What to do during a stay in New York?

30th April 2021

stay in New York

Planning a trip to New York City and lost in the midst of all the things to do? Start by booking a short term rental in a hotel apartment or furnished flat to make the most of the city and its attractions. Our ideas for cultural visits, walks, leisure activities and our selection of the best restaurants in New York.


Must-see places in New York

 

New York is without a doubt an incredible city, but it is also huge. While it is obviously impossible to visit everything during your stay in New York, there are a few must-sees. Our top 6 "places to visit" in the Big Apple.

 

Book an apartment-hotel in New York, close to the Empire State Building

 

The Empire State Building is undoubtedly the most famous skyscraper in New York. Built on 5th Avenue, it stands 450 metres high, making it the second tallest building in the world. You can climb to the 86th or 102nd floor to enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city.

 

Empire State Building - 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

 

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Choose a furnished rental in New York, in the Times Square area

 

Another must-see place in New York: Times Square! It is named after the famous New York Times newspaper, which had its headquarters in this busy area of Manhattan. Even if you don't spend hours there, you will be surprised by the effervescence that reigns there, amidst the lights and giant screens. If you are in New York on December 31st, Times Square is the place to go to see the traditional New Year's Eve show.

 

Times Square - Manhattan, NY 10036, USA

Staying in New York
Staying in New York


A furnished flat in New York to visit the Statue of Liberty

 

The Statue of Liberty is the emblem of New York! Built in 1886 by the French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, it was a gift from France to the United States to celebrate the centenary of the American Declaration of Independence. To admire it up close, you have to board the Staten Island ferry and to visit it, you have to go to Battery Park!

 

Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, USA

 

Accommodation in New York near Central Park

 

If you need some fresh air in New York, head to Central Park. With its 341 hectares, it is the largest urban park in the world! It's the perfect place to recharge your batteries amidst the lush greenery, watch the birds and squirrels, visit the zoo or go for a jog. In the middle of this green lung, an ice rink is set up every winter. If you're lucky enough to be in New York this time of year, go there and do some tricks on the ice!

 

Central Park - New York, NY, USA

 

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Find accommodation in New York near the High Line

 

This atypical high park stretches for 2.3km along an old railway line. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, the High Line is a great place to go green amidst the hundreds of plants and trees that populate this greenway.

 

High Line - New York, NY 10011, USA

 

Book a short term rental in New York near the Brooklyn Bridge

 

The Brooklyn Bridge is also a New York City landmark. If you have some time to spare, take a trip to the skyline, the bridge's pedestrian walkway. This must-see walk in the city has existed since the bridge was inaugurated in 1883.

 

Brooklyn Bridge - New York, NY 10038, USA

 

New York's must-see museums

 

New York is the artistic and cultural capital par excellence. Museums and galleries are everywhere in the city. However, you probably won't have time to visit them all, so here are the 3 main ones you shouldn't miss. You can also visit the website of the New York tourist office.

 

An apartment-hotel in New York near the Museum of Modern Art

 

The MoMA is a world famous museum and one of the most important for modern art. Opened in 1929, it contains over 100,000 works by renowned artists. Among them are paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Klimt, Hopper, Warhol, Dali and many other geniuses.

 

Museum of Modern Art - 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

 

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New York accommodation near the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

The Met is one of the largest art museums in the world. It contains over 2 million works from all over the world. It contains relics from Egyptian and Greek antiquity, art deco objects, European paintings by Monet, Goya and Rembrandt, and contemporary works.

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

 

Find a New York rental in the Guggenheim Museum area

 

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has an incredible collection of Impressionist and modern art. It features paintings by Cézanne, Braque, Bacon, Miro, Gauguin... In addition to its collections, the building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is not to be missed.

 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA

 

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Activities for fun and entertainment in New York

 

The Big Apple offers thousands of attractions. It's hard to get bored during a stay in New York! 4 ideas for activities to become a real New Yorker.

 

Accommodation in New York in the Broadway area

 

This is THE area of theatres and above all, the capital of musicals. Spending an evening on Broadway to see a show is one of the most popular attractions during a stay in New York. Cats, Mamma Mia, Chicago, Cabaret... Let yourself be carried away by the magic of Broadway and spend an unforgettable evening.

 

Broadway - New York, United States

 

Choose a furnished rental in New York near Madison Square Garden

 

Madison Square Garden is a great place for sports fans. Especially if you are an NBA fan. If so, be sure to book tickets to a Knicks game. Are you more interested in ice hockey? Then you'll come and see the New York Rangers play. Either way, you'll have a great time.

 

Madison Square Garden - 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001, USA

 

New York accommodation in Harlem

 

Why go to Harlem on your trip to New York? To attend a gospel concert of course! Visit one of the many churches in the area for an incredible, emotionally-charged experience. Some addresses of gospel churches in Harlem (but also in Brooklyn):

 

First Corinthian Baptist Church - 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10026, USA

St. Luke Baptist Church - New York, NY 10037, USA

First Presbyterian Church Brooklyn - 124 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Brooklyn Tabernacle - 17 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

 

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A hotel apartment in New York for kayaking

 

To get away from it all, you can go kayaking on the Hudson River. A sporty, family-friendly and free activity that allows you to get some fresh air in the middle of the buildings of the Big Apple. Ideal for relaxing during a bleisure stay in New York.

 

Pier 26 - Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10013, USA

 

Good places to eat and drink in New York

 

New York is full of restaurants of all kinds, from authentic to healthy to street food. When it comes to drinks, the best thing to do in the Big Apple is to climb up onto the city's rooftops. Our selection of addresses to try at least once during your stay in New York.

 

Discover New York street food

 

Rich in calories, street food at every meal is far from being recommended. But during a stay in New York, it's hard to resist. We give you the emblematic addresses of the city.

 

A pizza at Joe's Pizza - This is one of the most famous addresses in the city. You can pop in at lunchtime for a huge slice to go. There are several locations in the city including: 7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014, USA.

 

A Nathan's hot dog - This is the chain of stands scattered all over the New York pavements to fill a small hunger at any time.

 

A burger at Shake Shack - This fast food chain is a must in New York. Even if the waiting line is impressive, it is absolutely necessary to be patient to taste at least once these mythical burgers. There are several locations in New York including E 23rd St and, Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA.

 

A cookie at Levain Bakery - This cookie shop is said to be one of the best in the world! Whether it's for breakfast or a snack, it would be a shame not to go there and see for yourself. It has several locations around the city, including : Levain Bakery - Upper East Side - 1484 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA.

 

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Salivate at Chelsea Market

 

Chelsea Market is a must-see indoor market in New York. If you love good food, you won't be disappointed. Bakers, pastry chefs, butchers, fishmongers and other fine artisans will welcome you to their shops. If you're not there to fill your basket, you can also have lunch in one of the restaurants located there. Among them, The Lobster Place is undoubtedly one of the best addresses to discover if you like shellfish. Here, you can taste fish and seafood and especially Maine lobster, served in all its forms: in sandwiches, on toast, grilled or with mayonnaise, at an unbeatable price.

 

Chelsea Market - 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

 

Relaxing with a drink on a New York rooftop

 

In the city of skyscrapers, you don't take your drinks on the ground. Our selection of rooftops that are worth a visit.

 

A drink in the Soho district at cloudM New York Bowery in an intimate setting on the 20th floor of this modern hotel. 189 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA.

 

A cocktail at The Press Lounge in a very chic and luxurious setting at the top of the Ink48 hotel. 653 11th Ave 16th Floor, New York, NY 10036, USA.

 

The Jane, to watch the sun set over the Hudson in a retro space with typical red brick walls. 113 Jane St, New York, NY 10014, USA.

 

A drink at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in a natural, hanging garden atmosphere. 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA.

 

Le Bain, to dance the night away on the roof of the Standard Hotel facing the city that never sleeps. The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA.

 

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