Harlem is a hub of culture, good food, and good times. Its rich history of jazz and diverse cuisines come to life in its thriving institutions. You can eat your way through the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ethiopia, and the Caribbean all on one block, or spend the night bopping along to some of this city’s best musicians in famous venues and underground clubs.
Speaking of music, you can’t plan a visit to Harlem without seeing a performance at the historic Apollo Theater. The neighborhood is overflowing with a wealth of culture, good eats, and music—here’s how to make the most of your day before and after showtime.