I have just decided and will start planning my trip to New York City in September! A friend I met in Argentina is visiting the United States for the first time, so he of course wants to visit New York City. Coincidentally, my beloved San Francisco Giants are playing the New York Yankees in September, so we are going to fit a game into our weekend! I haven’t been to NYC since I was in 8th grade, so I am excited to see a little more than what I saw before and as an adult!
Does anyone have any non-touristy don’t miss places or things to see and do? Let me know!
How exciting!! Okay, I apologize in advance for a lengthy list of recommendations, but NYC *is* my current home city, and I’m excited to share. 🙂 Definitely go to the Press Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel- their rooftop bar has amazing views of the city with no cover! The High Line Park has become a bit touristy, but it’s so awesome that it’s worth the crowds. Be sure to stop in at Chelsea Market for a treat from Amy’s Breads or People’s Pops. It’s always worth checking to see if Brooklyn Bowl has any good acts while you’ll be there- it’s a really fun hipster-bar-bowling-alley-concert-hall. And while you’re out in Brooklyn, you might as well stop at Mast Brothers Chocolate. 😉 The After Hours set is a great way to see jazz at The Lincoln Center for cheap… it’s only $10 Tues-Sat at Dizzy’s Club after the last artist set. The Lower East Side is a fun place for dinner and/or drinks… Stanton Social is pretty yummy, although anything on Orchard St is usually a good choice! My other favorite drinks spot is Mulberry Project… they have the most beautiful garden area, and you’d never guess it from the unmarked door out front. I also love the Lower East Side Tenement Museum… I’m not a big museum person, but it’s fascinating getting to tour an old tenement building and learn more about the history of the place you’re in. If you like people-watching, get lunch from Peanut Butter & Co and sit in Washington Square Park for an hour. Sorry for my novel of a response! You’re going to have so much fun!
THANK YOU!!! I really appreciate the recommendations and I apologize for the late reply as I have been in the midst of moving and did not have internet (or much free time for that matter!) I will DEFINITELY check out your recommendations and probably print out this list! Thanks again!
I’m glad it may help! 🙂 And no need for apologies! We’re in the midst of moving, too… it seems to be the best way to turn life upside down!