Best places to visit in NYC


By Emily Stone ’20

New York City is the biggest city in America. Populated with over eight million residents and visited by more than 60 million people every year, there is a lot of room for adventure. Across the five boroughs, here are some of the most iconic eating and entertainment hotspots that everyone needs to visit.

Serendipity 3 $$: One of the most iconic restaurants in all of New York City is Serendipity 3. A combination of their famous iced hot chocolate and boutique-like aesthetic brings in customers from all over the world. That being said, due to the high demand for their iced hot chocolate, reservations can be difficult to book and lines for walk-in service may leave you waiting for up to an hour.

Eataly $-$$: There are many options for food and service in New York, but often times it can be hard to book last minute reservations. Eataly provides divine appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks with little to no wait. Tucked away in the back of the Eataly markets, these restaurants offer various Italian dishes from pizza and pasta to fresh seafood. Eataly prepares their dishes with food that they sell in the market at the front of the restaurant, so the food is always fresh, and if you enjoy your meal, you can purchase the produce used in your dish after you’re done eating.

Utopia Bagels $: Utopia Bagels is a great place to stop by, whether you’re looking for a filling breakfast or quick snack. Utopia Bagels prides themselves on making their bagels the “old fashioned way” and having a wide assortment of different types of bagels. The restaurant not only offers many different types of bagels, but they also provide different combinations to add to you bagel such as salmon, eggs, deli meats and more. Utopia’s handcrafted bagels can be found in many different locations across New York City, such as Queens, The Flatiron District, and SoHo.

Broadway $$-$$$: One of the best ways to spend your time in New York City is seeing a Broadway show. Actors, dancers, singers, and directors from all over the world come together to create a experience like nothing else. The four highest reviewed productions on Broadway currently are Hamilton, Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen and The Lion King. Tickets for productions can be found at

The Museum Of Modern Art $: The Museum of Modern Art, also known as The MOMA, is a fascinating gallery filled with different types of artwork from all over the world. Anyone who visits will be able to experience art in various styles, such as sculptures, paintings and photography and find something that they like. The MOMA is in the center of New York City surrounded by other stores, restaurants and sights you can also visit throughout the day.