On a nice day feeling like you need to stroll around the city, consider taking a day trip to the Hudson Yards. It’s one of the newest neighborhoods in the city and has some must-see and -do attractions. There are three places that we would recommend to do:
#1: The Vessel
The Vessel is the newest attraction in the city. It opened in March 2019 and is still a very popular place to visit. The Vessel was designed by Thomas Hetherwick that is 50-ft tall in a honeycomb-shape and challenges you to climb 2,000 steps to the top to enjoy a spectacular view of the Hudson Yards area, Midtown and the Hudson River.
Tickets are free, but you should book your reservations ahead of time online to beat the waiting lines.
#2: The Shops at Hudson Yards
With 7 levels of high-end shops and restaurants, you can either shop, eat and walk around all day here. There’s a combination of high-end luxury shops to mainstream shops as well. From candy stores to casual dining to fine dining, there’s a perfect place for you to enjoy food.
One of our favorite spots is spending some time at the Blue Stone Lane coffee shop. The atmosphere is quaint and they offer a good range of small bites, steamy hot coffee and tea options.
If you want a little taste of Spain, on the street level, you should visit the Mercado Little Spain Market. This is a place where you can enjoy some excellent flavors from Spain and the market was concepted by the world renown Chef Jose Andres and the Adria Brothers.
#3: The Edge (20 Hudson Yards)
Opening in March 2020, Edge is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. It was listed in Time Out that it is one of the 40 most exciting things to do in the world in 2020. With a unique design with glass floors (literally allows you to look down and see everything) and open air feeling, it will give you one of the best views of the city top and bottom.