10 Touristy Things to Do in


Embrace your inner tourist. Explore all the touristy things to do in Manhattan that everyone should see and do at least once.


These 10 fun things to do in Manhattan will take you to all the top sights and unleash your inner tourist.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue. Take the elevator to the top for a great view.


There are dozens of Broadway musicals and plays to enjoy so be sure to book tickets for your favorite shows..

Central Park

Central Park is an urban retreat with walking paths, a zoo, lakes, and lots of things to explore.

Walk the High Line

A 1.45-mile-long park built on an elevated section of an old New York Central Railroad track

One World Trade Center Observatory

A New York landmark, you can go to the top of the One World Observatory on floor 102.

Ellis Island

Learn all about immigration to the U.S. through Ellis Island, which houses the Museum of Immigration.

Statue of Liberty & Liberty Island

Take a tour of the Statue, including the grounds of Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty Crown and Pedestal.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Often called the Met, it's the largest art museum in the U.S. with 17 acres of exhibits.

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center hosts a skating rink, farmer’s market, shops and cafes, plus the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

An extensive complex and museum situated on the ground where the World Trade Center buildings once stood.

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There is so much to explore that you could spend weeks there! We’ve curated a list of the top 25 touristy things to do in Manhattan to give you a great head start.

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