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40 Best things to see and do in New York

New York is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. You will never get bored and there are always new places to discover. From climbing up one of its viewpoints to see the city from above, walking through Central Park, discovering its museums, discovering charming neighbourhoods...

If you have never traveled to New York and you are thinking of organizing a trip, you should bear in mind that it is a very large city and that to visit the most essential places you will need a minimum of a week. And still, you will be left wanting more.

In this post I add the best 40 things to see and do in New York. And on the blog you will find a complete travel guide to New York so you can organize your trip, learn more about each district and neighborhood, tips for getting around the city, the best hamburgers, free things to do...


1. Start by booking a Free tour

New York is an expensive city and everything you do will add to your budget. The ideal way to save is to buy one of their tourist cards to be able to visit several places. Also a good option is to visit museums with free access and of course take advantage if you sometimes find the option of doing a free tour. Although the guided tour is free, don't forget to tip the guide, he sure deserves it.

This free tour is Spanish-speaking, so you do not have to worry if you do not know English or are not fluent.

2. Times Square

Times Square is really crazy, a tourist who has just arrived in New York will be looking forward to visiting this place. We have seen it so many times in the movies, television series and it is a mandatory stop if you are going to travel to the city. However, Times Square is much more than a set for numerous movies. In this place, so many people are concentrated, there are many shops, and so much chaos that makes this square a special place.

Apart from climbing the famous red stairs, shopping and enjoying this place, I recommend you do something else. Approach the center of the square, stand still and look around you. Get in the spirit of New York.

3. Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous monuments in the city and an essential thing to do in New York. This is located on Liberty Island, next to the mouth of the Hudson River. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States on the centennial of the United States Declaration of Independence. To visit it, you have to take a ferry that leaves from Battery Park. You can take advantage of your visit to the Statue of Liberty to take a walk through this beautiful park. There are different types of tickets depending on what you want to visit:

I recommend you book the guided tour with a guide in Spanish, since it includes the ferry, access, as well as going hand in hand with a Spanish-speaking guide who tells you the details, the history, many legends and anecdotes that surround the statue of freedom.