Oh, New York City - a place that is as overwhelming as it is charming. Whether you’re planning your first or your fiftieth visit, finding the best things to do in NYC is never an easy task. You’ve been doing your fair share of Google searching, you’ve scanned TripAdvisor for insights and reviews, you’ve even resorted to asking your distant cousin for recommendations. But the questions remains - how can you experience New York City like a local, hitting all the must-see spots, without getting sucked into every tourist trap around the corner?
In this ongoing series, we’ll highlight a handful of the best places to play, sip, taste and explore in the city that never sleeps. Because locals do it better.
First up, five of the coolest things to see + do:
- NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY - Turn off your phone, grab a latte and head into one of the most iconic, beautiful libraries you’ll ever see
- ZAHA HADID BUILDING - Where architecture meets art, be sure to stop at this stunning new spot during your walk on the High Line
- TENEMENT MUSEUM - Often overlooked, this museum gives patrons a deep dive into what life was like for immigrants in NYC back in the 1800’s
- CENTRAL PARK - From canoeing to street performers to monks trying to sell you bracelets, there’s always something new to see in Central Park
- DIZZY'S JAZZ CLUB - Live music + incredible views of Central Park = a must see for tourist and locals alike
Stay tuned for more suggestions, by locals, for modern travellers.