Central Park

Of course you will go to the top of the Empire State Building, no doubt standing in line to do so. Of course you will go to the newly refurbished Museum of Modern Art – and have, of course, the pleasure of another line.

Of course you’ll try (and probably fail) to get a reservation at the Waverly Inn, downtown Manhattan’s hippest new/old eating house… but once you have tired of worthy queues and rude receptionists, clear your mind and stroll into Central Park. It’s beautiful. It’s free. And this year, it’s 150 years old.