15 things to do in NYC

Looking to experience the ultimate New York City during your stay for Meet Magento New York? The Big Apple is famous for all of its food and entertainment attractions, historic haunts and a few other unique must-do’s. We’ve put together a list of our local recommendations for things you don’t want to miss – only a cab or subway ride away!

1. Times Square

The iconic center of New York. Home to some of the most over-the-top interactive displays and 24-hour shops and restaurants, Times Square is the perfect place to experience all of the lights in “the city that never sleeps.” Nestled in the heart of midtown, you can also visit one of the nearby theaters for world-famous broadway shows.



2. Central Park

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of NYC? Central Park provides a safe haven with a relaxing environment and beautiful landscape. September is the ideal time to see the colors change on the leaves as your are surrounded by trees and greenery. The famous Central Park Boathouse offers beautiful views while you dine and drink, or take a paddleboat out and explore wildlife in the ponds yourself!


3. World Trade Center Memorial

Admire the beautiful waterfall memorial and museum constructed in remembrance of the tragedies that occurred on September 11th, 2001 at that location in downtown Manthattan.
And just a short walk from the Conference.


4. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Explore and learn important historical information in the largest art museum in the United States: The Met. Containing over two million pieces of work, the Metropolitan Museum is the perfect place to see up close the works from some of the most famous artists in the world.


5. Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island

A beacon of freedom to immigrants arriving in the U.S., the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are now preserved institutions of U.S. history. Experience firsthand the stories behind these places and the thousands of immigrants who passed through their doors in search of the land of opportunity. A ferry from South Street Seaport will take you past the statue, and over to Ellis Island, while offering a water-view of the city!



6. Century 21 Shopping

A beacon of freedom to immigrants arriving in the U.S., the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are now preserved institutions of U.S. history. Experience firsthand the stories behind these places and the thousands of immigrants who passed through their doors in search of the land of opportunity. A ferry from South Street Seaport will take you past the statue, and over to Ellis Island, while offering a water-view of the city!


7. Top of the Rock

For the perfect aerial view of New York City, visit the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center). You will be amazed at how much is visible from one of the highest points of the city.



8. Broadway

Take the time to experience the most popular musicals and plays on the planet. Broadway is home to some of the most famous performers and offers a medley of shows that everyone is sure to enjoy.

9. Arthur’s Tavern

Located in West Village, this historic night club is sure to help you take a load off, sip a cocktail and take in some local musical talent. Offering a variety of music, Arthur’s Tavern allows guests to sit back and enjoy an intimate show in an old-school venue, like a true New Yorker.


10. South Street Seaport

Located in West Village, this historic night club is sure to help you take a load off, sip a cocktail and take in some local musical talent. Offering a variety of music, Arthur’s Tavern allows guests to sit back and enjoy an intimate show in an old-school venue, like a true New Yorker.





11. Empire State Building

Visit the iconic, 103-story tall Empire State building in the heart of Manhattan and see the city from a bird’s eye view — it’s worth the wait in line to truly capture a sweeping view of the city!

12. New York Stock Exchange

The “Big Board” located on Wall Street is considered the world’s largest stock exchange. Take a tour and learn all about the history of commerce and capitalism in the iconic NYSE. Located right across the street from the Conference Center!


13. Circle Line Cruises

Take a cruise along the Hudson while seeing the city from an alternative standpoint. Circle Line is one of the best ways to tour the NYC skyline while enjoying a boat ride with dinner and drinks.



14. City Winery

Featuring live entertainment, City Winery is home to some of the best tasting wine and cuisine in SoHo. The ambiance and romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy your company.

15. Eateries

New York City is home to some of the greatest restaurants in the world. Known for its diversity and excellence in cuisine, NYC offers a variety of authentic options including ‘the best pizza on earth.’