Since a lot of camps in America are based in the New England area, the likelihood of you visiting NYC after camp is pretty high. I’ve spent a huge amount of time in New York since I first started going to summer camp (my camp is only about 2 hours away on the train), so I thought I’d give you a list of my top 10 things to do in NYC after camp!
1. Hang out in Central Park. Walk around for hours. Take a picnic and sit on the grass. Run around like you’re in a movie.
2. Go shopping in Soho. Pretty much every shop you want is there. And there’s a Chipotle.
3. Walk along the High Line. It used to be an old railway line and has now been turned into a beautiful garden walkway that runs over a mile above the city on the West Side. Oh and while you’re at it, check out the Lowline too.
4. Go up to the top of the Empire State Building. Go just in time for sunset. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before, with lights and buildings that just stretch on for miles.
5. Wrap your head around the subway system. It can be confusing at first, but once you get it, the subway will be your best friend. Dowload the NYC Subway map app, it will save your life.
6. Hit up all the museums and galleries and get inspired – The Guggenheim, MOMA, The Museum of Natural History (you have to see the giant whale), The Metropolitan Museum…the list goes on and on and on.
7. Walk across Brooklyn Bridge and see the city from another angle. And then go thrift shopping anywhere in Brooklyn. Oh and go to Williamsburg too, while you’re there.
8. Get the ferry over to Ellis Island and see the Statue of Liberty up close and personal. Or the Staten Island Ferry (it’s free) and view her from the water.
9. Visit the 911 Memorial and museum (it’s free after 5pm on a Tuesday). It’s an incredible and humbling place.
10. Ok, fine. Go to Times Square. Just because. But do it one time and then don’t go back. Once is enough.