The Ultimate List of Reasons to Visit New York in 2020

View of NYC from Brooklyn Bridge during golden hour

There are endless reasons to visit New York in 2020. These are just a few to get you inspired. For even more tips, just follow the Hotel 48LEX New York blog for everything you need to know about exploring Manhattan and beyond.

Try the city’s famous foods.

Yes, there are plenty of expensive Michelin-starred restaurants. But even street food and popular snacks get the star treatment in New York. To learn how to eat pizza like a New Yorker or where to find hot dogs with all the fixings, check out our guide to ten quintessential New York City foods.

Enjoy cocktails and city views.

There are plenty of observation decks, such as the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building. But what if you could enjoy a cocktail, too? Head to Bar SixtyFive, the highest outdoor bar in New York City, or one of our other favorite NYC rooftop bars.

Explore an architectural landmark.

In New York, there are many. But only few offer the opportunity to spend an afternoon. In the iconic Grand Central Terminal, you can start with a coffee at Cafe Grumpy and end with a meal in the Oyster Bar and Restaurant, which opened along with the terminal all the way back in 1913. And it doesn’t stop there. Bounce from Neuhaus for Belgian chocolate to The Campbell Apartment for craft cocktails and Diptyqe for luxury scents.

Ride the NYC Ferry.

The famous yellow cabs are no longer the best way to travel around New York. Skip the traffic and hit the water on the NYC Ferry. It’s the quickest way to travel between Manhattan and the cool spots to see across the river in Brooklyn. And, in the summer, you can get to the beach from Manhattan in 50 breezy minutes.

See world-famous art.

Nobody needs an introduction to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But what about the city’s famous art galleries? Head to Chelsea after reading our beginner’s guide to downtown art galleries.


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