As with every tradeshow, even at ad:tech, the circuit of industry parties can get a little exhausting. But New York is unlike most other cities, in that it allows enough distractions that any digital marketer in need of a little thinking space need only walk or cab it several blocks (uptown, downtown, crosstown–that’s totally your call) to enjoy a stark change of scene. Some suggestions on where to soak up the array of eclectic local flavors after the jump.

1. It’s no secret that taking a stroll through Highline Park is one of our favorite pasttimes. And it’s not too far from the Javits Convention Center–extending from Gansevoort St. up to W. 20th St.

2. Feeling the need to blow off one of your obligations for the night or just curious about a different scene? Consult this site and plan to stop by a couple of opening receptions in Chelsea’s gallery district.

3. As big Apple announcements seem to be the rage these days, you could visit the Apple Store. Sure, Apple Stores aren’t unique to New York, but down on the corner of 14th St. and 9th Ave., the Meatpacking District location is a spectacle (and probably the most accessible if you don’t have time to venture up to Columbus Circle or SoHo.)

4. As time will be limited, you can’t very well spend your days in NYC waiting in line for Broadway tickets, but you can catch an off-Broadway play. It may lack the glitz, but some of them are among the city’s greatest shows.

5. Or if you just need to get off your feet–and aren’t feeling adventurous at all–find the nearest Starbucks. Their digital network of curated content should provide ample distraction.

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