Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


A Question I’m Often Asked: 17 Fun Places to Visit in New York City.

September 27th, 2016

Episode 357 of 540 episodes

Readers who know I live in New York City often write to say, “I’m coming to New York. What should I do while I’m in town?” I don’t have a lot of obscure recommendations to make — you’ve probably heard of all these suggestions — but for what it’s worth, here are some of my favorite places to visit. If you’re thinking about planning a trip, research suggests that doing new and challenging things, like traveling, tend to boost happiness. It’s the atmosphere of growth! So it’s true that your adventure will probably make you happier. No surprise, I have to list the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Natural History. They’re both spectacular; inexhaustible; breath-taking. The High Line is a recent addition to the attractions of New York City. It’s an elevated park built along an old railroad line — which means it’s an outdoor experience, so take that into consideration. Central Park is a gorgeous place to visit. My favorite place there — and maybe in the whole city — is Bethesda Fountain. I also love the Alice in Wonderland Statue by the pond for model boats, also Conservatory Garden. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum — unforgettable. Walk around Chinatown. So ... The post A Question I’m Often Asked: 17 Fun Places to Visit in New York City. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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