Chelsea: Contemporary art galleries, rooftop bars, river views and The Highline elevated park. Great area for daytime strolls and sunset drinks.

East Village: Restaurants, restaurants, restaurants. And dive bars, too. Spend the day eating, drinking, snapping photos of murals and wandering aimlessly.

Financial District: South Street Seaport, proximity to Brooklyn Bridge, monuments, memorials and historical landmarks. Immerse yourself in a bit of history in the early origins of NYC.

Flatiron: Premiere dining, shopping and green space. Enjoy big name retailers without the lines and sample local foods and produce at one of the many weekly Farmer’s Markets.

Greenwich Village: Cafes, bars and novelty shops populate this district. Mosey around this picturesque neighborhood and enjoy street performances and musical acts at Washington Square Park.

Lower East Side: Dining and drinking options, dance clubs and live music. A popular watering hole both day and night, this neighborhood really gets bustling in the evenings.

Meatpacking: Hot restaurant and nightclub scene, brunch day parties, designer stores. Enjoy anything from a boozy brunch to a 3 AM dance party in this chic neighborhood, once home to the city’s slaughterhouses.

Midtown: Broadway theaters, The Museum of Modern Art, The Top of The Rock, Bryant Park, The New York Public Library. While a commercial metropolis (and arguable tourist trap), this area does offer significant culture, architecture and views in the right spots.

SoHo: Cast iron architecture, cobblestone streets, flagship stores and designer boutiques. This picturesque neighborhood is a shopper’s Mecca. Though it does gets crowded both weekdays and weekends, SoHo is a must on every visitor’s list.

Upper East Side: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, storied residences, Central Park. Get cultured at Museum Mile and stroll along Madison and Park Avenues to see how the 1% live.

Upper West Side: American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, the other side of Central Park. Known for being less stuffy than its Eastern counterpart, the UWS offers up many cultural landmarks and brunch spots alike.

West Village: Picturesque brownstones, cafe-lined streets and boutique shops.. The West Village is every New Yorker’s dream – spend an afternoon strolling around this delightful neighborhood shopping, eating and spotting celebrities.


Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill: Waterfront promenade, brownstones, cafes, restaurants and shops. Meander around Brooklyn Bridge Park and take in views of downtown Manhattan before exploring the quaint streets of this adorable neighborhood.

DUMBO: Skyline views, art galleries, restaurants and watering holes. Wander around this area (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) after a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Park Slope: Prospect Park & Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Museum, cafes, restaurants, bars and vintage shops. Take the subway to this stunning neighborhood to explore some of the best that Brooklyn has to offer in terms of cultural institutions and cuisine.

Williamsburg: Food festivals, shops, restaurants, bars and Manhattan views. A hipster’s paradise! Channel your inner indie side by trekking across the East River to this Brooklyn hot spot.