50 Things to do in New York City – The Ultimate Bucket List!

Ok, it’s probably no secret that I love New York City! 🙂

Those of you who follow me here or on any of my social media platforms know how much I love this city. New York is one of the greatest cities in the world and having been to the Big Apple 6 times already, you might think I’ve seen everything… but I’m not even close. There is just so much to see and explore in this iconic city that I’m determined to explore every bit of it whenever I possibly can.

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This list will continue to change and evolve as I find new things to see, do or eat in NYC so keep checking back. Without further ado, let’s get into the list of 50 Things You Must do in New York City!

  1. See the Statue of Liberty 
  2. Walk across the Brooklyn bridge
  3. Take a Helicopter tour of Manhattan
  4. See a show at Radio City Music Hall
  5. Have a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3
  6. Watch a Broadway show 
  7. Hang out in Brooklyn bridge park
  8. Visit the FRIENDS apartment
  9. Visit Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment from Sex & the City
  10. Visit the 9/11 memorial
  11. Visit the One world trade center
  12. Explore Chinatown
  13. Try some authentic New York-style pizza
  14. Marvel at Grand Central Terminal’s stunning architecture
  15. Go to a live TV show taping
  16. Visit Roosevelt island
  17. Have a cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery
  18. Cruise the Hudson River
  19. Explore Times Square
  20. Visit the Flatiron Building
  21. Go to a concert at Madison Square Garden
  22. Visit all the museums on Museum Mile
  23. Visit the LOVE sculpture 
  24. Visit the HOPE sculpture
  25. Visit the Empire State Building
  26. Visit Rockefeller Center during Christmas
  27. Explore Christmas markets at Bryant Park
  28. Go to the Top of the Rock
  29. Explore Oculus
  30. Row a boat at the Central park reservoir
  31. Explore The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  32. See Ellis Island
  33. Visit the Museum of Natural History
  34. Visit MoMa / Museum of Modern Art
  35. Explore Madison Square Park
  36. Explore Washington Square Park
  37. Visit DUMBO, Brooklyn
  38. Visit the Central Park Zoo
  39. Visit Coney Island
  40. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue
  41. Visit the Guggenheim museum
  42. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  43. See the Wall Street Charging Bull
  44. Watch a movie with a view at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  45. Explore Williamsburg
  46. Watch a comedy show at Comedy Cellar
  47. Visit the New York Botanical Garden
  48. Have a picnic at Central Park
  49. Visit the High line park
  50. See the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve!