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Things To Do In New York City

When it comes to choosing things to do in New York it really is an understatement to say you're spoiled for choice. You could visit the city with the simple intention of wandering the towering streets and something would catch your eye sooner or later, especially within the confines of Manhattan. At CityXplora we want to help organise the booking process by including the best things to do alongside relevant sightseeing tours.

From Harlem to Brooklyn, Central Park to the Chrysler Building, the Big Bus New York Tour is the best way to travel around all of the Big Apple's top landmarks. You can hop on and off at stops across three routes, two of which give travellers a comprehensive overview of Manhattan and another that crosses East River into Brooklyn. Big Bus also provide a free sightseeing cruise of New York harbour. By stopping off at the South Street Seaport you can board an open-top boat featuring an hours worth of commentary on the sights and history of the city.

New York's sights are one of its biggest assets, who could deny the centrality of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, but it's also famous for containing some of the most visited museums in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Guggenheim Museum are some of the most prestigious institutions within their respective categories, and you can get into them for free with the New York CityPASS Card.

CityPASS holders are also allowed to board a ferry to Liberty and Ellis Islands, and have a choice of ascending either the Empire State Observatory or the Top of the Rock Observatory at the Rockefeller Centre.

New York is easily one of the most filmed cities in the western world. It's no surprise then, that some of the best things to do centre around its endearing on-screen image. On Location Tours run guided excursions spanning a diverse range of genres across the mediums of film and television. Their 'TV and Movie Sights' tour takes visitors on a coach trip (with walking portions) around prominent shooting locations from the big and small screens. Other tours hone in on a particular series, such as the Sopranos or Sex and the City, and some like the 'Central Park TV & Movie Sites' tour are conducted entirely on foot.

Top 5 Things To Do In New York City


We have a selection of hand-picked sightseeing tours and attraction tickets and booking them couldn't be simpler. Avoid disappointment and in some cases the queue by pre-booking all the best things to do and see around New York. From the greenery of Central Park to Brooklyn's Coney Island, CityXplora can help make sure no NYC experience is the same. All you need is one booking, one payment transaction and ticket vouchers are sent immediately by email - it's so easy!

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Go beyond Manhattan with Big Bus.

Big Bus has the Big Apple all sussed out with its open-top sightseeing bus tour. They can take you from the Apollo Theatre all the way to Prospect Park.

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The oddities of the world in Times Square. Image

The oddities of the world in Times Square.

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square contains facts and oddities about New York City that really have to be seen with your own two eyes. Fun activities feature throughout.

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Explore The Museum Of Modern Art

You won't find Van Gogh's Starry Night in Amsterdam, nor Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in Madrid. For these you'll have to grab tickets for the world-famous MoMA in New York City.

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Uncover Central Park With On Location Tours

Central Park has had its fair share of screen time over the past 100 years, so from March-December why not join a professional actor/actress guide and find all the filming locations.

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