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25 Things to Do Near the American Museum of Natural History

After visiting the American Museum of Natural History, explore attractions on the Upper West Side or in Central Park.

Visitors to New York often run around from one major tourist site to the next, sometimes from one side of the city to the other, and in the process, exhaust themselves thoroughly. Ambitious itineraries often include something like coffee in the Village in the morning, lunch near MoMA, a couple of hours in the museum, a ride on the Staten Island Ferry in the afternoon, cocktails at the midtown hotel, a quick dinner, and then a Broadway show. It's a wonder people don't pass out at the theater.


There's a better way to plan a New York trip. Consider grouping attractions together geographically. Several posts on this site address this recommended approach.

Grouping attractions together within a geographical area has several advantages. First, knocking around the area near a particular museum fosters a better sense of the neighborhood. For example, all New Yorke…

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