Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

Visiting New York City can be overwhelming.

There are thousands of different things to do in this massive city — whether it is your 1st or 15th time visiting.

To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the real best things to do in the city.

See a live jazz performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center and take in the amazing views over Central Park and Columbus Circle.

Relax in the Aire Ancient Baths in TriBeCa.

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See what the subway looked like 110 years ago at the Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn.

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Skip Broadway and see an off-Broadway show, which is often less crowded and less expensive but still features A-list cast members. For example, Taylor Schilling of 'Orange is the new black' and Peter Dinklage of 'Game of Thrones' recently starred in 'A Month in the Country' together.

Go craft brewery hopping in Long Island City -- there are now three craft breweries there (Transmitter, Rockaway, and Big Alice), all within walking distance of each other and the subways.

Check out the Medieval European art and architecture at The Cloisters museum in Washington Heights. It's most famous for its Unicorn Tapestries.

Check out the collections at the Guggenheim Museum on the Upper East Side.

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