New York City, Culture, Melissa KoBeyond the neon lights of Times Square and the sprawling green space of New York City, New York City is a five-borough metropolis offering millions of residents access to countless iconic sites, cultural centers, and financial institutions.

New York City is one of the most popular destinations in the world that has a lively environment and plenty of attractions. When you’re taking a trip to the city, there are a few activities to enjoy to experience the best that the location has to offer.

In a sleepless city like NYC, there are hundreds of things for visitors and locals to do, including the nine things written just below:

  1. Row Boats in Central Park

During the spring and summer season, you can take a boat ride in the middle of Central Park and enjoy the views of the skyscrapers that surround the lake.

  1. Attend a Broadway Show

Enjoy a live performance of an award-winning show on Broadway and get tickets to enjoy a traditional NYC experience.

  1. Tour Radio City Music Hall

According to, tour Radio City Music Hall and learn about its history. You’ll see a live performance of the Rockettes and learn more about the living history of the attraction.

  1. Visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to learn about the 3,000 victims that died in the terrorist attacks in NYC and view the twin pools that were recently built on the grounds, according to 

  1. Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is known as the most famous museum in the country and is a great place to view different types of masterpieces that come from around the world.

  1. See the Statue of Liberty

Take a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty where you can climb the stairs inside of the monument and take in the views of the city from the tiny island.

  1. Walk Along the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world and will offer a memorable experience when you walk or bike across it during the day.

  1. Shop on Fifth Avenue

Shop on Fifth Avenue to pick up clothing items and accessories at high-end stores that include Tiffany & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman.

  1. Eat Lunch in Bryant Park

Pick up lunch and eat on the grass in Bryant Park to see the locals play live music and enjoy the scenery, which includes plenty of skyscrapers that surround the quaint location.

Melissa Ko, founder of Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC has been a resident of New York for over 25 years, and she is incredibly grateful to be able to call this wonderful, eclectic, sleepless city her home.  Please visit and to learn more!