Top 10 New York Attractions

A top 10 for New York comes in handy when preparing your city trip. So much to do, so little time! To help you get going you’ll find my top 10 best attractions in New York below.

Top 10 Attractions in New York

Top 10 in New York - Discount Passes1. The New York Explorer Pass and the New York Pass

There are several discount passes that you can purchase before you go to New York. Two options are the New York Explorer Pass and the New York Pass. They are very easy to use and can save a lot of time and money. But which pass should you choose?

The differences between the New York Explorer Pass and the New York Pass

Top 10 in New York - Hop on Hop off Bus2. Hop on Hop off bus tour

When you’re in New York for the first time and want to get to know the city, the best way is to take a Hop on Hop off Bus tour. I recommend the tours on the first day (or two) of your trip and just enjoying the ride, that way you get to see everything!

Buy tickets for the Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

Top 10 in New York - Helicopter3. Helicopter flight above Manhattan

If you want to have a once in a lifetime experience and see Manhattan from above, you should take a helicopter tour! For around CA$278 you’ll fly above the Big Apple, for around 12-15 minutes and see the city’s highlights from a different perspective.

Read all about the different helicopter tours in New York

Top 10 in New York - Yankees4. Visiting a New York Yankees Game (baseball)

New York is a city with a lot of sports events. If you want to visit an exciting game then I suggest you go to a New York Yankees game. It’s important that you have good seats, but these needn’t be expensive.

Find out how to get great tickets with great prices

Top 10 in New York - Circle Line5. Circle Line: Best of NYC Cruise (2.5 hrs)

A relaxing, fun way to enjoy Manhattan is by boat. There are a number of boat tours available; the best value being the Circle Line: Best of NYC Cruise, which takes 2.5 hours.

For more information and tickets click here

Top 10 in New York - Broadway6. Broadway musical

A Broadway musical should also not be missing from your planning. The shows that are performed in the theatres around Times Square are all world-class. There’s a musical for everyone. Go for a classic like The Lion King or choose one of the new shows!

Choose your favourite musical here and buy tickets

Top 10 in New York - 9/11 Museum7. 9/11 Museum

The 9/11 Museum commemorates the events surrounding the attacks of 11 September 2001 and honours the victims, survivors and aid workers. It’s an impressive museum that, despite the sad subject, I recommend everyone to visit.

9/11 Museum tickets are available here

Top 10 in New York - Woodbury Common8. Outletshopping at Woodbury

Shop till you drop at one of the best outlets in New York. Reserve your seat on the bus and you can lean back for a relaxing ride to this shopping paradise, where you can find outlet stores from almost all major brands.

Buy the bus tickets to the outlet here

Top 10 in New York - Tours9. Tours in New York

Complete your visit to New York with one or more tours to better get to know the city. Expert guides tell you everything about a specific part of the city, from the best pizzas to gospel services and from famous movie locations to the trendiest rooftop bars.

See all tours in New York here

Top 10 in New York - Empire State Building10. Empire State Building Observatory Deck

Of course, a Top 10 for New York wouldn’t be complete without an observation deck! On the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, you have a wonderful view of Manhattan.

Book tickets for the Empire State Building Observatory Deck

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