Things to Do in May in New York City

New York City is an amazing place, and guests will find an array of awesome attractions, activities, and more to enjoy. May is a brilliant time to visit. Whether you want to take a cruise to see the Statue of Liberty, want to visit NYC's amazing museum, or want to enjoy some family-friendly adventures, you are certain to have an amazing time. Browse the May schedule to create the most memorable getaway.

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Top Things To Do In New York in May
May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Freedom Liberty Cruise NYC Best Statue of Liberty Cruise
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In May, the Freedom Liberty Cruise offers a breathtaking voyage around New York City. As spring fever sets in, you'll witness the greenery of NYC parks from a different perspective. The mild weather enhances the view of renowned highlights like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline. With less crowd compared to the summer months, May allows a more peaceful cruise, ensuring the aural tour guide is perfectly audible too.
May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
American Museum of Natural History
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May is the perfect time to visit the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as the spring season brings warmer weather and blooming flowers throughout the city. The museum offers a diverse collection of exhibits, ranging from dinosaur fossils to live butterflies in a tropical rainforest exhibit. With knowledgeable guides and interactive displays, visitors can learn about the natural world and history in a fun and engaging way. In May, the museum also offers special events, such as the annual celebration of National Astronomy Day, adding even more excitement to your visit.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
The New York Pass
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May ushers in a radiant New York, perfect for exploring unlimited attractions with The New York Pass. Blossoming landscapes in Central Park enhance walking tours, while mild temperatures make sightseeing comfortable. The pass offers cost-effective, queue-less entry to iconic sites like the Empire State Building or museums like MOMA. It's sunshine, fewer tourists, and longer daylight hours make museum hopping and Broadway show viewing utterly enjoyable. Experience NYC's vibrant charm at its finest in May with The New York Pass.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
New York Dinner Cruise with Best Views of the New York Skyline
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May offers the perfect weather to enjoy the New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet. As the city transitions from spring to summer, the mild climate makes for an ideal setting to take in the breathtaking skyline views. Tourists can delight in a wide variety of delectable cuisines offered in the buffet while reveling in the illuminated spectacle of the city. Plus, May's off-peak season promises fewer crowds, making your cruise dining experience more intimate and memorable.

May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
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May is a perfect time to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck in New York. This spring month often boasts lower visitor numbers, making your experience more personal. It offers mild weather, perfect for panoramic viewing of iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Central Park and beyond. You also get to witness an unparalleled spectacle of the city transitioning from cherry blossoms to summer greenery, while majestic sunrises and sunsets add vibrant hues to your New York memories.
May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare
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May is an ideal month for visiting Drunk Shakespeare in New York - a unique blend of improv, humor, and classic literature. The city buzzes with spring life, setting a vibrant backdrop for an evening of theatrical delights. The show, which involves a cast member having a few drinks before performing a Shakespearean play, is entertaining and unpredictable. The great weather, less tourist crowd, and the extended daylight hours in May further enhance the overall experience.


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