Things to do in New York City

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Epic Views

Press Lounge NYC Rooftop Bar | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock 
  • Freedom Tower
  • Top of the Goldman Sachs building
  • View from 230 5th (bar)
  • Drinks at the Met rooftop bar 
  • Press Lounge Rooftop Bar, Hell’s Kitchen

 Read more: 12 Amazing Views of New York City.

Parks & Gardens

Central Park Boating Lake NYC | www.thewanderbug.com

Architecture 

Red Brick architecture skyscraper Chelsea NYC

Eating

Balthazar Bakery Soho NYC | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Katz Delicatessen // LES
  • Lombardi’s Pizza  // Little Italy
  • Chelsea Market 
  • Gansevoort Market // Meatpacking 
  • Gotham West Market // Hell’s Kitchen 
  • Juniper Burger // Williamsburg 
  • Pizza from Grimaldi’s
  • Zabar’s // UWS 
  • Magnolia Bakery // West Village 
  • Street stand hot dog 
  • Eat a bagel 
  • Smorgasburg, Brooklyn
  • New york style cheesecake 
  • Hotdog from Nathans Famous on Coney Island
  • Roberta’s Pizza, Brooklyn
  • Shake Shack! 
  • Brooklyn Winery
  • Smoked fish & Russ & Daughters // LES
  • Chelsea Market 
  • Buddakan // Chelsea 
  • Balthazar // SoHo
  • Eataly
  • The Boathouse, Central Park 
  • Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman’s 
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar // Midtown ✓
  • Momofuku 
  • Plaza Palm Court
  • Russian Tea Room

Favourite Finds

  • Empire Diner // Chelsea

Brunch

I have a brunch problem.

Why Not Espresso Bar Bistro West Village | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Cafe Gitane at the Jane Hotel // West Village 
  • Buvette // West Village
  • Toast Bar at Blue Ribbon Bakery
  • Hotel Chantelle // Lower East Side
  • ABC Kitchen // East Village
  • Feast // East Village
  • Cafe Colette // Williamsburg
  • Tartine // West Village
  • Sotto 13 // West Village 
  • Montmartre // West Village

Favourite Finds

  • Why Not Bistro & Espresso Bar // West Village (Pictured)
  • Jeffrey’s Grocery // West Village

Sweet

Magnolia Bakery NYC Sex and the City Tour | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Bosie Tea Parlour
  • Lexington Candy Shop
  • Hamilton’s
  • Serendipity
  • Morgenstern’s Ice Cream
  • Victory Garden 
  • Magnolia Bakery 
  • Van Leeuwen’s
  • Odd Fellows

Favourite finds:

Ample Hills Brooklyn Ice Creamery | Hell’s Kitchen 

Bars

Grand Central Oyster Bar NYC | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Campbell Apartment 
  • The Skylark // Garment District 
  • Boat Basin Cafe // Upper West Side
  • Lightship Frying Pan // Chelsea 
  • Catch // Meatpacking District 
  • Little Branch 
  • William Barnacle // East Village
  • Bar Sardine
  • Prune // East Village

Favourite Finds:

Shop

Window shop, at least.

  • Reformation // LES
  • Bergdorfs 
  • Barneys 
  • Bendels 
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Idlewild travel bookshop

Boroughs

  • Manhattan 
  • Brooklyn 
  • The Bronx 
  • Queens 
  • Staten Island 

Neighbourhoods 

Upper West Side NYC | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Chinatown 
  • Little Korea ✓
  • Little Italy 
  • West Village 
  • East Village 
  • Tribeca 
  • SoHo 
  • Williamsburg 
  • Lower East Side
  • DUMBO 
  • Red Hook
  • Upper East Side 
  • Upper West Side 
  • Nolita 
  • Hells Kitchen 
  • Meatpacking District 
  • Financial District 
  • Coney Island
  • Roosevelt Island
  • Governors Island

Museums & Galleries

The Frick Collection NYC | www.thewanderbug.com

  • Natural History Museum 
  • The Met 
  • Guggenheim 
  • MOMA 
  • Whitney Musem of American Art 
  • Neue Galerie 
  • Morgan Library & Museum
  • Intrepid Sea & Space Museum 
  • Musem of the City of New York
  • New York Historical Society 
  • The Cloisters
  • Frick Collection 

Activities

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