How to Spend a Sunday Morning in New York City

There’s nothing quite like a Sunday morning to get under the skin of a city like New York and discover those quirky things that tourists don’t get to see. Whether you’re looking for an energizing walk or just want a chill-out moment, here are a few things to inspire your next Sunday morning in the greatest city on earth.

Go Birding (seriously)

Central Park is generally quiet at daybreak, apart from the birds. There are over 250 different species in the center of New York, and you can discover more about birds in Central Park by taking a guided tour with a difference. Birding Bob does guided tours in Central Park on Sunday mornings, pointing out the birds and giving a different perspective on the city. It’s actually a really cool way to experience the park!

Take the High Line

The High Line is a free public park created from a disused freight rail line that traverses part of the city. Stretching from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, this elevated walkway above Manhattan’s West Side has views of New York and the Hudson River. Admire the views, extremely unique architecture and sculptures, and check out the food carts! The view from the highline is unlike anything you’ll see on the street level!

Discover an Unusual Museum

Sunday morning is the perfect time to discover one of New York’s off-the-radar museums as well as some of the classics. The National Museum of Mathematics is one of New York’s more fascinating venues and is on East 26th Street (close to our office at Bedly HQ!). Sunday is also a good time to visit when the museum has a free admission day such as the Frick Collection or the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Sail to Governors Island

The seven-minute ferry ride is free to Governors Island. Right in the middle of New York Harbor, this is a lovely place for cycling, exploring the grounds, relaxing or picnicking. You also get an incredible view of the New York City skyline and lower Manhattan. Check out Governors Island event schedule as there are often concerts and other fun events to enjoy.

Visit a Market

New York has some great markets on Sunday morning where you’ll find crafts, local food and more. Try something like the Union Square Greenmarket, which opens from 8 a.m. and has produce from regional farmers. Or the Brooklyn Flea for a few retro items for your apartment. Grand Bazaar on the Upper West Side is another popular Sunday Morning flea market.
New York is full of amazing things to do on a Sunday morning. There’s something for everyone and new venues and spaces opening up all the time. And there’s even time to take in Sunday brunch.


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