- Nosh your way around the Lower East Side.
- Experience The High Line: a park built on a 1.45 mile-long, elevated freight rail structure.
We’ll embark this morning on a Lower East Side Noshing & Walking Tour, and let’s get started by heading straight to The Doughnut Plant for doughnuts and coffee. Widely considered the best doughnuts in NYC and possibly the world, these doughnuts are really a treat. Throughout our walk we’ll enjoy bialys (sort of like a Polish bagel), pickles, time at an interesting indoor food market and a candy shop where you’ll find anything you want, including obscure treats from your childhood, pastrami at world-famous Katz’s Deli, NYC must-have lox and bagel, fresh mozzarella and New York cheesecake. Let’s finish it all off with a beer at McSorley’s – one of the country’s oldest drinking establishments, there’s sawdust on the floor and it’s been over a hundred years since the décor has changed. Their house-made Irish ales, light or dark, are delightful.
You’ll have time to explore Chelsea Market after our walking tour. Chelsea Market is located in the old Nabisco factory that has been repurposed to house restaurants, markets, bakeries, a fantastic bookstore, and more, all to the delight of NYC’s food lovers. Upstairs is where The Food Network has their studios, so keep your eye out for Rachael Ray!
Above Chelsea Market runs the High Line, an elevated park and walking path that was incorporated into the Chelsea neighborhood just a few years ago along an old rail track that used to service the warehouses and factories that once made up these blocks. A favorite relaxation point for both locals and tourists alike, the High Line provides wonderful views of Manhattan and the Hudson River in a beautifully landscaped (all native species!) environment.
Tonight, spend the evening as you wish. We’re in the heart of the theater district, so why not enjoy dinner and a Broadway Show along with your hosts or on your own, or hop on the subway or into a yellow cab to explore NYC in the evening. Countless dining options abound – this is the perfect opportunity to make a reservation somewhere special.