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Things to Do in New York City

Don't miss out!! If you only have a limited time to visit the most exciting city in the world, make it easy and stay in the heart of it all at the Westin New York! Depending on your tastes, here are just a few of the many, exciting options:


Electrifying entertainment is never far in Times Square. The Theatre and Tour Desk Staff is here to handle the details for all tour, travel and entertainment needs, including arrangements to attend Broadway shows, concerts, movies, sporting events and more. To reserve tickets to a favorite show or sporting event prior to your arrival, call 1-212-201-2780.


New York City is a haven for sports fans of all kinds. No matter the season, NYC is brimming with activity, and sports are no exception! With everything from bicycle riding in Central Park, to the US Open Tennis Tournament, to professional sports, there is something for everyone in the Big Apple.

The only problem? You will have to choose a side.

Who will you cheer for during baseball season – the world famous New York Yankees, or hometown heroes the New York Mets? (If you are really lucky, you might be in town to see these New York favorites go head-to-head against each other!) During football season, you can either cheer on the New York Giants, or their crosstown rivals the New York Jets. If you would rather hit the boards during hockey season, you will have to pick – Rangers or Islanders?

Whether you are cheering on the Knicks at the famous Madison Square Garden, or pulling for the Nets at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, you are sure to have a fantastic experience and make memories that will last a lifetime.

You can bet that there is something special waiting for you in the city that never sleeps.


From the bright lights of Broadway to the halls of magnificent masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City has something to satisfy every palette, no matter the season. Whether you are looking to explore some of the finest museums in the world, or catch the hottest show, we have everything that you need to get your adventure started.

There is no better city in the world to explore fine art than the Big Apple. Start at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or ‘The Met’ as locals call it, which is home to nearly two million works of art. With everything from ancient etching to more recent masterpieces, the Met is sure to thrill the senses. If you are looking for the edgiest art exhibitions, the place for you is the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA. Hailed by the New York Times as the “greatest collection of modern art in the world”, this collection includes art ranging from Claude Monet’s Water Lilies to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, and everything in between.

If you want to bring history to life, head over to the American Museum of Natural History, which boasts the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. This hall of knowledge offers something for everyone including the impressive Millstein Hall of Ocean Life and the Hayden Planetarium Space Theatre that uses cutting edge technology to offer you an unparalleled and realistic glimpse into the depths of the universe.

Don’t feel like spending your day indoors? Luckily for you, the entire city of New York is a living museum. All you need to do is glance up at the historic skyline to see majestic sights like the art deco masterpiece Empire State Building. If you want to pack a real punch, go to Battery Park to catch a glimpse at the one and only Statue of Liberty. You can even take a ferry to Ellis Island to get the fully Lady Liberty experience.

Finally, if you are craving the lights of the Great White Way, come back to the Westin New York at Times Square, which is situated in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District. From cabarets to high kicks, belting divas to debonair leading men, the Broadway theatre scene offers the best of the best the world over. (Insider tip – check the TKTS booth under the red stairs in Times Square for half price tickets on the day of the show!) After the show, head over to the nearby Restaurant Row for some of the best dining in the city.

Perhaps they said it best in the Broadway musical “Newsies” – no matter what you do, you will be “the King of New York!”

Below are many of the art venues and museums that are just minutes away:

  • Museum of Natural History - Central Park West at 79th Street
  • Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum - 2 E. 91st Street
  • The Frick Collection - 1 E. 70th Street
  • International Center of Photography - 1133 Avenue of the Americas
  • Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum - Pier 86
  • Jewish Museum - 1109 Fifth Avenue
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum - 108 Orchard Street
  • Manhattan Art & Antiques Center - 1050 2nd Ave. at 56th Street
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 100 Fifth Ave. at 82nd Street
  • Museum of Art and Design - 2 Columbus Circle
  • Museum of Modern Art - 11 W. 53rd Street
  • Neue Gallerie New York - 1048 Fifth Avenue
  • New Museum - 235 Bowery Street
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim - 1071 Fifth Avenue
  • The Paley Center for Media - 25 W. 52nd Street
  • Whitney Museum of American Art - 945 Madison Avenue

There's so much to do and see in New York at Times Square!