New York is well-known the world over, but there's more to the city than just Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Eat

On Marshall's (How I Met Your Mother) first night in New York, he stumbles across an unnamed burger joint where he enjoys the best burger in New York City. Eight years pass and one night he decides to embark on a journey to hunt down this legendary burger.

Follow his footsteps at Corner Bistro (331 W. Fourth St), Paul's Da Burger Joint (131 Second Ave, paulsburgersnyc.com) and '21' Club (21 W. 52nd St, 21club.com).

Explore

In your freshly purchased Manolo Blahniks relive your favourite Sex and the City moments. Start your journey on the steps of Carrie's apartment (66 Perry Street), hail a yellow cab in (preferably) a pink leotard/tutu combo and head to Magnolia Bakery for a pretty as a picture cupcake.

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Listen

Go and see ANYTHING at Madison Square Garden. In November the one and only Billy Joel will take the stage, or pop over in January to see The Killers or Shakira. The New York Knicks call this stadium home, and for an eye-watering $9572 per ticket, you could be rubbing shoulders courtside with super-fans Dustin Hoffman, Dave Chappelle, Katie Holmes or Hugh Jackman.

Stand

Overlooking the city which never sleeps stand where Sam (Tom Hanks) finally meets Annie (Meg Ryan) in Sleepless in Seattle's romantic — yet completely unrealistic- final scenes. The Empire State Building is open until 2 am every night and the last lift climbs the 102-storeys at 1.15am.