Top 15 things to do in New York

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1. 9/11 Memorial Museum: This was an amazing place that showcased 9/11 in such a memorial way. They did such a good job highlighting those who were effected by 9/11 instead of the hijackers. They really touched on those heroes who stepped in, it made me feel so proud to be an American and how beautiful this country really is. *TIP* if you are a student you get a discount on a ticket. If you go Tuesday nights you could get a free ticket, almost like a lottery drawing.


2. Rent Bikes: Guys this was a LIFE SAVER! Rent some bikes while you’re there, it is so much better than walking place to place. You can rent a bike for $10 for 24 hours. They have drop offs everywhere, a lot of times you are about a mile or so away from where you want to go and subway would take to long and taxi is so much money so it was really nice to rent a bike and see the city that way!IMG_2121

3Little Italy and China Town: These two places were so fun, they have really authentic food here. I recommend eating in China town and having dessert in Little Italy.

4. Wall Street: This is a fun place where you can take your picture by the bull and see all the business men in their attire. It is exciting to see where all the stocks and exchanges happen!IMG_2109

5. Rockefeller: Grab a bite here, shop the little stores or go ice skating during winter seasons. You will recognize a lot of movies that are filmed here!

6.  Time Square: This is a given, but you HAVE to do it. It is insane and well worth the hustle and bustle of everyone. We loved time square, it was so fun to see everything light up and they have some great shopping too.IMG_2212

7. Highline: This is an awesome place to walk and over look the city. It used to have a train run through it and it is now a garden. Tuesday nights they have sky gazing and truck food. yummy.

8. Gansevoort Market: THIS IS A MUST. I loved loved loved this place, they have all the cutest yummiest food booths here. It was such a down to earth place where you can eat almost anything your heart desires.IMG_2232

9. Grand Central Station: This is also a given, but a must. It was so exciting to see this station in real life. It is HUGE and BEAUTIFUL. It was super easy to get to by subway, i highly recommend it.


10. Brooklyn Bride: This was a beautiful area to go to see the city landscape. The bridge is so large and its a short walk to the other side. *TIP* Go when it is about sunset, it is absolutely beautiful!IMG_2402

11. Central Park: This was a life saver, it was so refreshing to find some green grass and just relax. Central park is HUGE and there is so much to do there. They have Shakespearean nights, food, entertainment going on and so much more.IMG_2280

12. Statue of Liberty: We took the free ferry over to Staten Island, this was enough for us because you go right by the statue of liberty for FREE. *TIP* when you go to the ferry you will be hounded like a dog from sales people out front, they will try to tell you that you need a ticket, you’re in a wrong place or they work there. Becareful with these guys, because it is FREE and you don’t need any help… just walk straight in, sit down and wait till the ferry comes. Thats it!

13. Top of the Rock: This was BEAUTIFUL and well worth the money spent. You get a overlook view of the whole city. Just trust me and GO. *TIP* go when it is a hour before sunset, this way you get to see it in the day time and all the city lights onIMG_2492

14. Chelsea’s Place: This is amazing place to eat also! They have such fun authentic food here, there is a bunch of different places to choose from. Also they have a market inside so if you’re dying for some fresh fruit, this is the place.

15. Radio City Music Hall: This is such an awesome place to site see, you get to walk right in front of where the NFL draft happens, Americas got Talent and so much other tv shows that have been filmed there.


It was so easy to get around everywhere! We used Uber and Lyft mostly to and from the airport. It is a personal driver app that you can download, the great thing it is usually HALF the amount of what a taxi would be. I have a code for both if you want some free ride while you are traveling! Enjoy!!


We used AIRBNB to stay at affordable and darling places in the city! This is locals who will host their places or rentals like a hotel. They have background checks and are put through a process to “host” we found some of the greatest places. We have a $40 coupon link if you sign up on your first stay with AIRBNB. You can see we have used for all over the world… Italy, Greece, Paris, Tennessee, New York ect.. have fun!

Airbnb: (will get you $40)

Uber: KATK532UE     (will get you $20)

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  • Reply Bethany Rushton

    love it! I want to visit so badly, thanks so much for the tips

    October 13, 2015 at 11:55 am
  • Reply natasha

    Thanks so much for the great info! Can’t wait to visit!!

    February 23, 2016 at 11:32 am
    • Reply xoxokat

      Yay can’t wait, make sure to subscribe i will be doing a lot more top 15 things to eat and do around the world 🙂 xoxo

      February 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Stacie

    Great tips! 20 days and counting until we hit the US 🙂 so excited!

    April 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm
    • Reply xoxokat

      ahhh! amazingness! I hope you enjoy your time here! Have fun in the big apple!

      April 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Giana

    Great pictures! Can’t wait till I get to the US! Thanks for the tips!

    April 24, 2016 at 11:03 am
    • Reply xoxokat

      Thanks so much, I hope you have the best time in the US. It really is the funniest time exploring NY 🙂

      April 27, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Charmy

    Loved this and going to NY soon!

    May 28, 2016 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply J'Lyn

    Great tips! The only thing I’m worried about is the subway. Hopefully, it is easy to maneuver. We are going in July!

    June 12, 2016 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    is the uber promo only for first time users as well? LOVE your tips! My best friend and I are in the midst of planning a trip for november!

    September 28, 2016 at 9:47 am
    • Reply xoxokat

      You will love it in november! very beautiful there then! I think it is for first time users, but go ahead and try it anyways!! 🙂 Have fun!xo

      September 28, 2016 at 9:58 am
  • Reply stacey

    We are going over thanksgiving and I am very excited indeed! It will be our first time visiting New York, or America for that point! How easy is it to maneuver around New York, how many sights were you able to fit in each day? Thank you for these useful tips I will definitely keep a list of these to hand 🙂

    September 30, 2016 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Alex

    What kind of cámara do you have ? The quality of the pictures are amazing !

    November 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm
    • Reply xoxokat

      hey alex! i have a canon mark 5D iii. Thanks so much for the sweet comment 🙂

      November 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Bulou Varanisese Drodrolagi

    Just happened to stumble upon your blog, thanks to Pinterest. I saw your husband in this post and thought, yep- he is definitely an islander! Beautiful couple, awesome blog!

    December 1, 2016 at 3:57 am
    • Reply xoxokat

      You are the sweetest! The tribal gives it away huh 😉 lol i appreciate you stopping by and subscribing! So good to hear from you! xoxo -Kat

      December 1, 2016 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Dee Monique Baca

    I found your blog on pinterest and this is seriously such great tips to know, for someone who has never traveled to new york city! I am traveling there april 7th to attend the IMATS event, but have so much free time this was great info to know. Btw, such a cute blog!

    December 27, 2016 at 7:33 am
    • Reply xoxokat

      Oh good i am so glad!!! You are going to have so much fun! Thanks for coming by 🙂 xoxo -Kat

      December 27, 2016 at 8:13 am
  • Reply hannah

    great post! Going there soon.

    June 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply aura

    Planning our trip to New York and this post was perfect!!

    April 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    Thank you! We are planning our trip now! Do the codes for the AirBNB and Uber still work? Thanks!

    January 17, 2019 at 9:19 am
    • Reply xoxokat

      Jessie you will have so much fun!! they do work 🙂

      January 17, 2019 at 9:23 am

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