New York, the city that never sleeps, is home to dazzling attractions, inspiring events, and soaring skyscrapers—all of which would be considered taboo if you missed out on experiencing them.
Rain or shine, whatever the season, there are a lot of delightful things to do in New York. From museum tours to witnessing the sunrise from the 4th highest building in New York, the Empire State Building, you are sure to find an activity that fits your itinerary.
Things to do in New York
1. Witness the fall foliage by taking a cruise in Hudson River
If you want to experience something new and exciting when it comes to admiring the brilliant hues of fall foliage in New York, you can take a cruise on the Hudson River.
Tourists can choose from a variety of cruises, so you can find one that fits your needs in terms of group size and budget.
Some notable day cruises to take on the Hudson River are:
- Seastreak Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise (3-5 hours, $119)
- Circle Line Bear Mountain Cruise (8 hours, $55+ standard seating, $105+ premier seating)
- Classic Harbor Line Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise (2.5 hours, $124-$142 adults, $72/child of 3-4 years of age, $18/infant 2 years and under)
2. Nothing beats ice skating
November is a chilly month where several ice rinks are typically opened to the public.
NYC does not run short when it comes to ice rinks! It would truly be a shame to miss this since it is one of the best things to do in New York.
If you want a firsthand experience with New York’s most notable ice rink, then there is no place like The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Midtown.
One of the things that makes this particular ice rink the best in the city is the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
It gets lit up annually, and for most people, this serves as a beautiful attraction for loved ones, which is why heaps of families gather here around November.
If you have already tried skating at Rockefeller, then you want to try out other ice rinks within NYC:
- LeFrak Center
- Opens at November 11, 2022
- $8; $12 on weekends for Adults, Seniors, and Children
- Skate rental costs $8.71 (you may either rent a pair or bring your own)
- Wollman Rink, Central Park
- Opens at October 24, 2022 through March 15, 2023
- Adults: $15 (off-peak), $25 (peak), $35 (prime)
- Seniors: $10 for 65 years and up
- Children $10 for 2-12 years old
- Skate rental costs $10
- Bank of America Winter Village, Bryant Park Rink
- Skating admission is free
- Skate rental costs $15-$45
- Riverbank State Park Ice Skating Rink
- Open all year round
- Adults: $5
- Children: $3
- Skate rental costs $6/day
4. Watch an NBA game
If you are planning to visit New York and happen to be a fan of basketball, then you are in luck because you can watch an NBA game live here.
There are several teams competing against each other in November. Here is a complete list of schedules for NBA games as well as their tickets.
5. Take your loved ones on a dinner cruise
If you have already spent the entire day on land, the best way to end the day is by boarding a cruise as you indulge in mouth-watering food and gorgeous views of New York City.
We highly recommend booking a dinner cruise at the Bateaux New York.
Here, you can spend the night eating American cuisine, sightseeing, and jamming to music brought to you by DJs.
The ambiance of the cruise itself is breathtakingly sophisticated, especially since people would be dining on a glass-enclosed deck.
Next time you’re in New York, be sure to check out these attractions to make the most of your visit.