So you’ve done all the tourist attractions in New York City? You’ve walked round Central Park, visited the MET, have been to the Top of the Rock and are wanting to do something a little more off the beaten track? Look no further. As this was our fourth and fifth time to this amazing city we wanted to see some different things and not the usual tourist stuff. Some of these options may still be quite touristy but they are not up there with the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building thats for sure!
Location: New York City
As this was our third and fourth times visiting New York we wanted to find a few new places that were off the beaten track. After extensive research and stalking on Instagram we found a food market and knew that we had to go! Smorgasborg is a food market in Brooklyn that has two locations, Williamsburg on Saturdays and Prospect Park on Sundays. We visited the Prospect Park site. AND. IT. WAS. GREAT!
We have been to New York a few times now, having done all the tourists spots before, this time was a little more relaxed. From our research before going the main things we wanted to go to were restaurants. Literally all apart from two items were food related. So here are our recommendations for where to eat and drink, all are a little more off the beaten track but so worth it!
As you can probably tell, from our West Coast Tour series, we are big fans of the USA. Our experiences have been great in the land of the free and LA was no disappointment. For this trip we were staying in Palm Springs our family and we decided to have a day trip to LA.
The final stop in our West Coast Tour was Las Vegas. This city was built to entertain and boy it doesn’t disappoint.To get there we drove through death valley which is known for being the driest, lowest and hottest point in Northern America. It was already 111 degrees Fahrenheit at 10am which made it even more peculiar that we saw a cyclist riding through – CRAZY!
The next big stop on our west coat tour is the Grand Canyon! One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is certainly a sight to behold.
We stayed over night at Hualapai Lodge in a local Native American reservation, Peach Springs, where we were able to watch traditional Native American throat singing. Arriving later in the day to our hotel meant we weren’t able to explore the area much but could see a lot of wildlife from our hotel window.