If you’re wondering where to travel after camp you should think about checking out NYC. It’s absolutely incredible and possibly the best city in the world, according to me anyway. Here’s some cool stuff to do in NYC off the usual tourist trail…
1. Walk the High Line
The High Line is an elevated, 1.5-mile freight rail line on Manhattan’s West Side built by the city. It’s a great spot for chilling in a manmade park and watching over the city. The park is free and runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues.
The 23rd Street Lawn is the favourite gathering space along The High Line and features an open, green space for picnicking, sunbathing and people watching. Along the way there are plenty of tasty street food bites to keep you busy.
2. Check out the free museums
New York is a great place to enjoy art for little to no cost. Not only are many of the buildings works of art that you can admire for free, loads of the museums also have free exhibitions or ones that you can visit for just a few euros. Keep an eye on the free nights at museums and you can save loads.
3. Swim outdoors for free
Visit the Floating Pool Lady, it’s a free-to-use, seven-lane, freshwater pool on a barge. Looks amazing! Check out Barretto Point Park in the Bronx. It comes complete with a pool house, locker rooms, bathrooms, and all the amenities of a standard pool. It’s also got a fantastic view of New York City’s waterfront.
4. Scoff some pizza
Check out Toby’s Public House at 686th Avenue n Brooklyn. It offers a wide selection of artisan beers and wines (it just got its license!) and has some of the finest brick-oven pizzas – priced just right (between €12-€15).
5. Free Shakespeare
All summer there’s the Shakespeare in the Park festival; an annual season of free performances staged in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater.
Since its inception in 1954, Shakespeare in the Park has continually showcased top-notch talent: James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Blythe Danner, Denzel Washington, Natalie Portman and many others. Over the years, the event has grown into one of New York City’s most beloved summer traditions – and it’s all for free!