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#johannaktravels – 12 things to do in New York

written by Joanne August 11, 2015

It’s about time I wrapped up my posts on New York, there’s so much to do and see there, I still have so many photos that I didn’t publish…but here’s a snapshot of some images I didn’t share and a list (that you can choose to follow or not) of things that I think are worth doing.

For a city that attracts 50 million visitors a year – with ambitions to attract up to 70 million in the next few years – there is so much to do in New York that it can be overwhelming. But here you have it, my list of 12 things that I would recommend anyone do if they visit New York.

1. Chill out in Bryant Park

This is one of the few places to sit down in New York where you don’t have to buy anything. Along with having free wifi, there are more than 2,000 movable chairs so you can sit whatever way you want, on your own if you wish. At lunchtime you will notice hordes of people leaving their offices to eat al fresco and during the summer if you’re lucky you can catch a free open-air movie on a Monday night. For those of you who love a bit of green – it’s nice to come and sit here and recharge the batteries especially if you’ve spent the day walking around the city.

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2. Walk around the Upper East side and check out the beautiful apartment facades, especially the ones near 5th Avenue.


3. Go to the Top of the Rock

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4. Have a bite to eat in the food court in Grand Central and if you’ve room left you can drop by the indoor market to pick up some yummy treats

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5. Have drinks in the Meatpacking district

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6. Walk through Central Park

You can start on the Upper East Side at 89th or anywhere along Museum Mile, cross the park heading west and finish off your jaunt with a visit to the Natural History Museum. If you’re lucky you might get to hear some classical singers and don’t forget to stop by and view the beautiful tiled ceiling at Bethesda Terrace.

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7. Check out the cheap (and good) food in Chinatown and Little Italy and also some awesome street art!

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8. Visit the famous Flatiron building and have a bite to eat at the Shake Shack nearby


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9. Go to the Met…it’s amazing

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10. You’ll probably stop off at a Magnolia Bakery at some point. Wouldn’t it be cool to go to the original one on Bleecker Street? For all you Sex and the City fans, a scene between Carrie and Miranda was shot there.

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11. Go to a Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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12. Relax and have a beer on the Highline on a Sunday evening – you deserve it

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And there you have it! xx


To check out my other posts on New York, click here, here and here 🙂


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