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Six Things You Can Only Do in New York City

Chinese Chess

We here at Ahoy New York Food Tours LOVE New York City! Between the food, the parks, the museums and more, visiting New York City is a unique experience. So with that in mind, here are six things that you can only do in New York City!

Try a Wide Variety of Cuisine

Socarrat Seafood Paella

New York City is renowned for its diversity of cuisine that you can try. You can try Italian, French, Chinese and Spanish dishes, sometimes within a block or two of each other! Mulberry Street is a great example of this. There is no shortage of yummy food options and there are a ton of interesting dishes to try, even for the most adventurous foodies.

Get a NYC Bagel and Pizza

Joe's Pizza

New York City style bagels and pizzas are often imitated but never quite replicated you truly can only find a real NYC bagel and slice of pizza in New York City. Some say the secret ingredient in the dough is the New York City tap water. No one knows for sure but what we can say is that both the bagels and the pizzas are delicious. You can find bagels and pizza all over New York City but two places we absolutely love are Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys (367 Grand St) and Joe’s Pizza (7 Carmine St & Other Locations).

Visit World Class Museums

Italian American Museum

New York City is home to some of the biggest and most unique museums in the world. With so many important museums throughout New York City, there is something for everyone. Love television and film? There is the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Queens) which has a fascinating exhibit on Jim Henson. Love art? There is the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 5th Ave) which is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the largest in the world. This list can go on and on!

Ride the Subway

Grand St Subway Station

New York City’s subway is unlike any in the world. It is one of the few public transport systems that runs 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. It also opened way back in 1904 so it is also one of the oldest public transport systems. The subway is definitely full of history and fascinating stories. If you want to learn more about the subway system, also check out the New York Transit Museum (99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn).

Watch a Broadway Show That Is Actually on Broadway

Wicked Play

P.C.: yelp, Meagan R.

You can watch Broadway shows like Phantom of the Opera and Wicked outside of New York City but you can only watch a Broadway show that is actually on Broadway in New York City! You can see some of the biggest stars here. For discount Broadway tickets, visit one of the TKTS booths to see what plays you can watch for half off, maybe even more!

Relax at a NYC Park

Bryant Park Catan Tournament

Finally there are a ton of fun things you can do in New York City parks. For example in Central Park, you can rent a boat, watch a concert or even explore a castle! In Bryant Park, you can play board games, golf and ping pong or watch a movie under the stars. These parks are definitely one of the many things that make New York City special!