What To Do In New York
Being the most populated city in America has it's upsides, for one thing there's more than enough to do and see in New York (shocking we know). Other than people, the city is also populated with museums, comedy shows, iconic landmarks, parks, world class shopping and some of the worlds best theatre. In fact the city is so overly saturated with activities that the act of choosing what to do can be paralyzing. So let's see New York.
New York Museums
The Met | Upper East Side
The Metropolitan Museum of art hosts the largest art collection in America and is one of the most visited museums in the world. Overt two million works of art and seventeen departments make it a breathtaking experience of the world's artistic and cultural history. From ancient Egypt, to Greece Rome and Byzantine, to paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. An entire world is contained within The Met.
The MoMA | Midtown West
Considered one the most influential museums of modernist art in the world, visitors can palette the likes of Van Gogh's mesmerizing Starry Night or wonder or Andy Warhol's famous Campbell's Soup Cans. This Museum's unbelievable collection includes modern and contemporary works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and even electronic media.
The Guggenheim | Upper East Side
This expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art is an essential experience for lovers of the medium and the individual styles. Moreover, the museum's itself is an architectural landmark and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, whom conceived of the building as a "temple of the spirit."
American Museum of Natural History | Upper West Side
With its 27 buildings, 45 permanent exhibition halls, and 32 million specimens, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Clear out your schedule, you can spend an entire day there! Some of it's claims to fame include a 65 million year old fossilized triceratops, the larger than life Titanosaour, and a visually stunning planetarium that projects both 2D and 3D films about the universe and the creation and history of the natural world.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum | Ellis Island
If you’ve ever been fascinated by old family photos or websites such as Ancestry.com, you can’t leave New York City without making a trip to Ellis Island. The museum here celebrates the history of immigration to New York City during the early 20th century while exposing some of its darker chapters. And if you have relatives who made the trip through Ellis Island, you can even search a database for their passenger records!
New York Theatre
The New York theatre scene has been credited as a major influential form of American pop culture, as well as helping make New York City the cultural capital of the nation. From Broadway Musicals, to off-broadway plays and contemporary immersive theatre, the city is a live performance dreamscape.
Broadway | Midtown West
Broadway (theatre) is a combination of the 41 professional theaters that stretch from the Theatre District to Licoln center along Broadway. The road itself is alight with cabaret-like lights and a sense of old world showmanship. Broadway musical masterpieces like Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and more modern shows like Book of Mormon and Wicked, will play year round while smash hit Broadway plays will be found on and off-Broadway.
SoHo Playhouse | SoHo
Since the 1920s, drama enthusiasts have flocked to the Soho Playhouse. This off-Broadway theater, will offer critically acclaimed performers such as Ted Greenberg, Emmy-winner and former writer for David Letterman. The theater also boasts a full bar, ensuring that the party goes on just as the show goes on.
Live In Theatre | Lower East Side
Manhattan’s Live IN Theater is known for its interactive plays that will engage and enthrall audiences from start to finish. In fact, audience members become characters themselves, working with the cast to solve a thrilling murder mystery. It’s the perfect experience for anyone looking for live theater with a twist.
Then She Fell | Williamsburg
Limited to fifteen audience members per show, the alternative and fully immersive structure at Then She Fell in Brooklyn allows participants to explore the theater’s different rooms, uncover hidden objects, and have one-on-one interactions with the actors.
Second Stage Theater | Midtown West
Founded in 1979 with the original purpose of offering “second stagings” of contemporary plays, Second Stage Theater has since expanded its mission to include new works in its repertoire. From musicals to dramas, here you’ll find some of the best contemporary theater that New York City has to offer.
New York Shopping
From small, independent, high-end boutiques and to essentially all major luxury department stores, and down to warehouse stores, flea markets and thrift stores, New York offers some of the best retail therapy you'll ever see. And you'd expect nothing more from one of the fashion capitals of the world.
If you think that Chelsea Market is just your average strip mall, think again. In this part of Chelsea known as the Meatpacking District, you’ll find a wonderful indoor food hall that houses dozens of vendors and attracts six million visitors each year. From lobster to sushi to fine wine, you’ll find whatever your heart (or stomach!) desires at Chelsea Market.
The stretch of Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 72nd streets plays host to some of the most elegant stores in New York City. We’re talking retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, and Chanel. Whether you’re actually looking to buy or just want to window shop, the luxury of Madison Avenue will dazzle you.
Arguably the most famous shopping spot in the world, Fifth Avenue is the place to go for the ultimate New York City shopping experience. The street is lined with stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., and Henri Bendel, along with a seemingly endless cornucopia of other retailers to satisfy your every desire!
Manhattan’s Chinatown is the perfect spot for anyone looking for bargain prices. There are many stores in this neighborhood that offer high-quality designer knockoffs at low prices, so it’s an ideal spot to shop for souvenirs. If all the bargain hunting makes you hungry, you’re in luck - Chinatown has some of the best Chinese cuisine in the city!
The Market NYC
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, here you’ll find both designer and vintage items. You might even get to watch local artisans develop their products right before your eyes! It’s a place that The New York Times has dubbed “the future of retail,” and the designation is well deserved.