PLAN DATE: SUN / SEPT. 15
Witness the joy and wonder of sea life at the New York Aquarium near by the Coney Island boardwalk. See the sea lions show off their tricks in the aquatheater, or watch the penguins and the otters play around the sea cliffs. Especially take advantage of the recently opened shark exhibit, open now after renovations post-Hurricane Sandy, which even features a stunning tunnel where you can watch the sharks swim overhead.
Next, head over to Vis à Vis, an upscale restaurant specializing in global contemporary food rooted in French techniques. When you enter the dining space, be sure to look up, as the colorful lighting and chandeliers definitely give the space a fun and fancy atmosphere, and lots of people come here for the opportunity to dress up and socialize. Be sure to try some of their many appetizers and starters, from the grilled octopus salad and burrata and confit tomatoes to their seared foie gras and stuffed quail.
Aquarium and Dinner
Fun and lively
New York Aquarium
602 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Check online for ticket discounts before you go.
Vis à Vis
3100 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn
idk tip: Make a reservation on their website to avoid a wait.