New York City has something for everybody—and that includes you and your friends.
Regardless of the reason for your trip, here are five reasons you and your group should consider “The Big Apple” as you plot your first post-pandemic adventure together.
It’s a Foodie’s Paradise
As the home of roughly 30,000 restaurants, New York City is truly a foodie’s paradise. The city is crowded with dining options of all descriptions, from taco trucks, to pizza parlors, to a whopping 68 Michelin-starred restaurants. By the time you leave, you’ll have experienced tastes and flavors you didn’t even know existed.
It’s a Sports Fan’s Dream
New York City is home to more professional sports teams than just about anywhere else. The city has two NBA teams (the Knicks and the Nets), two NFL teams (the Giants and the Jets), two NHL teams (the Rangers and the Islanders), two MLB teams (the Yankees and the Mets) and two MLS teams (the Red Bulls and New York City FC). Throw in jam-packed schedule of MMA and boxing events, major motor and horse races, and local favorites like the Harlem Globetrotters, and it’s safe to say that no sports fan will ever get bored in NYC.
It’s a Hub for the Arts
New York City is a paradise for art lovers. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the many world-class shows that take stage on Broadway, it has something for art enthusiasts of all ilks—and that’s without even mentioning the countless concerts, festivals, and temporary exhibits that make their way through the city every month.
It Has a Fascinating History
The Dutch first settled along the Hudson River in 1624 and created the colony of New Amsterdam on what is now Manhattan roughly two years later. That makes New York City almost 400 years old.
Much of that 400-year history can be observed on guided tours, inside the city’s many museums, or by simply walking around and taking in the stunning architecture of eras gone by.
One way or the other, New York City is a great choice for history buffs.
It’s The Whole World in One City
Head to New York City, and you’ll get everything we mentioned above—but you’ll also experience fragments of many other cultures from much further afield.
New York City is a melting pot in the truest sense. Case in point: In a single day, you can explore the amazing markets of Chinatown, grab some roti in Little Guyana or pizza in Little Italy, and finish the day with some soju and karaoke in Koreatown.
It’s the whole world rolled into one glorious city.