Things to do in NYC: For First Timers
Visit the famous Art Galleries
Be sure to visit all the infamous Art Galleries in New York, from The Met and MoMa, to the Guggenheim. With over 400 art spaces in Manhattan, you’ll be spoilt for choice. To see our full list of favourite galleries and museums for art and fashion lovers, click here.
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
Take a stroll along the iconic Brooklyn Bridge from, taking you from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
Visit the Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions, and since 1868, has displayed, interpreted and shared information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe. Acting as a field guide to the entire planet, past present and future this is a must visit on your first trip to NYC!
See all the important Landmarks
Be sure to visit the typical tourists spots for sight seeing, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Statue of Liberty.
Walk down Wall Street
Take a stroll down the infamous Wall Street, home to the worlds largest Stock Exchange, one of New York’s most influential buildings. If you get there early enough, listen for the opening bell, rung at 9:30 a.m. every weekday.
Try Joe’s Pizza
It wouldn’t be the true New York experience without stopping at Joe’s for a slice of pizza. Some say it’s the best pizza in the world.. make your own verdict!
See Times Square
It’s fair to say, even if you know nothing about New York, you’ll have heard of Times Square. One of the worlds largest pedestrian areas, this space is home to theatres and commercial spaces, pulling in 50 million tourists a year. Although a little hectic – a must see for first-timers.
See a Broadway Show
Visit one of 41 famed Theatres in the city, and enjoy the musical classics, from Wicked to Chicago.
Visit Summit One Vanderbilt
This new observation deck is a must-see, with mirrored interior installations and incredible views of the city below, you’ll grab THE best insta pics here. To read all about the Summit One experience, click here.
Grab a coffee in Central Park
This National Historic Landscape is an New York must-visit, if your staying in the city it would be crazy not to take a walk in this iconic setting (pretty romantic too).
Explore the Department Stores
If shopping is your thing, make sure you check out all the major department stores and shopping streets, from the largest in the world, Macy’s, to Bloomingdales.
Watch a game at Madison Square Garden
Visit one of the worlds most famous arenas, and enjoy a Knicks Game, in true New York style (with a foam finger).