10 Things to Do in NYC

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  1. Head to Central Park: Go for a stroll through Strawberry Fields, the Shakespeare Garden or Alice in World. Have a picnic in Sheep Meadow. Sail a boat through the Conservatory Water or pass by the Bethesda Terrace, where it is featured in many movies. Central Park is a great day trip and it’s free as well!
  2. Walk the Highline: Take a walk on the Highline, which runs from 33rd street to 14th street. This park, which follows an old train track, looks out onto the Hudson for a great view, and makes for a great walk.. Also, while you are at the Highline, check out some of the great restaurants and frozen lemonade stands along the way.
  3. Chelsea Market: Want your taste buds to be awaken? Head to downtown and wander through Chelsea Market. The smells of fresh bread, pastries, and fish permeate through the air. Check out the specialty food shops, which is where a lot of the Food Network gets its food for their cooking shows. While you’re there, make sure you buy a gelato or a fresh macaroon!
  4. Shake Shack: The In-N-Out Burger joint of the east. With several locations throughout Manhattan, you should always be in walking distance of this famous burger place. The thing to order at the Shake Shack is the Shack Burger and a milkshake. Because of the tastiness of the food, there is almost always a line, but it is definitely worth the wait.
  5. Window Shop on the Upper East Side: Wishing you were Blair or Serena from Gossip Girl? Head to the Upper East Side to check out the high-end clothing shops. The Upper East side is home to Chanel, Valentino, BCBG Maxazaria, Zara, Betsy Johnson, Steve Madden and of course Vera Wang. Peer through these designers stores by window shopping or if you’re feeling like splurging walk into one of these shops see first hand all the amazing clothes and accessories.
  6. Top of the Rock: Want to see what the city and the Hudson really look like? Head to the Top of the Rock, that is the Top of Rockefeller Center. Enjoy the observation deck where you can look out and see Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, Red Bull Soccer Arena, and Central Park. Top of the Rock gives you a better view of the city than the Empire State Building!
  7. Dos Caminos: This Mexican inspired dishes will tickle your taste buds. With several locations throughout NYC, you are never more than a few blocks from this tasty mexican food. The food combines traditional Mexican food with a modern twist. Make sure you try the dos enchiladas for a sweet and spicy dish.
  8. Head to a concert at Rockefeller Plaza: Bored on a Friday Morning in the summer and feel like waking up at the crack of dawn to see a show? Head to Rockefeller Plaza to see a free, that’s right FREE, concert. This summer Charlie XCX, Fallout Boy, Nate Ruess, Janelle Monae and Wondaland, Imagine Dragons, FLo Rida, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez, and Brad Paisley will all be performing.
  9. Go on a Scavenger Hunt: Feeling like being adventurous? Tackle the whole city in mini amazing race. Several companies run scavenger hunts throughout different parts of the city. Some items on the list are drive a taxicab, ride the subway, and kiss a stranger.