What to do when totally bored… In New York City
- Walk the High Line. A 2,33 km green oasis crated on old train tracks going all the way from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street. This is a grea mini-escape from the concrete jungle while still able to look at all the beautiful buildings around you (and take great Instagram photos).
- Take the Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Terminal, Lower Manhattan to (surprise, surprise) Staten Island. You’ll both get some fresh air (if you stand on the outside deck), get a great view to the Financial District and the Statue of Liberty, and be able to check Staten Island off your list. Win win win.
- Bring your camera, hop on the subway, and get off somewhere you don’t know. Explore new areas of New York City. This is something I personally really want to do, but never really find time for. Maybe that should be a New Year’s Resolution!
- Be cultural, go to a museum! There are so many galleries and museums in The City for example MoMA, The Whitney, Guggenheim, American Museum of Natural History… I could go on and on and on.
- Central Park! Need I say more?? There are so many things to do in Central Park. Rent a bike, and discover the Park on wheels, go for a run following all the different paths, bring a blanket and have a picnic, look for as many TV-famous spots as possible, sail row boats, walk around, smell the nature… Again I could go on and on and on.
- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. That’s fun! Not only is the bridge iconic, the view is amazing and you can imagining acting in Sex and the City The Movie. That scene where Miranda and Steve are meeting half way between their two places, and if they both show up they both want to get back together. They see each other and they just start running towards each other and then give each other the biggest kiss ever. So much love!
- Explore China Town and Little Italy. There are so many little shops, markets, and restaurants down there. That could keep you busy for hours.
- Go to the movies!
- Find a film set and spot celebrities, they are all over The City. In my lunchbreak the other day, I basically walked directly into a commercial shooting. Wups! What can I say? I was Snapchatting.
- Go to 42nd street and have 99 cent pizza. Yes, they are all over The City, but I do feel like it’s extra iconic to eat it while looking at all the amazingly huge billboards, and taking in all the life in Midtown.
So peeps, go have fun!