5 Interesting Activities You Can Do While In New York City
5 Interesting Activities You Can Do While In New York City (Photo: Pixabay)

New York City is one of the dream destinations of almost every tourist. You can find the most famous attractions here, like the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, and many more.

With its vastness, you may even have a hard time to think where to start and what activities to begin with. So, here are the top five things you may want to do when you come to the Big Apple.

Attend a Sports Event

New York City is famous for being the home to several major sports events. It also houses two teams for each sport.

If you happen to be here in between April and October, you can watch the Yankees and the Mets. You can even tour the Yankee Stadium. You can also see the New York City Giants and the Jets from August through December and maybe until January, at the Hudson River in New Jersey.

The Brooklyn Nets and the New York City Knicks also start to gear up from October to April. Sometimes, it happens until June, depending on the playoffs. These are just a few of the too many sports events that you can see in this city.

Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The tragic September 11 attacks have been instilled in the minds of the many. If you want to take a visit and honor its victims, you can visit the 9/11 Memorial, located in the wide-open plaza in Lower Manhattan.

The National September 11th Museum, on the other hand, displays the documentation of the tragic events. Here, you can find the artifacts, documents, and films about what really happened on that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. 

Visit Lady Liberty and Ellis Island

According to Free Tours by Foot, visiting Lady Liberty and Ellis Island is the must do for every New York City tourist. Although it may take time, as you have to allot about four to five hours to see the two islands, the view will be worth it.

The views on the boat cruise on the way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will surely make you feel in awe. If you want to go here, there are some sites that offer trips planning to visit both islands that include self-guided tours.

Pass the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is a historic staple of the New York City skyline. It was constructed in 1883 and the longest suspension bridge in the world, extending 1,595 feet across the East River.

This bridge connects lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights. It helps transport commuter car traffic underneath and the tourist foot traffic above, per CNTraveler.

A Trip to Coney Island

To complete your New York City experience, although there is still a long list of what you can do, is a trip to Coney Island. This place has been known as a "circus-worthy tourist trap." However, when you come here, you will be surprised by its Victorian theme.

You will also be impressed by the food and drinks that are served here, especially the ones from Totonno's Pizza, Gargiulo's and Coney Island Brewery. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy a day on the beach, eat ice cream on the promenade, and stand in line to experience the famed Cyclone roller coaster.