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Top 10 Exciting Things to do in NYC in 2024   

New York City (NYC) is easily one of the most visited cities in the world. This is because it is a highly diverse and multicultural city where immigrants from many countries around the world have come and settled. Kindly watch this YouTube video created by Prowalk Tours to have a virtual walking experience around New York.    

There are many diverse places to visit in New York. There’s a little bit of a lot of countries in New York. NYC can make most people worldwide feel at home. In this article, we’re going to have a look at the top 10 things to do in New York, especially in April every year. So, kindly read on to find out. 

Exciting Things to do in NYC

Top 10 Fun Activities in NYC for Adults 

Among all the months in a year, April is the best time to visit NYC. This is because April and May are the spring months in New York. The city kind of “comes alive” during these two months. If you visit NYC during April or May, then these are some of the top 10 things to do in New York

Have a look at the cherry blossom trees in Brooklyn Botanical Garden

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has an immense variety of flora. There are many species of trees here that blossom at different months of the year. So, there is always blooming at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. 

There are quite a few cherry blossom trees at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. They bloom during the months of April and May. So, if you want to see some cherry blossom trees in bloom, you need not go all the way to Japan. Just a visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in NYC would suffice. We’re sure that it would be an awesome spectacle you would not want to miss.  

Visit the Destination Cosmos Virtual Reality Educational Center

At the Destination Cosmos Virtual Reality Educational Center, you can get to learn about and experience the vastness of our solar system in a radically new way. The structure of our Milky Way galaxy, the canyons on Mars, a supernova explosion, and the rings of Saturn are some of the things shown in Virtual Reality (VR) at the Destination Cosmos Educational Center. This place will be a treat for you if you like astronomy. 

Take a boat trip along the Hudson River

The climate in New York during spring is very pleasant, refreshing, and revitalizing. Therefore a boat trip along the Hudson River would be very refreshing and enjoyable for you. While on the boat ride, you can enjoy the cool and moist breeze that blows against your face. You can also witness the many trees on the riverbank sprouting new, light green leaves, which is a break from the dusty, dark green leaves that you usually see.

Visit the Rockefeller Center  

The Rockefeller Center has recently inaugurated a skating rink. This is in addition to the ice rink that it already has. New art is also painted on the walls of the center between April and October every year. So, that is definitely a treat for art lovers. 

Experience the Easter parade and Bonnet festivals

During the annual Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival, NYC is decorated with around 300 large brightly colored Easter eggs, mainly concentrated around the city’s central area. The annual Easter Parade & Bonnet festival procession moves from the 49th to the 57th street via Central Park. 

The procession starts at 10:00 AM in the morning and ends at 4:00 PM in the afternoon. The fascinating thing about the Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival procession is that the people of New York come dressed colorfully, and funnily during this procession. You can see people dressed as easter bunnies or as the Statue of Liberty, some famous personalities, etc. 

The best part about people’s attires during this procession is their large, extensively decorated, and funny hats. During this procession, you can witness people wearing hats woven as bunny ears, the Empire Estate building, tea kettles, bouquets, jester hats, peacock feathers, bald eagles, bamboo trees, cakes, butterflies, windmills, etc. The Easter parade is one of the most awaited festivals in NYC. 

Visit any famous rooftop bar in NYC

All the noteworthy rooftop bars in NYC give you panoramic and superlative views of the iconic buildings and locations in the city. So, if you want to get a glimpse of New York, visiting rooftop bars is one of the best ways to do so. 

Rooftop bars in New York are best visited during the spring and summer months because during the winter months, even though rooftop bars still offer picturesque views of NYC, the cold temperatures are something that many people can’t withstand. One can also enjoy some high-quality wine and snacks at the rooftop bars in NYC. 

Witness the entertaining performances at Broadway theatres in NYC

New York has around 40 odd Broadway theatres, each with a seating capacity above 500 seats and a large stage. Musical performances, dance performances, elaborate storytelling (with acting by various children/role players), and plays (especially classic British plays) can be witnessed at the Broadway theatres in NYC. 

The Broadway theatres in New York are mainly concentrated along the Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, Lincoln Center, and Theater District localities in New York. You ought to start early and allot at least 30 minutes extra for the traffic in New York to see the plays and performances performed at the Broadway theatres in NYC on time. 

Visit any popular observation deck in New York

Apart from rooftop bars, observation decks are another great way to get picturesque and panoramic views of New York. There are a few popular observation decks in NYC namely Top of the Rock, The Edge Hudson Yards, Summit One Vanderbilt, and One World Observatory. You can also get excellent views of New York from the top of its iconic buildings like the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, etc. 

Central Park

How could we miss this globally popular park? This is one of the largest parks in the world. It has a high diversity of flora and has a lot of main attractions where you can relax, unwind, sail model yachts, go boating, bird watching, visit an ancient castle, or even have a picnic. 

Some of the main attractions in Central Park are The Pond, Central Park Zoo, Central Park Mall, Sheep Meadow, Conservatory Water, The Lake, The Ramble, and the Belvedere Castle.  The main attractions in Central Park will be well worth your time and relax and inspire you.  

Take a timeout at the Timeout Market in Dumbo locality in NYC

This food hypermarket was opened in May 2019 at the dumbo locality in New York. It has fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and other raw food items from 20 different vendors! It also has two rooftop bars and four restaurants. 

It is located at 55 Water Street in Dumbo, New York. One can get unobstructed views of the Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge from any one of the rooftop bars at this hypermarket. If you love shopping and are a foodie, then this is “the place” for you to be in New York. 


New York is certainly one of the world’s best tourist cities. Its multi-ethnic culture and localities have something to offer for everyone. There’s a little bit of a lot of nations in New York to make most people worldwide feel at home. There are a lot of fun activities in NYC for couples and adults. So, kindly don’t miss out on them. 

New York has a lot of iconic high-rise buildings, parks, lakes, statues (the most iconic of which is the Statue of Liberty), malls, hypermarkets, theaters, rinks, restaurants, sports stadiums, etc. to entice and entertain anyone from any corner of the world. 

NYC also has an efficient public transport system (subways especially) to ease congestion. So, getting around New York won’t be a problem for you.  So, by all means, visit NYC if you can, especially in the month of April.  


  • Which is the best time to visit New York?

The spring months of April and May are the best time to visit New York. This is because the climate in NYC is enjoyable during these months and it is also the time when the famous Easter Parade is hosted. 

  • What are the main and unique specialties of New York?

The noteworthy and unique specialties of New York are as listed. 

  • Pizza is very popular and highly ordered in New York. 
  • Around 800 different languages are spoken in the city. 
  • You cannot sound any vehicle’s horn. It is illegal in NYC. 
  • People who own houses with gardens can order free trees of any species. 
  • It is one of the very few cities in the world to employ hybrid cabs. 
  • New York has the largest subway transport system in the world.
  • Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are kept in a safe deposit box. 


  • What is the average time it takes to visit all the popular localities in NYC?

It takes around 3 days (72 hours) to visit all the popular attractions in NYC. 

  • Which is the most densely populated area in New York?

A locality called Upper East Side is the most densely populated locality in NYC. It is even more densely populated than Times Square or Manhattan. It has a population density of around 1,68,000 people per square mile. 

  • Which is the most popular museum in NYC?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the most popular in New York. It has around 2 million relics and pieces of art collected over two centuries. 

  • Which are the most popular food items in New York?

Pizzas, sandwiches, hot dogs, and soups are the most popular food items in New York.  

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