1. Color Factory
An interactive exhibit which uses a multitude of colours that invite curiosity, discovery, and play. Possibly the most fun I've had at an exhibition in my life! You kind of feel like you are in a version of Willy Wonkas' Chocolate Factory but for colour not chocolate.
For more info visit: ColorFactory
2. See a show on Broadway
There is so much to choose from and you'll probably spot some famous stars starring in shows whilst there. We saw both Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Hiddleston signing autographs in the street. The show we saw was To Kill a Mockingbird with Jeff Daniels starring as Atticus Finch, it was just brilliant.
To get tickets to Broadway shows check here: Broadway
3. Visit The Met
The Met is huge!!! The building itself is stunning and you could spend a full day and still not have seen everything. Housing one of the biggest art collections in the world it also has regularly changing exhibitions, workshops and events.
For more information and to book tickets: The Met
4. Walk The High Line
Walk essentially above Manhattan along this park that is built on a former elevated rail track. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District all the way up to the 30th Street and features lots of fabulous public art en-route.
For more information: The High Line
5. Eat all the Food!!!
Bagels, cheesecake, hotdogs, pretzels, pizza, Rubens, eggs sunny side up, cookies, China Town, K Town, Little Italy, Chelsea Market, Harlem, the list goes on and on. Don't worry you'll walk your socks off so sample all the delights Manhattan has to offer.
For a more thorough collection of all the brilliant things there are to do in Manhattan check out my New York Pocket Guide or for a fun gift to give to someone visiting for the first time New York Adventure Kit.