What should I do next week in NYC?
August 22, 2013 6:15 AM Subscribe
In an effort to distract myself from my life, I've decided to spend next week in NYC. I've never been, and am getting a little overwhelmed trying to decide what to do there. Oh yeah, and I'd like to not have to sell my firstborn to pay for everything.
posted by jenlovesponies to travel & transportation around New York, NY (44 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a Chicagoan in my late 20s, with a love of museums, especially fun, obscure ones, and a major cinephile. Historical landmarks are a favorite, too. I also love theatre, from the small stuff to big revivals, but don't really know the NY theatre scene outside of Broadway. I'm going to probably hit up all the really obvious tourist places (Empire State building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square) unless everyone agrees they're pretty boring. I like bars and clubs, too, though I'm not worried about hitting the hottest spots and would rather not wait in ridiculous lines to get in. I'll be alone during the day, but I have a friend I'll be staying with who will join me after her workday.
Also, while I'm not particularly worried about finding food, I would love to know of any awesome vegetarian restaurants you could recommend.
Any tips on what I should do while I'm there? I'll have a guidebook and a smart phone, but I'd love to have some insider knowledge what to do in NYC and how to save money while there.