It's that time of the year when tourists stage a takeover of New York City. To be fair, it happens all year long, but the invasion is especially noticeable during the holiday season, when getting to work means throwing bows just to cross the street.

Still, there are things not even swarms of out-of-towners can spoil for us, things from the guidebooks that New Yorkers still love. Only, we don't need a book to tell us about them. We know them by heart.

Here are the places and spaces that we still enjoy: 25 NYC Tourist Activities That Are Actually Cool.