Exploring New York City

New York City is the largest city in the United States. It is also the most popular city in the US without a doubt. Loads of people are going to NYC to experience the fun and thrill this city has to offer. There are lots of reasons why New York is a fun place to travel. There are plenty of things you can do and places to go. Here are some of the things you shouldn’t miss when in New York City.

1. Go shopping in the famous shops.
There are plenty of famous stores in New York City. Most expensive brands, lavish shops, and well-known designers all over the world. Name it, they have it. The shopping experience in NYC is endless.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks FifthPIN IT!

2. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.
9/11 Memorial Plaza was built to pay tribute to the attacks made on September 11, 2001, that killed almost 3,000 people and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people. The park has the largest manmade waterfalls in the United States. It also has 400 white oak trees that will give you fresh air as you stroll the park. If you are fond of visiting historic places, then you should visit 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

9/11 Memorial Plaza


3. Explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is situated in the original location of World Trade Center. The museum has the monumental artifacts and archives. You can learn here all the information you needed to know about the tragic incident. Just like the 9/11 Memorial Park, the museum also pays tribute to all the victims as well as the survivors of the notorious attack.

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4. Enjoy bar and restaurant hopping.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants in NYC. In fact, you can eat in different restaurants everyday without repeating the same restaurant for a year. You’ll get to enjoy good food, no matter if it’s cheap or expensive. Bars are also everywhere in NYC. Enjoy seeing new faces and making new friends in your stay.

Ladurée New York Soho

Ladurée New York SohoPIN IT!

5. Transportation is never a problem in the busy streets of New York City.
You don’t own a car? Don’t know how to drive? No problem. Transportation in NYC is easy and hassle-free. Their train system and public bus can take you in every corner of the city. Public transportation in NYC runs 24 hours so you don’t have any problem if you are going home 4 in the morning. Taxis are also cheaper in NYC compared to other countries.


6. Witness the beauty of the iconic Statue of Liberty.
The very popular Statue of Liberty was a gift of France to the United States. Your visit to New York City is never complete without visiting the statue or at least witness its beauty from afar. There are tours available if you want to climb up to the crown and get a picturesque view of the New York City.

7. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Brooklyn Bridge connects the Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in New York City. You can walk across the bridge if you want to see the landmarks of the city. To entertain yourself as you walk, you can make stopovers at the towers and take a look at the engraved plaques on the sidewalks. If walking is not your thing, you can also ride a bike and enjoy the stunning views of the city.

8. Take a selfie at the Times Square.
Times Square is one of the main attractions of New York City. It is a commercial area where big billboards and Broadway theaters are everywhere. It is also the center of the world’s entertainment industry. As a matter of fact, Times Square is also referred as The Center of the Universe or the Crossroads of the World.

Times Square

New York Times SquarePIN IT!

New York Times SquarePIN IT!

9. Do fun activities at the Central Park.
Central Park is the most popular park in New York City. There are plenty of fun activities that you can do while in the park. That includes horse and carriage tour, ice skating, walking, do sports, attend events and concerts, biking, and many more. Central Park has its own zoo too. If you have a child with you, this is perfect to entertain him while educating him.

Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo NYCPIN IT!

10. Buy souvenirs at the Grand Central Station.
Grand Central Station also known as Grand Station Terminal is not only a terminal but also a major tourist attraction in New York City. It is one of the world’s most visited attraction with over 20 million tourists every year and that excludes the passengers. It has numerous restaurants inside and a market where you can buy souvenirs. They also offer educational tours inside the station.


New York City is indeed a good place to visit. You’ll get to experience major events, visit world famous attractions, and enjoy exciting activities. Have you explored the streets of New York City yet?


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  • Anonymous

    A few of my work mates have just been and say its so amazing , I would love to go and visit this place and so much to do.

  • Sim @ Sim's Life

    New York is on my bucket list, still a destination I am yet to visit! It looks like you had a fabulous time whilst there! Sim x

  • Amber Myers

    I was in NYC years ago and I want to go back! There’s so much to do and see there. I’d pig out, probably. And shop. And see a musical. So many things I want to do! I enjoyed your photos.

  • Nichola - Globalmouse

    Aagh, I really want to visi New York. Love the idea of visiting the zoo in Central Park. Such a fun city!

  • Melissa Chapman

    You are experiencing more New York than I ever did even though I live here. I have never been to the Central Park zoo which looks great. I wish I had time to be a tourist in my own town the restaurants alone would take weeks.

  • Kara Guppy

    I would love to visit New York and am still kicking myself for not taking the opportunity to work out there

  • Joan

    I have never been to Newyork but I hope to be able to go one day and maybe spend a week or two.

  • Sarah Bailey

    New York is somewhere I would love to go and explore. It seems like a city that is so different from anywhere else in the world, with so much to do and see.

  • Samuel frodo

    N.Y.C is without doubt one of the most talked about and lively cities on the planet, I would love to go there never been there. But it is definitely top of my travel bucket list.

  • Vannah

    I have always wanted to go to New York! You have me sold on the idea! What lovely photos!

  • Andrea

    I LOVE NY. I was there last year for a quick visit for an event and it was incredible, I feel like it is great to go and just get lost in the city that never sleeps I have such a blast everytime and you seem like you did too!

  • Alison Rost

    NYC to me is one of the most awesome cities I’ve visited and it will always have a special place in my heart. There’s so much to love about this city, especially when it comes to food!

  • Sudipta Dev Chakraborti

    I would love to visit New York soon. I am adding all the useful info you have provided to my list of must-do sightseeing.

  • Rhian westbury

    I’ve done all of these things and they are great, although for the 9/11 site I like doing a walking tour as you can find out more about the buildings there, the buildings before and some of the people and personal experiences x

  • Dee at My Dee Dee's Diary

    I have only passed through New York. I haven’t gotten the chance to really check it out just yet.

  • Ricci

    I LOVE NYC!! It is one of my most favorite cities ever!! I love to shop and see al of the sights!!

  • Minakshi Bajpai

    I’m sure you had a great fun in New york city. Lovely pictures.

  • Laura Dove

    Oh wow! I have always wanted to visit New York but now more than ever!! it looks absolutely amazing, what fab photos!

  • AnnMarie John

    I think NYC is the best! I’m biased because that’s my hometown and I miss it so much. It’s definitely a great place to go to. And I love the places that you mentioned.

  • Melissa Dixon

    I loved exploring NY as a kid and have always wanted to take my daughter there to experience it as well. It has changed so much since those days but it still looks like fun.

  • Heather reeD

    I love this soooooo much!!! I can’t wait to visit and explore NY! And by the way, your logo is adorable!!!

  • Jessica Taylor

    I have always wanted to go to New York, but haven’t been able to yet. I plan on going once my daughter is a little older.

  • Heather Castillo

    New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. I love everything about it. Can’t wait to go back again soon!

  • Carrie Liu

    Looks like a fun trip!
    I’ve lived in New York for four years now an haven’t been to Central Park Zoo…
    Shame on me!

  • Rikki Ridgeway

    I love everything about New York, it is such a fun and exciting place. There is so much to do and see.

  • Ruth I

    This makes a good itenerary for anyone who plans to roam around the city.

  • Rachel

    looks like you had an amazming time! Love the sound of all your adventures! Love the pics of Times Square all lit up at night!

  • Bonnie G

    I’ve never been to New York before but have always wanted to visit. Looks like there is so much to do there.

  • Lisa

    Looks like you had a blast on your trip to NY. I want to see the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. I bet it is sobering and amazing.

  • BethanY

    It sounds like you had such a fantastic time, and so much to see aswell. I’d be worn out after all of that.

  • Helen Costello

    Definitely a visit to Laduree for me – Their macarons are THE BEST! I would be in foodie heaven.

  • Melanie

    It’s been years since I visited New York. It was winter so my stops were mainly things like ice skating. I’d love to go back now to explore the city in the sunshine!

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    I’ve always loved New York and wanted to go and visit this beautiful city. Your post is so comprehensive with lots of tips and ideas on where to go and what to do. I loved reading it.

  • Hey Sharonoox

    Such amazing shots! I’ve been to New York several years back and we truly enjoyed this city. It’s a lively city with so many fun things to do.

  • Dana Peller

    Taking a selfie in Times Square is definitely a staple. Curious if the Naked Cowboy is still in the area, Everyone would take selfies with him

  • Ana De- Jesus

    I have not had the chance to go to America yet but I would definitely like to go to New York. Especially to take a selfie in Times Square and see the infamous street art.

  • Lynndee

    We visited New York during the holidays a couple of years ago and it was amazing. I have always wanted to see the city all dolled up for the holidays and we finally did it that year. I would love to go back and explore it during the fall.

  • Terri Beavers

    Oh, my goodness, those buildings, the food and even the taxi’s are making me envious. NY is the one place I’ve not made it to yet that I plan to before I die. I want to go everywhere and buy souvenirs at the GCS.

  • Mark Olowokere

    Have always had my sights on New York. Nice post. Gallant photos

  • What Corinne Did

    I have not been to NYC in ages but I remember how i had loved the city! so much going on there! I would love to go back and explore more of the city!

  • Mellissa Williams

    I have visited a few times now and it just gets better every single time I visit! So much to do as you’ve shown in your beautiful photos!

  • Beth @ BethinaBox.com

    I love your photographs. It looks like you had a fab time exploring New York. I’ve never visited New York but I would love to.

  • Our Family World

    A trip to NYC is always a memorable one. i will never grow tired of visiting. There are just so many things to experience!

  • Kim

    I love New York City! One of my favorite things that I did last time I visited was ride bikes through Central Park.

  • Ashleigh Dougherty

    Your post has made me want to return to NY so bad! I might have to look at flights for later this year now…

  • Danny

    I’ve never felt overly compelled to head to New York, but I would definitely love to go and visit the 9/11 Memorial. Must be a poignant part of the city. Thanks for all the tips!