Welcome to New York City I'm Jen and Iwill be your local guide sharing the top 30 things to do.
This goes beyond yourstereotypical list.
There will not be any Empire State Building on this list butinstead this is about the experiences.
This is what to do, what to eat, drink, where to stay and when to visit.
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In a place nicknamed the Big Apple wehave to start with food, but did you know quick fun fact that it is called a bigapple not because of apples – it has nothing to do with food – but because of a1920s racing column called “Around the Big Apple” So number one we have thebagel in New York City we are known for the bagel there's actually something inthe water that makes our bagels super unique and you can also try a rainbowbagel at the bagel shop in Brooklyn Williamsburg I highly recommend it youcan try it with eggs for a salty sweet combo or with a smear of confetti creamcheese which is super fun and colorful highly recommended it! Number two have a really good slice ofpizza.
There are so many amazing pizza places that are definitely worthchecking out.
In Brooklyn Heights there is a fun rivalry between Grimaldi's andalso Juliana's.
I recommend Juliana's which has a shorter line, just FYI, butif you're on a budget there are also some amazing $1 slices that you have tocheck out and go check out my challenge video for more.
“It's a little coldbecause I was talking for too long.
” Number three have a burger! Have a burgerat a place like Shake Shack, which is a super classic or The Burger Joint, whichis like a speakeasy hidden inside a hotel.
Number four have a pastramisandwich you don't know how good this is until you try it! Head downtown to Katz's to have thispastrami sandwich which is a little bit pricey but so worth it and whatever youdo don't lose your ticket! Number five food markets if you triedevery single New York City restaurant one per day it would take you about 20years to try all of them and that's not even including new restaurants poppingup, so try a few different restaurants and a few different culinary styles allin one at a food market.
Some of my favorite places are Smorgasburg which isespecially during the summer and Chelsea Market open all year round which hassome of the best tacos! Number six have a decadent dessert.
NewYork City had some of the best, biggest, most delicious desserts so while you'rehere you have to try something like this ice cream here at the Brooklyn ice creamfactory in Brooklyn Heights.
Number seven enjoy brunch.
Come to aclassy Instagramable spot like the River Cafe behind me with beautifulviews of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline or go to a diner diveand have a milkshake worth sharing that's so big but so fun and colorful ata place like Big Daddy's or Blacktap.
Number eight have a “Cawfee” (coffee).
No not Starbucks I'm talking about a cute coffee shop complete with cats, board games, records you name it New York is known for somereally great coffee and coffee shops.
Number nine take the subway or take ataxi.
The number one trick to figure out whether a taxi is taken or not is seeingif the light on top with the numbers is actually lit up.
If it is lit up thatmeans that it is free and available, if not that means that it is taken.
If youwant to learn more about the subway check out my other video all about thesubway.
Number ten take a helicopter ride.
I've actually taking a helicopter ride here in New York City, in LA, in the Czech Republic and Australia and my absolutefavorite experience is here in New York because of all the tall skyscrapers youget an amazing perspective of the whole city from the air! Number 11 take a free ride on the StatenIsland Ferry.
The Staten Island Ferry is the best free ride views of theManhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty so you don't have to spend afull day visiting the Statue of Liberty especially if you have a limited amountof time here watch my video for more of where to stand and where to catch it.
Number 12 visit another island head tothe family-friendly Governor's Island.
Or with one Metro swipe head in ared tram over to Roosevelt Island.
Number 13 go to Brooklyn!If you have time you must venture outside of Manhattan to other boroughslike Brooklyn my favorite spot is right here in Brooklyn Heights where you canhave appreciation for this wonder by walking across it! Number fourteen visit a neighborhood! Travel around the world within New York City by visiting another neighborhoodlike Little India, Koreatown, Chinatown or the new Little Italy along ArthurAvenue in the Bronx.
Number 15 go to the top of a tallbuilding.
The top three observatory decks here in NYC that you have to payabout $30 for with an amazing view are Top of the Rock, One World TradeCenter (behind me) and the Empire State Building.
My top recommendation is to goto the top of the rock! The Empire State Building in your viewfor better views of the bridges head to the One World Trade Center, which isfurther downtown and has better downtown view.
67 stories up we are on the Top of theRock.
I recommend definitely come here for sunset but come two hours ahead sothat you make sure you get the right time slot! Number 16 go to touristy spots like Times Square even though some locals might warn you against it it is crowdedfor a reason is truly one-of-a-kind place and Iremember when I first came to Times Square looking all around me it is so brightthere are so many lights that you really have to check it out.
Even if it's aquick visit you need to come to Times Square just to see it at least once! number 17 go to a museum New York Cityhas over a hundred museums.
I recommend you travel uptown to the Museum Mile, acollection of ten museums including the Cooper-Hewitt, the Guggenheim and theMetropolitan Museum of Art.
If you have a short period of time comevisit my favorite Museum: the Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as”The Met.
” It has a really great Egyptian wing including the temple of Dendur, which was fully relocated and saved from the floods of the Nile, also they haveseasonal costume exhibits at the costume Institute number 18 Go on an adventure! If youenjoy rock climbing you will love coming here under the Manhattan Bridge and youcan climb and Boulder right here outdoors or on the actual rocks thatmake up Central Park.
Number 19 go to a park! Even though it is called the concrete jungle there are so many wonderful parks here.
You can enjoy a beautiful day inCentral Park or even the High Line which is an elevated railroad tracks-turned parkor even a park near you number 20 Watch the sunset or if you'rean early riser watch the sunrise! Two of my favorite places for watching thesunset are here in Brooklyn Heights overlooking the pylons or in GantryPlaza in Queens.
Number 21 get lost in a book.
If you lovebooks you'll love the strand bookstore or the Morgan library or the New York PublicLibrary, right next to Bryant Park.
Number 22 See a show! Known for someof the best shows in the world you can see revivals and classics on Broadwayand for more affordable shows go to off- Broadway or off off Broadway, the moreoffs the more affordable it is! Number 23 see a movie differently!Enjoy a movie under the stars in a New York City Park like Bryant park or have adine-in theater experience at a retro-style theater like Nighthawk.
Number 24 Wear whatever you want! MostNew Yorkers do wear black but you can wear whatever you want even if youwear a rainbow colorful tutu, New Yorkers wouldn't give you a secondglance! Number 25 have a night out on the town! It is called the city that never sleeps for a reason.
Enjoy classy cocktails at a hidden speakeasy or dive bars that have pool, live jazz and ping pong, like one of my favorites Fat Cat.
Number 26 goshopping or at least window shopping head uptown to 5th Avenue for some ofthese prettiest windows or go vintage shopping in Brooklyn.
Head to Soho forsome more fun shopping and cobblestone streets.
Also check out my video aboutSoho for more! Number 27 follow in famous footsteps there are so manyiconic series and movies that are shot here in New York as their backdrop fromFriends to Seinfeld to Sex in the City and Gossip Girl you cango on custom tours that follow all of these movies and series around the city.
Number 28 stay somewhere unique! Forconvenience Midtown Manhattan is the best location to see Times Square, a lotof midtown Manhattan attraction and it's really close to the subway but I alsohighly recommend Airbnb.
I have stayed in Airbnbs as staycations here in NewYork City and definitely loved that local authentic experience if you staywith a super host or just a really good host they will give you recommendationsof places right near you and some of their local hidden gems.
You can also usemy code down below just get $40 off your first Airbnb you can stay in a modernskyscraper or a Brooklyn brownstone just like this one! Number 29 do somethingdifferent! I wish I could include everything that is in New York City inthis whole video but I can't so definitely look up your favorite thingand see if there's a museum or an exhibit or even a tour dedicated all toit.
You would be surprised there are some really fun quirky, unique things thatthis city has to offer that you can't find anywhere else! Number 30 visit again in a different season! As New Yorkers think New York is the center of the universeyou will likely want to come back again.
So my favorite time to visit isdefinitely the spring when you can see the cherry blossoms and it is not aswarm and crowded as the summer months which is the most popular time so my toprecommendation is to visit during the spring in April or May or in the fallduring September and October when you can hopefully see the leaves changingcolor which is so beautiful and the fall weather is much better than summer.
Ifyou love the holidays you will love visiting the city in December andJanuary that is when you can go ice skating at Rockefeller Center or theless crowded Bryant Park.
You can even enjoy beautiful window displays at FifthAvenue and see the Rockefeller tree! I'm Jen thank you so much for watchingthe top things to do in New York City Guide, while you're here feel free towatch my other New York City videos and if you enjoyed this give it a thumbs upclick the subscribe and bell button and if you know someone who might enjoy thisvideo please click share! As always say YES to new adventures and I'll see you next time! Bye!.