Visit New York City.

Say hello to one of the most influential and bustling cities in the world. Prepare to be blown away by the overwhelming energy of this world-famous city. Explore sprawling parks, extensive museum exhibits, and historic monuments, and start checking things off of your tourism bucket list.

There’s no denying the Big Apple is home to some of the most notable landmarks in the history of our country. Soak in the rich narrative of this city by making stops at classic monuments. Learn about the history of immigration to New York from the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, a federally owned island in New York Harbor that operated until the mid-1900s. While you’re there, visit the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the French to the United States that functions as a universal symbol of democracy and freedom. And if you have more time during your stay, take a trip to Coney Island—a seaside resort in Brooklyn known for its Ferris Wheel, roller coasters, and delicious hot dogs.

After your deep dive into history, spend time walking through Manhattan to explore some of the greatest tourist destinations in the city. Pack a picnic for an afternoon at Central Park, the first large park in the United States. Sit and enjoy the pulse of the city and some top-notch peoplewatching. After a peaceful pause at the park, dedicate an evening to exploring Times Square, a major commercial intersection and entertainment center. You’ll see billboards promoting some of the world’s most iconic brands light up the night sky. Find local artists busking at all times of the day. While you’re there, buy tickets to a Broadway show—you can’t go wrong with any theatre production touring at the time of your stay. There is no shortage of wonderful live entertainment in Manhattan for tourists to enjoy. You’re sure to understand the nature of the city that never sleeps during your trip.

Before you depart, make it a priority to stop at all of New York’s boroughs to get a feel for the cultural diversity of the city. From exploring Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisine in the Bronx, to listening to live jazz in Harlem, there’s no shortage of delicious foods and experiences to liven your senses.

Enjoy all of this and more by booking a flight with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to LaGuardia Airport, making planning your next Big Apple visit a smooth experience. When you book with Southwest, rest assured that the process will be simple, from selecting your flight to checkout. At Southwest, we know that having a great time takes more than finding a good deal. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight.

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Things to do in New York City.

Green walking spaces
  • Central Park
  • The High Line
  • Washington Square Park
Must-see museums and monuments
  • Ellis Island
  • One World Trade Center
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Arts
Live entertainment spots
  • Rockefeller Center
  • The theater district
  • Times Square

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