With every culture one could imagine all huddled into New York City, the food destination possibilities are almost endless. Little Italy is a cultural explosion of Italian food and shops that will bring out the Tony Soprano in anyone.
As you walk down the cobblestoned streets, the smells of hearty Italian dishes and freshly baked breads waft through your nose. In the warmer months, outdoor seating is available at almost every restaurant so visitors can enjoy the summer breeze as they sip on their wine and enjoy homemade pasta. As colder months approach, restaurants become packed as everyone inside enjoys a family-style meal. Most of the 39 restaurants to choose from are located right on Mulberry Street, but some are established around the corner on side streets.
After enjoying the wonderful food, visitors can browse the many shops to stock up on Italian goods. Cigars, ceramics, specialty foods, jewelry and more can be found in Little Italy. Tourists can bring home homemade pastas, but it may not be as good as the restaurants prepare it. Other stops in he area include a museum and several churches visitors can explore. In September, the San Gennaro Festival fills the streets to celebrate the religious holiday.
Little Italy is a great place to be immersed into Italian culture in the big city. With plenty to do, a whole day can easily be spent exploring this part of the city.
When it comes to getting the best tips and tricks in air travel, there’s almost no one better to consult than a flight attendant. Unlike pilots, these airplane crew members spend all their time in the cabins and are front and center to any and all passenger experiences. Here are a few travel hacks from those who fly for a living.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.