Top 5: things to do in Manhattan

Originally named Manahatta by The Lenape (Manhattan’s original inhabitants), the City is home to over 1.6 million New Yorkers. Standing on the Manahatta rock, this borough represents the core of the Big Apple. Read on to find out the Top 5 things to do in Manhattan.

 

1. Visit the One World Observatory:

The highest point in NYC. Fact, the SkyPod elevators can climb 102 stories in 47 seconds.

 

2. Watch a Broadway show

Make sure you book well in advance to get the best seats! The best, longest-running shows have been classics such as The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King.

 

3. Go to the Top of the Rock

This is the perfect spot in Manhattan for that quintessential photograph with the Empire State Building. 70 storeys, 3 viewing decks, and 360-degree city views. The best place to see all of New York from one building. Day or night, your pictures with the Empire State building in the background will look fantastic!

 

4. Take a guided tour of Central Park

Although the park is free to enter and you can spend a whole sunny day having a picnic or cycle around, there’s so many fun facts you can pick up on a tour. Help the local guides by booking “free” walking tours (your budget-friendly tips mean that you pay less than you would if booking via bigger sites).

 

5. Splurge your Holiday Budget

Pamper yourself by shopping at Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Sephora! There’s some great shopping to be done in Manhattan and it gets even better when you can grab your favourite brands at less than half the price, if you get the timing right, such as the 4th of July sales!

 

Bonus:

Visit the Statue of Liberty

Experience the scenic sight while travelling from Manhattan on a ferry to reach the beautiful Lady Liberty.

 

Happy Tripping!

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