Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Exploring NYC Like a Local
Item: City Walks: New York
Where to Buy: Chronicle Books
Review: When my husband and I moved to New York a year and a half ago, City Walks: New York was one of the first things on my wish list. Lo and behold it was under the Christmas tree that December.
OK, the size of our new Brooklyn apartment didn't permit a Christmas tree, but you know what I mean.
The 50 walks have you hoofing it mostly in Manhattan, but there's a few adventures in the boroughs as well. The box is sturdy and the cards are easy to read. My only complaint? The cards are just a little too big to be inconspicuous. I don't want to look like a tourist-- especially when I'm not one, exploring my adopted city.
In any case, the City Walks cards are just as fun to look at as they are to use, and they do provide some good ideas for escapes within the city.
City Walks are available for metropolitan areas throughout the country and around the world, making them an ideal going away present or gift for the travel-hungry friends and relatives in your life.
Image from: Chronicle Books