Top Ten Things To Do in Manhattan | New York City Travel

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

New York Vacation Guide

I love the big apple! My first time encountering New York City I was turning 18 years old, my mom took me there for my birthday, and we went prom dress hunting. Coming from little New Mexico, I was completely in shock. The buildings are so high, that in some places they block out the sun!

A guide to New York would be incomplete without first warning that it is impossible to see it all in one trip! When planning a trip to Manhattan, it is crucial to do your research and figure out your top to-dos.

I’ve spent some time putting together my favorite New York travel info. If it is your first time in NYC I would recommend seeing these few things below. After you’ve hit these marvelous icons, you can always return for more.

You'll see lots of photos of my friend Abby and me below from a recent trip. In no particular order, these are the best things to do in New York.

Things to Do in NYC

Time Square

Time Square may be New York’s most famous attraction. I have never been in Time Square without thousands of other people. It is a sensory overload that you cannot miss. The music, street food smells, dancers, and entertainers are something you’ll never forget.

St. Patricks Cathedral

This church is one of my all-time favorites, and I’ve seen churches around the globe. It’s a “neo-gothic” church from 1879, and you’ll feel a divine essence as soon as you enter.


SoHo is a famous cobblestone-lined shopping district in lower Manhattan. You’ll find every high-end chain there, along with bougie art galleries and fashion boutiques. Fun fact, SoHo is short for “South of Houston Stre