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3 Secret New York City Gems That Only Locals Know About

3 Secret New York City Gems That Only Locals Know About

New York City has so much to offer, with attractions that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Tourists from all over the world come to visit and experience the glamour of the big city and there are certainly plenty of fun things to do in New York City, but what about some of the hidden gems that only locals know about? With more than 8 million residents, you’re bound to find something that only locals know about!

A Speakeasy

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A speakeasy is a hidden bar or club that gained popularity during the Prohibition era. Today, there are many speakeasies in New York City that only locals know about. If you want to experience one for yourself, head to The Blind Tiger on Bleecker Street. This speakeasy is hidden behind a green door and has a secret entrance – look for the tiger eye peeking out! Once inside, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Central Park

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One of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City is Central Park. But did you know that there are plenty of other things to do in Central Park besides taking a selfie with the Statue of Liberty? If you’re looking to escape the crowds, here are three non-touristy things to do in Central Park that only locals know about.

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  1. Take a walk on the Wildflower Trail.
  2. Catch a free concert at SummerStage.
  3. Stroll through The Ramble.
  4. Hike through The Ravine.
  5. Ride a pair of skates at Wollman Rink.
  6. Visit Strawberry Fields.
  7. Take a ride on The Carousel.
  8. Watch a movie at The Delacorte Theater.
  9. Go for a swim at The Pool.
  10. Visit The Zoo.

A Sports Game

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A lot of people don’t know this, but New York is home to some great sports teams! If you’re looking for a non-touristy thing to do, why not go see a game?
The two most popular teams are probably football (NFL) and basketball (NBA). If you’re planning on going to a game, do some research about where to sit. It can get pretty loud when everyone is cheering! Nevertheless, that’s what makes it so much fun. You may even see a famous sports figure if you stick around long enough.

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