The Best NYC Tourist Attactions with Great Souvenirs

You’re traveling to New York City.  You’ve never been before and you are super excited.  Of course you wish your family and friends were with you and the next best thing is to bring them back a little memory from your trip, if only to let them know you were thinking of them.

Here are a few of our favorite picks that won’t rob your travel budget!

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Two of the most iconic places to visit while in New York City are the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Both islands, who have welcome visitors from all over the world for over a century, were totally restored in the last 30 years.  At Ellis Island, you can trace your name and heritage back to your ancestors who came here by ship starting in 1900.

If you can’t make it there to see it all in person, you can do a passenger search here.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the gateway to the United States for hundreds of thousands of immigrants

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the gateway to the United States for hundreds of thousands of immigrants


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Bring back a small statue of the great Lady!


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A plate to hang on your wall to remember your roots or your trip to NYC!


America Glass Bracelet

Made in USA. This American bracelet is composed of red, white, and blue glass beads. A small Statue of Liberty charm dangles from its center in this patriotic bracelet.

THE STRAND:

An iconic book ‘store’ that carries used, new and rare books. The main and 86 year old original store is located at the corner of 12th and Broadway with their outdoor book rack kiosks at Central Park and Fifth across from Bergdorf Goodman’s.  Go there for the books, but bring back some gifts for your friends and family from the gift shop. Locations & Directions

Read Bergdorf Goodman's article about it's neighbor

Read Bergdorf Goodman’s article about it’s neighbor here. (click)


the strand folding NYC subway map tote bag

Folding NYC Subway Map Tote Bag


Radio City Bookmark from the Strand

Radio City Bookmark from the Strand


The New Yorker tote bag from The Strand

The New Yorker tote bag from The Strand

ZABAR’S

Eighty years ago, Louis and Lillian Zabar opened up their grocery store on the corner of Broadway and West 80th Street and it is still there. They roasted their own coffee, and were known for only having the best quality of every kind of food.  To this day they maintained high standards and are well known for being the ones to introduce such foods to New York as brie, caviar, artisan products and even sun dried tomatoes. Bring back a pound of coffee or send home some bagels.

Zabar's, noted as one of America's best Independent Stores according to Bloomburg Business

Zabar’s, noted as one of America’s best Independent Stores according to Bloomburg Business

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Zabar's NY Original Toasting Bagels

Zabar’s NY Original Toasting Bagels


For anyone who loves Jewish Soul food, the Knish Kit is for them

For anyone who loves Jewish Soul food, the Knish Kit is for them

The Museum of Natural History

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Spiders Alive, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean, Space Show: Dark Universe, the Hayden Planetarium and even Theodore Roosevelt. Located at Central Park West at 79th Street, there is something for everyone with a promise that you will not be bored! Be prepared to spend some time here and their gift shop is totally amazing as well!

A Tarantuala Tee which celebrates the exhibit SPIDERS ALIVE!

A Tarantuala Tee which celebrates the exhibit SPIDERS ALIVE!

 

 

Multi-Colored Amber Stretch Bracelet for that special girl

Multi-Colored Amber Stretch Bracelet for that special girl


Theodore Roosevelt Bison Magnet - just a little something to bring back to your favorite history buff to show them that you were thinking of them

Theodore Roosevelt Bison Magnet – just a little something to bring back to your favorite history buff to show them that you were thinking of them

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