Sometimes it can be hard to figure out where to go and what to see when visiting a new destination. Especially when they are as big and exciting as New York City! We’ve chosen your favourite New York City neighbourhood based on your travelling style in an effort to help with those tricky travelling decisions!
Go with the flow: Chelsea
Chelsea is one of the more arty neighbourhoods of New York City, dotted with interesting pockets of galleries and foodie spots. This makes it a great neighbourhood to wander through and pick whatever takes your fancy. We would recommend spending some time at the famous Chelsea Market, housed in an old factory, and exploring the High Line that will take you high above the streets.
On the go: Financial District
The Financial District plays host to some of New York City’s oldest history so you can be sure that there is plenty to see and do in this neighbourhood! Not only will you get swept up with the buzz of Wall Street workers, but you can find some key landmarks all within 15 minutes of each other. Tick off places like the 9/11 Memorial, New York Stock Exchange, Brooklyn Bridge and Stone Street.
On a mission to eat it all: Chinatown
It would be a crime to not discover the heart of Chinatown when in New York City. While it can be a bit of a maze due to its continued growth, you can be guaranteed an authentic gastronomy journey through this foodie neighbourhood. From the classic soup dumplings to hand-pulled noodles, and street food snacks to a full meal, there is something for everybody!
Photography aficionados: Brooklyn Heights
While each neighbourhood offers its own unique charm, Brooklyn Heights should be at the top of the list for avid photographers. Found outside, and opposite, of Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights will give you a good insight into a more residential area of the Big Apple. Its charming buildings and tree-lined streets mean you will be snapping away in no time for that perfect shot for the ‘gram!
When researching Midtown, the glitz and glam of Times Square can occasionally overshadow the fact that this neighbourhood is home to the iconic shopping streets of Madison and Fifth Avenues. From high-end shops like Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton, to the more affordable Uniqlo and Gap, to department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, you can shop up a storm!