What Should We See in NYC? {We Need Your Help!}

Later this month, my husband and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary with a week in…New York City! I have been there before, but my husband has not. We are so excited to tackle this city together, and are a little overwhelmed with the possibilities for fun and adventure.

I know there are countless websites, books, travelogues, etc, I could consult for help with what to see and do in NYC. But I thought I’d take a more personal approach and ask for recommendations from YOU – my fun, travel-savvy readers who have been to New York City.

My husband and I are flexible, adventurous travelers, and are just as interested in things off the beaten path as we are in the touristy staples of any destination. If you’ve been to New York City before, tell us:

  • Where should we eat, or what kinds of food should we try while we’re there?
  • What sights are a “don’t miss?” (and what do you think we could skip?)
  • Where should we go for a total NYC experience? (<–keep it clean!)
  • What places aren’t in the tourist guides, but we should see anyway?

Anything you can think of would be great!

We will be seeing one Broadway show while we’re there – Nice Work if You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick and Jessie Mueller. I’m super excited about this, and will come back with a review after our trip.

Nice Work if You Can Get It on Broadway

Also, during our trip, I will be sharing updates and photos on Twitter with the hashtag #20th_inNYC.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions, and I hope you’ll follow the fun when we fly out later this month!


  • Jen L.

    OMG. I’m going to send you some links to my blog posts about NYC later. I have some NYC-related lists. And I’ll send you my cell number so you can call or text me while you’re there if you need any tips. It will be the best trip ever!

  • Too hilarious to read Jen’s comment, because I was going to say the same things. I’m always offering my cell # to friends, too! This is very exciting!! What kind of food do you like? Do you guys enjoy a drink or two? Where about in the city will you be staying? How fun! Woo hoo!!

    • We don’t drink alcohol, but want to make sure we eat some NYC pizza, and maybe a hot dog from a cart. Those just seem like quintessential NYC dining experiences, you know? 😉 We are staying in Times Square – probably not my *first* choice, but we found a great place and will have a full kitchen in our room to hopefully cut down on our food budget.

  • Have you heard about the “A Slice of Brooklyn” tours? They look so awesome, and I’ve heard great things. Some day I want to take their Christmas tour. Oh and Wicked is a great show. Also, I love the northern to middle part of Central Park. And Novella in Little Italy is a great restaurant, just around the corner from Ferrara Bakery. Another fun place to eat is the Tick Tock Diner in the bottom of the New Yorker Hotel.

    • Thanks for the great dining suggestions – I am writing them down! 🙂 I didn’t get a chance to visit Central Park when i was there before, and that’s a “must do” on our list for this time. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Jennifer Patrick

    some good advice from a reliable source: 1. Watch out, the yellow ones don’t stop! 2. you see gum on the street, leave it. it’s not free candy! 3. there are like 30 Ray’s Pizzas. They all claim to be the original but the real one’s on 11th.