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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.

101 things to do in New York: The full list
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101 things to do in New York: The full list

Whether you want to try every single idea on this list or just get some inspiration for your weekend, see the full list of 101 things to do in New York. 

The best things to do on Thanksgiving
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The best things to do on Thanksgiving

Staying in town for this glutinous holiday is actually a smart decision. 

Every notable Christmas tree lighting in NYC you must see
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Every notable Christmas tree lighting in NYC you must see

After you finish Thanksgiving dinner, you have full permission to start celebrating during these can’t-miss Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. 

The Bryant Park Winter Village guide
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The Bryant Park Winter Village guide

Once again, this year’s opening date occurs before we’ve even made a dent in our trick-or-treat candy

The best holiday markets NYC has to offer
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The best holiday markets NYC has to offer

Shopping for holiday gifts for your clan can be stressful, so you might as well enjoy yourself while hiking up that credit card balance. And you will, as long as you nab presents at the best holiday markets in NYC. Crowded department stores may have fancy Christmas window displays to entice you, but the these winter bazaars offer many perks such as free-admission ice-skating, mouthwatering treats for purchase, Christmas tree lightings and more in addition to one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Christmas in New York

The best things to do in New York

The best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists
Things to do

The best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists

Experience the absolute best things to do in NYC with this epic guide to essential eats, drinks, culture, gigs and more

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

For free things to do in NYC, check out these events and explore the city’s top attractions for the price of nada

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

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, theater and celebs is one of the best NYC events

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

The family-friendly circus comes bouncing back to life at Lincoln Center

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The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
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The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Dyker Heights offers so much luminous, holiday razzle-dazzle that you may want to wear shades

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Since 1933 this classic spectacle offers tap dancers, a flying Santa Claus and, of course, the Rockettes.

Elton John

Elton John

With the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Sir Elton is saying a final goodbye to the touring life

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Save 50% off eight NYC restaurants

Save 50% off eight NYC restaurants

Save half off your bill at some great restaurants, including The Dutch, Dirty French, Mermaid Inn and more!

New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

This magical 1954 production includes the full New York City Ballet company an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree!

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Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

The eccentric Radiohead frontman steps out on a rare solo tour, joined by longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri. Expect a set spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes as well as Atoms For Peace’s Amok. In the opening set, experimental cellist Oliver Coates peddles his eclectic beats.

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Springsteen on Broadway

Springsteen on Broadway

It's your last chance to see this 5-star show! Bruce leave the building Dec 15th

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

You’ll get a kick out of this holiday stalwart, which still features Santa, wooden soldiers and the leggy, dazzling Rockettes

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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
Museums

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
Museums

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 31 best things to do in Los Angeles
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The 31 best things to do in Los Angeles

Your essential guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles, from stair hikes to welding workshops and more.

The 31 best things to do in Chicago
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The 31 best things to do in Chicago

Experience the best of the city with our guide to the top things to do in Chicago.

The 30 best things to do in Miami
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The 30 best things to do in Miami

These are the 30 best things to do in Miami, featuring must-see art, nightlife hot spots and can’t-miss restaurants.

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