Our sightseeing picks for Prince Harry's upcoming visit (video)

The U.K.'s favorite second son heads stateside this May, and we've put together a semicheeky list of things he should consider doing while he's here.

Prince Harry greets his legions of fans

Prince Harry greets his legions of fans John Pannell

The British monarchs announced today that Prince Harry—Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, if we're being all official—will return to the United States this coming May, and New York is among the stops. Since Time Out New York is the city's consummate experts on everything to see and do in Gotham, it's only appropriate that we give the royal a few tips on how to enjoy NYC.

Swing for the fences at Chelsea Piers
When he was here in 2010, Harry threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Mets game. His form wasn’t too shabby, but we’re betting he could use some practice on the other side of the diamond. A few sessions in the batting cages at this sports center might not be enough to give Beltran a run for his money, but hopefully it’ll improve his stance.  

Shoot (clothed) pool at Amsterdam Billiards Club
His Royal Highness got in more than a bit of trouble last year when naked photos of him in Las Vegas surfaced all over the Internet. Rumor has it that the incident involved strip pool, which we’d normally support, but it’s probably better if Harry keeps his knickers on this time around.

Pay respects at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
As a soldier himself, Harry holds a special place in his heart for the military. On his previous visit, he stopped by West Point and conducted exercises with the cadets. It’d be fitting for him to explore the onetime aircraft carrier and its exhibits.  

Eat spare ribs at Blue Smoke
We had to squeeze in just one teensy joke about the prince’s nickname. (Poor guy.) Since Harry seems to have a good sense of humor—though not always well timed or directed—we think he’d be okay taking a photo op and noshing on some other spares.

If you were playing host to Britain’s favorite ginger, what would you plan for him? Give us (and him) ideas by directing tweets to @timeoutnewyork.

Prince Harry to visit New York