New Year is almost here and most of you would have started planning to celebrate the festive season in different exciting ways! While many of you will be just chilling at home this time, others will probably visit their favorite holiday destination to make New Year’s eve special. And what could be as enthralling as spending time in the state of New York?

Being one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world, people are crazy about the unique wonders that New York has to offer to its tourists. From amazing food to outdoor excursions, there’s so much to explore in NY. So, if New York is your next holiday destination, here are the things you must try!


Explore the Food

Does a trip even start without food? Food always comes first. Before you start on your beautiful journey of roaming the state of New York, strive hard to eat all the best foods. And when you do that, don’t forget to eat like a New Yorker. While you’ll easily find an Italian restaurant in New York, make sure you wander through the streets and hop on some amazing street food. Below is the list of ‘must-have’ dishes you should try.

  • Street hot dogs
  • A thin-crust cheese pizza
  • Corned beef sandwich and an egg cream soda
  • Fried chickpea fritters
  • Bodega-made bacon, egg and cheese sandwich (BEC)
  • Don’t forget Coffee
  • Try Shack Burger
  • Don’t leave the state without trying their delicious ‘cheesecake’.
  • Soup dumplings
  • Mutton Chop

Well, don’t stop there. Explore as much as you can.

Italian restaurant in New York


Wander Through Central Park

Central Park is one of the captivating destinations in New York located between the upper west and upper east sides of Manhattan. Being the fifth largest park in the area, the place attracts a lot of tourists every year. The central park is enormous and beautiful, so you might end up spending two-three days meandering around the area and experiencing all the beauty.

Visit Time Square at Night

If you’re in New York for the first time, you just cannot leave without visiting Time Square, and that too at night. You must have seen this destination in various films and shows. It is one of the major entertainment centers near the midtown Manhattan section beautified and brightly lit with various billboards and advertisements.

The place draws an estimate of 50 million tourists per year. Now, one can take an idea of how enthralling the place would be. While it must be just another casual day for over 460,000 pedestrians walking around Time Square, tourists get amazed by the live experience of the place.

Don’t forget to Enjoy the Flabbergasting Skyline

One thing that you will enjoy the most is the city’s flabbergasting skyline. For many years, NYC’s skyline has been defined by Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, skyscrapers, massive Hudson Yards projects, etc. You can choose to visit Roosevelt Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park to catch a sparkling iconic view of New York’s skyline.

A quick ride to Brooklyn bridge will take you to the favorite spot of New Yorkers and Brooklynites, which is DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). While you will be in Brooklyn, don’t forget to walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and take beautiful pictures to show off to your friends and family members back home.

Over the years, the state has invested in some humongous projects to innovate the city’s infrastructure, progressing with each passing year. Make sure you witness all the beauty around you.

Madame Tussauds Museum Is a Must

Madame Tussauds, again, is one of the popular destinations in the heart of New York City. It is a wax museum majorly located in London and has small museums in other major cities including New York. The museum is visited by millions of tourists to see the waxworks of different famous and historical figures as well as popular film stars over the world. Getting loads of pictures clicked with your favorite figures is a must in Madame Tussauds museum!

Well, not only this but there are other public museums too in NYC which you could visit without worrying about the money. These museums ask for a suggested donation fee (a minimum amount) as an entry, making it super affordable for millions of tourists.

Madame Tussaud Museum

Walk Through Coney Island Boardwalk

Coney Island Boardwalk is another popular attraction in Brooklyn well-known for its amusement park attractions, boardwalk games, beach, different restaurants, etc. It is a 2.7-mile-long boardwalk regarded for its charming scenic beauty. If you’ve got a day, make sure you take your family and friends along to this astonishing place and go back home with a collection of amazing memories. Here are the other things you can try while you’re still wondering what to do in Coney Island Boardwalk:

  • Enjoy a live concert at the Ford Amphitheatre.
  • Check out the Mermaid Parade, a fun, lively, creative parade of sea life that can be seen in June every year.

How About Watching Shooting Scenes of a Movie or a Show?

Thanks to the happening life and culture of New York City, the majority of the popular movies and shows prefer New York as their shooting location. Go to all the famous attractions and you’ll end up witnessing at least one shooting scene. And all the cinephiles, you can’t step out of the city without watching a live shooting! Would you?

Bottom Line

All of these were some of the must-visit destinations in New York city but the place has a lot more to offer. Make sure you plan a long vacation in NYC and enjoy all the wonders to check off your bucket list. Happy Vacation!