Itinerary Help: List of Top Things to Do in NYC

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Places to Visit in New York
Times Square

Times Square NYC

Broadway & 7th Ave. between 42nd & 48th St.

Herald Square – Penn Station

Empire State Building

34th St between 7th & 5th Ave.

  • Macy’s
  • Shopping Area
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Empire State Building
Central Park

Central Park New York City NYC

Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle NYC

59th St. & Broadway

  • Statue of Columbus
  • Famous intersection of Broadway, 8th Avenue, Central Park South & Central Park West
  • Close to Columbus Circle: Lincoln Square Plaza on Columbus Ave. & 64th St.
Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue Manhattan NYC

Best of Fifth Avenue: between 59th & 42nd St.

  • Shopping area
  • Upscale brands
  • Christmas Season: Awesome Decorations in the stores
Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Plaza

5th Ave. between 49th & 50th St.

Observatory Decks

Manhattan Skyline Central Park View

  • Top of the Rock: you can see Central Park and the Empire State from here!
  • Empire State
  • One World Observatory

Area between Canal St. & Houston St. and Crosby St. & W Broadway

  • Cool place to shop
  • Upscale brands
  • Coffee shops on Lafayette & Prince St. and on W Broadway
Financial District

One World Trade Center Building

  • World Trade Center: One World Observatory & 9/11 Memorial
  • Trinity Church
  • Charging Bull: popular bronze statue and financial icon
  • South Street Seaport: food shops with tables outside and walking street next to East River
  • Century 21
  • Hudson River Walkway
  • Brookfield Place Mall: tasty food shops
  • Westfield World Trade Center
Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty 2016 NYC

  • South Ferry: free ferry from where you can see the statue of Liberty, but it doesn’t stop there
Union Square

Between 14th & 18th St. and 5th Ave. & Park Ave. South

Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building NYC

Triangular building. 5th Ave. & 23rd St.

  • Eataly Cafe: cool Italian Coffee Spot
Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge NYC

  • Walking or by Bike. Beautiful in the evening!
Brooklyn Dumbo

Dumbo Brooklyn Manhattan Bridge

  • Beautiful view of Manhattan (especially at night!)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Walkway
  • Jane’s Carousel next to the river, if you’re traveling with kids
  • Famous Grimaldi’s Pizza (only cash!)
  • Shake Shack (avoid going to the super crowded one in Times Square)
  • Check here to know when are museums free
  • Top Museums chosen by tourists: MoMa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History and 9/11 Memorial Museum

Between Washington St. & Hudson St. and Gansevoort St. & 9th Ave.


Right next to Meatpacking

  • Chelsea Market: awesome food shops inside the “market”. Good spot for lunch!
  • The High Line
Williamsburg – Brooklyn

Subway L to Bedford Avenue Station.

Berry St. & Wythe St. between N 3rd & N 7th St.

  • Hippie area
  • Few blocks with bars and food shops
Greenwich Village
  • Washington Square Park
  • Lots of bars and food shops on Bleecker St. & Avenue of the Americas
Little Italy
  • Italian Stores and Restaurants
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church: to hear Gospel on Sundays
Rooftop Bars with Manhattan View

Good to go in the afternoon or in the evening/night to see all the city illuminated

  • 230 Fifth Avenue
  • The Standard High Line Hotel in Meatpacking (indoor and outdoor rooftop bar)
Shopping Areas in Manhattan
Outlet Malls close to NY
  • The Mills at Jersey Gardens
  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
  • Click here for more info about the 2 malls: how to get there and cool tips
Alternate Transportation

Good in the summer

  • Citi Bike: you can rent short-term per day or per week

Click on View Large Map at the top right corner for a better view

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Jesica Levi

I'm an actress and pop singer born in Argentina. I came to NYC to pursue my dream and I feel I'm living it every day. New York is magic and you have to be open to everything, because you never know who is seating right next to you on the subway or behind you in the line of the super market. I decided to create this blog about NYC because I realized how many powerful tips would have helped me if I knew them before from someone who was living in the city! So I thought that it would be awesome to share with you some tips about New York from a New Yorker. You can read more about me at I'm going to keep updating this blog so stay tuned :)

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