Spend the better part of the day at these three never-need-to-leave destinations:
• South Street Seaport. Explore Gotham’s waterfront maritime history at this development near the Brooklyn Bridge. Visit the ship and galleries at the South Street Seaport Museum, then enjoy the 50+ shops and restaurants in this historic area.
• The Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd St., 212.708.9400) Browsing this museum and its sculpture garden will keep you busy for hours, and then shop at the MoMA Design and Book Store in the lobby or the MoMA Design Store directly across the street. Lunch at one of the two cafes or enjoy a formal meal at The Modern restaurant. Top off your visit with a screening from MoMA’s film series.
• The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Ave., 212.823.6300) Shoppers will find their nirvana at this collection of designer and specialty stores, where you can also find some of the city’s most acclaimed dining spots, like Per Se. For a dose of culture and music, see what’s happening at the adjacent Jazz at Lincoln Center.