What to Do in NYC by Day or Night

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For those not too hung-over or danced-out from the city’s nightlife, there are hundreds of things to do in New York from shopping, parks, and plazas, to events, festivals, theater, and happy hours. A beacon for the fashion world, Fifth Avenue offers plenty of flagship stores and legendary establishments like Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue where fashion lovers can peruse the high-end clothing and jewelry creations of some of the world’s most sophisticated designers.

No less impressive is Central Park, an 843-acre swath of lush nature, open meadows, and quaint, winding paths alive with joggers, sunbathers, sports enthusiasts, cyclists, and dog walkers in a never-ending quest for outdoor activities in the big metropolis.

It’s no surprise that in such a compact and diverse city, one can find culture on every corner, from the iconic silhouette of the Empire State Building, the otherworldly expanse of Chinatown, and the tourist-mobbed Times Square to looming historical institutions and landmarks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, or the latest blockbuster theater performances on Broadway.

And not to be forgotten among New York’s cultural treasures is the full schedule of parades and festivals celebrating every major holiday, religion, race, creed, and culture.

Whether it’s hanging out at a café for brunch, sightseeing all over NYC, hitting up Happy Hour with friends, or soaking up the city for a night on the town, there are endless New York things to do for all types, all moods, and all hours of the day.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Chelsea Piers - Bowling Alley | Outdoor Activity | Sporting Activity in New York.

    All Ages / All Types

    Central Park - Culture | Outdoor Activity | Park in New York.

    All Ages / All Types

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Fifth Avenue - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in New York.

    30s / 40s

    PH-D - Hotel Bar | Rooftop Bar | Rooftop Lounge in New York.

    20s / 30s

    SoHo - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in New York.

    Affluent Hipsters / All Ages

    The Empire Hotel Rooftop - Rooftop Bar | Rooftop Lounge in New York.

    30s / Club Music

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Brooklyn Bridge Park - Live Music Venue | Outdoor Activity | Park in New York.

    All Ages / All Types

    The Smile - Café | Market | Restaurant in New York.

    Actors / Artists

    Glasslands Gallery - Art Gallery | Bar | Live Music Venue in New York.

    Alternative Rock / Artists

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Chinatown - Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in New York.

    All Ages / All Types

    The High Line - Outdoor Activity | Park in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Brooklyn Bridge Park - Live Music Venue | Outdoor Activity | Park in New York.

    All Ages / All Types

    The Frying Pan - Bar | Outdoor Activity | Restaurant in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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... or find things to do by interest

  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Creative / Art / ...
  • Exclusive
  • Dress Code
  • Laid back
  • Shopping
  • High Energy
  • Dancing
  • Budget-friendly
  • Sports
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Concerts
  • Karaoke
  • Sightseeing

Explore New York Things to Do by Neighborhood

Midtown

Fifth Avenue - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in New York. All Midtown Things To Do

Chelsea / Flatiron

The High Line - Outdoor Activity | Park in New York. All Chelsea / Flatiron Things To Do

Williamsburg

Barcade - Bar | Arcade in New York. All Williamsburg Things To Do

Greenwich Village / NoHo

Girls hanging out and chatting at (le) poisson rouge in New York. All Greenwich Village / NoHo Things To Do

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