The Muse – A Kimpton Hotel – Just one block off Times Square, this boutique hotel with funky décor features private patios and a free wine happy hour every afternoon.
Buddakan – Dim Sum done right
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – Tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge, the long line outside should tell you it’s worth it.
Carnegie Deli – Giant corned beef sandwiches, but leave room for the cheesecake!
New York City Gourmet Food Cart Walking Tour
Some of the best dining experiences on the planet are sprinkled across Manhattan; not in Michelin-starred restaurants, but on the streets at gourmet food carts. Over the past few years, food carts have gained popularity in New York City, moving beyond hot dogs to include some of the best falafel you’ll find outside of Tel Aviv and the most flavorful curry this side of Mumbai. Follow your guide through the Financial District or Midtown in search of six different cuisines. The selections your guide chooses will change as frequently as the locations of the carts, so you’ll be in for some delicious surprises.
Mad Men Cocktail Tour of New York
If watching Mad Men makes you nostalgic for the sophisticated 1960s style of Madison Avenue, you’ll love this walking tour of Manhattan hot spots depicted on the show. Channel your inner Betty or Don Draper while your guide shares interesting clips from the AMC drama. Select a 2-hour afternoon tour or a 3-hour evening tour (with extra drinks and a package of vintage-style pictures of you and your date). You’ll sip cocktails from featured establishments as you learn about the history of NYC’s ad industry, then meander no more than a mile past city skyscrapers. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.