When planning a trip to New York City, there are a lot of different things to do and a lot of different stuff to see. New York City includes 5 boroughs along with a number of Staten Island communities which sit on the edge of New York Harbor. In its core, Manhattan is a densely populated densely urban borough which is among the world’s major commercial, political and cultural centers. Its iconic landmarks include skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and impressive sprawling Central Park. Its iconic locations include iconic places like Broadway theater and outdoor shopping malls.
For those who are looking for a more active experience, there are many places to explore including the New York Winter Gardens, the Throgg Park ice cream tower, the Ice Box Skating Rink, the Statue of Liberty itself. A popular winter attraction is the New York City Slopes which offers skating, sledding, tobogganing, and tubing. A popular activity in summer is parasailing, rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, sky diving, snorkeling, surfing and water skiing. For those who want to get away from the crowds, there are a variety of secluded beaches in New York to explore or ride a hot air balloon to.
Those looking for other activities can go hiking, boating, kayaking, biking, mountain climbing, jet skiing, skating or rollerblading, although it may be hard to find places in NYC with good weather for all these different activities. For those who enjoy playing sports, there are many indoor and outdoor sports facilities in New York which offer tennis, badminton, table tennis, basketball, football, golf, softball, volleyball and baseball. Those who love yoga can find a great array of gyms, studios with yoga classes where they can learn about body awareness and stress reduction. For those who love shopping, there is also an abundance of unique shops to visit and wonderful markets with excellent fresh produce, jewelry, clothing and unique toys.