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Fun Things to do in New York

Updated on November 1, 2010
New York City
New York City

New York is filled with fun things to do, all year round. Visitors can easily run out of time before they are able to take in all of the New York sights, in a single trip. New York is filled with top stores, amusement centers, tours, rides, as well as places of adventure and laughs. Take a limousine ride around New York City or witness the entire city through the virtual New York SkyRide, before deciding where to go next.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is located in the heart of New York, and has over 3.8 million visitors each year. People visit the Empire State Building to admire the view over New York from the two Observatories, located on the 86th and 102nd floors. Taking in the view from an ESB observatory is not the only fun thing to do at the Empire State Building. Experience the New York Skyride, located on the second floor. The NW Skyride is a virtual aerial simulator which enables individuals to take a tour of the City of New York, without moving their feet. The Empire State Building recently opened a new interactive multi-media exhibit museum, also found on the second floor, displaying artifacts with technology. If your thinking about getting married, the Empire State Building accommodates weddings too.

Comic Strip Live
Comic Strip Live

The World Famous Comic Strip Live

The Comic Strip Live was voted AOL City Guides Best Comedy Club, and is a great place to visit for a fun night out in New York. The Comic Strip has staged world famous comedians such as Adam Sandler, Carol Leifer, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, and Ray Romano. Bookings have to made in advance and Comic Strip Live ticket prices do vary, depending on the nights line up. All ticket holders are subject to a two drink minimum purchase, costing a total of $20 for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Many celebrity comedians had their careers kick started after performing here.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

What makes visiting the Statue of Liberty a fun thing to do in New York is that it is a national monument that requires a short boat trip to get to, as it is on New York's Liberty Island. Visitors are free to climb the stairs up to the viewing deck around the Statue of Liberties crown and choose to take a guided or self-guided tour around the Ellis islands exhibits. Walk around the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and take a step back in history or watch the "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" movie to witness real experiences of immigrants of the past.

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is located in the famous Madison Square Gardens, New York. New sky rocketing performances are held at the Radio City Music Hall every week. The types of performances showed at the RCMH include famous singers, exclusive theatrical shows and comedians. The Radio City Music Hall also has its own Radio City Store and this is the place to go to purchase genuine memorabilia, to remember the occasion.

Coney Island
Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island is home to a seasonal amusement area filled with fun rides, stalls, shows and parades. The attractions in Coney Island are open from Easter until the end of September, each year. Luna Park is one of Coney Islands major attractions and hosts five thrilling rides such as the Brooklyn Flyer and the Electro Spin. Other rides found in Luna Park include family rides an kiddie rides. Coney Island's 'Cyclone' is one of the most famous roller coasters in the world. Take a stroll along the boardwalk or visit Coney Island's aquarium, before spending a couple of hours at the beach. Coney Island also has a variety of restaurants serving fast food as well as sit down menu style dining.

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