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The Must-Do’s in NYC

New York City is one of the largest cities in the United States and there’s a ton of fun things to do in NYC. Canadians who plan on spending a weekend, a week or even an entire month in the city won’t give you enough time to experience everything, but you can certainly hit some of the major highlights on your trip. You can find a bunch of top New York hotels to stay at to make the trip more enjoyable. Here are some of the top things you can enjoy while in the Big Apple.

Chinatown in Manhattan New York City
Chinatown in Manhattan New York City ( Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Five Top Things to Experience in NYC

1.  Madison Square Garden

Many things happen at Madison Square Garden from concerts to sporting events. It’s one of the most famous venues in the world and while you’re in NYC, you should do your best to find parking near Madison Square Garden for the many events held there. Whether you attend a concert, basketball game or some other type of event, this should be high on your list of things to do in New York City.

2.  Central Park

If you are looking for one of the greatest parks in the world, you don’t have to look any further. Central Park is a great place for visitors and you can even take a bike tour of the entire park. From the Alice in Wonderland sculpture to Bow Bridge, you can enjoy a little bit of history and art while in the Big Apple.

3.  The West Village Stroll

A bit of a different experience and one of the only areas that strays from the organized street grid, a stroll through the West Village offers something for everybody. Enjoy the Jefferson Market Courthouse, many beautiful buildings, the Spotted pig (a gastropub) and even Magnolias Bakery. This is New York at its best and every visitor should experience this part of the city.

4.  Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

New York is famous for amazing pizza and many argue it’s the best pizza in the world outside of Italy. If you want to experience some of the best pizza, head over to Grimaldi’s and enjoy a coal-fired pizza with plenty of flavor.

5.  Grand Central Terminal

A trip to the big city isn’t complete without a walk through Grand Central Terminal. Enjoy the beautiful ceiling mural and see one of the most famous parts of NYC, as business men and women hustle their way through the terminal. Grand Central will give you a real taste of New York and while you are there, you can enjoy great food and plenty of scenery.

It’s no secret that New York City offers plenty of tourist attractions, such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. These are great historic landmarks to visit, but if you want a taste of the real city, make sure to include some of the above attractions on your list of things to do, while in NYC.


Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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