Imagine you were being shipped away and you only had another week in the city… what would you do? Sometimes I think tourists do a better job of exploring the city than New Yorkers, we put things off knowing we’ll have time to get to them later. So Image there was no later, here is your NYC bucket list.
1. See a show in Radio City Music Hall
Head on over to the Rockefeller Center to the “Showplace of the Nation.” That’s right! Radio City Music Hall deserves a place on this list, not only is it an iconic NYC institution, it place is just an amazing place to just stop and look around a bit.
2. Spend all afternoon getting tipsy on a rooftop bar
…and why not. We have one of the most breathtaking memorable skylines in the world, not surprisingly, we also have some of the best rooftop bars to enjoy the view. We recommend Hudson Terrace for post 10pm drinks!
3. Go to a Yankees game
Whether you’re a sports fan or not, it’s really irrelevant no NYC bucket list would be complete without seeing the Yankees! While you’re at it, show the Mets some love too. We’re not biased.
4. Take the time to really explore Central Park
Yes, it’s summer time, you can sit and soak up some rays for sure… but why not rent a bike and really explore? Check out the ramble, check out the reservoir, check out the waterfalls in the Northern section, or even go fishing. Yes fishing! The Harlem Meer is the best place to fish.
5. Go to SNL
It’s not easy to get in, and you have a little wait until it returns in the fall, but if you can find your way into taping or a dress rehearsal it would be the experience of a life time.
6. Go to an experimental art show
Call us Hipsters if you like, but NYC has had a long history of moving the art world, and today is no different. It’s easy to see why, the city is a melting pot and artists come here from all over the world to be inspired. Check out this live art show in Tribeca.
7. Ride the Wonder Wheel on Coney Island
Yes, go check out Coney Island’s Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park for the infamous ferris wheel… and the summer is here and this is the perfect excuse to hit the beach!
8. Eat everything at Smorgasburg
Are you coming for the cheesecakes, tacos, noodles, barbecue, macarons? The NY Times calls the Williamburg’s Smorgasburg Market “The Woodstock of Eating”, so strap yourself in for some hardcore food porn.
9. Eat a dirty water dog
We’re aware, this is probably something you’ve already done… probably more often than you’d like to admit, so why not grab a pretzel or some chestnuts?
10. Go to a concert at Madison Square Garden
Take advantage of the fact that The Cure are in town in June and head to this legendary venue… of course you could always wait for Billy Joel to come back!
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