Best Activities for a Rainy Day in New York City

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in New York City on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in New York City

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  • Ellie K
    Birmingham, UK282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The memorial fountain made me very emotional; it was moving and extremely poignant. It is an upsetting and very appropriate tribute to remember the tragedy and lives lost. It was nice to see that people had added flowers to some of the names.

    The Survivor Tree is also very emotional to see and brought many deeper meanings to mind as we stood appreciating it.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Cassandra C
    California City, CA27 contributions
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    The Met is a treasure trove of art and history, with beautifully curated exhibits spanning centuries and cultures. It's a must-visit for art enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Don't miss the rooftop garden for stunning views of Central Park!
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • loonietunes123
    Manchester, UK98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It really is a great piece of architecture. I just wanted to see inside and was not disappointed but happily surprised that there was a lovely food market in there too and my partner was veryhappy to see the apple store upstairs where he could do the apple vision Pro trial so a win for both of us 😂
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Graham
    Wishaw, UK231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting exhibits in the free Polanski Exhibition including Charles Dickens writing desk and chair, The Guttenburg Bible and i was particularly pleased to see Adam Smith's On the a wealth of Nations first edition. The architecture inside and out the library is beautiful. There are other exhibited such as art and an arctic photography exhibition.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Anna E
    Towcester, UK339 contributions
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    I’m not a religious person but I like visiting cathedrals/ old churches as I find the architecture and history quite interesting. There’s almost always a quiet calm about them which offers respite from the craziness of a city!

    St Patrick’s is free to enter and has a bag check which is quick and simple.

    It’s a beautiful place inside and out and worth a visit.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Indah Edlightz
    Ontario, Canada3,759 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing Museum. This museum puts DC's Smithsonian to shame. Such great exhibits and amazingly presented. Not sure if its because there is a fee to enter compared to Smithsonian, but $100 for a whole family is not much and you can easily spend most of the day in here. We were her in the summer and it was not that crazy busy.. first you need to avoid the long lineup at the Central Park door and go to the back where there is never a line.. Also, the parking below is easy and cheap and it saves you tons of time walking around.
    Kids loved seeing all the places that were in "Night at the Museum" movies and just an overall great place to spend a day.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Janet C
    Birmingham, AL25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MoMA is New York's creative hub. Inside, iconic art and interactive exhibits inspire. It's a vibrant place where everyone can discover something new. Leaving, I felt energized by the experience.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Caroline S
    East Sussex, UK130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit, but Saturday may be the wrong time because it was simply packed with people. Hard to get a spot to eat. So much choice, great atmosphere , well worth a visit. Just pick a better time to go.!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Sarsprdoc
    Saratoga Springs, NY1,273 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sat on the Bridge for the first time. Good sound and no one able to stand in front blocking our view. Telemonitors were small so not best view. Always a slow exit with the stairwells
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • Kaan Kuskonmaz
    Istanbul, Türkiye284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anyone visiting New York City who is a die-hard fan of "Home Alone" can remember this place. It was my first stop when I was in Manhattan.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Maree H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was amazing. Very moving and really well done. Very respectful. Can't believe I got to hold things that were kept from 9/11. Highly recommend
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Escape21441100608
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always a wonderful place to visit when in New York, for the location and the Medieval art treasures. The coffee place is cute, but their cakes were stale, at least the ones we had.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Laurie S
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a Genealogist and enjoyed our visit with the Wong and Gumpertz Families. Jared was a great educator and guide. His enthusiasm and knowledge were great. The only negative comment I have is that it would be nice to see 3, possibly 4 units. Otherwise, it was excellent.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Andy Kos
    Southampton, United Kingdom129 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bit of random fun to fill in some time. We had the New York Pass, and this was included, so we decided to go along to have a look as we had some time to kill before having dinner. It turned out to be quite fun, a few silly games to do, and some quirky historical information. Sufficient to take up an hour or so of your day.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing collection, three magnificent Vermeer's kick off the visit, intimately displayed in room of their own. You can visit the whole museum in 1-2 hours, so you don't get overfed with art. I actually enjoyed this more than the big ones.
    Written 17 February 2024
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