My collection of NYC Neighborhood Guides and travel guides gives you all the information you need to plan a trip to New York City!
I spent two years living in New York City, and now that I live in Chicago I return to NYC about 4 times a year. I have been working on NYC neighborhood guides and New York City travel guides over the past couple years, and today I am sharing an index of all of these guides for easy browsing.
NYC Neighborhood Guides
I have written a series of guides focused on specific New York City neighborhoods. I think that the best way to see a city is to go neighborhood by neighborhood. When you spend a day in a small geographic area, you can easily and efficiently see a lot in a day. These NYC neighborhood guides cover details including what to see, do, and eat.
What to do in the Upper East Side – My sister, who has spent 10 years living in this neighborhood, helped me put this guide together. This neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best museums, including The Met.
What to do in the Upper West Side – The Upper West Side neighborhood is home to cultural institutions like the New York Ballet, New York Philharmonic, New York Historical Society, and the American Museum of Natural History.
What to do in Union Square – I know, Union Square isn’t a neighborhood, it is the intersection of several smaller neighborhoods. Since Union Square is easily accessible via several subway lines, it made sense to create a guide that uses Union Square as the jumping off point.
What to do in Midtown – The center of Manhattan is home to Times Square, Broadway, and Rockefeller Center. It’s a neighborhood that I find myself in every time I visit New York City. This guide has the info you need to see your favorite late night show being taped, which museums to visit, the architectural landmarks you can’t miss, where to shop, and the best places to eat.
What to do in Tribeca – The “Triangle Below Canal Street” is a hub of restaurants, independent boutiques, and both historic and modern architecture.
What to do in the Meatpacking District – This little section of Manhattan is home to some of the cities best restaurants, plus the High Line and Chelsea Market. This detailed guide covers just the few blocks that are part of the Meatpacking District.
What to do in Greenwich Village and Chelsea – This area is home to the High Line and the Meatpacking District. It’s become one of the coolest parts of the city, and this guide has the inside scoop on how to spend a day there.
What to do in Soho, Noho, and Nolita – These three small neighborhoods clustered along Houston Street are known for trendsetting boutiques and restaurants.
What to do in the East Village – A neighborhood with a quirky charm and restaurants serving up cuisine from all over the globe.
What to do in the Lower East Side – There aren’t many museums here, but two of the best are here: the Tenement Museum and The New Museum for Contemporary Art are places that make learning fun. Beyond the museums, visit classic eateries like Russ & Daughters and Katz’s Deli.
What to do in Murray Hill, Gramercy, and Kip’s Bay – A more residential part of Manhattan that is home to beautiful historic buildings, including the hidden away Sniffen Court.
What to Do in Lower Manhattan – This guide includes big sites like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Plus, from Lower Manhattan you can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Roosevelt Island – This small island sits in the East River beside the Upper East Side. Even if you don’t want to spend much time on the island itself, the views from the Roosevelt Island Tram are stunning.
What to do in Brooklyn – Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is something that belongs on your NYC bucket list, and once in Brooklyn there has plenty to explore from the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanical Garden famous for their cherry blossoms to the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood.
What to do in Williamsburg – Williamsburg has many locally owned shops and a great mix of restaurants. It’s away from the busyness of Manhattan and a fun place to explore for a day.
What to do in DUMBO – This small section of Brooklyn has views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s where you will find the newly opened – and worth visiting – Time Out Market.
NYC Travel Guides
250+ Things to do in NYC – This extensive list of what to do in New York City was written for people who have spent a considerable amount of time in the city, but who want to discover new things to do. This list also includes dozens of bar and restaurant recommendations.
A 3-5 Day New York City Itinerary – If you are visiting NYC for the first time, this guide is the place to start. It has all the major sites and it mapped out so that you can walk from place to place.
26 Foods to Try in NYC – A list of iconic foods to try when you visit NYC.
Cheap Meals in NYC – A guide to 18 wonderful yet affordable restaurants in Manhattan.
What to do in NYC at Christmastime – A guide to special events and things to do in New York City during the holiday season.
New York City Travel Tips
NYC Packing List – A list of practical and stylish things to pack that will let you fit right in when you visit one of the most stylish cities on the planet.
What to Know about Visiting New York City – All the insider tricks and tips you need to have a smooth trip.
Which NYC Airport to Fly Into – An evaluation of New York City’s major airports: JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark to help you decide which flight to take.
NYC Travel Guides Inspired by TV Shows
Gossip Girl Filming Locations – New York Magazine called this show “the greatest show of our time” and I loved how they filmed throughout the city. This guide includes some of the most memorable filming locations.
Sex and the City Filming Locations – From Magnolia Cupcakes to Chanel, these are the places SATC made famous.