Traveling to New York City? A Few Places to Check Out Off the Beaten Path

Traveling to New York City? A Few Places to Check Out Off the Beaten Path

In my previous post, I have already shared with you the list of recommended places you should visit in New York. This time, I’ve been putting together a new list of things to do in New York City when I next visit, and since I’ve seen a lot of the typical tourist areas, I wanted to find interesting things to do that I hadn’t considered before. Here are the top 4 that I found to check out on my next visit:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This Botanical Garden is in the heart of Brooklyn and was built in 1910. One of the reasons I chose this to check out was because of the world-famous Japanese Garden and Rose Garden, along with the Cherry Blossom Esplanade.

The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is the third largest museum in New York and has a lot of wonderful art in its permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibits. One that I’d love to check out is “David Bowie is”, which just opened this week.

Prospect Park

While I haven’t finished exploring Central Park, Prospect Park is 526 acres and hidden away in Brooklyn. It was built by the same designers as Central Park and is the second largest public park in the city. There are annual events to check out, a farmers’ market, and concerts that take place there throughout the year.

Chelsea Market


The Chelsea Market is an indoor market with food vendors and shopping, and a great place to stop for lunch and to check out the local sites. Google just bought the building, and it’s not clear what the company plans to do with it—or if the food market will stay. Seeing it before changes start to occur puts it up on the top of my list.

I recommend NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette to someone planning on their first trip to NYC or for someone moving to NYC.  It’s an illustrated book that is easy to read and made me laugh out loud. Moreover, It’s clever, and outlines all of the unspoken rules of living in the City. Nathan Pyle, the New York Times Bestseller, has created something that is illustrated so well that he’s captured the rules of living in New York City, reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York. It is full of good information for those not familiar with living in a big, east coast city, and the illustrations are hilarious. The information on this humorous small book is life saving!


Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

I feel happy to share my experiences with you about Travel - Food - Life around the world. I hope to inspire you to Live-Love- Laugh :)



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