Scoping the dino bones and then adventurously exploring the echoing halls is a classic NYC rainy day experience. We also love how the museum's size and variety means every visit can be different. Read more.
The space is small enough that you feel like you’re oh-so-close to the performers (we could almost touch Lionel Richie at one show) yet showy enough that you're wowed by its gorgeous design. Perfect. Read more.
Our favorite activities are taking in summertime Shakespeare in the Park performances, going for a scenic jog along, strolling the Conservatory Garden, and enjoying a picnic at Sheep Meadow Read more.
Lincoln Center offers over 400 events a year, all featuring performers who are the best-of-the-best in their field. There are free 11am “meet the artist” events on the first Saturday of every month. Read more.
MAD has some interesting exhibits (we dig the contemporary jewelry gallery & gorgeous collection of quilts), and the Open Studio (w special demonstations by featured artists) is a pretty nifty idea. Read more.
The engaging, family-friendly exhibits and children’s museum offer a great way to connect with the history of New York. We like matching a morning visit here with an picnic in nearby Central Park. Read more.
There’s a great range of tours, which means there something for everyone, from family friendly look-'rounds to Halloween crypt crawls. Our favorite is the Vertical Tour... Read more.
You may have seen New York, but seldom like this. With views this spectacular, a sunset reservation seals the deal for possibly the most romantic evening you may ever encounter. Read more.
Bar Boulud is just the right amount of cool and casual without trying too hard to be trendy. We like how the wait staff is laidback yet perfectly professional, and the communal table adds to the fun. Read more.
If you’re looking for fun and relaxation, this is a great spot to bring a large group without worrying about reservations or too much rowdiness. In the summer, waterside seating can’t be beat. Read more.
Shop here to appear, and feel, like a true local: it is THE place for fish and meat in New York, and you will find no better outlet for tasty fresh, gourmet ingredients to wow your friends and family. Read more.
The food is delicious and prepared in a way that showcases the natural flavors of the ingredients. We love their juices and warm beverages (Hot Buttered Cider, anyone?). Read more.
Dovetail is in a great location if you’re interested in taking in some sights as well as eats. More good news? Dessert here is no afterthought: you can’t go wrong. Read more.
If you’re looking for a delicious sushi dinner on the UWS, this is the place to go. Enjoy but be warned: Sugio’s sushi omakase starts at $65 for 10 pieces. Sushi is also available à la carte. Read more.
Everything is fantastic, but we never go wrong with the ultra-fresh seafood. Because the $38 prix fixe lunch menu continually changes, this is one to do over and over again. Read more.
It’s impossible not to love the fantastic, traditional Greek, especially given the unbeatable prices. Popular dishes include the Kefi salad, spinach pie, and moussaka. Read more.
This colorful, bite-sized resto on the Upper West Side serves up swell Thai treats from Thai-born chef David Bank. The food is consistently tasty and very reasonably priced, too Read more.
The low-key atmosphere is a definite plus, given its high profile location. Its large windows allow for great natural lighting during the day, and the views of Columbus Circle are impressive. Read more.
We love the painstaking attention to detail: everything from the tableware to the exotic species of fish is chosen with utmost care. And that spaghetti with crab and sea urchin… we can't get enough! Read more.
Nougatine offers Jean Georges’s cuisine for a fraction of the price. Plus, we like the way we can usually just walk in. And in the right weather, the terrace is divine. Read more.
Everything is spot-on, from the impeccable and accommodating service and the flawless food (perfect in both presentation and taste) to the gorgeous views. What’s not to love? Read more.
Picholine is perfect for those who appreciate spiffing themselves up in their Sunday best for a formal wine-and-dine night out. And this is an ideal choice for an elegant pre-Lincoln Center meal. Read more.
The strength of the tasty margaritas is an open secret among locals. A gluten-free menu, kids menu, and delivery, and takeout are all available. Absolutely come for the guacamole prepared table side. Read more.
Come here for brunch; Sarabeth's is definitely worth the early morning wait. The fluffy pancakes are to die for, as is the French toast. Read more.
Telepan's market-driven menu is creative without trying too hard, and the atmosphere is sufficiently refined for a proper dinner with the family or a date. Read more.
The Boathouse is one of those surreally rural-feeling places. Were it not for the eclectic, oh-so Manhattan clientele & those skyscraper glimpses, you could easily forget that you were in the city. Read more.
The selection is unbeatable–bluemercury always has just what we’re looking for–and the knowledgeable staff are super helpful. There's also a stock of men’s body care available in store. Read more.
The arrangement here is very thrift store-esque, with clothes grouped by color and category, i.e. bras, camisoles, slips, etc. You will leave with the best-fitting bra you’ve ever owned, period. Read more.
We love stopping by here when putting together a picnic for a day in Central Park (the lox and rugelach are not to be missed!), and we also have fun browsing their nifty selection of kitchen toys. Read more.
Unlike most other jazz clubs, Cleo’s has no cover charge–music to our ears! Also, the open-mic night sessions are a fun way to listen to lesser-knowns showing off their pipes or jamming skills. Read more.
The sky-high panoramic views are just beautiful, especially if you’re lucky or savvy enough to drink or dine here during a sunset. Read more.
We like it for the well heeled crowd, the tastefully risqué scene, and the appealing air of exclusivity. Good to know: In addition to cocktails, the bar also serves up appetizers and small plates. Read more.
This is a great place to meet up and enjoy time with friends. The bartenders are all very friendly, the classic pub menu is moderately priced, and the crowd truly hails from the neighborhood. Read more.
This is one of our favorite summertime watering holes. It’s a great spot for a relaxed date, pre-dinner drinks, or a boozy brunch with friends. Read more.
The wellness offerings (a mix of Eastern & Western classes & treatments) made us hum w/ health & serenity. Brides-to-be can get in shape for the big day with the spa's 6-week "Core Evolution” package. Read more.
Guests are encouraged to book an appointment (e.g., a 1 hour 50 minute ritual), not a service, allowing for a consultant to advise the client on the best services for their body upon arrival. Enjoy! Read more.
We can't get enough of the stylish party atmosphere. Plus, the beds (w/ Frette linens) are super soft, which makes it that much easier to recharge after long nights of wind-exposed rooftop schmoozing. Read more.
It’s a classic luxury experience with an added jolt of sex appeal and style. We love waking up to the stunning views of the city and then capping our evenings scoping the sizzling lounge scene. Read more.
If you’re going to be in town for an extended period of time, this is a great option. You’ll really feel like a local rather than just a visitor with your fully equipped mini-flat. Read more.