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New York is an incredibly popular tourist destination – and for good reason. While there are several well-known attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art, it is important to know that the city is best seen when you lose yourself in it.
Picnic in the park – but not Central Park
Central Park is movie-material – and its popularity reflects that. While you should absolutely pop by this iconic park for a walk and a few selfies, give other parks your attention for picnics and relaxation. From East River State Park to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, these lesser known parks have an incredible view and much smaller crowds.
Skies over NYC
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Cuppa tea with friends
Have you ever wanted to have a fancy tea party? When you’re in NYC, don’t go to Manhattan’s fanciest restaurant, but instead to its fanciest tea room. At the Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel combines lush flora and fauna and luxury teas unique to the Plaza Hotel, sip tea and enjoy a light, warm scone and hot tea with your favorite people – and don’t forget to wear your fanciest hat.
The art community
As most would assume, New York City often pays homage to its most famous and unique artists. Check out the Beekman Hotel’s iconic art collection that represents nearly 20 artists – both well-known and those still making their way.
If you truly want to wander from the beaten path, check out the local art scene. Through all five boroughs, you’ll find that the local art scene is as unique and creative as the city itself. When you’re in New York City, you’ll want to see both the contemporary work as well as something you’ll never see anywhere else.
Celebrate the foodies
New York City is well-known for its pizza and giant cheesecake – don’t leave without taking a bite of the truest street food you could eat. While there are several high-end, five-star restaurants in the city that never sleeps, there are thousands more small businesses that sell genuine, tasty and highly diverse foods in each borough.
Take a tour
If you aren’t sure where to go first, book an insider tour. There are various options: you can tour historic theatres with an actual Broadway actor or an economic and financial based tour with a former trader or banker on the Financial Crisis Tour. These tours offer unique insight into various sights around the city and its incredible history. When price matters, you may choose from various tour passes and lesser-known discounted offers around the city.
New York City is a big city, and you’ll find yourself going down the rabbit hole. While you should take a day or two to visit the more well-known tourist attractions, make sure to get lost (okay, not too lost). See the most genuine parts of the city with an open mind.