Things to do in the Flatiron District during your stay

There is no shortage of things to do and places to see while in New York City. Some of our attendees opt to spend the weekend in the city after the Summit. Here, we highlight a few ways to spend your spare time in the city - whether you've got a couple of hours, one day, or the entire weekend. And the best part? These are all things in the close vicinity of the Creative Ops Summit.

Find Zen at the Tibet House

The Tibet House was founded in 1987 by Columbia University professor Robert Thurman, actor Richard Gere, and composer Philip Glass at the request of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. 

You can visit the Tibet House free of charge where they have changing galleries and artworks you can check out as well as books and research materials about Tibet and Tibetan culture. 

There are also classes offered that cover a range of things like yoga and mindfulness. 

Distance from the Summit: 5 minutes Drive or 15 minutes walking. 

Cost: Free to view, nominal donations for classes

Photograph the Iconic Flatiron Building

Built in 1902, The Flatiron Building (originally the Fuller Building) has been called "one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City". If you're not familiar with it - it's the oddly shaped triangular skyscraper at 5th avenue & Broadway.

While it is currently a functioning office building (so there isn't much to see inside), it is also a very popular spot for tourist photographs, and there are cafes and other places around to sit, take in the amazing architecture, and capture some great shots of the building itself.

You can check out the cool history behind this iconic structure here. 

Distance from the Summit: 5 to 7 minutes walking

Cost: Free

Let Loose at Union Square Park

While many people flock to New York to check out Times Square - we've been told that Union Square is an often missed gem in New York. (perhaps that's on purpose?)

A beautiful park surrounded by shops and restaurants, with a farmer's market (check for opening hours), and various activities, it's the perfect place to grab a light bite to eat and relax on a park bench with a great book. 

Check out their activities schedule and other info here. 

Distance from the Summit: 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walking

Cost: Free to visit