New York thematic itineraries

New York thematic itineraries

As a family in New York, with children or adolescents

  • One of the 3 "summits": Empire State Building, Top of the Rock or possibly One World Observatory (less central vision and through windows)
  • A Broadway Musical
  • A basketball match
  • Times Square at night
  • The Intrepid aircraft carrier
  • The Museum of Natural History
  • A bike ride in Central Park or along the Hudson River (bike paths)
  • Luna Park amusement park in Coney Island
  • The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens
  • Burger breaks
  • The essential shopping spree

For two, in love in New York

  • Have a drink or brunch on a rooftop bar with panoramic views
  • Sip a fine cocktail in an intimate speakeasy (Prohibition-inspired sweatshop)
  • Cross the Brooklyn Bridge to DUMBO and admire the Manhattan skyline
  • Take a stroll through the charming historic residential streets of Brooklyn Heights.
  • Visit The Cloisters

Trendy industrial architecture, design, contemporary art and street art

  • The Meatpacking District and the High Line
  • The Whitney Museum
  • The new urban complex of Hudson Yards
  • The Gallery District of Chelsea
  • The MAD (Museum of Arts and Design)
  • The Guggenheim
  • The MoMA
  • The modern art section of the Metropolitan and its annex the Met Breuer
  • In Brooklyn, DUMBO and Bushwick (known for its murals and graffiti)

Gastronomy: where to eat in New York?

  • Feast on street food in gourmet food trucks
  • Have brunch on weekends like New Yorkers
  • Treat yourself to a "farm to table" restaurant showcasing modern American cuisine with a locavore style (the best are in Brooklyn)
  • More info on the "locavore" phenomenon and "Farm to Table"

Where to shop in New York?

  • SoHo (rather high-end fashion)
  • Brooklyn (small independent designers, trendy and vintage crafts)
  • Macy's and Bloomingdale's department stores
  • The declawed temple: Century 21

Where to go out and party in New York?

  • The rooftop bars of Midtown design hotels
  • The pubs, beer gardens and even the spectacular rooftop bars of the hotels from Williamsburg to Brooklyn
  • The speakeasies and cafeconcerts of East Village and the Lower East Side
  • Greenwich Jazz Clubs
  • The musical scenes of Harlem and Brooklyn


  • An evening at the Metropolitan Opera or in another hall of Lincoln Center - home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra - (seats at the top not expensive)
  • A show at Carnegie Hall
  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
  • A gospel mass in Harlem or Brooklyn
  • A Broadway Musical
  • The various and varied festivals more info on parties and festivals in New York

Rock pilgrimage

(Focused especially on the seventies and eighties period)

  • Dakota Building
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Trump Tower
  • 54 study
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Chelsea Hotel
  • The Factory
  • The location of the former Max's Kansas City restaurant
  • 105 Bank Street
  • Electric Lady Studios
  • The Gaslight Cafe
  • Bitter end
  • CBGB
  • David Bowie's last residence
  • 56 Ludlow Street

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