Essential Things To Do & See In New York, NY

New York is definitely one of my favorite cities in the world.  It’s my 2nd favorite city in the United States after Los Angeles.  

I make sure New York is on my travel agenda every year.  I don’t go as often anymore.  However, when I do go, my trips consists of food adventures and hanging out in Lower East Side.  The sightseeing were all done in my first couple of trips, but there is always something to see or do in New York.  It’s apart of the city’s charm.

I’ve compiled a list of essential things to do and see in New York.  The list has all the big names and few relatively low key things.  However, with every list, there is always going to be someone saying, “How did you leave so and so off the list?”  Well, the answer is quite easy.  It’s my list not yours.  Duh?

Without any further ado, here is my essential things to do and see in New York list:

  • Central Park – The famous New York park located in Upper Manhattan.
    Central Park
  • Grand Central Terminal – The iconic New York terminal in Midtown.
    Grand Central Terminal
  • Rockefeller Center – The famous center with an ice skating rink in Midtown.
    Rockefeller Center
  • Times Square – The famous Time Square and a symbol of New York.
    Times Square
  • 9/11 Memorial – The memorial remembering the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan.
    9/11 Memorial
  • Statue of Liberty – The symbol of America’s liberty could be seen by ferry or from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.
    Statue of Liberty from Battery Park
  • Empire State Building – The famous building that was the world’s tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years.
  • Flatiron Building – The iconic building with a triangle shape.
    Flatiron Building
  • Two Bridges – The two bridges are the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge.
    Two Bridges
  • MoMA – The museum of modern art is filled with contemporary art.
  • The Met – The Met is New York’s historical art and artifact museums.
    The Met
  • New York Botanical Garden – The New York Botanical Garden is a green oasis in the Bronx.  It’s one of the most underrated sights in New York.
    New York Botanical Garden

That’s our list of essential things to do and see in New York.  It’s a very safe list and there’s nothing ground breaking about the list.  Let us know if we need to add other landmarks in the comment section!

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