Things to do in New York City

New York City is the most populated city of United States which is located on the southern tip of New York States on one of the world`s largest natural harbors. It is a global city with financial, cultural and entertainment importance. It is an important city for international diplomacy and is one of the world`s important city. It is the most densely populated city of the United States. There are a lots of things to do in New York City, and a lot to explore there. If you are visiting New York City, here are the 8 things that you can do there.

Things to do in New York City

1. Skating at Rockefeller Centre

Rockefeller Center is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and is global destination for culture, arts and events There is an ice rink located just below the Rockefeller Center holiday tree. From October to April, you can go there for ice skating and is one the favorite holiday destination which is opened since 1936 and make it sure you make a reservation before going there for ice skating during the holiday seasons.

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2. Enjoy the NYC Ballet Performance “The Nutcracker”

A ballet performance which runs for 105minutes in David H. Koch Theater. It is one of the most complex theater by George Balanchine which provides a spark to everyone`s holiday season. There are 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands and more than 125 children from The School of American Ballets which makes the performance magical as much as they can. The theater is captivated with the lure of music of Tschaikovsky. You should go there to enjoy and explore it, it will add a great experience to your visit.

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3. Watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

It is an all-breed conformation show, held annually in the New York metropolitan city. The Westminster Kennel Club was established in 1877, it is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sports showing of the dogs. It is one of the handful of benched show in the United States. Dogs are required to be on the places that are assigned to them for the entire show except when they need to show in the ring, or when they get groomed for the showtime.

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4. Visit Downtown Arts Museum

NYC`s lower east side`s New Museum and The Whitney in the Meatpacking district are the two Downtown`s creative art museum. Downtown Manhattan is known for its creative arts.

New Museum is known for its Contemporary arts and it was founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker. It is dedicated to new arts who are not much known for their arts and didn`t received that recognition.

The Whitney museum is known for its modern and contemporary arts and it was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. It is known for preserving the arts of 20th and 21th century`s American art. You should visit there as it will add a great experience to your NYC tour.

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5. Go for the show at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center is named after the Lincoln Square. It is a home to 11 performing arts organizations. It is globally recognized which is known for its Revson fountain, open plaza and its famous facades of performance halls. It has 30 outdoor and indoor facilities and is a host to 5 million visitors annually. It shows different performing arts. So if you are a person who enjoys performing art, you should definitely give it a try.

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6. Watch Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

It is situated on the upper west side of Manhattan of New York City. It comprises of 20 interconnected buildings and 45 permanent exhibition halls in addition to a planetarium and a library. The fourth floor of this museum is dinosaur central, an eye-catching destination for all ages.

You can also see T-Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and a long-necked Apatosaurus. There are 600 species of dinosaurs on display. Apart from the dinosaurs, a 94-foot giant whale model is suspended from the ceiling of the hall of the museum.

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7. See the Sights in Queen

Queen museum is an art museum and an educational center which was founded in 1972 in NYC, United States. It is a mind-blowing scale of model of New York City at the Queen Museum of Arts. It was a major part of the movie “Wonderstruck” and Amazon even paid to relight the model after the movie`s release to make it look like lights are switching on in the city as the night falls.

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8. A Trip to Coney Island

The area of Coney Island was the original part of Colonial town of Gravesend. By the end of the 19th century, some amusement parks were also built there and by 20th century, it has reached its peak. It has a boardwalk to dozens of carnival games and has more than 50 rides. It is a great place to explore during your holidays or your trip to NYC. You will also find a huge variety of snacks over there.

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·       Is New York a safe city?

Yes, it is a safe city. As crime rates are dropping down in NYC from decades and in today`s time its crime rate is lower than the national average.

·       What is the best time to visit the NYC?

There`s no best time to visit there. You can visit whenever you want because every season has its own charm there and you will feel different charm of different seasons there.

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