Our Favorite Things to Do in New York (and a Chance to Win a Trip)

October 21, 2015

In the words of Wayne Newton (or Ferris Bueller, depending how you remember it), Central Park in fall is something to recall—and now's your chance to see it for yourself (if you haven't already!). 

We're teaming up with the Food Network Store and Try the World to offer one lucky reader a trip to our hometown, with a two-night hotel stay just a block from Central Park in Manhattan's Midtown (only a short trot from the theater district, 5th Avenue shopping, and Rockefeller Plaza!). The grand prize also includes dinner at BLT Steak New York and a  $250 gift certificate to the Food52 Shop (to make your return home a little easier).

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Feeling lucky? Here are some of our favorite things to do in New York:

What would you do if you had a long weekend in New York? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to enter here!

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Marina October 22, 2015
I've never been in NY, but this is my destination to go! I would love to run in a Central Park early in the morning and then visit a small bakery for breakfast and then indulge in museums and avoid shops :)
Edie M. October 21, 2015
I would visit the public library because I love visiting libraries! And of course the MOMA and highline, followed with eating bagels and lox until my heart is content! Chicago is great but nothing compares to NYs bagels!
Andy October 21, 2015
The Highline, the Whitney, walk in Central Park, wander aimlessly, eat from the melting pot of food from all over the world. Not to mention, ride the subway, check out the MOMA design store, Harry's shoes. Eat ramen!
Ted U. October 21, 2015
Go to the 9/11 Memorial & a coupon le other torist sites. Go to a Broadway show. See if I could get tickets to a live TV show, ie. SNL and a cooking show. Have a New York pizza, hit a good deli or patronize a unique restaurant. People watch!
crabbysister4 October 21, 2015
Spend the days walking, walking and more walking to see the city. Once I need a break, hang out in Bryant Park sipping Hot Chocolate and when I need to warm up tour the Library (again). A stop at Chelsea Market is a must to visits shops such as the Filling Station.
elevi1022 October 21, 2015
Moved to Colorado from NY and I do miss it from time to time. Here's what I'd do: grab a bagel from the corner store, walk around and explore a neighborhood, go to the MOMA, go to Murray's Cheese Wine bar, find an authentic diner (maybe the Waverly restaurant), walk along the pier, check out if there's anything happening in Brooklyn, get pizza from Robertas.