Satellite Sisters Top 13 New York City Travel Must-Dos

To celebrate our special New York City Extravaganza Podcast, we asked the  Satellite Sister Community to contribute their own favorite spots to see in the Big Apple. And You delivered. Below is a compiled list of must-dos, must-sees, must-eats and must-drinks. Plus a few extra activities for the kids in NYC.


Top Thirteen!


Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ride the free Staten Island Ferry for views of Manhattan

Explore Central Park, especially the Conservatory Garden

People watch in a park like Bryant Park or Washington Square Park or Prospect Park

Cruise the Highline

Make a stop at Grand Central and see the great room

Visit the Empire State Building at night for bright lights & no crowds

Take in a Broadway show, any show

Ride the Circle Line around the island of Manhattan

Take the Ferry to Governor’s Island and rent a bike to the see great views of Manhattan

See a ballet and opera or music at one of the Lincoln Center theaters

Christmas in New York, seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center, and visit the Top of the Rock, the Rockettes at Radio City and the Holiday Windows on Fifth Ave.





All the Biggies: The Met, MOMO, The Guggenheim, The Natural History Museum

The Specialty Museums: The Frick, The Cloisters, The New Whitney

The 9/11 Museum

For History Fans: The Tenement Museum, The Irish Famine Memorial, Ellis Island,

Schomburg Center for Black Culture in Harlem, The Lower East Side Museum


Restaurants & Markets

Luke’s Lobster

H&H Bagels

Katz Deli

The Oyster Bar in Grand Central

Pomme Frite in Greenwich Village

Chelsea Market

Arthur Ave. Market in The Bronx for an authentic Italian experience

LeVain Cookies


Jacob’s Pickles

Ellen’s Stardust Diner- touristy but fun

Wafels and Dinges

Meyers of Keswick for British specialities

Tea and Sympathy

Go for a Drink

The Algonquin

The Oak Room at the Plaza

The Brooklyn Brewery

McSorley’s, the oldest pub in NYC

Bemelmans Bar


Artichoke Basil Pizza

Unregular Pizza

John’s Pizza on 44th



St. John the Divine

Check out the tile arch system of Rafela Guastavino


For Kids

Seredipity 3 for Hot Chocolate

The Seaglass Carousel at Battery Park

The Intrepid

The Queen Museum with a miniature NYC

The Bronx Zoo

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens



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