Add These 20 New York City Must-Dos to Your Bucket List Now

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We’ve all got ’em, the things we want to do, the places we want to go… but what about actually doing and going? Sometimes we need a little push, and that’s why we’re excited about travel agency Black Tomato’s Bucket List services –put your travel wish list together and one of Black Tomato’s agents will help you put together a realistic itinerary. To get us inspired, the agency’s co founder and travel expert Tom Marchant put a list together that we’re using as local inspiration.

  1. Stay in a dive bar, preferably Johnny’s Bar on Greenwich Avenue, until dawn.
  2. Visit the New York library on Bryant Park for some peace and quiet.
  3. Walk the high-line at dawn
  4. Watch the sunset over the Hudson whilst sat outside the Ear Inn on Spring Street.
  5. Late night drinks at Kitty’s on Stanton Street.
  6. Spend an afternoon getting lost in and marveling at the incredible array of first editions and rare books in Argosy Book Store on East 59th Street.
  7. Do a Sunday walk round the galleries in Chelsea.
  8. Go to gigs on the LES at the Mercury Lounge and Arlene’s Grocery.
  9. Go to Montauk and spend the weekend at the Surf Lodge.
  10. Go surfing in Ditch Plains.
  11. Do yoga at dawn in the highest studio you can find — Equinox on Prince street is a great place to catch the sunrise.
  12. Sunrise run around JKO reservoir in Central Park.
  13. Hair cut at Frank’s Chop Shop on Essex Street.
  14. Lox bagel from Zuckers in Tribeca.
  15. See the people vs Larsen in the Manderlay Bar at the McKittrick Hotel.
  16. Karaoke in Korea town.
  17. Watch jazz at Zinc bar in Greenwich Village.
  18. Drop into Alife Rivington Club to dig out a pair of great sneakers.
  19. The blacklabel burger at the Minetta Tavern
  20. Pizza at Roberta’s in Bushwick

Make your own travel bucket list here.