8. Ride the Wonder Wheel on Coney Island
What? Another beach? Yes, and it's the most storied of the bunch. Hit up Coney Island's amusement park for the famed ferris wheel, scope all the weird at the Mermaid Parade, and/or watch the gluttony during the July 4th hot dog eating contest.
9. See a show in Radio City Music Hall
It can be the Christmas Spectacular, but it doesn’t have to be. Whatever the show you’re seeing, this place is gorgeous if you stop to look around a little bit.
10. Do Brooklyn Bridge Park
In recent years there’s been a huge influx of stuff to do here: basketball, grilling, Smorgasburg -- which is all great -- but the enduring draw of the waterfront area comes from the straight-up incredible views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Manhattan.