New York City has the reputation of the “city that never sleeps”. And indeed, it seems as though this city starts living after the sunset – it gets crowded, the street lights shine at every corner, and the people get more excited.
In case you are thinking about visiting NYC during the night, this article will provide you with the top 10 things to do. By reading it, you will hopefully get more ideas and definitely enjoy the NYC nightlife to its fullest.
Indoor rock climbing
Rock climbing always seems like a good idea, especially if you do it during the night. If you are in for a thrilling experience in NYC, you should visit Brooklyn Boulders. If you are a beginner, don’t worry! The activities there adjusted both to the beginners and experts.
Visit the Rubin Museum of Art
If you want to feel the real NYC atmosphere, listen to jazz, and listen to some amazing talks about art, this is the place for you. While drinking cocktails, you will hear about your favorite pieces of art. Furthermore, the best thing is the Happy Hour (from 6 pm to 7 pm), during which you get two-for-one specials for the majority of drinks.
Visit Times Square
What is a visit to NYC without going to Times Square? People say that while standing in Times Square at night you feel NCY atmosphere completely. There are some of the most important shops and restaurants in Times Square. Also, if you are there between 11:57 pm to 12:00 am, you will witness one of the largest digital shows in the world since all the billboards in the square will be perfectly synchronized.
Walk on Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most important landmarks of NYC since it attracts the greatest amount of tourists. The best thing about it is the fact that you can walk on it 24 hours, and enjoy the sight of the famous NYC landmarks – The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Visit Grand Central Station
Arguably, Grand Central Station is one of the most beautiful works of architecture in the world. It has a major historical significance, and it is always crowded. However, during the night, the number of people there gets smaller, and therefore it is the perfect time to explore it.
Take a Night Bus Tour
The Night Bus Tour is one of the biggest tourist attractions in NYC. You can choose tours lasting from 40 to 90 minutes, so you will definitely find the tour which suits your needs. If you want to explore NYC at night, the Night Bus Tour is the best way to do it, since it gives you the insight of how NYC lifestyle looks like, and you also get to see its famous landmarks.
Late-night Visits to Museums
Some of the most famous Museums in NYC offer night tours. Museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art allow their visitors to enjoy the art pieces during the night. Also, it is less crowded when compared to the visits during the day, so if you want to avoid big crowds, and observe art in peace and quiet, this is definitely the idea worth considering.
Visit Some of the Best Restaurants
NYC is known for its restaurants and great food. There are places restaurants on Time Square, Theatre District, or Chinatown, which simply cannot be resisted.
TV Show Taping
NYC is the city where most of the TV shows are filmed, and you can be a part of it! You can attend the taping of Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live or The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and see some of your favorite celebrities, and all of that for free!
Visit Greenwich Village
If you happen to be in NYC during the night, visiting the center of the 1960’s counter-culture movement is a must! Greenwich Village offers you everything – bars, restaurants, and Washington Square Park, where you can see numerous street performances!