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New York Tourism: Best of New York
New York is the ultimate city break destination as far as millions of tourists are concerned. There's fantastic shopping, wonderful restaurants, bars, theatres, museums and world famous landmarks. In the winter you can go skating in Central Park, in the summer you can hire a boat and go rowing on the lake. And all year round there's a great zoo.
Regardless of your family's interests, you will have no trouble filling a week's holiday in New York. The Empire State Building, the United Nations, Central Park with its wonderful zoo, Time Square and its various shops, the bright lights of Broadway and dozens of museums and art galleries. If you get even slightly bored, you can wander around Central Park looking for locations for famous scenes from films, and if you wander a little further you'll usually bump into a film crew. If you're interested in money saving, take care with sights such as the Statue of Liberty. You can spend a lot of money on a boat trip past the statue, but given that boats no longer land on Liberty Island, you might as well just take the Staten Island Ferry. It's free and you still get a great view. While looking at Liberty Island, many tourists will now also take in a trip to Ground Zero to pay their respects at the former World Trade Centre.
- By EaterThe Hamptons’ 16 Essential RestaurantsAs soon as Memorial Day hits, New Yorkers flock to the Hamptons beaches for some summer escape. The farmlands, fields, and waters of the East End have always been a dream for chefs, providing them with seafood and produce — farm-to-table is rarely a shorter trip. Thus, an increasing number of restaurants has opened in the area, serving cuisines ranging from Mexican and Asian and bringing versions of high-end urban dining meccas to the area. Below, a look at some of the best, from luxe Tutto Il Giorno in Southampton to family-style Duryea’s in Montauk. https://ny.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-hamptons16 items
- By SmarterTravelThe Ultimate New York Shopping GuideWhen it comes to New York shopping, there’s almost nothing the city doesn’t offer. From world-renowned department stores like Macy’s (34th Street and Seventh Avenue), Bloomingdale’s (59th and Lexington), Saks Fifth Avenue (50th Street and Fifth), and Neiman Marcus (Hudson Yards) to specialty shops, charming boutiques, and bargain basements, Manhattan is truly a shopper’s heaven. Read the full story, here: https://bit.ly/2PeCaSy21 items
- By ThrillistThe Best Sandwich Shops in NYCTraditional, gussied-up, deconstructed or reinvented: you know a sandwich when you see one. The perennial school lunch staple, picnic provision, DIY treat and restaurant feat is essentially something smushed between two slices of bread, but it’s oh so much more. The simplicity of the form is carte blanche for creativity, and since New York City is teeming with people simultaneously hungry for innovation and nostalgic for the classics, we have sandwich shops slinging a massive range of interpretations. Our best local sandwich purveyors come correct and honor the foundation of the category. That doesn’t mean they’re simply slapping baloney and cheese on white, nor does it mean they even specialize in sandwiches, per se. It means that they’re straightforward while considering each sandwich element to serve you a thoughtful construction. Each location has a great bang for the buck, serves a satisfying meal even outside of lunchtime, and has a story to tell with layers of bread, meat, cheese, and veggies. We’ve avoided any delicacies with deep ties to civic or regional pride, e.g., spiedies, pork rolls, Cubans, po' boys, muffalettas, beef on wecks, croque madame/monsieur, Philly cheese steaks, lobster rolls, and BBQ anything. Burgers, of course, have no place here, and it doesn’t matter what anyone says: hot dogs don’t count. Hot and cold, meaty, cheesy, fresh, crisp, and bold, these are the best sandwiches in New York City. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/new-york/best-sandwiches-nyc14 items