A Guide to New York City Mini-Vacations

Let’s be honest New York City is not the place you want to be on a hot summer weekend. It’s disgustingly hot, and anybody who can leave's town. For those of you who weren't fortunate enough to get in on that share-house at the beach or didn’t have the time to make plans for the weekend, I’m here to help you out. As unbearable New York City may be in the summer, it’s still a place with much to offer, and many nooks and crannies to explore. Here's a list of a few of our favorite places that can give you that exciting sense of a vacation when you’re stuck in NYC.


China Town: Joe’s Shanghai

If you are looking for a local trip to the Far East to indulge in some traditional Asian cuisine, look no further than Joe’s Shanghai on Pell Street. Honestly, walking down the street will give you the sensation that you are wandering through downtown Shanghai. The entire menu is loaded with traditional options that will surely satisfy any fan of Chinese food. From scallion pancakes to loaded dumplings, the entire menu is stacked with culinary hits.



Little Italy: Benito One

Who doesn’t love Italian food? Better question, who doesn’t love authentic Italian food that will have you reminiscing about your meal for days? That’s what you’ll find at Benito One, the very best Italian spot on Mulberry Street. After your meal, be sure to walk around and take in the surrounding scene all the way through Broome Street for a nice little Italian getaway.



Brooklyn Flea Market: Smorgasborg

Last but not least is the savory Saturday feast at Smorgasborg. With over 100 local and national vendors, Smorgasborg puts on a clinic of mouthwatering cuisine that features everything from prime BBQ options to pasta donuts.


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Written by: Parker Thelander

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