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New York Tourist Attractions & Activities

Stretching from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, New York is a state unlike any other. From its breathtaking foliage to the vineyards dotting the Hudson Valley, this part of the U.S. has something for everyone. But there is one place in the Empire State that tops them all: New York City. There is a reason that travellers come from around the globe to visit this bustling metropolis, and a reason that it has inspired everything from songs to plays and movies. New York is the stuff dreams are made of—especially dreams of legendary holidays and memories that will last a lifetime. However you choose to spend your time in New York City, you’re sure to unlock amazing discoveries like nowhere else in the world.

What to Do in New York

New York City is one of the most visited and photographed places on the planet, and it is easy to see why. Between the iconic lights of Times Square and the historic symbolism of the Statue of Liberty, there’s no shortage of incredible photo opportunities across all five boroughs—Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. For the best panorama of the city, head to the top of the Empire State Building, where sweeping views of Manhattan and beyond await. Afterwards, be sure to take a stroll through Central Park to feel like a true “New Yawker”, or head to Madison Square Garden for the musical performance or sporting event of the night.

As “the city that never sleeps”, New York is the ideal place for night owls. Between Broadway shows and late-night restaurants that cater to the theatre crowd, the city buzzes with activity 24/7. For daytime New York attractions, visitors can’t beat an afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or browsing the window designs along Fifth Avenue. From luxury boutiques along Madison Avenue to tiny stores sprinkled across Chinatown, you’re guaranteed some unique and awesome shopping opportunities.

With so many things to do in New York City, it can be hard to know how to make the most of your trip. That’s why the experts at Expedia.com.au have made it easy to find the top attractions in NYC, so you can focus on other things. Our easy-to-use booking system means that you can get a rental car, flight, and hotel in one convenient location. Plus, you’ll save time and money, making it a great option for busy travellers. Book your NYC getaway today and start dreaming of the Big Apple.