Best New York Off the Beaten Path Attractions

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New York has lots of famous landmarks and attractions, like The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Let’s take a look at the few lesser-mentioned places to see and things to do.


The Abandoned 1964 World’s Fair

The World’s Fair was hosted in New York, and many of the buildings erected for that event are still standing today, although they have long since been abandoned.


Brooklyn Bridge Park

The park is located directly under the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the USA’s most iconic bridges. It sits on a waterfront and offers views of the iconic Manhattan skyline.


City Island

A small island neighborhood just east of Manhattan Island, forming part of northeast Bronx. However, it has developed a notable reputation for its many seafood restaurants.



If you have a taste for medieval art and history, take a turn at the Met Cloisters. This is an art museum in Fort Tryon Park, in the Washington Heights district of Manhattan.


Flushing, Queens

Chinatown is a bustling and vibrant community known for shops and colorful street culture and of course Chinese food, which is second to none here.


Governors Island

From this island, you can see Manhattan's skyline as well as the Statue of Liberty. The island has a beautiful park with a nice bike trail.


House of Yes

The performances here range from circus, dance, and music to theatre. What makes the venue special is that it used to be an ice warehouse – so you know it’s cool.

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