New York plays host to dozens of grand openings and unveilings each day. Elsewhere in the world, a café may languish and sit empty, but in New York, the slow and weak are ousted swiftly, often overnight. Return to the city after a few years, and you may find your favorite haunt has simply evaporated. But embrace the upshot: You’ll never want for new discoveries.
Central Park gives visitors a sense of relief from the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab a grassy area for a picnic, or walk around the Resivoir for a little exercise that breaks out of the hotel's workout room.
The Apple Store
Tech types should grab a taxi to the Meatpacking District and check out the city’s newest Apple Store, a veritable paradise for gadget geeks. Wipe out screen glare with a fresh ginger margarita at Spice Market,
one block south, where star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten cooks Southeast Asian street food against a backdrop of carved teak. But save your appetite for dinner at Scarpetta, the newest, buzziest resto in the area. Headed up by culinary-world darling Scott Conant, it offers sublime Italian cuisine.
For art-lovers, a must-stop is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to some of the world's finest collections. Whether you are an Impressionist afficionado or tend to stear toward ancient Chinese works, you will find something that suits your tastes.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Winding its way down 5th Avenue, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a site that even natives don't miss. Catch a glimpse of collassal-sized balloons while keeping warm with a cup of Joe and black-and-white cookie from Dean and Deluca.
New York-style Pizza
Chicago has the deep dish. New York, however, is home to the best pizza in the U.S. From Joe's in the Village to Lombardi's in Little Italy, you won't go wrong with a slice of pie anywhere in Manhattan.
The Starry Night
If modern art is more your game, head over to MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art. Works such as this famous Van Gogh oil can be seen, along with some of the most famous pieces of contemporary art.