A List of Things to Do in New York City

A List of Things to Do in New York City
New York City is a popular tourist destination, with innumerable sights to see, places to go and things to do. It is home to Yankee Stadium, Carnegie Hall, Broadway musicals, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. New York City encompasses five boroughs: Staten Island, the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo features rides and attractions like the Wild Asia Monorail, the Children's Zoo and the Butterfly Garden. It also has exhibits such as the African Plains, which offers views of lions, gazelles, nyalas, zebras and storks. The Congo Gorilla Forest is a 6.5-acre rainforest area with over 20 gorillas. The Madagascar area features lemurs, hissing cockroaches and crocodiles, and the JungleWorld offers close-up views of gibbons, otters and Fly River turtles. The zoo also offers numerous dining options and picnic areas. Visitors are permitted to bring their own refreshments.
Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 367-1010

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located on Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Keep in mind that flash photography, video cameras and luggage are not permitted inside the museum. The Met offers several cafes for visitors, as well as a dining room and lounge for members only. While the exhibits are changed from time to time, you can be sure to find artifacts, portraits, paintings and other works of art from all over the world. Check the Met's website to learn more about current exhibits. The Met also offers gallery talks and guided tours, as well as special events such as lectures and even concerts. Audio Guides are available for self-guided tours. The Met also features libraries with numerous manuscripts, periodicals, photographs and rare first editions. Before you leave, pick up a souvenir at the Met's gift shop.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710

Central Park

New York City's Central Park is a popular destination for those wishing to escape city life for a little while. America's first public park is located on 843 acres of woodlands, lawns and water. The park features over 50 sculptures. It also offers playgrounds (21 of them), walking paths and bridle paths. Bird-watching enthusiasts can keep an eye on the over 275 species of migratory birds that have been seen in the park. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can enjoy tennis, walking, hiking, jogging and Frisbee. There are also various events and special programs.
Central Park
14 E. 60th St.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 310-6600

Article Written By Catherine Chase

Catherine Chase is a professional writer specializing in history and health topics. Chase also covers finance, home improvement and gardening topics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Skidmore College.

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