Sure, the globally famous museum has room after endless room of exquisite artifacts, but one can’t live on art alone.
DRINK: At Your New Favorite Spot, Kaia Wine Bar
There is perhaps no better way to pregame your Met trip than with a stop at a Michelin-recommended wine bar with South African–accented eats in a lovely, modern space. 1614 Third Avenue (between East 90th and 91st Streets)
DO: Discover the Secrets of the Met
You might think you know everything there is about this gloriously enduring arts palace, but there are at least five things we’re willing to bet you’ve never fully appreciated. 1000 Fifth Avenue (at East 82nd Street)
EAT: Ramen at Naruto Ramen
Did all that cultchah make you peckish? Slurp up the NYC foodie trend that never quits and enjoy some of the city’s best ramen. Note: Space is tight here, so on a nice day, order your noodles to go and wander one block east to Ruppert Park. 1596 Third Avenue (between East 89th and 90th Streets)