Whether you are an avid foodie, an aspiring artist, or just an eager check-box tourist, NYC has something to offer to all its visitors.
While traveling to New York, you will love to visit attractive tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. On a trip to New York, things to do can include exploring New York attractions and visiting the places like Statue of Liberty, The Grand Army Plaza, and Central Park.
Apart from this, you can explore these locations and delicious mouth-watering food during your summer vacations.
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- Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (Brooklyn) Jean Georges (Upper West), Le Bernardin (Times Square), Daniel (Upper East), and Per Se (Upper West). Love them or hate them, these three-starred Michelin French establishments have stood the test of time and I recommend trying at least one of them for a complete New York experience.
- Sushi Nakazawa (Greenwich Village)
- Pocha 32 (Korea town). Go-to-place for late night snacks. Love their stews and watermelon soju!
- Turntable Mad for Chicken (Korea Town). Arguably one of the best Korean Fried Chicken in the world!
- Peter Luger Steakhouse (Brooklyn). Amazing bacon and killer sauces. Their steak is obviously the highlight. Reserve in advance!
- Lady M (Time Square). Get their Mille crepes. You will not regret it.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – a great, historic collection of work.
- The Cloisters – a museum in Fort Tryon Park of actual European cloisters shipped over in the ’30s by Rockefeller. Not something you’re going to see everywhere.
- Chelsea Market – if you are interested in food, this is a great place to graze on locally produced and artisanal foods
- Katz’s Deli – Legendary pastrami
- Balthazar – I second. It’s profoundly well-known at this point, but still a fun experience.
- Fatty Cue – in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Asian inflected barbecue. Think hickory smoke and fish sauce. It’s a thing to behold.
- Brooklyn Bowl – it’s a bowling alley, music venue and a restaurant serving food by Blue Ribbon, one of the better restaurants in town. The fried chicken is amazing and, again, it’s not a combination you’re going to find elsewhere.
- Staten Island Ferry – I second this as well. It’s free and gets you a great view of the harbor, the Statue of Liberty and the skyline from the south. Not necessarily where you want to be in a snowstorm though.
- Brooklyn Bridge – again, I second. It’s iconic. It gets crowded, but it’s worth it to walk across and back.
- Washington Square Park – A public park in the heart of Greenwich Village. It’s historic and with renovations nearly complete, it’s a lot nicer than it’s been in years.
- Central Park – Cold or warm, a must visit.
- The Pond at Bryant Park – If you ice skate, this beats the rink in the park or at Rock Center. It’s free and isn’t swamped with as many tourists since it’s not as well known.
- The Highline – a long-abandoned rail line on the west side of Manhattan, recently renovated into one of the best-designed parks I’ve ever seen. A block from Chelsea Market, if you go that way.