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Searching for fun things to do in New York City? In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, my husband and I talk about our recent journey to New York and tell what bucket list ideas we cross off our list this time in Times Square and other neighboring spots.

Whether you’re looking for fun activities in NYC for adults, things to do with kids, friends or as a couple, you’ll surely find something fascinating to do.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn About New York City: Fun Things to Do That Are Bucket List Worthy

  • How can I have fun in NYC?
  • Where are there fun places to go in NYC with friends?
  • Are there fun activities in NYC for adults? And, kids alike?
  • What are fun activities in NYC for couples?

How can I have fun in NYC?

If you’re headed to NYC and you’re in search of places to have fun, there are plenty of exciting ideas. I’ll give you my version of what is cool in NYC , especially for first time visitors or those who want to cross major checks off of their bucket list on this episode!

Here are some ways to have fun in NYC:

I will touch upon or go into depth about some of these fun things to do in NYC. I just wanted to curate a list of other popular things to dee, do or experience.

Times Square Area

  • See a Broadway show
  • Visit a comedy club
  • Go to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
  • Visit amazing restaurants & bakeries
  • Sit and people watch

For those who enjoy being up high

  • Top of The Rock
  • Empire State Building
  • One World Observatory
  • Edge Observation Deck
  • Helicopter Tour

Other Fun Things to Do in New York City

  • See St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Central Park (mentioned on the show)
  • Visit the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Go ice skating in Rockefeller Center
  • Visit the Met
  • Take a trip to the Museum of Modern Art
  • See The Vessel
  • Go to the Statue of Liberty
  • See a Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden

Where are there fun places to go in NYC with friends?

There are many fun places to go in NYC with friends. Mny of the ideas I mention on the episode can get your wheels turning. Whether you head to a play, visit Central Park or find an iconic restaurant, you’ll surely find something exciting.

Are there fun activities in NYC for adults? And, kids alike?

Almost all of the ideas I mention on the show are fun activities in NYC for adults as well as kids. If you want an adult only environment, consider fancy restaurants, jazz clubs, night clubs, places to see comedy and more.

If you’re looking for more family friendly ideas, head to the M & M store, Harry Potter Store, catch a musical like the Lion King or maybe even Wicked. A ride on a horse carriage or a pedicab might be exciting to for kids of all ages.

Here’s a peek at my series of fun bucket list things to do in NYC. See the whole series at everyday_bucket_list on Tiktok


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What are fun activities in NYC for couples?

Any of the items I mentioned above or on the podcast can be consider some of the most fun activities in NYC for couples.

I think a horse and carriage ride or even a pedicab be considered a romantic thing to do for couples in New York City. Also, The Met is a beautiful place to see the artwork, but it also comes alive as a couples night on Friday and Saturday nights. Though you can just bring a friend or someone special, they play music, have drinks, and serve light fare.

Visiting most museums, walking around Central Park or most parks in New York for that matter can be considered a great activity for couples. If you have it in ya, even visit a jazz club or a place to go swing dancing! Maybe you can do both in one spot.

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Conclusion for Fun Things to Do in New York City

New York City is a great place to visit for its many restaurants and fun things to do. Whether you’re looking for fun things to do with a friend, as a couple, family or even as a solo traveler, the city has something for all who visit.

If you’re planning a visit to New York City, be sure to use the information above for things to do in the area! If you still find it hard to connect the dots with your bucket list dreams in general, get a copy of The Everyday Bucket List Book!

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