NYC Met Cloisters Wows With Medieval Abbeys

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The Cuxa Cloister at the Met Cloisters.

Most visitors to New York City will want to explore the world-class museums along the Upper East Side’s Museum Mile or experience the larger than life glitz of Times Square. (And you should!)

But in the northern tip of Manhattan, the Met Cloisters transports visitors away from the busy city. Instead, you find yourself in nearly a half dozen French monasteries that are more than 500 years old. The historical architecture from another era houses religious art, artifacts, furniture, and more. It makes the Met Cloisters an engaging museum to visit as you, quite literally, walk through history.

There is no shortage of attractions and things to do in Manhattan. But this spot in Fort Tryon Park is one of the more unique museums the city has to offer.

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Enjoy a Coney Island Dog-Friendly Getaway

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Enjoy a walk on the dog-friendly Coney Island boardwalk.

Brooklyn’s Coney Island is famous for its amusement parks and hot dogs. A place of timeless nostalgia where rollercoasters race and bright lights blink. And a place where families make memories. But that doesn’t mean that your dog can’t get in on the action. Enjoy a Coney Island dog-friendly getaway with miles of sandy beaches to walk and so much for you and your furry friend to explore. During the offseason, dogs are even welcome on the Coney Island beach. The Brooklyn seaside spot is just one of the dog friendly beaches NYC has to offer.

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Fun Things to Do in Coney Island in Winter

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Visitors walk the boardwalk during winter at Coney Island.

The mere words “Coney Island” are enough to bring to mind visions of a whimsical turn of the century amusement park along the crashing waves of the sea. Even if you’ve never been to Coney Island, you have an idea of what it’s like. But warm weather isn’t a requirement for visiting. There is a special ghostly charm to Coney Island in the winter during the off-season. And there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Coney Island in winter, from a stroll on the boardwalk to a lazy lunch for an enjoyable day out during those coldest months of the year.

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Post by . Originally published February 25, 2019. Last updated September 13, 2020.

5 of the Best Upper East Side Museums

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The New York City skyline and the Central Park Reservoir seen from the Upper East Side.

Because there are so many Upper East Side museums, a section of the New York City neighborhood is dubbed Museum Mile. Visitors to NYC are spoilt for choice. New York City is full of so many great things to see and do. But if museums are more your speed, you’ll want to head uptown. The stretch of Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets, bordering Central Park, is home to some of the best museums in the city. In fact, they’re world-class museums. But the great museums on the Upper East Side aren’t limited to just Museum Mile! There are a few others outside of those hallowed blocks. Having a hard time deciding which museum to visit? Here are five great Upper East Side museums to prioritize the next time you’re in the Big Apple!

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