We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Things to do in New York City

 

Attractions (829)

Activities (481)

Nightlife (767)

Shopping (558)

All (829)
Performances (263)
Cultural (196)
Museums (134)
Landmarks (95)
Outdoors (62)
Amusement (42)
Sports (25)
Zoos & Aquariums (1)
Name

Attractions travelers recommend

Newsies The Musical
Ranked #31 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Owner description: Disney's NEWSIES, the breakout new American musical, is now on Broadway in New York City! The musical, based on the beloved... more » Owner description: Disney's NEWSIES, the breakout new American musical, is now on Broadway in New York City! The musical, based on the beloved 1992 Disney movie musical of the same name, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). NEWSIES is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River revival) and choreographed by Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific revival). Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teen aged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. NEWSIES is inspired by the real life "Newsboy Strike of 1899," when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of real life orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. The original Disney film has morphed into a cult phenomenon with a generation of avid fans discovering the movie on VHS and DVD. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’ « less
Map | Visitor photos (65)
Ranked #32 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Libraries; Art Museums
Owner description: Housed along with the collected books and manuscripts of J. Pierpont Morgan, the Treasures of the Royal Tombs of Ur include... more » Owner description: Housed along with the collected books and manuscripts of J. Pierpont Morgan, the Treasures of the Royal Tombs of Ur include beautiful jewelry and trinkets from ancient Sumeria. « less
Map | Visitor photos (53)
Ranked #33 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Rockefeller Center, home to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, offers shopping, dining and attractions. The attractions include the NBC Studio Tour and the Rink at Rockefeller... more »

Map | Visitor photos (1595)
Ranked #34 of 829 attractions in New York City
Owner description: At long last, the phenomenon comes home! This is your chance to experience the blockbuster musical event like you've never... more » Owner description: At long last, the phenomenon comes home! This is your chance to experience the blockbuster musical event like you've never seen it before. « less
Map | Visitor photos (6)
Ranked #35 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Ferries/ Boats
Used for sightseeing and transportation for commuters.
Map | Visitor photos (1039)
Ranked #36 of 829 attractions in New York City
Map | Visitor photos (11)
Ranked #37 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Map | Visitor photos (463)
Ranked #38 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Map | Visitor photos (29)
Ranked #39 of 829 attractions in New York City
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods

From some locations in NYC it is easier to get to Grand Central Station than to Times Square. The "S" - 42 Street Shuttle subway train runs from Grand Central Station to Times... more »

Map | Visitor photos (3794)
Ranked #40 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Owner description: Over 30 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA... more » Owner description: Over 30 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is a Global Smash Hit! « less
Map | Visitor photos (85)
Ranked #41 of 829 attractions in New York City
Map
Ranked #42 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters
The lavish decor of the Walt Disney theater is the perfect setting for the popular play production of The Lion King.
Map | Visitor photos (19)
Ranked #43 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Map | Visitor photos (3)
Ranked #44 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters
Map | Visitor photos (6)
Ranked #45 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Ballets
Map | Visitor photos (12)
Ranked #46 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Tours
Owner description: Founded by the September 11th Families' Association, the 9/11 Tribute Center galleries reveal authentic experiences through... more » Owner description: Founded by the September 11th Families' Association, the 9/11 Tribute Center galleries reveal authentic experiences through films, artifacts and photos. Our guides are from the 9/11 community of family members who lost loved ones, survivors, rescue workers, FDNY, NYPD and Lower Manhattan residents sharing their unique personal stories. The 9/11 Tribute Center gift shop offers authorized commemorative WTC collectable items, books and apparel. The stories of 9/11 told by those who were there. Galleries :: Guided Tours :: Gift Shop « less
Map | Visitor photos (150)
Ranked #47 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Trams
Map | Visitor photos (249)
Ranked #48 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Performances
Map | Visitor photos (53)
Ranked #49 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Architectural Buildings
This Art Deco masterpiece is actually no longer the property of the auto manufacturer.
Map | Visitor photos (374)
Ranked #50 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters
Map | Visitor photos (16)
Ranked #51 of 829 attractions in New York City
Map | Visitor photos (19)
Ranked #52 of 829 attractions in New York City
Owner description: The iconic underdog story ROCKY has inspired an innovative new stage production, brought to extraordinary life by a five-time... more » Owner description: The iconic underdog story ROCKY has inspired an innovative new stage production, brought to extraordinary life by a five-time Tony Award(R)-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, the Oscar(R)-winning Best Picture). « less
Map | Visitor photos (27)
Ranked #53 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Theaters
Map | Visitor photos (32)
Ranked #54 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Religious Sites
This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.
Map | Visitor photos (166)
Ranked #55 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Military Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Intrepid Museum is a unique journey through spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology.... more » Owner description: The Intrepid Museum is a unique journey through spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology. Located at Pier 86, the complex boasts 30 restored aircraft, the submarine Growler, space shuttle Enterprise, and the British Airways Concorde.The Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Enterprise, the original NASA orbiter that paved the way for America’s successful space shuttle program, was reopened in July 2013 and is now open to the public at the Intrepid Museum. « less
Map | Visitor photos (842)
Ranked #56 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Religious Sites; Museums

The Museum at Eldridge Street based in the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, presents the culture, history and traditions of Jewish immigrants on the Lower... more »

Map | Visitor photos (44)
Ranked #57 of 829 attractions in New York City
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of... more » Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. This national tribute, located at the heart of the World Trade Center, also gives visitors the unique opportunity to witness the rebuilding taking place around them—including the construction of 1 World Trade Center, which will be the tallest building in the United States. Although free to visit, advance passes for a specific date and time are recommended. Visitor passes, including those for same-day visits, can be reserved on the Memorial website. « less
Map | Visitor photos (2227)
Ranked #58 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Neighborhoods
Like a small town within Manhattan, the Village has narrow tree-lined streets and brick townhouses.
Map | Visitor photos (157)
Ranked #59 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Famous street offering some of the most expensive and fashionable shops in the city.
Map | Visitor photos (257)
Ranked #60 of 829 attractions in New York City
Category: Islands; Military Bases/ Facilities; Historic Sites

Governor's Island is a fabulous NYC experience that is unique and rather  "un NYC"  It provides an experience that is off the beaten path, is fresh and a wonderful outing that... more »

Map | Visitor photos (126)
Trusted travel advice about New York City