Located in Upper Manhattan, Washington Heights is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood that highlights the past and future of the city. You can spend a whole day visiting historical sites and eating unique foods. Take a car service up in the morning, and wear your walking shoes. Once you’re there, here are a few places to check out.
What to Do in Washington Heights
1. Get Some Mofongo
Washington Heights is culturally diverse, and you can find tasty food on every corner. But the not-to-miss dish is mofongo, a delicious mash-up of plantains, garlic, and pork and a Caribbean favorite. La Casa Del Mofongo offers some of the best mofongos in the city in a colorful, casual atmosphere. Follow up your lunch with a slice of amazing Tres Leches cake.
2. Visit the Cloisters
First constructed in the 1930s, The Cloisters is actually a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The castle-like building contains parts of five different cloistered abbeys brought from France. It houses a large collection of 9th- to 15th-century religious artifacts, tapestries, and scrolls. There are also beautiful monastery gardens to wander through when you’re done. Be sure to check out the famous Hunt of the Unicorn tapestry, which has enthralled visitors for decades. After you’re done touring the museum, walk around Fort Tryon Park for breathtaking views of the Hudson River.
3. Tour the Morris Jumel Mansion
After walking around Fort Tryon Park and eating your weight in mofongo, call a car service to take you to the historic Morris Jumel Mansion. Built in 1765, it’s Manhattan’s oldest house, and it actually belonged to George Washington at one point. You’ll learn about domestic life in NYC in the 19th century, as well as the history of immigration and industry.
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