et’s be real. It’s impossible to do it all when in NYC. And every time you go back for a visit, there is always something new to do. I did a quick 3 day trip to New York City for a family visit and here are a few things you should consider as a first timer in New York City during the summer, or fall, or spring…just whenever!
Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo
Take the subway 6 to Brooklyn Bridge and walk through the bridge. Afterwards head to Brooklyn Bridge Park which is a 5 min from the bridge. The area here is known as Dumbo, and there are a lot of nice restaurants and cafés around the area. You can also enjoy a picnic in the park.
Top of the Rock Observatory
This location has one of the best views in New York City. It’s very crowded during the summer so I would suggest to book online the first available time (8:10am) to visit. Keep in mind tripods are not allowed. You can book your tickets online here.
Price: $30- $36
The Loeb Boat House Rental
Type on Google maps “The Loeb Boat House Rental” and it will show you the way to reach this boat house in Central Park. Central Park measures around 51 New York City blocks (streets) so you will definitely want to know your way there!
Price: $15/hour 4 people max
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Every year the MET showcases stunning exhibitions. This summer they are showing the Heavenly Bodies exhibit, showcasing work by icons such as Karl Lagerfeld (for Chanel), Yves Saint Laurent, Jose Galliano (for Dior), Pierpaolo Picciolo (for Valentino), and Alexander McQueen (for Givenchy). All work showcased is inspired by the catholic church. This was also the theme for this year’s MET Gala.