New York is a global economic, cultural, and entertainment center. There’s a lot to see and multiple ways of exploring New York.
If you want to use public transportation during your stay in New York City, you can purchase a seven-day MetroCard for $33 and get unlimited access to subways and buses. Not only will you save money, but you can explore the city like a local and get a sense of the real “New York.”
With a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, it’s no wonder New York has a fabulously diverse food scene. The offer is excellent, from bakeries, pizzerias to Michelin-starred restaurants.
If you want to look around the world and visit all the ethnic districts of the city, you can do so without walking too much. And if you want to pamper your palate, New York is a great place to dine without visiting all the city’s ethnic neighborhoods.
East Harlem is bursting with Mexican, Dominican, and Puerto Rican restaurants, while Chinatown in Manhattan‘s flooded Queens is a dream come true for Asian foodies. Indian and Latin cuisine is well represented in Astoria, where there are large Greek taverns specializing in seafood and traditional mezes. If you want pizza out of the oven, you can head to Bronx Arthur Avenue, where Italian culture, history, and heritage are more alive than anywhere else in the city. In Brooklyn, you can visit the oldest and most diverse ethnic neighborhoods in New York, such as Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
It may sound touristy, but the Big Bus Tour is a fun and remarkably practical way of exploring New York. The tour takes passengers through the entire city in less than an hour, giving them the flexibility to hop on and off the bus at any time.
The classic day ticket ($49- $50) covers only downtown, uptown, and midtown, but the best option is to purchase a New York Explorer’s Pass, with access to all of your favorite attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Madison Square Garden and the Museum of Modern Art. You can tailor your sightseeing route to suit your interests and see all the top sights of the Big Apple while enjoying an English-speaking guide. The most popular stops on the way are the Hudson Riverfront, Manhattan Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Hudson Yards, and Manhattan Park. This route takes you through the heart of Manhattan, from the Upper East Side to the financial district, so the shopping scene of New Yorkers knows no bounds.
The only problem is where to start, and that’s where the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is located, just a few blocks from Times Square and Central Park.
The Style Room, where Parker visits exclusive designer showrooms and studios, and a shopping spree are very helpful. Depending on your budget and interests, you can choose from a wide selection of shops, restaurants, bars, and restaurants in New York City. The city offers a variety of great shopping opportunities, from charming Gramercy Park to chic Upper East Side. Chilled champagne, private dinners, and private events provide the ultimate private VIP shopping experience.