New York City

Things to do in New York City

Broadway and Times Square
New York is known as the greatest theatre town in the USA. Times Square and Broadway Avenue are at the heart of the New York City Theater District. Visit our Broadway page to learn where to see the shows and how to find the bargain seats!

Statue of Liberty
One of the best-known U.S. landmarks, the Statue of Liberty has welcomed millions of emigrants to the United States. It is located on a small island in the harbor off the southern tip of Manhattan. You can take an excursion boat from Battery Park to see the big lady up close and to visit the immigrantion museum on nearby Ellis Island.

Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry is the best sightseeing bargain in New York City. The one-hour round-trip ride to Staten Island and back takes you across New York harbor with a great view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The price is absolutely free for all pedestrians!

Empire State Building
New York City is one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. The World Trade Center Towers are sadly missing, but the Empire State Building still dominates midtown. The many tall buildings in Manhattan paint an architectural history of the development of this great metropolis.

Museums and Galleries
Hundreds of museums and art galleries are scattered around Manhattan. They include the world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art located in "museum row" along the eastern edge of Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History located on the west side of the park. There are also such diverse offerings as the Jewish Museum, the Fire Museum, the Asia Society Galleries, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum and the International Center for Photography. There are so many museums that we cannot attempt to name them all on this page.

United Nations Headquarters
The international headquarters for the United Nations is located between First Avenue and the East River from 42nd Street to 48th Street. This international enclave is actually a self governing territory with its own security service and post office. It provides guided tours in twenty different languages. Tours are held seven days a week between 9:30 AM and 4:45 PM except in winter when they close on weekends. Call ahead to check for tour times in your native language.

Central Park
Central Park is a well-known oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the big city. New Yorkers and visitors are drawn to the park to relax, play and take in the landscaped surroundings.

Bus Tours, Sightseeing Cruises and Helicopter flights
A bus tour through New York City, a Cruise around Manhattan Island or a helicopter fly over are great ways to see all the major sights of the city quickly. There are a number of different options available for either alternative.

Liberty Helicopter Tours, New York City
Book a tour with Liberty Helicopter for an experience of a lifetime! You'll fly over New York City's most famous landmarks to get a bird's eye view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, Empire State Building and more. Every trip with Liberty is an unforgettable one. Book online today!

Bronx Zoo
It is hard to believe that a world class zoo could exist within the densely populated area of New York City, but the Bronx Zoo, covering 265 acres of woodland and housing over 4000 animals, certainly is impressive by any standard. It is much larger than the Central Park Zoo and contains many endangered species in natural habitats. Their web site contains directions from Manhattan, hours of operation and admission prices. 

Coney Island
Coney Island is a popular amusement park and beach with a long and colorful history. It is a great place to take a break from the big city for a little recreation or relaxation.

Written by: Mike Leco
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