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Let’s be honest with each other, there clearly isn’t a lack of activities in NYC. In fact, if there is one place you can count on not having to be bored, this is the place. That being said, there are things to do outside of the typical NYC destinations while you are visiting the city. Here are a few of the places that don’t get as much of the attention, but totally deserve it. And if you’re looking to stay for a while visit to find a short term apartment in NYC for your stay.


Interested in learning about space? Expanding your understanding of human evolution? Maybe you just want to look at some giant dinosaurs? The American Museum of Natural History is, without a doubt, the place for you. This gigantic museum, adjacent to Central Park, houses exhibits on the history of mammals, reptiles, the earth, human origins, space, dinosaurs and fossils. It has something for everybody and has recently started gaining more and more attention due to its Hayden Planetarium Director, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

American Museum of Natural History

Looking for an amazing view of the city but have already done that whole Empire Building thing? Head over to the Top of the Rock, located at the top of Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. It boasts a 365 degree view and becomes even more awe-inspiring at night when you can see the NYC skyline fully lit.

Interested is getting away from the crowd while still enjoying a walk through the city? The High Line is the place to go! The High Line is a 1.45 mile long linear park built on an elevated section of an unused part of the New York Central Railroad. This elevated, green walkway gives you a birds-eye view of the city and provides a unique hiking experience that Central Park simply can’t match. 

Consider yourself a foodie? Then drop everything you are doing and go visit Eataly. Seriously, go…right now. Eataly is the largest Italian marketplace in the world, in the middle of the city, and co owned by world renowned, celebrity chef Mario Batali. Part grocery store, part restaurant, part bar, part food coma; you want to be here if food is your thing.

Times Square NYC

If it’s your first time in NYC, definitely stop by and take a glance at the usual must-sees such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and Times Square. How can you visit NYC and NOT see these places?

NYC Central Park Views
However long your trip to the city is, it is sure to go by in a blur. Take in as much as you can and try to find some of the hidden gems within all the craziness. There is never a lack of things to do, see, and taste!

About Jason Potts:

Hey, everybody! My name is Jason, and I contribute to this great blog, but when I'm not posting for, I like to play music with friends, cook, and travel as much as possible.


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