What: Sure, everything in New York is more expensive, but a day in the city doesn’t have to render you penniless. Follow this itinerary for a fun, delicious, and affordable Manhattan experience.
Mode(s) of Transportation: subway, walking, taxi
Price Point: $
- Start: Breakfast at Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company [Chelsea]
- Walk to: Take a stroll along The High Line Park [Chelsea]
- Walk to: Browse and shop around Chelsea Market [Chelsea]
- Walk to: Lunch at Bar Suzette , The Lobster Place, or anywhere else in Chelsea Market [Chelsea]
- Walk to: Coffee at Ninth Street Espresso in Chelsea Market [Chelsea]
- Subway (L) to: Walk around Union Square [Union Square]
- Subway (6) to: Explore Canal Street and the rest of Chinatown [Chinatown]
- Walk to: Dinner at The Meatball Shop [Lower East Side]
- Walk to: Drinks at bOb Bar , The Library or The Whiskey Ward [Lower East Side]
The High Line: An elevated park offering Hudson River and Chelsea views. Definitely an “Only in New York” thing.
Chelsea Market: The Food Network operates in the same building, so the food in Chelsea Market has to be good, right? This holds true for almost all of the shops inside, so try to fit as much as you can into your stomach!
Bar Suzette: It was featured on some Food Network show, though I can’t remember which. Their butter and sugar crepe is one of the best things that I’ve ever eaten…
The Lobster Place: Rolls, wraps, salads…all made with fresh, high-quality seafood. Unfortunately, they’ve been closed for renovations, but will be opening in early Spring 2013. (Now?)
Ninth Street Espresso: Supposedly one of the best cups of coffee in the city!
The Meatball Shop: It’s amazing, it’s well-priced, it’s definitely crowded. Try to go during off-hours or on weekdays! (Vegetarians, don’t worry – they offer delicious vegetarian “meat”balls as well.)