20 New Yorker-Approved Fun Things To Do Solo Or In Great Company

  1. Visit the Regal at Tangram Mall in Flushing, Queens for a late-night blockbuster. Start or end the evening with a delicious bite from the state-of-the-art food hall, newly established and filled with bites from CoocooCachoo, Cruncheese, I’Milky, Joju, Na Tart, Qing Shu, and Soft Swerve.

  1. Dazzle a date at Gotham Jazz, held on Wednesday nights at Somewhere Nowhere. You can swing, drink and admire the one-of-a-kind sky-high views of the city from the rooftop and carry the party over to The Flatiron Room for more bubbly.

    Igloos at Somewhere Nowhere

  1. Take in the visuals at the Museum of the Moving Image, now exhibiting Studio Ghibli’s PONYO, and then chow down on your favorite tacos or ceviche at Tacuba Cantina Mexicana.

  1. Grab dinner at Isla & Co. and then take the elevator all the way up to Daintree for cocktails and a sunset view atop Hotel Hendricks.

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  1. Explore the Time Out Market in Dumbo and take in waterside views at Fornino. Walk your meal off through Brooklyn Bridge Park, and hitch a ride into the city on the ferry at the pier to finish the evening off with endless options.

  1. Buy tickets to the New Museum to see their newest artwork, and once you built up an appetite waltz over to Ainslie on Bowery for cheesy dishes like Cacio e Pepe or eat one-of-a-kind omakase straight from the waters of Japan at Kissaki.

    Bell Book & Candle Interior Bar

  1. Delight in dinner at the intimate and inviting Bell Book & Candle in the West Village, and then have a short stroll through Washington Square Park.

  1. Surprise your tastebuds with dishes from LA hotspot Katsuya, or Michelin-starred Spanish cuisine from Chef Dani Garcia at Casa Dani at Manhattan West, before checking out their Midnight Theater or The Rink.

    The Rink at Manhattan West

  1. Get lost in 1920s noir fun at Lost Spirits, before or after a trip to the Fotografiska Museum! Then, wrap your night up with a cocktail or more at Hidden Lane in their secret garden.

  1. Head to Sushi Lab Rooftop for handcrafted rolls in the sky and see a show at Radio City Music Hall. End your evening with sexy cocktails and treats at the 80’s themed bar, The Woo Woo.

    LouLou table spread

  1. Have your Emily in Paris moment at Loulou in Chelsea, complete with delicious French fare and a seductive speakeasy, found behind a Coca-Cola vending machine.

  1. Enjoy an unforgettable dinner at Nerai, with dishes like Squid Ink Pasta, before walking to Greenacre Park. Enjoy the small waterfall and late-night espresso at their cafe.

    The Cultural Landscape Foundation - Greenacre Park

  1. Grab drinks and over-the-top comfort foods at Clinton Hall on W. 36th Street to fuel up for a night of seductive fun at Sapphire 39, and if you get hungry again, dine at the on-site restaurant  Primal Fusion.

  1. Brunch at Hole in the Wall in Flatiron, which provides an extensive list of coffee, teas, and cocktails alongside a robust Australian-inspired menu with dishes like Wild Mushroom Toast. Walk over to L Train Vintage afterward to grab upcycled threads and accessories.

    Hole in the Wall brunch spread

  1. Shake it all out on the interstellar dancefloor at Nebula in Midtown during Tuesday Baby Tuesday or pay a visit to Madame Tussauds after catching a show at Hudson Theatre.

  1. Play a game of two at Brooklyn Bowl before partying at Schimanski for one of their upcoming parties like the Wednesday-inspired Nevermore Goth Rave, and the recurring Amapiano Lights.


  1. Treat your date to an omakase and sake pairing with an optional Uni tasting at Kintsugi after visiting the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

  1. Take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy a waterside view of Manhattan! Once you make it to the other side, visit Midtown Comics Downtown for new reads. After successful finds, satisfy your hunger at Keste, serving up authentic Napoli pizza pies.

    Crowd at Keste's Pizza Making Classes

  1. Tour L.I.C to get a glimpse of the popularized Cola sign in person before taking a scenic ferry ride to Dumbo, Brooklyn. There, grab a pie at Grimaldi’s or Juliana’s.

  1. Explore 50 sprawling gardens at the New York Botanical Garden and grab dinner and drinks at The Bronx Beer Hall or Zero Otto Nove for Italian eats.

    For more fun, check out our round-up of Memorable Places to Throw Your Next Event in NYC!

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