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6 Places In New York That Is Not "The Tourist Basics"

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

Battery Park

Is a 25 acre park on the southern tip of Manhattan. It is a beautiful area to walk through during the spring summer and fall months. The area is full of venders, runners, restaurants, and artistic statues. The best part is the lovely view of the Hudson River overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

The Freedom Tower

I guess this could be on a tourist list, but I feel it needs to be on any list. For those who visit New York and/or live outside of the country, you may not know how much this building and monument means to Americans. In the year 2001 on September 11th, two planes that were overtaken by terrorists had crashed into the Twin Towers (World Trade Center), killing thousands of people. They built a new “world trade center” and called it One World Trade Center. They also created memorials for the two towers and the people who lost their lives from the attack. Two beautiful square fountains sit where the towers stood. The fountain flows continuously downward and the names of the lives that were lost surround the fountain. It is sad to see, but it is a gorgeous memorial where you can pay your respects.

Korea and China Town

Teleport to Asia from New York! There are so many markets and restaurants where you can taste the flavors of Asia. My favorite drink is Matcha (green tea), but I always have trouble finding my favorite ones made by Starbucks, which are only exclusively bought in Asia. Of course, when I go to Korea town, I’m lucky enough to find it, and all the other scrumptious treats from Asia.

Little Italy

Although I love Asian culture, I’m Italian, so naturally I love Little Italy. You got your Italian delis, Italian restaurants, Italian cafes..really anything to do with food, which is the epitome of Italy anyway. If you are anything like me, you will feel right at home… and full.

The High Lines

The High Lines are newly built walking paths which run above the city. A 1.45 mile long pathway on the Westside of Manhattan, which were created from the old New York central railway roads. What better way to see the city? It is still being added onto, but the High Lines have immediately become a popular place to go.


A little late night dessert at my favorite place in New York, Serendipity. An interesting decor and a most delicious array of goodies on their old fashioned menus. Frozen hot chocolate, drug-store sundaes, and a special “Golden Opulence Sundae” which cost $1,000!! Although my Sundae didn't cost $1000, it sure tastes rich! 3 scoops of ice cream, a fudge brownie, hot fudge, and a whole lot of whip cream!

This is my favorite place not only because the gigantic sundaes, but because a movie I grew up with called “Serendipity”. Its a magical romance movie about two people falling in love through fate. Of course, they have dessert at the café “Serendipity” in the movie, which makes eating here even more special! It’s a fantastic movie and a fantastic place to see; highly recommend both!

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