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Things to do in Manhattan

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Market
“Amazing selection of food options and great gift stores as well as sample sales (depending on the weekend). Advice- go first thing in the morning or later at night to avoid the crowds. ”
  • 555 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as the "Whitney", is an art museum in Manhattan. It was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom it is named. The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art.”
  • 323 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“One of the most famous comedy clubs in the world and its where you'll find NYC's best comics.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This Michelin-starred gastro pub is one of the best in the city, and is known for many amazing dishes. Burger-wise, the Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort is epically good - the ultra-thick beef patty is topped with the stinkiest, most delicious Roquefort cheese and comes with a mountain of shoestring fries. ”
  • 173 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Famous speakeasy for great cocktails, good selection of dinner options in addition to bar food ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“For trendy designer boutiques, this is the neighborhood to visit. Tip 1: The High Line and the Whitney Museum are nearby if you want to combine them. Tip 2: Chelsea Market and Gansevoort Market on West 14th St have an interesting range of fast food.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Bakery
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“They are a franchise bakery. Look for the closest location during your travels. Great cupcakes, coffee, and other sweets. ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of my favorite late night spots downtown in the Meatpacking District convenient to the A train back home. Alway interesting DJs and good unpretentious crowd there to dance and have a great time.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Awesome jazz club in Greenwich Village with live music every night, tons of games, ping pong, shuffleboard, and lots of beers on tap! Open late”
  • 118 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Delicious and incredibly cute French bistro with small dishes and great wine list! Come early to put your name on the list while you go get a drink because they don't take reservations and it fills in fast.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
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“Reserve a table and try out Murray's delicious cheeses and seasonal meats. Wash it all down with a delightful glass of wine.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Underground den of mixology featuring a vast menu of handcrafted cocktails in a snug space.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The last true neighborhood in NYC, vibrant and fun, lots of small shops and restaurants. It’s own community and world within Manhattan ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Walking park built atop the LTrain. Stretches for 40 blocks. Has beautiful views, artwork and food along the way. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“iconic jazz bar for the best jazz in the world. great intimate atmosphere and venue.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The original “New York Style” slice. It’s a very good, accurate portrayal of New York style pizza. Get the “regular slice,” also called “plain.” Local tip - in NYC, we don’t call regular slices “cheese pizza.” ”
  • 100 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“This Michelin-starred gastro pub is one of the best in the city, and is known for many amazing dishes. Burger-wise, the Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort is epically good - the ultra-thick beef patty is topped with the stinkiest, most delicious Roquefort cheese and comes with a mountain of shoestring fries. ”
  • 173 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Famous speakeasy for great cocktails, good selection of dinner options in addition to bar food ”
  • 126 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Delicious and incredibly cute French bistro with small dishes and great wine list! Come early to put your name on the list while you go get a drink because they don't take reservations and it fills in fast.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“Reserve a table and try out Murray's delicious cheeses and seasonal meats. Wash it all down with a delightful glass of wine.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The original “New York Style” slice. It’s a very good, accurate portrayal of New York style pizza. Get the “regular slice,” also called “plain.” Local tip - in NYC, we don’t call regular slices “cheese pizza.” ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Our favorite place for a fun (and cheap!) weeknight dinner is Corner Bistro - the burger is a favorite of ours. TV's to watch sports, and a cozy vibe for great conversation!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Founded in 2012 by Carlos Suarez, the owner of some of NYC's best restaurants, Rosemary's Pizza is an airy trattoria with a rooftop farm for seasonal Italian dishes, house-made pastas & notable wines”
  • 80 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Fun spot to crush a couple drinks at night! Really fun if you're single too, Michael and I met here!”
  • 89 locals recommend

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