There is seemingly no end of things to do in NYC. After all, it’s one of the most vibrant and alive cities in the world. Still, there are quite a few standout experiences in NYC that you should do your best not to miss should you ever find yourself gazing upon its iconic skyline.
Roosevelt Island Tramway
The Roosevelt Island Tramway should be on every visitor’s list of experiences in NYC to try. The 4-minute ride often described as the best view of New York City, transfers you from busy midtown Manhattan to the quiet serenity of residential Roosevelt Island. Spectacular views of 5 glorious parks and six historic landmarks await you on your short journey. Out of the more than 20 trams operating in the U.S., the Roosevelt Island tram is the only one that treats its passengers to a birds-eye aerial view of the city.
Be a Part of the Audience at a Show Taping
If you love programs like Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, or Good Morning America, did you know they are filmed live, and you can be a part of the audience. Tickets are free and a little tricky to get, but your journey starts online.
Catch a Shakespeare in the Park Play
Shakespeare in the Park is free live theatre at its best. You will want to get there early as the event is extremely popular and lines are long. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and attire. Performances are by big-name actors. Past audiences have been treated to an A list of celebrities, including James Earl Jones, Oscar Isaac, and Al Pacino.
Float Past the Statue of Liberty
One of the not-to-be-missed things to do in NYC is to take a ferry ride that glides past one of the world’s most famous statues. You can hop onboard the Staten Island Ferry or the IKEA ferry to meet America’s favorite libertarian.