Highest-rated things to do in New York, according to Tripadvisor

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August 15, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in New York, according to Tripadvisor

Whether you’ve lived in New York your whole life or are planning a trip there for the first time, there are plenty of things to do no matter your tastes. From historic landmarks and museums to stunning parks and hiking trails, Stacker compiled a list of the highest things to do in New York on Tripadvisor.

The list includes must-see sites, unusual activities off the beaten path, iconic buildings and museums, and plenty of places you’re likely to have heard of and still others that may be new to you. Whether you’re a seasoned local or looking for something fun to do during your visit, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the highest-rated things to do in New York.

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#30. Saratoga Spa State Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (966 reviews)
- Category: State Parks
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#29. Brooklyn Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,593 reviews)
- Category: Art Galleries, Historic Sites
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#28. Erie Canal Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (416 reviews)
- Category: History Museums
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#27. Williamsburg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,697 reviews)
- Category: Neighborhoods
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#26. Central Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (132,870 reviews)
- Category: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks
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#25. Watkins Glen State Park

- Rating: 5 / 5 (4,536 reviews)
- Category: State Parks
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#24. Staten Island Zoo

- Rating: 4 / 5 (512 reviews)
- Category: Zoos
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#23. Montauk Point Lighthouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,441 reviews)
- Category: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lighthouses
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#22. Saratoga Race Course

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,810 reviews)
- Category: Horse Tracks
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#21. Lake George

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,166 reviews)
- Category: Bodies of Water
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#20. New York State Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,092 reviews)
- Category: Natural History Museums, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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#19. Robert Treman State Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,300 reviews)
- Category: State Parks
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#18. Mirror Lake

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,024 reviews)
- Category: Bodies of Water
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#17. Rosamond Gifford Zoo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (880 reviews)
- Category: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Zoos
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#16. Brooklyn Bridge Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,291 reviews)
- Category: Parks
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#15. Adirondack Mountains

- Rating: 5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Category: Mountains, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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#14. Cascade Mountain

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Category: Mountains
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#13. Niagara Falls

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (7,957 reviews)
- Category: Waterfalls
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#12. Yankee Stadium

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,288 reviews)
- Category: Arenas & Stadiums
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#11. New York Botanical Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,573 reviews)
- Category: Gardens
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#10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

- Rating: 5 / 5 (54,593 reviews)
- Category: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Art Museums
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#9. The Strong National Museum of Play

- Rating: 5 / 5 (2,154 reviews)
- Category: Children's Museums, History Museums
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#8. Dyker Heights

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (607 reviews)
- Category: Neighborhoods
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#7. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,524 reviews)
- Category: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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#6. Long Island Sound

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3 reviews)
- Category: Bodies of Water
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#5. Dumbo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,837 reviews)
- Category: Neighborhoods
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#4. Cave of the Winds

- Rating: 5 / 5 (6,078 reviews)
- Category: Caverns & Caves
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#3. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,437 reviews)
- Category: Historic Walking Areas
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#2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,446 reviews)
- Category: Gardens
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#1. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95,279 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
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