Hidden Treasures in New York City

Hidden Treasures in New York CityThere are hundreds, if not thousands, of things to see and do in New York City. You've heard of the main attractions but we want you to really see the city. Plan an excursion to the places in NYC that you probably haven't heard of using our list of hidden treasures to guide you on your way.

The Elegant Tightwad
New York City is full of high-class, upscale and expensive shopping. If you're a fashionista on the rise or you just appreciate the quality of a good brand without paying the price, plan a shopping excursion with The Elegant Tightwad. This shopping tour company will take you to private clothing showrooms where you can get the best fashions for a price that won't break your bank. Tours include "Garment District Diva," "Accessory Addict," and "Consignment Crawl."

Phone: (800) 979-3370
Web: www.theeleganttightwad.com

Fraunces Tavern Museum
Take a look back into American history as you explore the Fraunces Tavern Museum. The museum shines a light on New York City's role in the American Revolution, as the city was the site of much of the war. The building that houses the museum was built in 1719, and is the site where George Washington gave his farewell address to the Continental Army.

Address: 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 - MAP
Phone: (212) 425-1778
Web: www.frauncestavernmuseum.org

Gracie Mansion
Gracie Mansion is the home of the New York City mayor. The home was built in 1799 and is one of the oldest wooden structures in Manhattan. The Gracie house is used for important city business and is open for tours on certain days of the week.

Address: 88 E End Ave., New York, NY 10028 - MAP
Phone: (212) 570-4751
Web: www.nyc.gov

General Grant National Memorial
Take in the beauty of the General Grant National Memorial, the final resting place of America's 18th President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia. The mausoleum and memorial sits overlooking the Hudson River and is the largest tomb in North America. Explore the visitor center to learn about the impressive life of General Grant.

Address: W 122nd Street & Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10027 - MAP
Phone: (212) 666-1640
Web: www.nps.gov

Morris-Jumel Mansion
The Morris-Jumel Mansion served as George Washington's headquarters in 1776 during the American Revolution, as the home's hilltop location offered strategic views of the Harlem River, the Bronx, Long Island, the Hudson River, and the New Jersey Palisades. Now, the mansion hosts a variety of exhibits that describe a variety of historic elements that range from war to fashion, politics, art and more.

Address: 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032 - MAP
Phone: (212) 923-8008
Web: www.morrisjumel.org

Museum of Biblical Art
If faith and art are important to you, check out the artworks at the Museum of Biblical Art. This museum showcases art related to the Bible and its effect on culture and history of the world. The museum is home to a rare Bible collection, and a large number of art pieces; the MOBIA also hosts traveling exhibitions as well.

Address: 1865 Broadway Ste. 12, New York, NY 10023 - MAP
Phone: (212) 408-1500
Web: www.mobia.org

New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
Take the time to pay your respects to our military by visiting the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza. The memorial features Honor Plaques, a Reflecting Fountain, a Memorial Wall featuring letters from soldiers, and the Walk of Honor, etched with all 1,741 names of those who were killed in Vietnam.

Phone: (212) 471-9496
Web: www.vietnamveteransplaza.com

Brooklyn Brewery
Take your appreciation for beer to another level by touring the Brooklyn Brewery. The brewery offers daily tours where you can try up to four different brews and buy pints afterward. We all know that beer drinking can work up an appetite so venture out into the surrounding neighborhood for some NYC cuisine.

Address: 79 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249 - MAP
Phone: (718) 486-7422
Web: www.brooklynbrewery.com

Tweed Courthouse
The Tweed Courthouse, formerly known as the Old New York County Courthouse, is the second oldest government building in Manhattan. The building is considered to be "one of the city's grandest and most important civic monuments," meaning it's definitely a destination to tour for any lover of history. You'll be fascinated by the architectural beauty of this landmark building.

Address: 52 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007 - MAP
Web: www.nyc.gov