If you’ve decided to take the non-traditional route of not going on spring break to a tropical island, I am right here with you. Instead, I’ve decided to stay home and go to one of the most famous cities in the world on any of my free days – New York City. New York might not be the ideal place to spend spring break, but there’s some good news – there is always something to do in New York. No matter what your interests are, there is something to do for everyone. If you only have a week in New York  and want to make the most of it, here are some ways to get the most out of your break.

1. Go See a Broadway Show

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Broadway shows aren’t for everyone, but it’s something everyone should experience at least once. Getting rush tickets early in the day is the cheapest way to go, and you’ll be able to see a show without spending the big bucks.

2. Pick Something New to Do On the Weekends

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The city’s nightlife is very diverse, and you can find any given thing to do. Whether it’s going out and dancing salsa, or cozying up in a quiet bar, you’ll find whatever you’re in the mood for. Check out apps like YPlan, where they suggest things to do in New York, and you can purchase tickets and get information right through the app.

3. Go to a Museum of Your Choice

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There are countless museums and galleries in the city, and there’s something for everyone’s taste. Find a museum that you’ve never been to, or visit some galleries in Chelsea. You might be surprised with what you’ll find.

4. Spend the Day in Central Park

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This is a favorite that never gets old for me. Central Park is beautiful year round, and spending the day there is a great way to relax. You might not be lying on a beach, but you can lie out on the Great Lawn. Central Park also has other attractions, my favorite being the Central Park Zoo.

5. Go on the Hunt for Your Favorite Food

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New York has the best food. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find the best restaurants for whatever cuisine you’re craving. I plan on finding the best falafel in New York during this spring break. I’ll definitely be reporting on my findings after my break is over!

6. Take a Tour

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Even if you’re native to New York or the New York City area, taking a tour is sometimes a fun, new way to see the city. Though I am very anti-tour where ever I go, there are some interesting tours you can take in New York. I took the Sex and the City tour with a friend of mine, where the tickets were around $30 and you got to see where a lot of the episodes took place. It was actually fun, and was a new way of looking at the city. Plus, I met some tourists from around the world that were some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.

What would you do in New York City for spring break?


Rebecca is (secretly Linda Belcher) a senior at Iona College, studying Mass Communications. She loves to travel, coffee, and her dog. Fan of boy bands, big hair, and everything bagels. Professional shade thrower and wearer of beanies.

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