Have you guys had enough 'what to do in NYC' questions?
January 25, 2013 9:08 AM Subscribe
My whole family is (finally) comine to visit me in NYC in late March. Help me think of things that will amuse my parents and my 20-year-old sister. PS: We are all giant nerds.
posted by showbiz_liz to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (17 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
They will be spending at least 4 days here, maybe longer. My dad lived here briefly in the 80s, but my mom hasn't been here since age 5 and my sister's never been here at all. We'll be staying in Brooklyn.
I know what I like to do for fun, but I'm having a hard time seeing NYC through a fun touristy lens and figuring out what they might like to do. Characteristically, they have not been very much help in that regard ("oh, I'm sure whatever we do will be just fine!").
Sister: Is super into astronomy (as a hobby) and psychology (her major). She also really loves anime and manga and all that kind of thing, so suggestions along those lines are very welcome, because I have absolutely no clue about that stuff. Oh, and she has expressed interest in trying the best lox bagel in the city- any ideas there?
Mom: Is a graphic designer and very interested in art and design. Is there some sort of museum of theater design we could check out? Also interested in engineering and gardening.
Dad: Loves history, especially military history and antique weaponry, and geology (know any cool fossils we could check out?). And I also want to take him to some places that have changed dramatically since the early 80s.
We all love used book stores, trying weird/interesting foods (especially if they're cheap), and roots/folk music. My parents are sometimes low-carb, so any decent restaurants with low-carb options would be great. Also, only two of us drink and my sister's still underage, so bars are only in if they have something else to recommend them.