You can come and simply tour the hall, but for the ultimate experience get tickets for a performance. Improve comedy, anyone? There are locations both in the East Village and Chelsea. Check out the schedule online to see which venue is most to your taste. We recommend a day to explore Brooklyn, which is a fascinating neighborhood with absolutely delicious cuisine.
You could even split up each day in a different neighborhood following this guide — the possibilities are virtually endless! Of course, only in NYC will you find a full-service picnic company specializing in artisans foods for your outdoor lunch in the grass. Okay, maybe this seems a bit random, but we included a cooking class in our guide to 50 cool Things To Do In Paris, so it seemed appropriate to include one here as well.
Journey back to an era of prohibition, to cool jazz, to flirty flapper dresses and to the thrill of reckless lawlessness. Alcohol might be legal these days, but a renowned interest in the back alley speakeasies of NYC is flowing. Learn more from this entire post we wrote dedicated to speakeasies in NYC. Queens has some of the best ethnic food in the entire city; Astoria in particular is known for its authentic and delectable Greek cuisine.
Taverna Kyclades is one of our favorite restaurants. It might sound cliche, but NY pizza is one of our favorite things in the world. No one seems able to agree on where you can actually find the best slice in town although a pizza walking tour of Manhattan will give you more than a few options to choose from.
Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company is one of our favorite places to grab breakfast , and New Yorkers seem to agree that this is one of the best locations in the city for bagels. Particularly satisfying on a hot summer day, the Ice Cream Factory boasts a great location on the Brooklyn waterfront. It gets busy quick here, but the buzz is enjoyable and the restaurants are delicious.
The Chelsea Market is a particularly good stop if you find yourself on the nearby High Line or stuck in some miserable weather. Frederick Douglass Blvd. A museum, a restaurant and a historical landmark, Fraunces Tavern is a total dining experience. Experience Italian cuisine without ever having to leave New York.
That said, the food is delicious and the atmosphere rather fun. Maybe cupcakes are out of style now. Meander through flea vendors and 30 food vendors at the famous Brooklyn Flea. Book lovers absolutely cannot miss this independent bookstore located on Broadway.
The legendary bookstore dating back to sells 18 miles of new, used and out-of-print books. We would recommend avoiding the pushy vendors who offer to take you to their warehouse—no matter how enticing it might be—and instead opt to experience bits and pieces of Chinese culture. Nolita stands for North of Little Italy.
Though today it might not feel very Italian, the quaint and quiet neighborhood is easily one of our top picks for shopping. But today it is one of the best places for boutique shopping and gallery hopping. Located in Greenwich Village, Bleeker St. Located near the Port Authority Bus Station, this outdoor market is open year-round. But know that if you visit during the winter months, fewer vendors will be around. This post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase using the link, we receive a small commission — at no extra cost to you.
We only recommend products and services we trust. Thanks for your support in keeping A Cruising Couple a free resource! Excellent list, Casey!
I would like to add some things though. The Staten Island Ferry is a fantastic free! And the Roosevelt Island Tram is probably one of the least-known attractions, but is a really fun thing to do. Thanks so much for the additions! How could we forget the Met? Great list!
My husband and I are going to New York late October for 5 days and this will be our first trip there, we plan to buy a New York pass to save on some attractions costs, we are planning to stay in midtown, do you have any advice on where to begin our tour of New York? Wonderful compilation! I am planning to go to the US next summer, hope I will keep these stuff in my mind.
I am curious that one can write things in every topic you have mentioned. Wow, very comprehensive! I went to New York in summer of when I was a teenager with my family, but we hardly saw anything because we were there exactly when the Northeast blackout hit! The blackout must have been an experience to remember!
Hope you get the chance to visit again soon NYC is so cool! I visited for a few days when I was 18, it made quite an impression on this European teenager! I saw most of the attractions you listed. Now I should go back for some shopping, entertainment, wining and dining!
There really is something for everyone and every age in the big city!
We were there a few years ago and had just as much fun this time around doing totally different stuff. Wow, awesome place, m surely going to visit his place once. Thanks for sharing. What a list!
It would be fun to systematically do everything on this page, from top to bottom! Great list, Casey! We know.
Wondering how long to spend in New York City? Thanks so much for reading, Cassandra. Le Bernardin in Midtown. Very insightful and useful tips for travelling to New York. It really depends on the time of day and where you are. Any suggestions?
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I never thought mine was going to be…. This is a very helpful post!
Buy Easy, Self-Guided Walks in NYC for the Best Chocolate, Views and Christmas Window Displays: Read Kindle Store Reviews - dykahymarejo.tk Want to see the most magical Christmas window displays in New York City? Here's an updated self-guided walking tour for that. Chocolate lovers, hello!.
I plan to go to NYC and your post will be my references. A mate and I were there in February.
Loved it! From Canada with love :. I just wanted to drop by and say a huge thanks to you both for not only the great post, but the inspiration it gave me to create my own similar one for Barcelona! Awesome list, definitely glad I came across this article. R egardless of which subway you take, you will still need to walk min , take a bus, or take an Uber after you leave the subway, as the main concentration of homes is about a mile from each subway station.
Here is a Google Maps link map. Most importantly for some, paying customers can use their bathrooms. You can also take a bus and shave off 5 minutes. Why not just take an Uber? When you are finished, you can either retrace your steps back to the R train or walk through the neighborhood and take the D train back. Of course, you can do this vice versa.
We are happy once again to offer our very own walking tour of the Christmas lights in Dyker Heights Brooklyn, but we also list two well-reviewed bus tour operators below. There, your tour guide will show you all the important light displays and tell you the history behind each of them. Reservations: Required. Book here. In total, you can expect to walk approximately 3 miles 4. These excursions are part bus and part walking, but the tours are guided throughout.
Be sure to also read our comparison and review post on NYC bus tours. Reviews for their Dyker Heights trip are especially positive, as most customers agree that the experience was wonderful. Guests appreciated their fun and informative tour guides, indicating that they provided a lot of significant details about the light show and the neighborhood.
The exact location and directions are provided upon booking. Without a view of the outside, the inner world of the artificially lit universe collapsed on itself. Time and place were suspended. Altman, there's the realization that the stores operate within a larger economy and could vanish.
Owners can sell off the failing stores or shutter them. That's happened many times.