Here is a list of 50 things to do in New York. NYC is a year-round destination, with iconic events like U.S. Open tennis (Aug–Sep) and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nov). Spring and fall have mild weather and strong performing-arts seasons. In summer, there’s are free, outdoor cultural events. On summer weekends, many New Yorkers leave town, making it a good time to score reservations at popular restaurants. Dec brings the Rockefeller Center tree lighting (varies, Nov/Dec) and Times Square’s New Year’s Eve party (Dec 31). Jan–Mar is cold, making it easier to get Broadway tickets.