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This section offers a compilation of free things to do, the best of, top 10 lists, and what makes New York City unique. Check back again soon, as this page is regularly updated to list anything cool and new that comes across our desk, or that we discover in our explorations.

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30 Free Things to do in NYC
  • 30 Free Things to do in NYC
  • New York City can be an overwhelming place for a first time visitor without a plan. Many people wish to see the city while avoiding the typical tourist traps. And let's face it; most of the tourist traps are pretty expensive.
9 Outdoor Summer Film Festivals
  • 9 Outdoor Summer Film Festivals
  • While New York City provides endless activities during the summer months, not many are free of charge. The Outdoor Film Series invites you to watch a movie while enjoying the ambiance of a summer night in the city. Attend one film or the entire series at the following viewing locations.
Broadway, Off and Off-Off-Broadway
  • Broadway, Off and Off-Off-Broadway
  • Since the mid-1700s, New York City has been home to Broadway theater, one of the highest forms of commercial theater. But since then, various experimental and anti-establishment motivations spawned the Off- and Off-Off-Broadway movements.
Car-Free Plazas
  • Car-Free Plazas
  • You have seen the cinematic portrayals of New York City's Times Square. For the most part, it's not pretty. Visitors fight to survive its constant buzz of bright lights while uncomfortably close to complete strangers. Honking taxis. Disgruntled passers by. Endless construction.
Free Dance Lessons
  • Free Dance Lessons
  • Going out to some of the most exclusive New York City clubs can be intimidating and expensive. That's why taking advantage of free dance lessons around the city can prepare you for a night of club hopping.
Free Wine Tastings
  • Free Wine Tastings
  • New York City isn't the cheapest place to drink. And since most people won't turn down free alcohol before wandering out into the neon wonder of Broadway or the chic, artist-friendly compounds of SoHo, Pour is the perfect place to stop for some quality free wine or sake.
Long Island Beaches: Best Beaches in America
Movies in Manhattan: Self Guided Tour
Sex and the City: A Guided Tour
  • Sex and the City: A Guided Tour
  • If you take the official Sex and the City tour while visiting Manhattan, you'll see some of the most popular filming locations – Magnolia Bakery, the Manolo Blahnik store or maybe even the NY Public Library, which played a major role in the movie.
Top 10 Burgers in NYC
  • Top 10 Burgers in NYC
  • Nothing says summertime like a juicy hamburger. But where to start in a city so abundant with culinary options? Luckily for you, we've compiled an insider's list of the top ten burger joints in the city.
Top 10 BYOB Restaurants
  • Top 10 BYOB Restaurants
  • For a city full of abundant culinary options, New York lacks in quantity in the BYOB department. Most NYC restaurants these days get their liquor licenses before they open, serving fine wines, beers, and specialty cocktails.
Top 10 Chocolate Shops
  • Top 10 Chocolate Shops
  • Fans of dark, white, or milk: this city isn't lacking an abundance of chocolately treats. If you're a chocolate lover, don't miss out on some of NY's most scrumptious chocolate shops.
Top 10 Cupcake Shops
  • Top 10 Cupcake Shops
  • The question of where to find the best cupcake in Manhattan would spark much debate among locals. Is it the famous Magnolia Bakery, with its colorful displays and delightfully sweet desserts? Or maybe you prefer Billy's in Chelsea for its satiny red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Top 10 Happy Hour Spots
Top 10 Luxury Hotels
  • Top 10 Luxury Hotels
  • So you're coming to New York, the city that never sleeps, yet you need to sleep somewhere. Whether you have been to the Big Apple before or never visited, your trip will be fascinating,...
Top 10 Rooftop Bars
  • Top 10 Rooftop Bars
  • We've compiled a list of the ten best rooftop bars in the city, where there are nothing but great drinks, and gorgeous views of the city that never sleeps.

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Best of New York City
  • Best of New York City
  • Whether it's taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, or simply staring at the ceiling in Grand Central Station, New York has no shortage of must-see places.
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Beyond NYC Vacation Destinations
Day Trips from NYC
  • Day Trips from NYC
  • Luckily, you don't need to head to Boston or DC to find top-notch attractions outside of New York. Sure, most visitors are content with exploring the city's streets, but if you want to spend time beyond the shadows of skyscrapers, there's everything from beaches to bridges.
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