A Travel Guide to New York City

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

New York City has so much to offer. There is so much to do and see- it would be virtually impossible to fully explore the city in just one trip. Here's a simple guide to this crazy city.

 

Places to Stay

  • NoMo SoHo

  • Hotel 50 Bowery

  • Hotel Indigo

  • Yotel New York

  • Gramercy Park Hotel

  • Moxy NYC Chelsea

  • Arlo SoHo

  • Sofitel New York

  • Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

  • Refinery Hotel

 

Things to Do

  • Picnic in Central Park

  • Shop around in SoHo

  • People watch in Times Square

  • Check out the Little Island

  • Explore Grand Central Station

  • Pay respect at the 9/11 Memorial

  • Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

  • Ferry to the Statue of Liberty

  • Hang out at Washington Square Park

  • Sample chocolate inside M&M World

  • Pop into Hamlet's Vintage

  • Visit The MET

  • See a show on Broadway

  • Grab dinner in Little Italy

  • Walk The High Line

  • Read a book at Elevated Arc

 

What to Eat

  • Marcellino (Italian)

  • Spot Dessert Bar (Dessert)

  • Deluxe Green Bo (Asian)

  • Semicolon Cafe (Cafe)

  • Bao Tea House (Taiwanese Bakery)

  • Scarr's Pizza (Pizzeria)

  • Banter (Breakfast/Brunch)

  • Eileen's Special Cheesecake (Bakery)

  • The Halal Guys (Greek Food Truck)

  • Milk & Cream Cereal Bar (Ice Cream)

  • Peaky Barista (Coffee)

 

Transportation


Public Transportation all the way! There's a subway station within walking distance almost where ever you are. You can buy an unlimited pass for however long you are staying at a reasonable price. The subways are reliable and easy to understand. Having said that, I would recommend an Uber or Lyft to and from the airport.

 

When to Visit

Summers in New York are hot and humid and the winters are cold and wet. Unless you want to watch the ball drop on new years (which I don't recommend), spring and fall are the best time to go.

 

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