Posted February 7, 2023

What to do in New York City for Introverts, Extroverts, and Ambiverts


In a city of 8.4 million, there’s something for everyone. Local institutions hold court next to the buzziest newcomers and we’ve done the curation for you. Music, arts, culture and cuisine – it’s all here in the one and only indomitable New York City. 

How do you want to explore New York City? (Photo Credit: Sam Trotman)

NYC for Extroverts

  • By way of London, Swingers Crazy Golf has landed in NYC and it’s a hoot. Its curated mini golf courses are just part of the experience. The food court taps into the street food scene while the cocktail menu serves up rotating seasonal concoctions. Go all in with your crew with their All Set package that includes a set tee time, unlimited drinks and food/dessert vouchers and snap a flattering 360-degree GIF at their photo spot before you wrap.

If exploring Hudson Yards, check out the nearby City Climb experience. (Photo Credit: Juliana Malta)

  • Calling all daredevils! In a skyscraper-laden city, why not climb one? City Climb in Hudson Yards is an adrenaline rush even for spectators. Safely tethered, you’ll walk a 45-degree angle staircase and lean over the edge of the highest open-air building climb in the world. 

NYC for Introverts

  • Tomi Jazz Club brings together live music and Japanese bar bites and cocktails in a teeny subterranean venue in Midtown East. Tuck into mentaiko pasta and shrimp croquettes while sipping on crisp sake with a friend, S.O. or totally solo. Get here early as it’s almost always first come, first serve. 

For the introverts: There’s a reason the High Line is such a popular spot in NYC. (Photo Credit: Guille Sanchez)

  • Pro tip: if you go to the Highline on a rainy day or first thing in the morning, you’ll only see other brave souls like yourself. Download their 10-minute guided meditation for an even more centered experience. 
  • Get in some me-time with an indie movie or a classic re-run at one of Nitehawk Cinema’s two locations (Williamsburg and Prospect Park). Food is brought to the table and they feature local craft beers and cheeky cocktails inspired by the latest flicks.

NYC for Ambiverts

  • It’s nearly impossible to keep up with NYC’s club scene so if you’re here on a weekend, Mister Sunday at Nowadays is the place to be with no dress code in sight. It’s a further trek out to Ridgewood/Bushwick but well worth it for spacious open air seating, fun bar bites and daytime summer dance parties. Bonus: you won’t risk any unwanted photos ending up online because phones aren’t allowed on the dance floor – just like the good ol’ days. 

For the ambiverts: Head to Brooklyn to get out of the city and get some fresh air. (Photo Credit: Nelson Ndongala)

Head to Bushwick, Brooklyn for summer dance parties and spacious open air seating. (Photo Credit: Nelson Ndongala)

  • Double Chicken Please in the Lower East Side (LES) clocks in at number six on the World’s 50 Best Bars and it’s also the highest ranked NYC bar on the list. Known for their creative culinary-inspired cocktails, you can almost drink your meal with a Mango Sticky Rice or NY Beet Salad. Its actual food food, AKA decadent chicken sandwiches, are dressed in your choice of hot honey, salted egg or grilled cheese.
  • Frederick Law Olmsted didn’t just stop at Central Park, he also designed Prospect Park in Brooklyn. As the city’s second largest park, it’s home to seasonal festivals, playgrounds, running paths and meadows for days. In the summer, rent a kayak to glide past waterfowl or lace up your skates in the winter to hit the ice skating rink at the LeFrak Center.

Where to stay: Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Hotel Theta, or Intercontinental Barclay

As part of our Stay Human: Come As You Are series, we’re pulling back the layers to tailor immersive city experiences meant for all energy levels and personalities – from the most extroverted of us to the ones who prefer to sit back and observe.


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