3 of the best things to do in New York

No matter what time of year you holiday in New York, you’re bound to fall under its spell. New York buzzes with an energy like no other place on earth – and there’s an almost endless list of places to visit and experiences to be had...

…From exploring the cutting edge of cool shops, cafes and arty boozers in Brooklyn, and experiencing the gritty hip-hop culture of the Bronx, to soaking up upmarket luxury and show-stopping music and theatre in Manhattan. If you’re looking for things to do in New York, there’s something for everyone in the city that never sleeps.

Watch a Sports Game

Sport lovers can find their mecca in New York – Baseball and Basketball are both revered across the city, and some of the biggest names in the sports can be found battling it out in world-famous sporting venues. Catching a game while on holiday in New York is high on the list for many tourists, and the experience encapsulates much more than the game itself.

Match-day fever brings an exciting atmosphere in and around the stadiums, as sporting fans descend on the area for a pre-match meal, and revel in the atmosphere in nearby bars afterwards. From iconic boxing matches held in Madison Square to regular fixtures from the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, if you’re wondering where to watch sport in New York, our interactive map can help you find the right stadium or arena.

Shop ’til you Drop

There’s perhaps nowhere better for a day of retail therapy than the Big Apple. From trying out a new look at the iconic Macy’s departments store on 5th Avenue, to hunting down a bargain at one of the many outlet stores across the city or exploring unique and high-end boutiques in SoHo, Williamsburg and Greenwich, New York is a shopaholic’s paradise.

There’s an almost endless variety of shops to suit every need, from couture designer clothing and jewellery to eco-conscious fashion, vintage, second hand and thrift stores. Whatever your style, you’re bound to find the perfect item to take your outfit to the next level.

Visit the Theatre

The shining lights of Broadway are known the world over. There are 41 Broadway theatres in operation in New York, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to theatre shows, plays and musicals in New. Although the most sought-after shows and seats will sell out well in advance, tickets are often available to buy on the day from various ticket sellers nearby, as well as from the box office.

If you’re a theatre-lover and have your heart set on a specific show, it’s definitely wise to book in advance, but if you’re happy to go with the flow, then a wander along Broadway one evening is sure to result in an unforgettable theatrical experience.


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