Things to do in New York City – in photos

To alleviate my own wanderlust for NYC, I gathered up a few of my favorite New York tips and ideas from our last visit. So here is some photographic inspiration for things to do in New York City, for your next trip (or just for eye candy!).

Things to do in New York City - unmissable experiences for your next trip to NYC!

Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

To prevent shopper & sightseeing exhaustion, get a killer pastrami sandwich at this iconic deli.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Browse the stalls of local artists and artisans at Brooklyn Flea, then grab a lunch to go from one of the food vendors at Smorgasburg and take in the view of Manhattan.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Get up early to see the sun paint the quiet streets golden, then reward yourself with a classic New York breakfast place, like one of my favorites, Sarabeth’s.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Wander around Williamsburg and soak up the street art, unique small shops and cafés and artsy hipster vibe.



Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.Wait till dusk to go a rooftop bar or one of the city’s many observation decks, like Top of the Rock, to get the most amazing photos of the world’s most famous skyline.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Don’t forget to look up every once in a while when speeding from one attraction to the next, so you don’t miss great design details and cool angles of familiar skyscrapers.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Get a mid-shopping drink in a small neighborhood bar that is NOT mentioned in a guidebook. You’ll most likely be pleasantly surprised.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Get away from the crowds and see all the street performers and the zoo in Central Park. Plenty of cool photo opportunities and cute squirrels here.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

9/11 Memorial and Museum is emotional and magnificent. A true must-see to fully understand the scale of what happened.


Ideas for things to do in New York - sights and experiences you shouldn't miss in NYC, in photos.

Sometimes the best attraction of New York City are the New Yorkers – people watching is at its finest here. Score a window seat in one of the many coffee shops and watch the Manolos click by.

Hope you found some fun ideas for your next trip, please share the post if you liked it!

Big Apple hugs,
Sera xx

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