You've visited New York City before and already crossed the Statue of Liberty and Times Square off your list… now you’re ready for a detour off the beaten tourist path. After pushing past the crowds at Rockefeller Center, explore the as-yet-undiscovered Lower East Side (the historical heart of New York City) with the locals!
As the up and coming epicenter of downtown cool, the Lower East Side remains off the tourist radar- but without the double decker buses and tour groups, how can you be sure of the must see’s, eat’s, and do’s?
Did you know that the neighborhood’s swankiest lounge hides behind the unlabeled door of a pawn shop? That an actual tenement building from 1836 is open for you to get a glimpse of urban immigrant life? Or that the finest cup of coffee in downtown is served via a Willy Wonka-esque Javabot? Learn more with this step-by-step, sun-up to way-past-sundown guide, and discover the untapped Lower East Side.
In addition to a full day (12+ hours of scheduled activity, if you can handle it!) exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Lower East Side, you’ll also find a ‘bonus track’ to get you started the next morning.
A Sample From The Lower East Side Itinerary:
“…Because sometimes you have an extra morning before you need to head to the airport. Because sometimes there’s just too much Lower East Side goodness to fit into a single day. Consider this the bonus track!
Price: Under $10 for coffee and the famous bagel and lox sandwich
Duration: 30 min, or as long as you’d like!
It’s a 15 minute walk to Russ & Daughters from The Nolitan Hotel. Upon exiting The Nolitan, turn right out the door and make your first left onto Elizabeth Street. Go three blocks on Elizabeth for a brief tour of the Nolita neighborhood, then turn right onto Houston Street. Walk three blocks on Houston Street. Just past Allen Street, you’ll see Russ & Daughters on the right hand side of the street.
No trip to the Lower East Side is complete without a visit to Russ & Daughters, which has been serving up New York City since 1914. Stop in for lox and bagels (voted the best in the city by New York Magazine!) and a classic NYC breakfast…”
I want you to love the cultural mecca that is the Lower East Side the way that I do. Which is why I’ve included my personal email address in the itinerary. Questions? Looking for something tailored to your specific interests? Email me! I’m always happy to help. If for any reason you’re unsatisfied with this itinerary, Unanchor offers a full refund.