Queens, New York
01 For a leisurely brunch, order the Zakuska Platter at Bear, which includes perogies, poached egg and a carafe of chilled vodka for the table.
02 Overlooking the East River, the LIC Flea is a summer mainstay, whether you're in the market for vintage surfer magazines or a Venus flytrap. Grab an afternoon pint around the corner at LIC Bar, a century-old watering hole.
03 Comedy legends like John Leguizamo take the stage at The Creek and the Cave. Between acts, try your luck at Sopranos pinball.
04 Get in line early (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) for the foie-gras-stuffed fried chicken and pork-bone-based Tonkotsu 2.0 at 22-seat ramen joint Mu Ramen.
05 At Socrates Sculpture Park progressive green space meets open-air museum.