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I absolutely love this time of year. Not only does the transition to fFall get me excited for the holidays and cozier fashion, but I tend to visit New York more frequently for Fashion Week events. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’ve been so many times that it feels like a home away from home. NYC is the absolute best city for dining and entertainment –delicious restaurants of every style of food, Broadway shows, exciting concerts and more are right at your fingertips. The perfect place to earn rewards from the Capital One Savor Card, which gives 4% cashback on dining and entertainment!
Today I’m showing you my Instagram-friendly guide to exploring some of my New York gems. If you’re a foodie or someone who likes to experience all the exciting things your city has to offer, this card is for you. Check it out here, so that you can earn rewards by checking out all the places I’ve listed below. Don’t forget to share your favorite New York haunts with me too in the comments!
Brooklyn Bridge: You’ve probably seen this bridge in more movies and shows than you realize, and it makes a gorgeous backdrop for a photo. Not only can you explore the bridge with a guided tour, but they even show movies in Brooklyn Bridge park during the Summer! After snapping some gorgeous pics at the bridge, take a stroll or short taxi ride over to Flower Shop in the Lower East Side for oysters and fun craft cocktails.
Public Library: Another New York landmark that has made an appearanceor two in many films. I’m a bookworm, so I could spend all day perusing the aisles here –plus, they have an epic bookshop that is not to be missed. The location on 5th Avenue is my favorite!
Street Vendors: Don’t miss the chance to pose with (and devour) one of the giant pretzels sold at any of the street vendors around town. They’re delicious, and hilarious.
The Arches inside Central Park: Central Park has a number of bridges that create stunning archways, perfect for snapping an Insta in front of.
The Highline Walk: This elevated park walkway is not only a great way to view the city, but it has tons of cute shops, restaurants and cafes worth dropping into nearby as well.
Times Square for last minute Broadway theatre tickets: A little known fact: sometimes you can get same-day tickets at different theaters for a discount price by showing up at the box office. They may have surplus tickets right before showtime, and very often offer them at a lower price than you’d be able to find online.
Argosy Book Store: This epic bookstore is six stories and houses a huge array of antiquarian and out-of-print volumes, and has been in business since 1925. If you’re a bookworm like me, it’s a must!
Audio Tour of SOHO: There are several apps that offer walking tours right on your phone. The SoHo one is my favorite, as it takes you through some fascinating and famous places in art and film.
Vesuvio Bakery: The name of this iconic bakery has since been changed to Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery, but you’ll still see its old signage outside. It opened in 1920 and has an adorable green storefront that is great for snapping apic in front of (with a yummy pastry in hand, of course!).
Via Carota: One of my favorite Italian restaurants in NYC (which is saying a lot) – it is gorgeous inside and the food presentation is just perfect for the ‘gram.