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Things to do in Manhattan

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“compared to the other choices, to me this one is the best, they have indoor and outdoor views of the city at a prime location. try to come there around sunset cause then you can get the day view and the night time view”
  • 163 locals recommend
Tourist Attraction
“The best place to take a picture with the biggest christmas tree in the city. It's one of the most iconic places in NYC during the christmas holiday. The ice skating rink is very popular. Go up top of the rock to get amazing views of NYC. If you get hungry, no worries, the ground floor has many places to eat at. Across the street from Saks Fifth Avenue, which offers the most amazing christmas light show. ”
  • 229 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue at 1260 Avenue of the Americas, within Rockefeller Center, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation, it is the headquarters for the Rockettes, the precision dance company.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Plaza
“Not only is this the location of the NBC building, but in the wintertime its the main square for Ice Skating! and just around the corner is the Rockefeller Center where the Tony's are hosted as well as where the Rockettes perform!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Route
“Famous complex that's home to TV studios, plus a seasonal ice rink & giant Christmas tree.”
  • 36 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Instead of the Rockefeller Top of the Rock, visit the Rainbow Room and grab a drink for the same price!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best/most popular bakery in the city! You can't go wrong with anything inside!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Transportation
“Rockefeller center definitely has one of the BEST views of NYC. About a 35 minute DIRECT train ride, this should be at the top of anyone's list.”
  • 20 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Nice for a special diner. One of the five NY restaurants with three Michelin stars. $$$$”
  • 21 locals recommend
Plaza
“In the heart of Midtown, this is an iconic spot that is easily recognizable in films and tv.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“A 5 star steak house. Jacket is required. In my opinion the best steak in NYC!”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“For those who left their little girls at home. My sister's daughter loves this place.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Upscale former speakeasy serving classic American fare in an old New York setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Plaza
“Tree Lighting Ceremony The 2018 tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 28 at Rockefeller Plaza. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues until 9pm on January 7. Each year, thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions watch the live broadcast.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Instead of the Rockefeller Top of the Rock, visit the Rainbow Room and grab a drink for the same price!”
  • 9 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Nice for a special diner. One of the five NY restaurants with three Michelin stars. $$$$”
  • 21 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“A 5 star steak house. Jacket is required. In my opinion the best steak in NYC!”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“For those who left their little girls at home. My sister's daughter loves this place.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Upscale former speakeasy serving classic American fare in an old New York setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Best wine bar in NYC run by sommelier from the 3 Michelin Stars Le Bernadine ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you’re a meat lover, this place is a must visit. Eat all you can at a decent price.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Outpost of the upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare & a clubby, refined setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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