New York City is a metropolitan paradise filled with wonders and excitement. From can’t miss tourist attractions to free museums and unbelievable nightlife options, let’s take a quick tour of the city and uncover the hidden gems that will make your Thanksgiving trip one to remember.
Locals Guide on What Not to Miss
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Washington Square Park is a special-kind-of place that leaves a lasting impression. Here you will find people from all walks of life just kicking back and doing their thing. From street performers playing music to chess players pondering their next move, Washington Square is one of the best spots in the city to unwind and do a little people watching.
Locals love the Stone Street Historic District, which was once called Brewers Street. No cars are allowed here as this pedestrian-only area is lined with amazing little eateries and some incredible pubs. If you find yourself on Stone Street this November, head on over to the Fraunces Tavern. It’s located in one of the oldest building in the city and is said to be the place where George Washington bid a final farewell to his troops in 1783.
Free NYC Museums
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Home to more than 100 museums, NYC offers travelers a ton of free options when it comes to enjoying culture and the arts.
This November, when you’re bouncing around the five boroughs, consider popping into one of the following free museums. You won’t be disappointed.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is a must for so many reasons. It’s free and open to all, but I’d recommend getting there early and on a weekday if you’re looking to avoid the crowds.
OK – So the Bronx Zoo isn’t a museum, but it’s still free and definitely worth and afternoon of your time. Dubbed the largest urban zoo in the United States, be sure to check out the Reptile House, the Wild Asia exhibit and the Himalayan Highland habitat. All three are fantastic.
The Boroughs Beyond Manhattan
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It’s a shame, really, but when people think of NYC, they tend to picture Manhattan and Manhattan only. Five Boroughs make up the city, and each offers its own attitude and experience. For example…
Brooklyn is booming. Its neighborhoods are in the midst of a modern-day renaissance of sorts, and its bar / nightlife scene is off the charts. When visiting Brooklyn, be sure to check out Lavender Lake on Carrol St., Little Field and a place called Gowanus. You’ll thank me later.
So many people visit the Bronx to catch a Yankees game, but the borough has so much more to offer than baseball. Take the Bronx Museum of Art, for example. One of the best contemporary art museums in the world, visitors can get lost in its halls for days and carry the memories made within for a lifetime. In addition to the Museum, check out the Bronx Culture Trolley. It’s completely free and takes passengers to all the top culture spots in the area.
Staten Island seems like a forgotten land to me, but truth be told, it’s a mistake to overlook it. For example, the Staten Island Greenbelt offers visitors some incredible outdoor activates that are sure to make you forget how close you are to the hustle and bustle of major city living.
Queens is best known for its diversity, and it’s worthy of a quick day trip for the food alone. On just about every corner you will notice restaurants, diners, and eateries, all of which have been inspired by varying world cultures. So take your time exploring, and go try something new. Who knows, it might open your eyes to a world filled with unknown flavors.
See NYC for Under $40 Day
How is it possible to get through a day in NYC while only spending $40? Click the image above and find out!
New York might be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend an arm and a leg during your vacation. The trick is knowing where to go and what to do, and in that regard, we’ve got you covered.
I’m running out of space, so let’s make this quick. Check out this incredible article published by Skyscanner in November of last year, and learn how to have an incredible weekend in NYC without spending more than $120. The article offers a stop-by-stop guide, and it’s definitely worth a look. You’ll be amazed by how much fun you can actually have on a budget.
Enjoy Your Vacation
OK – That just about covers it. Enjoy your vacation to NYC this November, and if you’ve yet to purchase airfare for that trip, this article will breakdown the best times to book.