One Day in New York City

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This post is a compilation of ideas on how to spend one day in New York City, including an itinerary for those new to the Big Apple and more granular sections on how to enjoy a day in just one or two neighborhoods.  We also include a section on taking day-long guided sightseeing tours, including our 6-hour All-In-One Downtown Tour

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Things to Do in November in New York

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This post lists the many things to do in November in New York City. We’ve included family-friendly options, things to do at night, and of course, free activities since we appreciate traveling on a budget.  November is a month when, if dressed appropriately, you should be comfortable walking around the city.   The video below covers weather and things to do.  Be sure to check out our extensive list of Things to Do in NYC or our guides for other months for even more ideas.  

Top 10 Things to Do

Free Things to Do

How’s the Weather

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New York October

Things to Do in October in NYC {2017}

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This post lists great things to do in October NYC, including free activities, kids’ events, fun things to do at night and more. October is a fantastic time to be in New York City. It is an off-peak tourist month so you will enjoy shorter lines at attractions. The weather is moderate, with brisk sunny days and blue skies.  The air is crisp and there will be the crunch of leaves under your feet. As long as you have a coat and closed-toe shoes, you will be comfy exploring the city, on your own or with us on one of our pay-what-you-wish tours. Our tours of Central Park, Brooklyn Heights, and the High Line are perfect for this time of year since these are places with plenty of trees and leaves changing colors.  Be sure to check out our master post on Things to Do in NYC for more ideas. 

Top 10 Things to Do in October

Free Things to Do

How’s the Weather

 


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Things to do New York City

Best Things to Do in New York City

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This post has information on the best things to do in New York City. Below you can find links to information on the city’s top attractions, museums, points of interest, kid-friendly activities, food, self-guided tours of over 20 neighborhoods, and suggestions for things to do at night.  Each link leads to a much more comprehensive page on that particular topic.  Be sure to consider one of our pay-what-you-wish tours to explore these neighborhoods.  


Free Things to Do

Things to do at Night

Seasonal and by Month

Taste New York Food

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10 Rooftop Bars | Free NYC Observation Decks

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This post is a guide to some of the best rooftop bars in New York City. They all offer stunning views, good atmosphere, and tasty drinks. So why not sip on a perfectly poured ‘Manhattan’ gazing at the shimmering lights of Manhattan!

 

 


OVERVIEW

In your search for great skyline views of NYC, rooftop bars are a fun (and less expensive) alternative to the 3 observation decks: Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, and One World Trade Center.

Our list is based on a combination of factors: the view, the price and the atmosphere. The cost of drinks ranges the gamut from a $7 beer or $4 soda to $20+ dollar cocktails! Same for atmosphere. Some are very casual and others are a bit formal. But all of them have beautiful views of different parts of NYC.

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Things to do in September

Top 10 Things to Do in September in New York City

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This post has the lo-down on the top 10 things to do in New York City in September. In fact, we have more than just 10 things to do because September is a great time to visit New York City. Summer is winding down, but it’s still warm enough for lots of outdoor fairs and festivals. Fewer tourists means more room for you to join the locals in some annual favorite events. There is dancing and eating in the streets and tennis balls and baseballs in the stadiums!  The weather in NYC in September is just right for walking and exploring the city, whether on your own or with us on one of our pay-what-you-wish tours.  Be sure to check out our master post, “Things to Do in NYC“, for more ideas.


Top 10 Things to Do

Free Things to Do

How’s the Weather


TIP:  If you are looking to save money on attractions, think about getting a tourist pass. For some help deciding, read our post “Which is the best tourist pass?


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August in NYC

Top 10 Things to Do in August in NYC

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This post gives you the inside scoop on the top 10 things to do in New York City in August in 2017.  August in New York can be hot – temperature wise but also “hot” as in happening and the place to be. August is a month for festivals, free concerts, cultural parades, free movies in parks and more. For tourists, August is a great month to be in New York City especially on weekends, as the city clears out of locals and some activities are less crowded. On the other hand, there are more tourists, so keep that in mind when planning your itinerary.  For ideas in other areas of the Big Apple, check out our definitive guide of things to do in NYC.

Top 10 Things to Do

Free Things to Do

How’s the Weather

 

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Grand Central Terminal Tours

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This post is a review and comparison of the various different walking tours of Grand Central Terminal, including our own guided pay-what-you-like tour as well as a self-guided GPS-enabled audio tour.  Most Grand Central Terminal tours run anywhere from 1 ½ – 2 hours in length, making them easy to fit into almost any itinerary. Even if you don’t think you have time to explore this historic station, chances are you’ll be able to find time for one of these trips. If you can’t squeeze one of the following walking tours into your schedule, there are also self-guided and audio tours that you can enjoy at any time.

Free Tours by Foot

Audio + Self Guided Tours

Tours Make a Stop Here

 

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New York Bus Tours Reviewed

New Yorker Bustouren im Vergleich: Welche ist am besten?

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Bustouren bieten die tolle Möglichkeit, in kurzer Zeit so viele Sehenswürdigkeiten wie möglich zu sehen. Gerade in einer riesigen und einschüchternden Stadt wie New York kann man mit einer Bustour einen guten Eindruck der Stadt bekommen, ohne sich dabei dem Stress und der Hektik der vollgepackten Straßen auszusetzen. Das bedeutet aber auch, dass man sich dabei gelegentlich für Quantität statt Qualität entscheidet. Welche sind also die besten Bustouren in New York? Wir haben sie hier für Sie zusammengestellt.

Hopp-on, hop-off Doppeldecker Busse

Thematische Bustouren

Kombitickets

 

New York Bus Tours

TIPP: Viele der hier erwähnten Bustouren sind in verschiedenen Varianten in den New York Touristenpässen miteingeschlossen.

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How is the September Weather in NYC

How is the Weather in New York in September?

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This post is a summary of the September weather in New York City, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do. The weather in September in NYC is pleasantly warm with high temperatures ranging between 70 – 8o degrees Fahrenheit (21 – 26 C) and low temperatures ranging between 55 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit (13 – 18 C), while the risk for extended hot spells that are common during July and August is greatly reduced.  It’s a sunny month with an average of 21 days of sunny or partially sunny skies.  If you are planning to visit New York City in September, you have picked a great month for outdoor activities including walking tours of the city. 

TIP:  Save money when in NYC with our pay-what-you-like New York Tours, and be sure to read our post comparing the tourist discount passes as well as the different New York City bus tour companies.


Average Temperatures

What to Wear

Free Tours by Foot


 

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Early September enjoys daytime high temperatures in the upper 70’s to near 80 F (about 26 C) while near the end of the month the daytime high temperatures are more likely to be near 70f (21C).  It’s still recommended to have sunscreen during the day, as the sun has the potential to do damage to unprotected skin.  

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