The Best Cultural Experiences in New York

A quintessential New York City experience is cheering on the Yankees
A quintessential New York City experience is cheering on the Yankees | © Alfredo Garcia Saz / Alamy Stock Photo
Whether cheering on the Yankees or posing with wax celebrities, there’s an activity on this list for everyone. Enjoy the best cultural experiences in New York with tours of the best culture New York City has to offer.

There are many ways you can experience New York City. You can see music on Broadway, art at museums, history at monuments and parks… Or you could visit the celebrity-soaked spots that have made the city famous through television and movies. These tours will take you to the spots where hip-hop and punk were born, the stadiums to see legends play and locations made famous by Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and The Sopranos.

AdmissionSkip the Line: Madame Tussauds New York Admission Ticket
From £27 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
4.6 (10)

While visiting the city that never sleeps, your trip is not complete until you’ve experienced the world-famous Madame Tussauds New York wax attraction! More than 150 lifelike figures of your favorite celebrities ready to take a picture with you. Come be the star and have the experience of a lifetime in the heart of Times Square. You will also experience interactive rooms, exhibits, a Marvel 4D film and experience, and a 7D Dark ride experience based on your ticket type.

AdmissionThe Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Ticket
From £23 per person
2 hours
4.8 (10)

Discover the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Visitors of all ages can connect to history through hands-on exploration, stories of heroism and firsthand accounts of the people who were there. Priority box-office access, Space Shuttle Pavilion, submarine Growler and all temporary exhibitions included in your admission.

ToursGossip Girl Sites Tour
From £43 per person
3 hours
4.9 (10)

Experience a day in the life of Manhattan’s elite on the Gossip Girl TV Sites tour! Enter the playground of the privileged prep-school teens on a brand-new tour of more than 30 Gossip Girl sites that were used on the hit TV series.

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ToursSex and the City Hotspots New York City Tour
From £43 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
5 (10)

Follow in the fancy footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda on a Sex and the City tour! You’ll conquer New York City and drink where the girls drink, shop where they shop and gossip where they gossip.

ToursThe Sopranos Sites Tour
From £40 per person
4 hours
4.9 (10)

Bada-bing, bada-boom! Follow in the footsteps of Tony Soprano during a bus tour of The Sopranos filming sites. If you couldn’t get enough of the hit HBO series, you won’t want to leave New York without joining this informative tour through New Jersey. See Pizza Land, the Muffler Man and other sites used in the opening credits; stop at Father Phil’s parish; and sit in the restaurant booth where the final scene was filmed. Upgrade for priority coach seating and better access to the guide, an actor on the set.

ToursEast Village Rock n' Punk Tour
From £36 per person
2 hours
4.9 (10)

Rockjunket.com will share incredible insight into the East Village rock and punk world, hosted by licensed guides who lived and worked in the music business and lived the life. We’ll explore New York’s wild side and visit sites where musicians played, lived and partied. Ever wondered where The Ramones, Television and Blondie called home in New York City? Where Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Animals and The Who would play until the wee hours of the morning? Also we’ll check out: Rock sites, Punk sites, Pop sites we do it all. Punk Rock Album Covers. CBGB. Ramones. NY Dolls. Patti Smith. Clash. Blondie. A great walk through the East Village hosted by ex-music executives and musicians.