“ I wanna wake up in the city that doesn´t sleep” sang Frank Sinatra once about New York.
And it’s true – New York doesn´t sleep. There are so much to do that the day is not long enough.
The range of interesting museums, funky shops, original restaurants, cool bars, cozy coffe shops and much more are gigantic. And it´s constantly filled with new places.
Here we have compiled some of the most classic sightseeing places for you.
You will also find more tips under each area.
Here you will enjoy many blocks with cool shops, trendy bars and restaurants on what was formerly the old slaughterhouse and industrial premises.
Start by going to the Standard Hotel where wonderful The High Line start. It´s an elevated train track that has been turned into a nice promenade with several excellent view points of Manhattan.
Don´t miss the Chelsea Market in the old biscuit factory.
Slink in at Pop Burger for their charming mini burgers - www.popburger.com
Pastis it´s a great spot for breakfast or lunch.www.pastisny.com
Wander through the charming neighborhood of SoHo - Mercer Street, Green Street, Prince Street & Broome Street.
Do not forget to grab a coffee at Dean & Deluca.
It´s a wonderful grocery store and deli in the corner of Broadway and Prince Street.
Have lunch at Baltazar.
Take the subway to the Guggenheim Museum and enjoy both the architecture and art.
After your visit, you can do some window shopping along 5th Avenue or take a nice stroll through Central Park to the Metropolitan Museum, one of the world's best museum that also offers you a beautiful view over Central park from their roof top terrace..
Don´t miss the museum stores.
|MOMA and ACE HOTEL|
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) it´s a must if you are into the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art. They also have a large design shop with classic modern and cutting edge design products for adults and kids.
Fancy a coffee or a glass of wine? Take a break in the lobby lounge at nearby super cool Ace Hotel.
Walk over Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan. There is a a dedicated pedestrian walkway above the roaring traffic so it's a wonderful stroll.
Awesome experience and great photo opportunities will wait for you.
Take the subway to Clark street after the Brooklyn Bridge. Head downhill towards the un-miss-able Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Cross Henry Street at Cranberry Street and take the pathway through the Co-op houses.
High street is the first Brooklyn stop but it´s not such a pretty route as this is.
It´s perfect to hop on a sight seeing bus when you are a little tired of walking around on Manhattan.
A nice way to enjoy New York's amazing buildings and a great chance for fantastic photo opportunities.
But the bus ticket here. Gray Line is best.
Take $5 Off - Gray Line New York
|EMPIRE STATE BUILDING|
A must for the fantastic view and all the lovely old art deco details in the lobby and the rapid OTIS elevators!
|ROOF TOP BARS|
At least one rooftop bar should be on your itinerary during your New York trip. One of the coolest is 230 Fifth with phenomenal views over the Empire State Building.
It´s open all year around.
Here is a list of more roof top bars -
|FLATIRON BUILDING & SHAKE SHACK|
Flatiron Building, the building that looks like an old-fashioned flat iron. It´s a classic New York building that is fun to take photos of from different angles.
In the park next door - Madison Square Park - is one of New York's most popular sausage and hamburger places, the iconic Shake Shack.
Opposite is our favorite food heaven - Eataly. Don´t miss it.
Whole Food is our favorite food store. Great selection of organic food that is natural, wholesome, authentic and delicious.
The whole experience is very inspiring.
They have a lot of freshly prepared meals so grab what you like and head for the nearest park.
95 E Houston St, (at Bowery)
10 Columbus Circle
270 Greenwich Street
Enjoy oysters and champagne at the Oyster Bar in the Grand Central Terminal, which itself is a nice experience.
|BEST VIEW OF MANHATTAN SKYLINE|
Staten Island Ferry from Battery Park offers the best view of lower Manhattan and the boat ride is free.
After the trip you can go up to Ground Zero and visit 9/11 Memorial.
Not far away is hysterically cheap department store Century 21.
|HELICOPTER RIDE OVER NEW YORK|
A helicopter ride above one of the world’s most visually striking cities is an experience that everyone should have at least once.
Sightseeing tours of New York are one thing, but a New York Helicopter tour are a special league of their own.
New York City Liberty Helicopters offers a breathtaking experience that will allow you to see the city from a whole new perspective.
Book here. It gets fully booked quickly.
New York City Liberty Helicopter - The Big Apple
Take on your most comfortable shoes and start to walk around
Let the city decide where it will take you.
A stroll around Manhattan will let you experience the city in the best way...