17 Fun Places to Visit in New York City

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    Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Natural History.
    They’re both spectacular; inexhaustible; breath-taking.
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    The High Line.
    It’s an elevated park built along an old railroad line.
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    Central Park.
    My favorite place there — and maybe in the whole city — is Bethesda Fountain. I also love the Alice in Wonderland Statue by the pond for model boats, also Conservatory Garden.
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    The National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
    Unforgettable.
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    Chinatown.
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    The Meatpacking District.
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    The Frick Collection.
    A small museum, very quiet and peaceful. No kids allowed however (which is part of why it’s so peaceful, I suppose).
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    The Whitney Museum of American Art.
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    My favorite independent bookstore is Crawford Doyle.
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    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
    A fun place to walk, to look at the water and see the Manhattan skyline.
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    The Brooklyn Bridge.
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    Ellis Island.
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    Ripley’s Believe or Not.
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    Times Square.
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    One of my favorite things to do in New York City is just to start in one place and walk for hours in one direction.
    In the space of just a few blocks, the eco-system of the neighborhoods change dramatically. It’s fun just to see what’s around you.
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    Visit a grocery store, a drug store, and a toy store.
    Especially if you’re from another country (but even if you’re just visiting from someplace else), it’s surprisingly fascinating to look at these everyday places.
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    And even if you live in New York City yourself, try visiting these places mentioned above!
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