 fun things to do in Manhattan:
1. Central Park
Central Park is a great place to go for a walk, jog or bike ride. It also makes a great place to have a picnic with family or friends. You’ll find many attractions and activities in the park such as:
- Bethesda Fountain (the biggest fountain in New York)
- Bow Bridge (a bridge surrounded by water fountains)
2. High Line Park
The High Line Park is a linear park that was built on an elevated rail line between Chelsea and the Meatpacking District in 2009. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Manhattan, with more than 3 million visitors each year.
The High Line is an elevated structure built on top of former rail lines and viaducts (bridges). The original purpose of these structures was to carry freight trains through busy areas, but they were later converted into parks when they became obsolete by newer technologies and advancements in transportation technology.
3. Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (8.9 ha) between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. It was named after John D. Rockefeller Jr., who leased the land to build the center in 1930. The complex includes Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios and other venues used for national broadcasts; it also includes shopping malls and restaurants as well as offices for various corporate tenants such as NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. You will find various Manhattan furnished apartments near this building. Rockefeller Center’s main entrance is at 50 West 51st Street, but there are several other entrances: one on Sixth Avenue just north of 53rd Street; another on Broadway between 49th and 50th Streets; yet another entrance near Fifth Avenue at 49th Street.
4. Broadway Shows
Broadway shows are expensive, but they’re worth it. If you love theater and live in Manhattan, you can get cheap tickets for some of the best shows on Broadway. There are also many free options available to see some of the same productions at a different venue or with an audience of your own kind. You will find discounted ticket deals all over town including at respected institutions like Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera House, but there’s no need to wait until the last minute: You can buy discount tickets now!
5. American Museum of Natural History
It is one of the largest museums in the world, with over 8 million artifacts on display. There’s something for everyone at this museum and it is free to visit! The American Museum of Natural History has been around since 1869 and is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It’s open every day except Christmas Day (and maybe New Year’s Eve).
Smorgasburg is a pop-up food market in Brooklyn that features local vendors who sell their goods on the street. The market runs from Thursday through Sunday, from 11am to 6pm. The menu changes every week and can be best described as an all-you-can-eat buffet of deliciousness! There’s everything from cupcakes to sushi and everything in between. You’re sure to find something new here every time you go!
7. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive art museums, with over 5 million works of art spanning five millennia. Located in Upper Manhattan, this non-profit institution is open every day except Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (closed on Thanksgiving). The entrance fee for general admission is $25 for adults; students get in free with ID or valid school ID card; seniors pay $20; children ages 14–17 pay $15. If you’re interested in seeing more than just one gallery, consider purchasing a membership, it’s worth it!
8. Little Italy and Chinatown
Little Italy is a neighborhood in Manhattan. It’s also known as “Little Italy,” but it’s both an actual neighborhood and a part of New York City. In fact, you could say that if you are looking for something fun to do in NYC then there are two places to go: Little Italy and Chinatown! Both areas have plenty of restaurants, shops, attractions and activities.
So let’s talk about each one separately before moving on together later on down this page:
The food scene in Little Italy is pretty good; there’s Italian food everywhere you turn! You can find yourself getting your fill at some amazing restaurants like Focacceria Ristorante & Pizzeria – where they offer traditional Italian favorites like lasagna or spaghetti with meat sauce plus some other delicious dishes such as chicken parmesan (which has been voted best pizza restaurant multiple times by locals). Or maybe try another place like Cafe Lola Pizza Bar & Grilled Chicken which serves up delicious grilled chicken sandwich creations that are sure not only satisfy your hunger but also impress friends when they come over unexpectedly later on in life because everyone else has forgotten what happened last week so now everyone wants something new instead.
9. Coney Island Boardwalk and Beach
Coney Island is a popular beach destination, located in Brooklyn and accessible by subway. It’s a great place to go to the beach and enjoy the surf with friends or family. The boardwalk features plenty of restaurants, bars and amusement rides like roller coasters, ferris wheels and an arcade. There are also plenty of things for kids to do as well: there are concessions selling pizza slices, cotton candy & popcorn along with hot dogs or french fries from local vendors! Another favorite activity? Boardwalk games such as darts or shuffleboard where you can earn points by hitting targets on your opponent’s sides (or vice versa). If you want something more exciting, then check out some live music shows taking place at various locations throughout Coney Island each night during summertime season (usually around 10pm).
10. National September 11 Memorial Museum and One World Observatory
The National September 11 Memorial Museum is located at the World Trade Center site. The museum houses artifacts, photographs and other items that tell the story of 9/11 as well as memorials to those who died during that tragic day. For those looking for an exciting way to spend your free time in Manhattan, this is a must-visit destination! To get there by public transportation: take either subway or bus (the number will be posted outside). Once you arrive at Ground Zero station on 61st Street / Lexington Ave., head north on Lex until you reach West Side Highway where it ends up becoming West 125th street past Central Park South (NYC DOT). Follow signs marked “One World Observatory” toward Brooklyn Bridge Park’s promenade area; here you’ll find plenty of benches along with ample space for sitting down comfortably while enjoying views over New York City skyline from above!
You don’t have to spend much money to experience a lot of great things in Manhattan.
You don’t have to spend much money to experience a lot of great things in Manhattan. In fact, you can rent an furnished apartment in Manhattan and save money while still having fun! You could take the subway or walk around the city to visit museums, parks, and other attractions for free. If you want an apartment that’s bigger than what one person would need (and if you’re bringing friends along), there are plenty of furnished apartments available on Airbnb for rent as well. You might also consider renting a car through a company like Hertz or Enterprise Rent-A-Car so that when it comes time for sightseeing outside of NYC (or even just driving back home), then go at your leisure without worrying about whether there will be parking spaces available where ever it may be necessary for them too Conclusion
So there you have it, 10 things to do in Manhattan.
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