Have you ever wondered why they call it the city that never sleeps? From the bright lights of Broadway and the nail biting fastballs of baseball, to the towering skyscrapers and spectacular sights, the Big Apple has it all. With around 56 million tourists last year and a projected 63 million in 2023, the city so nice they named it twice is one of the most popular destinations in the world. If you’re planning a romantic getaway or a fun-filled trip with your friends, make sure you plan ahead and secure your tickets to the best attractions.
Reaching the number two spot on TikTok’s top ten travel destinations, New York surpassed the likes of London, Paris, and LA with a whopping 59.5 million views in 2022. If you’re looking for a social media hotspot to capture the coolest content, the biggest city in the Empire State is the place to be. Check out our top things to do in New York and prepare for the city adventure of a lifetime.
Step into the Spotlight
You can’t visit NYC without visiting the heart of NYC’s theater scene. Step into the spotlight and see a spectacular show on Broadway! As attendance numbers rise, and with over twenty shows to choose from, securing your seat is a must. If you’re looking for something a little less predictable than the traditional musicals, the creators of South Park have you covered. Prepare for one of the most outrageous side-splitting musical comedies to hit the stage and book your tickets to The Book of Mormon.
Follow the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries as they’re sent halfway around the world to Uganda to spread the good word. This infamously irreverent musical comedy will leave you laughing hysterically and sharing the shocking story with your friends. That being said, it might be best to do it in person if you want to avoid a battle with a keyboard warrior on social media.
If Broadway isn’t your thing, the beyond-iconic Beyoncé might be a better option. With more Grammy wins than any other artist in history, eight number-one hits, and 21 Top Ten tracks, Beyoncé has earned her title as Queen Bey.
Visit the iconic MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Giants, to marvel at music royalty. Single Ladies, couples Crazy in Love, and friends looking to make those Sweet Dreams come true are all guaranteed to witness an epic performance.
The Snarky Connoisseur
If you assume that snarky music critics and puppies have nothing in common, you’d be right. But if you’re a little too hipster for Bey and consider yourself a pop music denier, New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has come to the rescue.
With four GRAMMY Awards and millions of streams on Spotify, this incredible jazz-fusion band has quietly risen the ranks to become one of the most respected names on the instrumental music scene. Bag those bragging rights and be that friend we all know who says that they knew Snarky Puppy before everyone jumped on the hype train.
America’s National Pastime
With the final game of the MLB knocking its viewership out of the park with 14.73 million viewers, it’s not surprising that baseball is known as America’s National Pastime. Embrace the culture and catch a ticket to Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees.
Soak up the atmosphere and dig into a delicious hot dog as your Yankee tickets place you front and center to watch baseball’s elite players bat their way to glory. Holding the record for the most World Series wins in history, the New York Yankees epitomize the spirit of NYC. Finish your trip surrounded by screaming New Yorkers and make memories that will last a lifetime.
A Bird’s-Eye View of The Big Apple
Before you explore the urban jungle at street level, soar into the sky 86 floors up at one of the tallest skyscrapers in NYC, the Empire State Building. Miss the manic morning frenzy of Manhattan and enjoy the serene Sunrise Experience from the best vantage point in town.
With one of the most stunning views in all of the Big Apple, you’ll have an unbeatable backdrop for the perfect photo. Elevate your excitement before you dive down into the city to explore all that it has to offer.
Marvel at MoMA
Now that you’ve scoped out the city from above, immerse yourself in the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art, one of the largest museums of modern art in the world. From van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon to Dali’s The Persistence of Memory, MoMA is an art lover’s paradise.
Whether you’re a seasoned art aficionado or simply searching for some creative content for your next artsy social post, MoMA houses almost 200,000 magnificent masterpieces to marvel at and inspire you.