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7 Fun Things To Do In New York City This Year

New York City is one of the most iconic places on earth. Filled with tall skyscrapers, celebrities, high fashion, and constant bustle, the city that never sleeps will keep you on your toes. Check out these fun, unique experiences for your next trip to NYC.

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1. Halloween In NYC


Halloween is no joke in NYC. If you’re into the spooky holiday, you’ll have an absolute blast in the city and seem some of the wackiest costumes. You can attend iconic events such as the Village Halloween Parade, which traverses through Lower Manhattan, right near NOHO and the West Village. You can take a pit stop at some local Chelsea NYC restaurants while you’re parading around! There are plenty of haunted houses to go to, including the ominous Blood Manor and the Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel. New York goes all out, so be prepared for an intense experience.

2. Central Park Bike Tour


If you’re overwhelmed by the industrial nature of the city, heading over to Central Park is the perfect escape. With 1.3 square miles of bikeways, walking paths, gardens, and park areas, you can get some exercise with some fresh air. Central Park Sightseeing Bike Tours and Rentals allows you to join a tour, or rent a bike for a few hours to see the park at your own pace.

Check them out here.

3. Rooftop Cinema Club


For as long as the weather is warm, Rooftop Cinema Club is hosting movie screenings at midtown’s swanky YOTEL, a trendy hotel less than a mile from Times Square. Doors open at 6pm each night where you can grab food, drinks, and hang out with friends until the movie starts at 8pm.

Details here.

4. Madame Tussauds


Love pop-culture? Interested in seeing all of the most famous people the world harbored into one world-famous museum? Madame Tussauds has over 225 wax replicas of famous movie stars, world leaders, and icons. From Madonna to Spiderman, Madame Tussauds has something for everybody.

Check it out here.

5. MoMA


The MoMA, or Museum of Modern Art, is full of wonderment and quirky art installations that will definitely please your senses. The museum constantly features new exhbitions from up-and-coming modern artists, and also harbors some of the contemporary classics, like Warhol, De Kooning, and Kandinsky.

Learn more here.

6. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular


The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is going strong, celebrating its 89th show this year. Enjoy amazing performances by the famous Rockettes, who will dance and cancan the whole night amidst gorgeous backdrops and magical stage sets. Starting December 13th, you can book your reservations, which fill up fast. NYC around the holidays is an extremely busy time of year, so you’ll want to plan ahead to get into the city and stay overnight to see the show.

7. Oktoberfest


What’s better than crisp autumn air, Bavarian festivals, and two weeks of drinking with friends at NYC’s best beer gardens and beer halls? Starting at the end of September and lasting until the first week of October, New York’s Oktoberfest brings Germany’s glorious celebration to the streets of the Big Apple. Major spots such as Ambrose Hall, Berg’n, and Andaz Wall Street are in full-out Oktoberfest mode, so get ready!

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