Whether you are visiting New York City for one day or one week or even if you have been living in NYC for quite some time, an Ahoy New York tour is the best way to explore Chinatown, Little Italy or Nolita. In fact, we are now a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice award winner, top 10 food experiences in the world! But one question we get often is “what should I do after an Ahoy New York tour?” So here are our picks for some fun things to do nearby!
Pick up some delicious authentic Italian treats for later
Di Palo’s Fine Foods (200 Grand St), Enoteca Di Palo (200 Grand St), Piemonte Ravioli (190 Grand St), Alleva Dairy (188 Grand St) and Ferrara’s Bakery (195 Grand St) are all on the same block and we hope we whet your appetite and piqued your interest in these amazing shops with our tastings on our Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest. After the tour, get some top notch Italian cured meats and cheeses at Di Palo’s, a bottle of Italian wine at Enoteca Di Palo, some fresh pasta for home at Piemonte Ravioli, some amazing mozzarella from Alleva Dairy and of course a bunch of cannoli to go from Ferrara’s Bakery!
Head to SoHo
P.C.: yelp, Juan M.
Looking for new shoes or maybe a fun graphic t-shirt? SoHo, which is short for South of Houston Street, is an historic neighborhood renown for its trendy, world class shopping options. SoHo is also known for its interesting cast iron architecture so keep your eye out for these beautiful buildings too. SoHo is only a short walk from Little Italy and Nolita.
Shop at the French Cheese Board
You can learn about French cheeses and their origins at the French Cheese Board (41 Spring St) on our Taste of Mulberry Street tour. But you can definitely spend so much more time here! French Cheese Board is easily one of the most interesting and unique shops in SoHo. Of course we highly recommend taking home some yummy French cheeses with you!
Check out the Tenement Museum
P.C.: Tenement Museum
Tenements play a big part of the history of Lower Manhattan and the Tenement Museum (103 Orchard St) does a great job of preserving what a tenement would look like and all the struggles immigrants dealt with living in these slums. Tenement Museum offers several different tours and makes learning history fun!
Visit the Mmuseumm
Mmuseumm (4 Cortlandt Aly) is probably the quirkiest museum in New York City. Its location was an elevator shaft so it is easily one of the smallest museums in the world. They have fascinating exhibits that rotate from time to time. For example, there was an exhibit on weird items that save people’s lives in unusual ways the last time we visited Mmuseumm.
The Oculus, Brookfield Mall, One World Trade and the 9/11 Memorial Museum
The Oculus, Brookfield Mall, One World Trade and the 9/11 Memorial Museum (180 Greenwich St) are all a short walk south of Chinatown. The Oculus and Brookfield Mall offers numerous good shopping options and photo opportunities and it can be a great way to spend the day if there is bad weather. One World Trade is the tallest building in the Western hemisphere and the sixth tallest building in the world. Its Observatory offers breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Finally 9/11 Memorial Museum does the very tough job of commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It is very important to never forget what happened that day and this museum preserves so many sad and touching stories.