8 epic things to do in New York City at Night

The city that never sleeps brings some special experiences at night, while every city has their own nightlife, New York nights are completely memorable.

There are plenty of plans to do and enjoy in NYC at night, we share our top 7 to you here!

Watch a broadway show

Going to a Broadway show is an unforgettable way to enjoy a romantic night in New York. Some shows are unlike anything else, lights, acting and sometimes, celebrities, this experience is one thing you should try at least once.

Broadway, New York

Go to a Sports Game

New York City has some of the best sports teams. Regardless of what sports you love, there are games to attend throughout the year, there’s no reason to miss this, it is definitely one of the best things to do in NYC, the intensity and the way New Yorkers live sports will definitely keep you engaged and have a memorable night.

Sports Game, New York City

Enjoy seasonal activities

If you visit NYC in summer months, you will have options such as open-air movies, live music shows and outdoor decks to watch the stunning skyline views.

If you visit New York during the winter holidays you can do some ice skating at Rockefeller Center, see the famous ballet show ‘The Nutcracker’ or enjoy an incredible Christmas night tour at Dyker Heights.

Rockefeller Center, Seasonal Activities

See a Stand-up Comedy Performance

Going to a Comedy Club or a theater is a perfect plan to enjoy it alone or for a date night, you can taste some delicious cocktails and snacks.

No matter when you are visiting New York City, you will always find outstanding performers that will bring you an unforgettable night.

Standup comedy at night

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

This is one of the most popular New York City activities and definitely, walking the Brooklyn Bridge at night is a whole new experience, the skyline is stunning and looks completely different.

Walking the bridge will take you about 20-25 mins, afterwards you can go and stroll around Dumbo, a very special place where you’ll find some coffe shops, restaurants and parks.

Brooklyn Bridge

Discover the city from an Observation Deck

The views from one of New York City’s observation decks are epic!, enjoying a stunning sunset and the total transformation of the city or climbing to check the bright lights and imposing skyscrapers is a moment that will take your breath away for sure.

  • The Edge
  • Empire State
  • Top of the Rock
  • Summit One Vanderbilt
  • One World Observatory
Observatory Decks at New York City

Museums and memorials

New York has one of the best museums, many of them are open on late hours, some of them are free, some of the most populars are:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Open until 9 p.m. Thursday and Fridays
  • Museum of Modern Art: Free Fridays, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art: It stays open until 10 p.m. on Fridays
  • Madame Tussauds: Open until 10 p.m. on the weekends
  • 911 Museum and Memorial: Museum open until 8 p.m. and Memorial until 9 p.m.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Live the midnight moment at Times Square

Midnight Moment is the world’s largest and longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square from 11:57 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., on over 90 displays, it does show some amazing art on a very big scale to all visitors, 364 nights a year, it has featured more than 100 artists since 2012 and it’s one of the best things to do for art lovers.

Midnight Moment, New York

Do you want a different plan?, take a look at our Niagara Falls one day trip from New York, a stunning natural wonder and one of the most visited places in the world, do not miss it!

We have everything prepared for your vacations in New York.  Check our tours and trips and get ready to live the best experience of your life.

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