Hamilton Heights: What to do and eat in the northern Manhattan neighborhood

Few Manhattan neighborhoods offer a true, full-day’s worth of intriguing sites, rich history and quality eats with a sincere local vibe. Hamilton Heights is on that list. In fact, in putting together this guide, we had to make some tough choices (stay tuned for a separate feature on the Dance Theatre of Harlem next month).

So on your next plan-less day, wake up early, grab your camera and a water bottle, and spend 12 hours exploring this northern Manhattan enclave. Below are just a few of the spots we recommend visiting.