The “Big Apple” is a daunting tourist destination. There are so many sights and activities that three or four days is totally inadequate. Most travelers opt to visit again and again to truly appreciate the place. That being said, there are many “hidden gems” in the city that remain virtually untouched and unseen by the typical tourist. In a destination with mega-sights such as the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum, the Statue of Liberty, and Broadway, who has time for the lesser places mentioned below? Yet these are definitely worthwhile. Check them out and see.
South Street Seaport — this area in the southeastern part of Manhattan has great restaurants, good shopping, and a maritime ambience that is hard to beat.
The High Line — Imagine a place to walk in New York City without having to cross streets or dodge taxi cabs. Add to this great views of the city and pleasant greenery.
Sony Wonder Lab — This is a wonderful place for kids; they can spend hours with the techy activities. Even adults love it.
Chelsea Market — Located on 14th Street near the Hudson River, this covered market is delightful to explore.