Opening Hours in New York
Opening hours in New York are very diverse. “The city that never sleeps” is known for its many opportunities; whether you want to do something early in the morning or go out at night, there’s always something to do in New York! The city offers endless possibilities in terms of the opening hours of shops, restaurants, museums and other amenities.
Opening Hours in New York
There is always something to do in New York, regardless of the time of day. On your trip, you can start exploring the city bright and early and continue doing so into the evening hours.
Museums in New York are often open from Tuesday to Sunday. They open around 10:00 and generally close their doors at 17:00. Some museums, such as The Met, are open later on Friday nights. Always be sure to check the opening hours of the museum you want to visit.
You can visit all five observation decks in New York daily from the morning until the evening. The Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and Summit are open until late, allowing you to enjoy the lights of New York whatever time of year you’re visiting. The opening hours of the New York observatories are:
- Empire State Building: from 10:00 to 22:00
- Top of the Rock: from 09:00 to 00:00
- Summit One Vanderbilt: from 09:00 to 00:00
- Edge: from 10:00 to 22:00
- One World Observatory: from 10:00 to 19:00
Shop opening hours in New York are quite generous. Shops are open throughout the week, with doors opening around 10:00 and closing at 20:00. On Sundays, shops generally open an hour later and close at 18:00.
Shops around Times Square have longer opening hours, allowing you to pop in and buy things until late at night and into the early morning.
New York is home to countless restaurants. They are open for lunch from 11:00 to 14:00, and you can dine again from 16:00 to 22:00.
Places that also serve breakfast open around 8:00, and you can get your coffee as early as 6:00 at various coffee shops in New York. There are lots of fast-food chains and diners open all day long.
Clubs and bars
New York has a lively nightlife. Many bars and clubs are open until the early hours and close between 3:00 and 4:00.
Rooftop bars in New York close around 0:00 on weekdays and 2:00 on weekends.
Should you need a bank, pharmacy or supermarket while you’re in New York, these opening hours should come in handy.
Delis and supermarkets
Many delis (also known as bodegas) can be found on street corners throughout the city, where you can buy food, drinks and household items. These shops are open 24 hours a day.
Supermarkets in New York, on the other hand, open around 8:00 and close at 21:00.
Several drugstores in New York, such as CVS and Walgreens, are often open 24 hours a day. You can get food and drinks in addition to your standard drugstore items here.
You can withdraw money in New York at several banks, which are open Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays.
You can withdraw money from ATMs 24 hours a day. You will need your debit or credit card. Note that your Australian card may not always be accepted.
Opening Hours during Public Holidays
In the city that never sleeps, most public holidays don’t have a major impact on the opening hours of businesses. Public institutions like banks, post offices and government buildings are most likely closed, but New York is a popular destination during holidays, so most attractions and shops will be open. With the exception of the biggest holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s. On these days, major attractions will be closed and there are perhaps only a few Broadway performances available. What remains open will have modified opening hours. There will still be quite a few activities open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
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