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 of accessible parks located all across the 5 boroughs.  To find a park near you, you can visit 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

  • Entertainment/Fun

  • 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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