How’s your NYC Vacation planning progressing? Struggling with all the options to weigh? You can find a vacation rental home as a home base and then start organizing an itinerary to see the sites. The city is packed with so much to do that you’ll probably want to narrow down a few hot spots. Your New York City trip should include a few of these must-visit attractions.

Vacation Activities to consider in New York City

  1. See a Broadway Show
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    New York City has some of the most popular performances in the world. Audiences have been captivated by many of the musicals, plays and fashion shows. Some of the performances are permanent and are shown year-round while others rotate for limited dates. “Hello Dolly,” “Cats” and “Mary Poppins” are some of the classic musicals. Designer fashion shows come to town on a regular basis. Check theaters for tickets and showtimes.

  2. Visit Times Square
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    Times Square is booming with activity all day and night. Neon signs light up venues, pedestrians crowd the sidewalks and a Naked Cowboy plays a guitar. Restaurants, shopping, bars and theaters line the streets. Tall buildings reach for the sky, and designer storefronts tempt shoppers with big wallets. Take your pick but be sure to spend a good bit of time in Times Square.

  3. Ground Zero
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    Pay respects at Ground Zero. The 9/11 Museum includes a memorial that lists names of those who perished in the tragic 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center. There are educational film features, exhibits and a museum store.

  4. Central Park
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    Take a stroll through the expansive Central Park. The park has pathways to lakes, tree canopies, gardens, water fountains, large rocks and statues. You’ll see strollers, runners, tourists and locals taking advantage of this piece of paradise. Lots of events are held in the park, but it’s an ideal spot to grab some peace in a city that is so busy. Pack a picnic to have on the lawn and experience New York City’s natural beauty.

  5. The Statue of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. Get there by ticketed ferry to tour this national monument. The statue wears a crown and carries a torch. A museum is located at the bottom of the statue. This magnificent statue was a gift to the U.S. from France and remains an iconic image of freedom.

New York City is a popular tourist destination. Cabs, buses, ride shares and a subway system are modes of transportation to help you get around the city easily. Enjoy the food, entertainment and non-stop activity to get it all in.