A Few Lesser-Known Spots to Visit When Traveling to New York
A different getaway to NYC
If you’re travelling to New York for the holidays, you’ll probably want to visit all the touristy spots: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, or Times Square to name just a few. Yes, those are all fun and exciting if you’ve never been there. But if you really want to have a fun trip to New York, you should consider checking out the lesser-known tourist spots that will give you a memorable time.
Check out these suggestions for lesser-known tourist destinations to guarantee your trip to New York is unforgettable.
Hall of Fame for Great Americans — If you’re a fan of visiting different Hall of Fames, you should definitely stop by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Located in the Bronx, this open-air colonnade boasts gorgeous views of the Harlem River. Check out the hall’s 98 bronze busts, including busts of Alexander Graham Bell, Eli Whitney and George Westinghouse. This beautiful piece of architecture opened over a hundred years ago at the turn of the century, and has welcomed many visitors since.
Little India — If you’re a tourist in New York, you probably have plans to have dinner and do some shopping in Little Italy. But there’s another neighborhood that you shouldn’t pass over in another borough: Little India. Head on over to Queens and check out Jackson Heights; it’s one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the entire United States. Spend some time walking up and down 74th street to find shops full of jewelry, clothing and music. And make sure to go hungry, because Jackson Heights has some of the best Indian food in the entire city.
Strand Books — Stand Books is home to an incredibly piece of New York history. Strand Books has been in business since 1927, and was one of 48 bookstores on the old “Book Row” in Manhattan. With new, used, and rare books, Strand’s claim to fame is the fact that it boats 18 miles (yes, miles) of books throughout its store. If you’ve been looking for a hard to find book for quite a while and have a trip to New York coming up, stop by Strands Books because chances are you won’t be searching much longer.
Peanut Butter & Co. — If you’re coming to New York and a fan of peanut butter, Peanut Butter & Co. is a must-visit. With a menu full of bizarre, yet unbelievably delicious peanut butter sandwiches, you won’t even regret shelling out $6 for a sandwich. Try the “Pregnant Lady”, which, you guessed it, is a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. Or If you want to opt for something a little easier on the taste buds, a simple combination of peanut butter and Nutella in the “Peanut Butter Cup” should do the trick!
So there you have it! Visiting these lesser-known New York spots will ensure that your trip to the Big Apple is full of more fun and less lines. You may love it so much you want to move there. And if you do, be sure to check out NYCheapCarInsurance.org for your insurance (because car insurance is required in New York!).