New York is a city to love.
We only had 3 days to explore the city so we spent every waking moment wandering around the streets of Manhattan. In that brief period, I can already imagine myself living in NYC.
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, New York has a lot to offer.
*Check out our itinerary at the end of this post.
New York made its way to my heart because of the food. ♥ You will never run out of excellent food options.
Check out my NYC food post here.
2. Amazing Sights
As if the food is not enough to convince me to move to this city, it also offers countless amazing sights. In 3 days, we were able to visit 15 of NYC’s famous sights.
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Statue of Liberty
Famous Charging Bull
9/11 Memorial and Museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Grand Central Station
Flat Iron Building
There are so many things to do in Central Park. If you get overwhelmed by its immense area and not sure what to prioritize, there are several Central Park Sightseeing Tours.
To give you an idea:
- Walking Tour
- Pedicab Tour
- Horse & Carriage Rides
- If you’re planning to spend on this vacation, there’s even a Helicopter Tour!
Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
American Museum of Natural History
3. Fascinating Structures and Parks
Cities with densely populated buildings have never looked this good. NY managed to fill the city with timeless and elegant buildings. Each building seemed to be meticulously designed with carvings. These buildings are balanced by beautiful parks and plants.
In 3 days, we were able to visit 15 famous sights, try 10 highly recommended NY food, and stay at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel.
How did we manage it? With lots of research and help from our local friends 🙂
Check out our itinerary:
|Day 1 – Friday|
|10:00-10:30 AM||Ride the ferry to Statue of Liberty|
|10:30-11:00 AM||Brunch at Statue of Liberty|
|11:00-12:30 PM||Tour: Statue of Liberty|
|12:30-1:00 PM||Tour: Battery Park & Charging Bull|
|1:00-1:15 PM||Tour: Wall Street|
|1:15-1:45 PM||Wafels & Dinges (food truck in Wall Street)|
|1:45-2:20 PM||Tour: Wall Street|
|2:20-3:00 PM||Tour: 9/11 Memorial|
|3:30-5:15 PM||Tour: MoMA|
|5:30-6:00 PM||Tour: Rockefeller Center|
|Magnolia Bakery (Banana Pudding)|
|6:10-6:20 PM||Tour: St. Patrick’s Cathedral|
|6:30-7:45 PM||Tour: Grand Central Station|
|8:00 PM||Tour: Times Square|
|Day 2 – Saturday|
|10:00 AM||See the Flat Iron Building|
|10:30-1:30 PM||Tour: 9/11 Museum|
|2:10-3:20 PM||Lunch at Bob White|
|4:00-5:30 PM||Tour: Brooklyn Bridge|
|5:50-6:15 PM||Ferrara Bakery in Little Italy (Lobster Tail & Chocolate Cannoli)|
|Eileen’s Special Cheesecake|
|7:25-8:00 PM||Tour: Central Park|
|8:00 PM||Noreetuh (Teriyaki Chicken)|
|Day 3 – Sunday|
|10:15 AM-12:30 PM||Tour: MET|
|12:45-1:20 PM||Luke’s Lobster (Lobster Roll)|
|1:40-4:00 PM||Tour: American Museum of Natural History|
|5:30-7:30 PM||Tour: Central Park|
|7:50-8:20 PM||Artichoke Basille’s Pizza (Artichoke Pizza)|
|8:30 PM||Tour: High Line|
It was difficult to leave NY. I fell in love with its lively atmosphere, fascinating structures, lovely sights and unlimited food choices. This is evident in the amount of pictures I’ve taken during our trip.
Mr. C and I agreed that this is only the first of our many travels to NY.
So, see you again NY!
For more great tips, check out the 13 Untold Tips for Tourists Visiting New York.
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