My Quick Recs: New York City, NY

Rockefeller New York

If you’re looking for a quick list of recommendations on things to do in New York City, here some of the places that I enjoyed doing while visiting!

Looking for a different destination? Read about my travels to Tulum, Mexico.



  • One Vanderbilt | Make sure you reserve your tickets. Some ppl like to go sunset time – reserve ASAP!! We stayed there for like an hour and a half
  • Top of the Rock (Rockefeller) | Historical, if you’re interested. But if you’re not, you may have a better time at Vanderbilt
  • Shopping in SoHo | Supreme, KILT, Capsule, Palace
  • Nightlife around East or West Village | Blind Barber, Please Don’t Tell, Mr. Purple, Basement (Chinatown), MONO+MONO (known for their house-aged soju – DELICIOUS!)
  • Broadway show | We watched Harry Potter. IMO, I wish I watched the other known shoes like Aladdin or The Lion King
  • Walk down the High Line | Really busy on the weekends. Go during a weekday
  • Take advantage of the Citi Bikes (use your Lyft app), so you can speed through the city instead of walking



  • Prince St. | Pepperoni cups pizza
  • Katz’s Delicatessen | Famous pastrami sandwich
  • Russ & Daughters | If you’re going to take ONE thing out form my quick recommendations for New York City, you must try this place. Literally my fave thing I ate! I would go every day if I lived there. Lox bagels. Right next to Katz
  • Kissaki (two locations) | Omakase.. One of my favorite meals
  • COTE Korean Steakhouse | Michelin star Korean BBQ. Reserve ASAP, bc there were none available when I visited
  • Chopped cheese at a bodega | Look around inside convenience stores
  • Artichoke Basille’s Pizza | Creamy artichoke pizza, so good!
  • Katsu-Hama | Oh.. my.. goodness, their Birkshire pork loin katsu melts in your mouth! We went twice during our trip


  • Joe’s Ginger | Bombbb soup dumplings
  • Joe’s Shanghai | Idk if it’s the same as above, but I’ve heard great things
  • Nam Wah Tea Parlor | Mentioning in the case you’re interested for dim sum, but honestly, I’ve had better…
  • While exploring, you’re able to find cheap but DELICIOUS dumplings to-go (15 for $5)
  • If your feet are sore and tired from walking around the city, go get massages


  • Walk down Brooklyn Bridge Park up to DUMBO
  • Brooklyn, Domino, Prospect Parks
  • Time Out Market | Plethora of cuisines, such as Indian, Thai, New York’s famous Clinton St. Baking Company, etc. Must go, if you’re visiting Brooklyn!
  • Brooklyn Flea Market for vintage/thrift finds (Sat + Sun) in DUMBO
  • Ume | Unique sushi experience. Get a reservation if you can!

Thanks for reading. Until next time!

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