New York is one of my favourite cities. It’s busy in a way that I enjoy, there’s so much to see (and do) here and it’s the kind of city, very much like London, that keeps you on your toes. A bit part of what I love about New York though are the little details you’d otherwise miss (e.g. These 10 hidden treasures dotted around New York – most of which I’d never heard of before reading the list) and the brilliant experiences you can have when you throw your itinerary out of the window and wing it!

28 Random Experiences That Will Make You Happy In New York City!

Here are some of those random experiences which made us very happy (and I imagine would do the same to you too).

1.) Finding a couple getting engaged at the top of the Rockefeller Center.
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2.) Checking into your hotel and finding out you have a pretty fantastic view of the city! Especially so when this wasn’t planned. (This view below is an example of just one of the windows in the room)

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3.) Finding something quirky and unique in a vintage store you just happen upon by accident.
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4.) Cocktails. Especially with brunch. Actually, timing is irrelevant. All that matter is that there are cocktails.
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5.) Showing off how high you can jump in what is soon to become your Facebook profile photo. (The disapproving looks from the locals is totally worth it).
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6.) Finding street art as you walk the High Line.
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7.) The view of the Empire State Building from any angle.
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8.) New York at night.
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9.) Playing with the puppies at the pet store. This one was a bit of an unusual one as puppies in the UK are usually at the home they are born in until they move to their new homes so I’m used to a more personal and less commercial take on this treat but still, it’s pretty hard to resist those cute faces.
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10.) Finding a squirrel deep in thought.
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11.) Randomly bumping into a New York Fashion Week event. Complete with fashion bloggers (blogger below is Aimee Song from Song of Style)
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12.) Testing out your rowing skills at the Loeb Boathouse.
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13.) Visiting Central Park.
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14.) Seeing the Manhattan skyline from a boat
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15.) Finding a huge stack of Lego towers for you to play with.
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16.) Taking a selfie and perfectly capturing your (greedy) friend eating all the chocolate!
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17.) Seeing The Statue Of Liberty.
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18.) Brunch. (My recommendation for brunch where to go is right here)
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19.) Jumping into bed for that power nap to deal with your jet lag.
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20.) Watching the sun set over New York.
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21.) Seeing Times Square at night. I imagine the locals tend to avoid this due to the crowds but as tourists, Times Square this is amazing!
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22.) Seeing Flo-Rida perform on at the top of Radio City Music Hall. Doesn’t even have to be Flo Rida – just seeing anyone perform atop this venue is pretty good for bragging rights.
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23.) Watching the talented street performers.
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24.) Watching the flurry of activity at Grand Central Station.
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25.) Hot dogs. As many as of these as you can handle.
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26.) Seeing an actual dog walker at work. I kid you not, I’ve never seen a real life dog walker in any other city but New York. I love dogs so the moment after taking this photo was spent playing with these cute pooches.
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27.) Getting a horse and carriage ride around Central Park. Sounds cliche but it’s actually quite fun!
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28.) Running into the auditions for the TV show – Empire.
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