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Your Guide to the Best Things to Do in NYC

Visiting NYC and putting together an itinerary can be overwhelming. After all, New York City and its diverse boroughs offer endless attractions and must-visit destinations. But we've got you covered with our New York City sightseeing guide for planning the perfect day in Manhattan and trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Explore NYC with the Pod Hotels.
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  • The Perfect Day in Williamsburg

    One of the trendiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Williamsburg is the place to be, no matter what interests you. From beautiful outdoor spaces and waterfront parks to uber-crafty restaurants and bars to a thriving music, comedy, and performance art scene, Williamsburg has it all.
    The Perfect Day in Williamsburg
    • Stroll Bedford Avenue and it's indie and luxury stores, hip bars, and restaurants that represent global cuisine
    • Hop on a free Pod Bike and cruise the Williamsburg Bridge into Lower Manhattan
    • Take your pup for a walk in trendy McCarren Park or along the waterfront in Domino Park
    • Catch a concert or play a few rounds at Brooklyn Bowl 
    • Get in late-night laughs at one of the many nearby comedy clubs
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  • The Perfect Day in Midtown East

    A refined and upscale neighborhood that is home to the high-end, Midtown East is a study in luxury living. Museums, concert halls, designer flagship stores, and some of Manhattan's most celebrated restaurants can be found throughout. And it's all just steps from Central Park.
    The Perfect Day in Midtown East
    • Join a free #PodWalk tour of Greenwich Village + the Meatpacking District
    • Shop the iconic designers + stores on Fifth Avenue
    • Take in the arts at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    • Check out Central Park, ride the carousel, visit the zoo, or just lay on the grass
    • Catch a performance at the legendary Radio City Music Hall or the game at Madison Square Garden
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  • The Perfect Day in Times Square

    Discover the most popular tourist destinations in NYC with its electrifying vibe. Known as the crossroads of the world, Times Square is where you'll find the city's most visited attractions like Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, and Madame Tussaud's. Times Square is also home to the Broadway Theater District, restaurants, movie theaters, comedy clubs, and stores.
    The Perfect Day in Times Square
    • Take a free #PodWalk tour of Central Park
    • Get discounts theater tickets at the TKTS Booth
    • Take in panoramic city views at Top of The Rock at Rockefeller Center
    • See a Broadway show in the famed Theater District
    • Grab dinner on 46th Street - Restaurant Row or grab a beer & free hot dog at Rudy's on 9th Ave
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  • The Perfect Day in Murray Hill

    A (relatively) quiet, residential neighborhood. Murray Hill in Midtown Manhattan offers an array of internationally inspired restaurants and bars and a few of NYC's most iconic destinations including the Empire State Building, the United Nations, and Grand Central Terminal.
    The Perfect Day in Murray Hill
    • Climb the Empire State Building for impressive NYC views
    • Walk to Bryant Park for people watching, free movies in Summer, and free ice skating in Winter
    • Walk across the street to explore the historic New York Public Library
    • Take the E 34th Street Ferry for a ride and incredible views on the cheap
    • Grab a bite at one of the popular Indian restaurants lining "Curry Hill
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