What’s on your NYC bucket list?
To be honest I don’t have a New York City bucket list. I suppose I did when I first moved to the city in 2007, but I couldn’t tell you what was on it. While living in New York––and even before when I was a tourist––I’ve done many quintessential things, but I haven’t hit them all.
Let’s face it, there are countless things to do in New York, and many are even FREE. So it’s nearly impossible to see and experience all that this city offers, because NYC offers so, so much!
Of all my discoveries and experiences since I moved here, I’d say attending the Tony Awards is my I-can’t-believe-I-did-that thing. But there are many simpler outings, the everyday excursions that become more special because they happened in New York. Like eating a great slice of pizza. Joe’s, anyone? Or sipping a fantastic cocktail. Or even riding a tram.
NYCtutoring.com compiled the “Ultimate NYC bucket list: 57 things every New Yorker needs to do” and it includes everything from eating a real New York bagel to strolling the High Line to visiting the Bronx Zoo to ice skating in Central Park.
How many things can you cross off this NYC Bucket List? If you live in New York City, eventually you’ll be able to check off most of what’s on this list. But if you’re a tourist, you’d have to travel to New York every year (at least) to make a dent.
There are a few things on this list that I’d still like to do:
- Check out a concert at Madison Square Garden. It has to be Billy Joel. As a huge fan, I’ve seen him three times, but never at MSG.
- Breathe in the fresh air at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I have yet to visit but it’s long been on my list.
- See a New York sporting event live. And for me that would be a Yankees game. Because everyone has been to a Yankees game, and I have not been to a ballgame since I moved to New York. (Crazy, I know!)
What’s the one thing I won’t do? Take a course at NYC’s trapeze school. While flying through the air with the greatest of ease sounds fun, I’m terrified of heights and falling. So no. Not for me!
What would you like to do on this New York City bucket list? What would you not like to do? Let me know in the comments.