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List of best things to do in NYC this weekend

From exploring iconic landmarks to discovering hidden gems, New York City has something for everyone.

Here are a few ideas for the best things to do in NYC this weekend:

1. Visit the Empire State Building

No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to the Empire State Building. This iconic landmark offers stunning views of the city from its 102nd-floor observation deck. Open from 8am to 2am, tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.


2. Take a walk through Central Park

Central Park is a sprawling 843-acre oasis in the heart of Manhattan. It's the perfect place to relax, go for a walk, or have a picnic. There are also plenty of attractions in the park, including the Central Park Zoo, the Bethesda Terrace, and the Strawberry Fields memorial.


3. See a Broadway show

Broadway is home to the best theater in the world. With so many shows to choose from, you're sure to find something you'll love. Check out the latest listings and buy tickets online or at the TKTS booth in Times Square.


4. Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met as it's known, is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world. With over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years, it's easy to get lost in the Met's galleries. Open from 10am to 5pm, tickets can be purchased online or at the door.


5. Have a drink at a hidden gem bar

NYC is home to a vast array of bars, but some of the best are the hidden gems. These off-the-beaten-path bars often have a unique atmosphere and a great selection of drinks. For a truly special experience, check out one of these hidden gem bars:

  • London & Martin Co.

This cozy bar in the Financial District is a great place to unwind after a long day. With its exposed brick walls, mahogany bar, and vintage décor, London & Martin Co. has a warm and inviting atmosphere. The bar also has a great selection of cocktails, wines, and beers.


6. Catch a concert or show at a small venue

NYC has a thriving music and performance scene, and there's always something new to see. Check out the listings at some of the city's smaller venues, such as Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, or Le Poisson Rouge. You might just discover your new favorite band or artist.


7. Go for a hike in the Hudson River Valley

If you're looking for an escape from the city, take a day trip to the Hudson River Valley. There are plenty of great hiking trails in the area, with stunning views of the river and the mountains.


8. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 52-acre oasis in the heart of Brooklyn. With over 14,000 different types of plants, the garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Open from 8am to 6pm, admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children.


9. Take a ferry to Staten Island

The Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry that offers stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. The ferry.

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