Two Days In New York City

February 20, 2018

Are you planning to spend two days in NYC, but do not know where to start? You need help to make your trip that much easier and more fun. With advice from people who have been to NYC, it will be hard to make up your mind about where to go. Since you are only going for two days, look for luggage storage space, as luggage will simply slow you down. To ease your woes, here are some options that work no matter what time of year it is:

Day 1

  • Go on a sightseeing tour  

You can start your day by going on a Hop on Hop off bus tour around the city. These trips usually cover many attractions that you need to see while in NYC. A few of the sights that you will see include the Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building. This tour gives you the choice of getting on and off the Tripper Bus at your own leisure, allowing you maximum freedom.

  • Visit Times Square

This place is a must-see for all tourists. It merges the hustle and bustle of NYC into one place and gives you a chance to see bizarre pop culture figures. If you want to shop for souvenirs, Times Square is the ideal place to do it thanks to the trinket joints and iconic shops located there. Unless you are shopping, you will need only thirty minutes at this location.

  • Midtown lunch

You should grab something to eat in Midtown, before continuing with your tour. You will come across everything from salads and pizza to sushi and pasta.

  • Landmark Cruise by Liberty Cruise

This comprehensive tour by Liberty Cruise line gives you the chance to explore the Manhattan skyline. You will get to see all the iconic landmarks such as Battery Park and the United Nations from the comfort of a boat. To allow for boarding and ticketing, you should arrive at least 45 minutes ahead of time.

  • Upper West Side dinner

You can go to this area for an assorted mixture of every type of food and cuisine. You will find something for your price range.

Day 2

  • Top Rock Observatory

You should start your second day with amazing views of NYC to get a unique perspective. This observatory has three floors of outdoor and indoor observation decks, as well as 360-degree views of the city. For this place, you should set aside at least one hour.

  • High Line Park

This is one of the hidden gems in New York. The breathtaking park is made from an old rail line that is elevated and runs from West 34th Street to the Meatpacking District. You will pass by the artsy Chelsea area along the way. If you want, you can walk the whole 1.45 miles, because it is a free attraction.

  • Lunch in Chelsea

You can get down from the High Line for a wide range of culinary choices. Chelsea Market is a popular urban food court that has everything from burritos to pizza.

  • Empire State Building

Start your afternoon by seeing one of the most iconic buildings in NYC. If you want marvelous views of the city and great photo opportunities, you should ascend to the 86th floor of this building. Aside from its beauty, the Empire State Building has huge historic significance.

  • Museum of Modern Art

Located in a contemporary and airy space, this is one of the finest art institutions in the world. At the museum, you will see sculpture, drawing, painting, and photo collections that are inspiring and thought provoking.

  • Midtown dinner

This is a busy area, which means that you will find many restaurants there. You can also eat at MoMa’s restaurant or walk a bit further for diversity.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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