This famous enclave is home to some of the most treasured architecture in the city. Walking down the tree lined streets will take you away from the more busy hustle and bustle of the city. Strivers Row, Hamilton Street, and 116th are not to be missed if you like to see some of the most impressive brownstones in this area. The artist community is full and rich there so with many galleries to showcase their work. The Studio Museum is one of the best locations to take in these fine pieces of art.
Harlem used to be a bit rough around the edges back in the 80’s, but now with a resurgence of renovation it’s a much safer place now. Even former president Bill Clinton maintains an office there for the charity work he does with the Clinton Foundation.
If you want to see a show then you have to stop by the famous Apollo Theater. Showtime at the Apollo used to be on every Saturday night after Saturday Night Live was on to show off the best musical, comedy and dance talent anywhere in the world.
Don’t miss having a soul food lunch for all the foodies out there who love fried chicken, waffles, and other tasty nibbles at the Harlem Tavern, or have a cocktail or two at the Nectar WIne Bar while listening to some low key jazz standards.