There are certain cities that you visit for the food, the scenery, the nightlife, or the shopping. And then there’s New York – the city you come to for everything. With so much to experience in any given New York minute, it can be daunting to plan a list of musts, and it’s easy to feel guilty for not making it to everything. (Hint: plan a second trip before you leave and you’ll give yourself something to look forward to.)
While it would be impossible to round up a true top 10 list of the best things to do in New York, we’re willing to bet that if you hit the 10 spots listed below, you’ll be able to sleep easy knowing that you lived up your New York experience like a true pro.
Not visiting? These 10 activities and attractions are also locals-approved, and a few are the perfect fix for a rainy day.
For example, lunch and a stroll through Chelsea Market is the best way to spend a dreary afternoon, while The High Line offers a walking alternative when there’s sunny skies.