Things to do in NYC in a Day

Have a day off? Here are a list of places to visit, things to do, and spots to eat and drink all throughout New York City. You can do it alone, or make a date out of it, or spend it with friends.

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Okay, I know the West Village isn’t an activity BUT I do look forward to walking through the neighborhood. I mean, look at these homes! It doesn’t hurt to day dream about residing in one of these. Besides beautiful home, the West Village has a lot of restaurants and coffee shops to check out. I definitely recommend coming here on a nice day and walking through here. It’s a nice stroll with plenty of places to stop in and try.

With all this walking around, you might want to pick up a drink or sit down and relax. Here are two coffee shops that I cannot get enough of — and for those who are not coffee drinkers, here is a yummy matcha spot.

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Gasoline Alley Coffee : Three locations

  • Soho / Little Italy area
  • SoHo
  • Flatiron

 

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Birch Coffee : Nine locations

  • Upper East Side
  • Flatiron
  • SoHo
  • West Village
  • Financial District

 

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Cha Cha Matcha : Little Italy

Now I know summer is soon approaching but for those who still have work to do, the New York Public Library is a great place to go. Even for those who are writing or reading for pleasure, it is a place where one can unplug from the outside world. Tourists still come in and out of rooms but after a few minutes of work, you forget they are there.

For those who don’t like to read or write OR have any work to do, the NYPL is still the place to go because of their lifesaving air-conditioning. You’ll thank me on those humid, sunny days 😉.

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Worked out an appetite? Check out Jack’s wife Freda in the West Village or SoHo. Great food, great drinks.

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New York City is frigid cold right before spring/summer days. We don’t get these warm days for a long time so the best way to make the most of it is to be out. The thing I look forward to on warmer days is bringing a blanket and laying down in Central Park (or walking in the park). There is a lot of park to cover but this park offers a range of things to appreciate. I can go on and on but you should see for yourself. Plus, there’s cute dogs being walked everywhere (that should convince all) 😊.

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Now, we should be towards the end of your day. Before you go home or head out to New York City’s nightlife, catch the sunset.

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This is at the Brookfield Place in the Financial District. The mall has many restaurants, places to shop, and views to make it worth checking out. I love coming here with my boyfriend or friends, grabbing Japanese food, and soaking in the view.

If you have any suggestions of places to go, I would love to know. There will be a blogpost weekly so keep your eyes open!

by Alexandra

 

 

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