Lauren Hynd is an artist, amateur yogi, and complete history nerd who lives in New York City, and likes to explore when not in a classroom, or botheri...
Lauren Hynd is an artist, amateur yogi, and complete history nerd who lives in New York City, and likes to explore when not in a classroom, or bothering a museum guard with pesky questions. She is always accumulating information on her travels and would like to share it with other adventurous folk!
My favorite thing about New York City is that it is impossible to get bored of it. Whether you are raising a family, treating life like a party, or just trying to make it as a college student, there are plenty of things to do year-round that are unique, memorable, and sometimes, practically free.
With over 180 museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cloisters are just two must-sees. Unlike other major US cities, the speciality and diverse range of institutions has much to offer to curious folk inclined toward history and the arts.
The number of Galleries and art spaces alone can keep you busy if that's your thing. You have to stay current, but usually there is always some wonderfully bizarre (often times, interactive) gallery exhibit that has people dying to take that sublime selfie.
Shopping is incomparable. If you consider yourself to have a distinct fashion sense, there's multiple neighborhoods to find your wardrobe some new gems.
And I can't forget the parks! Central park is its own zoo of attractions! (And happens to house one as well, though the Bronx Zoo is king.) Fort Tryon is a another gorgeous locale, and you can easily take a trip up to Beacon, NY for a more mountainous day get-away by taking Metro-North at Grand Central.
Lastly, I can't forget the festivals and parades! Events like the Mermaid Parade in Coney island make it worth it with the spirit of artistic abandon and strength of open community.
There are so few cities like NYC!