10. Find peace in a medieval abbey
The Cloisters has 5000 works of medieval art to check out. Or you can just kick back on the lawn and get medieval on your ass.
11. Truly appreciate nature
Yeah, other cities have more nature, but they don't get the same soul-boner we do about our patches of green. We see a wee sad tree struggling out of the sidewalk, surrounded by a tiny fence sporting a "please don't let your dog poop here!" sign, and we exclaim "What a precious miracle this little tree is!" We see a community garden and we're like, "I can't believe this exists!" We step into Prospect or Central Park and we think we're on freaking vacation in Fiji, minus the beach. By the way, did you know that Central Park...