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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  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, MS299 contributions
    if you're going to visit one place in NYC, this is it. we did not hire a guide, but we did rent a pair of the audio devices with headphones which were $10 each. Very much worth it. There is so much emotion that I felt during this visit. You can't help but be moved and changed. Never forget.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • Ben Ben
    3 contributions
    We came in Febuary and its so crowed.The art museum was so nice and majestic with many value architecture.Highly recommend
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • Rose R
    15 contributions
    If you're close, drop by Grand Central Terminal. It's a beautiful, functional place. But, don't go out of your way....
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • Divmercy
    Naples, FL52 contributions
    We took a tour of this library that is free. Check out their website to find out details on how to get tickets. We learned so much history and details about the library and what it contains inside. I don’t want to ruin some of the details, so take the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny.
    There is a great exhibit going on at this time that is also free to tour. The library also has a fantastic store and coffee shop.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Melaney68
    Chesapeake Beach, MD9,482 contributions
    The staff did a very good job of monitoring and welcoming visitors. Large bags were checked as we entered and it was fairly easy to then visit and take in the beauty of the church. Bathrooms were on site, but the line was long.
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • H P
    1 contribution
    The museum itself is never too crowded and has a variety of art on display that is both history and unique and thought-provoking, which is the reason I gave a "very good" review.

    If you don't get tickets online beforehand, they have kiosks to purchase tickets so you don't have to stand in line. I was surprised by how many people didn't take advantage of the nearly 20 kiosks available. They're very easy to use.

    But, and I have no idea why, the floor in that museum is not kind on the feet. I spent two days walking around NYC and my feet were fine, but just after 20 minutes of walking around the gallery on the 4th floor my feet were screaming. I feel so sorry for all of the employees that have to stand on that floor all day.
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • usmboyzzz
    Sontag, MS299 contributions
    Buy your tickets ahead of time. There was a very long line. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the museum. There is so much to see. We particularly enjoyed the planetarium purchase. I would not recommend paying for the Shark exhibit. We were expecting a movie or presentation. It was simply an exhibit that took a few minutes to walk through.
    Written 20 March 2023
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  • NatliaCM91
    Bangor, UK67 contributions
    Chelsea market is such a vibe!! Cool, quirky and unique!! Lots of lovely places to stop and eat!! Stop by if you get a chance
    Written 19 March 2023
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  • Ivka70
    Bratislava, Slovakia171 contributions
    We attended an ice hockey game with the NY Rangers. The seats are very comfortable. There are many food courts on all floors.
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • Kelly Umholtz
    Houston, TX2 contributions
    Visiting the 9/11 workshop museum was a highlight of my trip to NYC. Gary’s stories and photographs brought the devastation and grief in the aftermath of 9/11 to life in such an honoring way to the first responders and also the victims and their families. His workshop carry’s the raw emotion and legacy of this devastating attack on our country and helps people ,like me, get a taste of what many experienced in the days and months following of 9/11. Don’t let the small size of the museum fool you. There is a lot of material, artifacts and stories to see. I spent 2 hours there! It was an honor to meet Gary while at the museum with his warm welcome and friendly demeanor.
    Written 13 March 2023
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  • Eric G
    8 contributions
    Visited these museum grounds over Memorial Day weekend. Absolutely beautiful location on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River, this museum resembles an old fortress/castle. Cost us 25.00 recommended but pay what you can/wish. Some beautiful tapestries and statues/carvings fill the castle like interior. Awesome raised ceilings add to the "feel". Courtyard gardens are an excellent touch and seem well maintained. Well worth an early Saturday trip for this treasure. We are planning to head back to explore the trail system all around the museum. A treasure in NYC's backyard.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • coconutugly
    Marbella, Spain1,450 contributions
    Especially at Christmas time, its near the rockefeller centre and the lights make it special. Obviously touristy but a visit is a must. Great photo ops and generally a happy vibe
    Written 6 March 2023
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  • Deaf_Leopard
    Trondheim, Norway435 contributions
    There was renovation work going on that kind of decreased the calmness i guess you get at the island normally.
    But the views are great and the history of the island itself is something that one must experience.
    Written 8 March 2023
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  • mark dobson
    5 contributions
    One of the world's great collections - a greatest hits of old masters - on show in a gallery for the only time while its home is refurbished. A brilliant experience - these paintings just glow. Not to be missed!
    Written 29 October 2022
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  • Mike R.
    Brooklyn, NY83 contributions
    I'm not going to lie! Harry Potter easily influenced me into visiting this. I had seen pictures of the place and always said, "Wow!, I want to visit this Harry Potter attraction and little did know that it wasn't technically linked to him. Nonetheless, this museum is a great visit. The Library? I mean look at it just look at it. It's a world I entered imagining something greater than reality. This is architecture that makes you feel and gives you emotion. This is architecture hat has depth and poise, simply timeless!
    Written 8 February 2023
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