New York - the best offbeat and local attractions and eateries
I need suggestions for what all I should see, give me only offbeat & local stuff.
I am traveling alone.
'The City That Never Sleeps'- New York, is one of the most influential cities in the world. It boasts of rich culture and traditions, and owing to its cosmopolitan status, has apart from the various popular attractions, many offbeat ones which you must experience.
The view beyond the Lincoln Tunnel 'Helix" (Source: joiseyshowaa)
Keeping in mind your preference of off-beat and local attractions, I have listed out following 'must see' things. Read on and Enjoy!
Recognized as one of the top ten shopping streets in the world, the Hell's Kitchen Flee Market provides a shopping experience like no other. With something for everyone, shopping in the market is more like a treasure hunt, where one may find everything from Gucci bags to vintage vases and plates.
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market (Source: Carl MiKoy)
Here is a tourist review where a visit to this flee market has been highly recommended:
The Devil Wears Prada...that she found at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. Great (name brand) finds, not too crowded, and some vendors even take credit card! Ever since I stumbled upon this lil jem in my backyard, I go almost every weekend. This place is now responsible for about 50% of my closet. Perfect for all you bargain hunters - these folks looove to negociate! Latest awesome find: one of the vendors there bought out an old sunglass store so she's got lots of vintage ray bans and guccis.
Address: 39th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
Ph. No.: 212-243-5343
Timings: Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
Contrary to what the name might suggest, the Museum of Sex apart from being thoroughly entertaining, is surprisingly educational. It dedicates itself to 'the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality' and apart from the permanent collection, has had recent exhibitions that have included 'Action: Sex and the Moving Image'. The plenty of sex toys certainly does not make this a place to visit with your kids and you must be above 18 to visit. So do not forget to take your valid age proof.
You can avail a discount of $3 by booking online.
Deer Threesome (Source: nickjohnson)
Here is a tourist review where the museum has been highly recommended:
This is a great place to go with a group of friends. I wouldn't recommend it as a first date. It's very interesting and educational. I highly recommend it if your into opening your mind and exploring some new ideas. Pros:Â Fun and Educational Cons:Â Price
Address: 233 5th Ave, at 27th St, New York, NY, United States
Ph. No.: +1 212-689-6337
Price: $17.50 + tax
Timings: Sunday - Thursday: 10am-8pm · Friday - Saturday: 10am-9pm
If you are in the mood for some adventure, I recommend you rent a bike and take a ride along the Hudson river. The abundant greenery, the gorgeous view of the Hudson and sufficient broad bike paths make for a beautiful, entertaining ride. We also highly recommend you try Grimalsi's Pizzaria, which serves one of the best Pizza's in town and is conveniently located on route under the Bridge in Brooklyn. If you are in the mood for an ice-cream, you can also stop by the Ice Cream Factory.
Though the price for the bike rental range from $15 to $40 depending on the number of hours you wish to rent it for, you can also undertake the Hudson River and Brooklyn Bridge Tour. The 13-14 mile stretch costs you $ 50, if you are an adult and $35 for a kid. For bookings, click here.
Bike Trail (Source: Joe Shlabotnik)
You can also rent the bike on an hourly basis from Bike and Roll, which is one of the best bike rental services in New York, by clicking here.
Here is a biker's review who had also hired his bike from Bike and Roll:
I never even thought about riding a bike in New York City. I'm not a big biker, but I like to do stuff outside and try to stay somewhat active. I ran into one of the Bike and Roll stores at South Street Seaport just by chance. They had... (some) really cool bike map with all the great things to do by bike. The bike path was amazing - it was stripped for lanes like a car road and even had special stop lights with little bikes. The bike path goes over top of the cars and the views of the river and city were amazing. It was the best day in the city for me and my friends.
Address: 117 west 58th street (just one block from Central Park)
Ph. No.: 917.520.2066
Rental Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The tours from this company has been rated as a number 2 in NYC. The Goodies Galore tour is the 3rd best in whole of US according to TripAdvisor ratings. See this article to know more! See the site for dates and times of the world famous sweet tooth tour!
Tickets at US$35 per person.
Food on Foot Tour (Source: Daniel Torres Bonatto)
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