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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.

Museum
“If you are history buff, this is the place to go, amazing castle looking museum with lots of history to tell.”
  • 378 locals recommend
Zoo
“Free on Wednesdays but its usually packed if the weather is good on a Wednesday. The line is too long but runs fast.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Yankee Stadium is the best place to go to get a vibe on the New York spirit. Take some friends, grab a drink, and enjoy America's pastime with the iconic New York Yankees. Only go for a ballgame. No need for expensive seats if you just want to go for the experience. It's easy to walk around the concourses of the stadium. If you're looking for a good view of the action, you may wish to spend a little more for better seats. Insider Tip: Long lines start to form outside the gates before the games, so plan for this. There are also a bunch of other entrance gates around the stadium if you walk around the side of the stadium. Most people will try to enter right near the subway entrances, which contributes to longer lines at those gates.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Garden
“FREE grounds entry from 9-10 AM Saturday mornings. If you are a nature or plant lover, you'll love this. Tons of greenery to see and you don't get much of this in the city. This is also very easily accessible by train. Best time to go: June! ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Park
“The cloisters is great for medieval art. The park itself has beautiful architecture and views of the Hudson River. ”
  • 186 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“HUGE park, full of hiking trails. If you go North along Seaman Ave, you'll come to a large, open area on the water.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Lounge
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“There's a poor side and a rich side of these 2 side by side docking/fishing areas. We visit both and sometimes eat at the restaurant, fly kites on one of the docks, stick our toes in the sand and occasionally have splashed in the river. In the summer there are sometimes 2 swans who come to visit. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Café
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“American farm to table restaurant, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch. Full drinks bar, coffee bar, live entertainment at night. 1 block away, 3 minute walk. The best place around.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit their website see what events may be taking place. They seem to host a lot of interesting guests. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upscale beautiful historic restaurant overlooking Inwood, tucked up into Fort Tryon Park near The Cloisters.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Dominican/Latino style food Great location on a active strip. Food is good, bar is wonderful and turns into a lounge at night where Latin dance and American hip-hop combine.”
  • 36 locals recommend
History Museum
“It's a small cultural hub up here offering a continuously changing schedule of many programs for adults and kids, from art classes, history readings, a knitting movement, it goes on and on. A creative mainstay of our gentrifying hood. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great, friendly, comfortable local hub of artists, thinkers and yoga-heads. Always a fresh show on its gallery walls. Kid friendly. Free wifi. Incredibly tasty treats and bites!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The old standby of the neighborhood. A typical American sports pub with good specials and a decent and varied menu. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Small plates and tasty appetizers, wonderful craft beers and cocktails. Lively evening crowd and music.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious brunch and lunch option. Right next to Fort Tryon Park and The Met Cloisters.”
  • 41 locals recommend