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The best things to do in NYC, including popular events, festivals, attractions and tours, free activities and entertainment. See upcoming events and what’s on in New York today.

45 incredible things to do in NYC in July
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45 incredible things to do in NYC in July

Summer is in full swing

The best beaches in New York
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The best beaches in New York

Summer’s here and the time is right for grabbing your sunnies, packing a cooler and going to the best beaches NYC has

The best things to do in the summer in NYC
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The best things to do in the summer in NYC

After peeping our killer list of things to do in summer in NYC, you’ll want to grab a new swimsuit, bust out your sandals and start requesting vacation days. The city gains a boundless energy once the heat cranks up. Thus, some of the most popular New York attractions provide an endless list of things to do outside. From rooftop movies and free dance parties in Gotham’s best parks to can’t-miss music festivals and more, make sure to use our guide to make the absolute most of these steamy summer nights.

The best public swimming pools in NYC
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The best public swimming pools in NYC

Combat the heat and cool off this summer by taking a dip in one of the best public pools NYC has to offer

The best free kayaking in NYC
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The best free kayaking in NYC

NYC unveils some breathtaking views as you paddle

The best things to do in New York

The best things to do in NYC according to locals and Time Out Editors
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The best things to do in NYC according to locals and Time Out Editors

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The best museums in NYC
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The best museums in NYC

Including exhibitions at MoMA, the American Museum of Natural History and more

Free things to do in NYC
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Free things to do in NYC

We’ve rounded up the best free things to do to keep your schedule full

The best New York attractions
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The best New York attractions

We've compiled our favorite sights in and around Gotham

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Events and festivals

Panorama Festival

Panorama Festival

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Hudson’s by World Yacht New York City Sunday Brunch Cruise
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Hudson’s by World Yacht New York City Sunday Brunch Cruise

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Hester Street Fair
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Hester Street Fair

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Amateur Night at the Apollo
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Amateur Night at the Apollo

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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

This tour of St. Patrick’s Basilica takes you to the resting places of legendary New Yorkers

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Rock the Yacht!
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Rock the Yacht!

Rock the yacht on this booze cruise with awesome views of the NYC Skyline.

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EmptyMet Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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EmptyMet Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit the Met before it opens to the public for the day on this VIP tour. The museum feels so peaceful without the usual crush of tourists.

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New York attractions

The High Line
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The High Line

There are few places more pleasant than the High Line on a sunny afternoon

Coney Island and Luna Park
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Coney Island and Luna Park

From the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island was NYC’s playground

Times Square
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Times Square

As city districts go, Times Square is a global legend, and rightfully so

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

Trying to imagine NYC’s skyline without the Empire State Building is pretty tough.

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New York museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

 

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New York by borough

Manhattan
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Manhattan

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Queens
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Queens

Bronx
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Bronx

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The 101 best things to do in New York City
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The 101 best things to do in New York City

Experience the best things to do in NYC using this epic insider’s guide to restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and more

The 11 best things to do in Massachusetts
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The 11 best things to do in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is known for its colonial history, New England charm, and coastal getaways. There are countless historic sites, plus legendary seafood, ample nature, and culture galore

The 14 best things to do in Maine
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The 14 best things to do in Maine

Sometimes referred to as “Vacationland,” Maine provides a wealth of unique experiences and activities, from mountain hikes to coastal drives

The 12 best things to do in Cape Cod
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The 12 best things to do in Cape Cod

The beaches, hydrangeas and cedar-shingled cottages of what Henry David Thoreau called the “bare and bending arm of Massachusetts” are timeless

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