It’s a beautiful morning and you’re just leaving your Manhattan hotel. You drop by one of the 366 Starbucks location in Manhattan and get yourself your favorite drink. You put on a good pair of sneakers and you’re ready to walk around the island and explore.
No agenda is the perfect agenda.
Here are some of the best places to walk around and follow where the wind blows.
If you’re looking to find the most unique fashion boutiques, you must make your way to Bleeker street in the West Village. Stop by The Magnolia Bakery and sit where Carrie Bradshaw ate her cupcake. Then, walk to her apartment a few streets away and take a picture. (64 Perry Street, the apartment with the no trespassing sign)
Take a stroll down Central Park and find the iconic treasures that make this park the most special place in the middle of the most vibrant city in the world. You will find a large pond where you can rent boats to sail, restaurants, playgrounds and picnic areas, several beautiful bridges, statues and fountains. There is even a zoo that you can visit with your family if you have an hour or two ahead of you.
This former elevated railway line, converted into an urban park, runs through the city for several km. You can get a new perspective of the city that never sleeps. From special residential buildings to unique pieces of street art, you’ll be amazed. The Hight Line takes 45 to 75 minutes to travel from one end to the other.
Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Park
If you want to get great photos for your Instagram account, a walk on the famous Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Park is a must. A 2.6 km lane is reserved for pedestrians. On the other side of the bank, take a stroll in Dumbo Park. The view of Manhattan’s skyscrapers is breathtaking!