What can I do for fun in New York City?

Outdoors

Although Central Park in Manhattan is the most famous New York City park, there are dozens of accessible parks located all across the 5 boroughs.  To find a park near you, you can visit a List of Parks (Manhattan). To change boroughs, click on the tab of the borough you want.

 

Cultural

Statue of Liberty has been standing in New York Harbor for more than a century, becoming a symbol of New York and even the United States. For information on touring the Statue of Liberty, please visit Plan Your Visit.

 

The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper located at 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001. Visitors can look out over New York from the 102-story observation deck and the 86-story observation deck.

 

New York Public Library

 

Museums and Zoos. There are over 100 museums in the city - some popular examples include:

  • Art Museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Science Museums: The Museum of Natural History, New York Hall of Science, New York Botanical Garden

  • Zoos: Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium

 

Entertainment and Sports

  • Sports

    • American Football: MetLife Stadium (New York Giants and New York Jets)

      • Although both teams represent New York, MetLife Stadium is located in nearby New Jersey

    • Baseball: Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), Citi Field (New York Mets)

    • Basketball: Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks), Barclay Center (Brooklyn Nets), Westchester County Center (New York Liberty)

    • Ice Hockey: Madison Square Garden (New York Rangers), Barclay Center (New York Islanders)

    • Soccer/Football: Yankee Stadium (New York City FC), Red Bull Arena (New York Red Bulls)

      • Although the Red Bulls represent New York, Red Bull Arena is located in nearby New Jersey

    • Tennis: Arthur Ashe Stadium (the annual US Open)

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