There’s always plenty to see and do in New York, even after more than 20 visits it definitely doesn’t get boring. There is always so much to discover! In my guide I have listed all the events, attractions, tours and insider spots for you to visit right now.
Get inspired by cool things to do in NYC, have fun with my fun Things to Do and experience real thrills with the most extraordinary spots I’m going to introduce you to here.
You’ll find the best New York attractions like Summit One Vanderbilt and Little Island, as well as extraordinary spots, really great restaurants in New York, and I’ll tell you my favorite bars from Manhattan to Brooklyn where I would hang out right now.
So if you’re looking for the best things to do in New York right now, you’ll find it here!
These Are My TOP 55 Things to Do in NYC Right Now
How many of my spots have you already seen or have on your itinerary for New York? Feel free to write it in the comments!
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt: Enjoy Breath-taking Views!
The New York City skyline is one of the most famous and recognizable skylines in the world. It’s a city filled with skyscrapers and tall buildings. In most recent years, it has been expanding which made way for new observation decks. The newest observation deck coming to the city will be located at the top of the One Vanderbilt Building. This one will be called “The Summit”. This deck will be the second-highest outdoor deck in NYC which follows the Edge and has been open since October 2021.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Day in NYC
Upper West Side
The Thanksgiving Day Parade is probably the most famous parade in the world and looks back on a long tradition: It has been around since 1924 and every year more than 3.5 million people come to see it. The route begins west of Central Park at 77th Street and passes Columbus Circle, where you have a great view of the parade. If the parade turns onto 6th Avenue, the best view is from 59th to 38th Street.
Visit Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Other Art & Culture
Photoville is back and your Instagram or whatever social media platform you use is about to get meta. NYC hosts a bounty of beautiful photography exhibitions. It takes place in Brooklyn Bridge Park with more than 600 artists, 75 exhibitions, talks, screenings, seminars and hands-on workshops for budding shutterbugs.
Christmas Spectacular and the Radio City Rockettes (starting November 5th)
Radio City Music Hall is a distinguished concert and event hall located on Sixth Avenue and can be recognized from a distance by its striking exterior lighting. Throughout the year, concerts and events take place here such as the popular Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. It is the most famous Christmas Show you can watch in New York!
See New York's Newest Park: Little Island
Not far from the Meatpacking District and the High Line, Little Island is one of the newest attractions in New York and is something very special: a park on 132 beautiful tulip-shaped concrete stilts in the Hudson River!
Enjoy the Empire State Building Sunrise Experience