How to Make the Most of a Weekend in New York: What to Do and See

With the sheer volume of things to do in NYC this weekend, it can be hard to know where to start: If you’ve only got two days, how do you squeeze it all in? The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge are sure to be high on your list of must-see sights, but there’s plenty more to see and do during your weekend in New York. At Liberty Cruise NYC, we can make it easy for you to wring every drop of excitement out of your weekend with an All City Pass: In two days, you can sightsee by boat, tour the city on double-decker buses, and even explore Central Park by bike. Whether you're visiting as a family or spending a girls weekend in NYC, you can see it all!

Spectacular Views From New York Harbor

Why not start your visit to New York City this weekend by seeing the world-famous Statue of Liberty? Constructed of copper and standing 151 feet tall, she has weathered to a gorgeous blue-green hue, and a boat tour offers great views of this majestic landmark.

After taking in your fill of Lady Liberty and the spectacular Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island is sure to ignite your curiosity. Part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island served as the gateway to America for more than 12 million immigrants over the course of 60 years.

Governors Island consists of 172 acres of natural beauty, boasts 52 historical buildings, and is a national monument. During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army fortified it and used it to fire on British ships. In the summer, it offers many free arts, cultural, and recreational activities.

The Brooklyn Bridge was one of the world’s first major steel suspension bridges, and in 1869, when construction first started on the bridge, it was widely believed to be an impossible feat of engineering. Viewing it from the water is an unbeatable way to take it all in!

Liberty Cruise NYC offers the most flexible options for seeing these sights, and all of our boat tours include a live tour guide to help you get the most out of the experience.

See it All on a Visit to New York City This Weekend

To pack as much as you can into your weekend in New York, consider our New York City weekend packages. With an All City Pass, you can explore things to do in New York City this weekend from Brooklyn to the Bronx and from New York Harbor to Harlem. These packages also include a two-hour bike rental in Central Park (with purchase), admission to the Museum of the City of New York, and a Night Tour that will let you fully experience the bright lights of the big city!

In Brooklyn, you won’t want to miss Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grand Army Plaza, and the Barclays Center. The Bronx Tour will take you past Yankee Stadium and show you highlights of Harlem and Midtown. Take our hop-on hop-off Uptown & Harlem Tour to see the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, and some of the city’s most famous museums. And our signature Downtown Tour includes the most famous sights in Manhattan, from Times Square to the Empire State Building to Rockefeller Center.

Having a tough time choosing what to do in New York City this weekend? Don’t! With our All City Pass, you can see it all, and when you book online, you can get the full Big Apple experience at the best price. Let Liberty Cruise NYC show you a weekend you won’t soon forget: Book with us today!