Favorite New York Places to Go and Things to Do
I get questions all the time about what my favorite places and things to do are in New York City and what a “typical” weekend looks like for me here…not just touristy things! Well… I am here to say, when I have free-time I love a good combination of neighborhood spots and also exploring New York like a tourist. I am only here for a short time, so I also love to see the city from all different perspectives! Below are some of my favorite places to go and activities I’ve done!
I am a sucker for a good brunch… I absolutely love going out to eat on the weekends and I think New York has such an amazing vibe for weekend brunch! Here are my favorite spots:
Cecconis Dumbo (for the most beautiful view of the bridge)
I also love, love, love museums… I love modern art and I love seeing new exhibits, I also love going to see the pop-up museums that New York has throughout the year. Here are some of the museums and exhibits I have gone to and loved:
I always also look for pop-up exhibits and have gone to a Damien Hirst show and to a Yayoi Kusama show, as well.
Shopping is obviously one of my favorite things to do even if I am not out buying and just window shopping! SoHo is my favorite area to shop in and here are a few of my favorite stores:
Fleur Du Mal
Like I said before…although I don’t always want to spend my time in New York like a tourist, I still love to go and see sites while I am here. Some of my favorites have been
Top of the Rock (for cute pictures and an amazing view)
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Stock Exchange
Hu Kitchen (great for take-out food!)
For a Night Out
Comedy Cellar (is a must!!)
Nails – Paintbox
Lash Extensions – Courtney Akai
Facials – HeyDay
Eyebrows - Joey Healy
Whether you live in NYC or are visiting, I hope you found this helpful! If you’ve been to any of these spots, let me know how you like them!