Human traffic jams. High prices. Hectic pace. If you love New York
City but can’t stand the hassle, consider mapping out an entire day in
a single neighborhood. With a good game plan you’ll avoid frantically
looking for a restaurant table, a cab or show tickets. Here’s how to
spend a leisurely time in our country’s fastest moving city. Plan to
make reservations ahead and to stay in and around the theater district.
9 a.m. Throw on some jeans and comfy shoes. You don’t need to dress for a walk through the High Line, an elevated path that’s an easy 3-mile stroll. Keep your camera at the ready to snap flowers in bloom and views of skyscrapers from a new perspective. Near its southern terminus, stop for breakfast pastries and coffee down on street level at a hip hangout, Kava.
10:30 a.m. Back in your hotel get dressed for the evening because you’re staying out all day. Walk or uber to the theater district to pick up
tickets for a matinee. Then hit one of the many souvenir shops: now’s
the time to snag that T-shirt with a sassy oh-so-New-York saying.
11:45 a.m. It’s going to be a while until dinner, so duck into Trecolori, a
tried-and-true Italian trattoria, for a light lunch. The bar…