I’m going to visit New York and New Jersey in late October, and was wondering a few things.
In New York, are there any decent things to do (that don’t include shopping)?
Do you know any good places for breakfast, lunch and dinner in both New York and New Jersey?
Are there any alright shopping centres that aren’t too expensive anywhere in New York?
Get a ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus tour and you’ll see all of the important stuff in one day (two’s better). Lots to do and plenty of places to eat.
You can go to the West 4th Street vicinity where the Blue Note, places to eat and Washington Square Park are located.
The shopping centres you are referring to are in New Jersey and if your up for driving, there are a couple of centres located in Long Island, NY.
In NYC, you will find stand alone department stores such as Sak’s, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, along with plentiful boutique stores.
As far as breakfast, lunch and dinner, too many to choose from in Harlem, Upper West Side on Broadway, etc etc, but cheaper in NJ if you can find them. I hope this helps you and you’re welcome.
Hi, there's all the usual things in NY, Empire State, Rockerfella Plaza, Statue of liberty, Central Park etc. We got the open top bus which gives you lots of places to stop off at, Little Italy, Chinatown, Brooklyn. My top choices to eat for dinner were definitely Carmines, a lovely Italian restaurant and Ellen's Stardust Diner. Breakfast would be Times Square Diner and Grill and The Cosmic Diner. Also had lunch and evening drinks at a little place called Inn at the Park by St Bartholomew's Church. Bryant Park is also worth a visit. Have a great time, NY is amazing!
There plenty of things to do there. The Museum of natural History by Central Park (you can make a donation instead of paying the full price to enter the museum. there is still lots to see without paying the full admission price). Central Park is gorgeous in the fall. The highline is a great walk for admiring their architecture. At the end of The Highline is Chelsea market which offers a great variety of places to eat. The bakery across Skoobs is so good and not too pricey. Bryant Park is great for enjoying the sites, sounds and smells of NYC. For places to eat there are endless options but you Chelsea market and Eataly were 2 of my favorite stops. hope that helps. Enjoy your trip!
Yes! There are lots to do in New York that does not involve shopping. Here are some that I can think of:
- 9/11 Memorial
- Statue of Liberty Ellis Island tour
- The MET
- Central Park
Visit Chelsea Market, take a food tour of little Italy. In regards to food it all depends on what you are in the mood for. When I visited I used Yelp to find what was in the area I was in at point in time.
Jersey Garden Shopping outlet is a great place to visit. Good shops and great discounts too. Ellis island is a lovely place to visit and it only cost #3 dollars one way on the subway or the same on the overhead tramcars.
I’d really recommend walking The High Line. Old disused rail line now transformed into a raised walkway. Start off with a delicious brunch at Bubbys at the south end, then stop off at Chelsea Market halfway along. Great walk.
I’d really recommend walking The High Line. Old disused rail line now transformed into a raised walkway. Also recommend Bubbys at the south end of this for delicious brunch before the walk, and a stop off at Chelsea Market half way!
Plenty of things to do. Museums. The library is beautiful and the high line walk is nice if it isn’t cold out. As far a restaurant there is plenty but go to juniors for cheesecake. Did not do shopping as most of it is boutiques. Did not see any malls but there is Nordstam Rack. Hope this helps. Have fun!
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