May 2021: Looking for the best things to do in NYC? Things are finally opening up these days—our beautiful city is pulling through this thing with style. Our iconic museums, big attractions, and favorite restaurants are back (with new rules, of course), but the city's cultural life is blooming. As always in 2021, make sure to double-check with venues to see if programming is still on before you head out. We will be updating this list more often than we did prior to lockdown to reflect New York City as it continues to reopen.
From its art museums (The Met and Frick Madison) to its attractions (The Bronx Zoo and sunrises from the Empire State Building), New York City is the best city in the world. Its dining and drinking scenes, which are undergoing major changes, are still unbeatable and boast killer bars (Dante), restaurants (Lilia) and offering crazy new inventions (like a rainbow crepe cake). Every day, we're discovering something new and wonderful about our city, whether it's one of the best cozy spots, some incredible views, must-see art, or hidden-gem stores. Take this spring to do some incredibly fun things in NYC.
Consider below your NYC Bible.
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