How to spend your time exploring New York when you have just 2 days to enjoy! This first hand itinerary contributed by Deepankar Patil will take you on this quick tour of New York!
Start the Day at the Southern-most tip of NYC at the Staten Island Ferry
Move upwards(North) till Times Square, for the night.
Next Day start the Northern-most tip of Manhattan at Yankee Stadium
Move down (South) through Harlem and Central Park,
Reach Rockefeller Center for the evening.
50 USD (Excluding Stay & personal expenses)
WHAT & WHEN TO DO
- Start the day at the southern tip of NYC, i.e. Wall St and Charging Bull
- Move South to get on the Staten Island Ferry to sail past Statue of Liberty
- Sail back to Manhattan and move to 9/11 Memorial
- Move to Greenwich Village to see “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” Apartment Building
- Head to Empire State Building for the tour
- Move North to McGee’s Pub (McLaren’s from HIMYM) for a drink/meal
- Times Square for the night
- Start at Yankee Stadium for a tour
- Next head to Harlem; see 3 bridges close by
- Move to Harlem Shake for a meal
- Then go south to Central Park, visit Central Park Zoo
- Move to Gray’s Papaya for a meal
- Move to 5th Avenue to explore
- Move South to Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) to end the night
WHERE TO STAY
AirBNB (Harlem is a good location) is a good choice when in NYC.
I’d recommend this one if it suits your daily itinerary.
WHERE TO EAT
In 2 days, we tried a few places to eat and I’ll recommend the following from my Itinerary!
HOW TO TRAVEL AROUND
NYC Metro is a very efficient way to travel around the city, its has a dense network of several stations and is always open (24 hours). The price is high however – each ride costs $2.75 regardless of end destination, so plan your travel carefully. If you do not buy a metro card and only go for single rides, then each ride costs $3.00.
You also have the ferries to check out a few spots..
Going to Liberty Island just to view Statue of Liberty up close seems unnecessary and costs quite a bit. Hence we took the Staten Island Ferry, which is a FREE service (there are scammers around, don’t pay for it) and takes you to Staten Island. On the way there, you will sail around Statue of Liberty, and since you have to take the ferry back again to reach Manhattan, you get to see it a second time.
Eating in Greenwich Village (where the Friends Apartment Building is) can be expensive. Make sure you aren’t very hungry, so you can move up to Empire State and have a meal close by there.
If you’re visiting Top of the Rock (an observation deck on the top of Rockefeller Center), and you’ve bought a ticket for a certain time, please make sure there’s another half an hour extra on your hands, as the line is quite long on the weekends.
NYC is a great place to be – the energy is dynamic and doesn’t calm down. Tourists are treated well and places to explore are beyond counting. If you can spend more than a weekend there, please do, as there are many aspects of NYC’s own culture that needs exploring, like Jazz, Hip-Hop, Art, Music, Food and more. If you are fancying a drinking night, NYC’s options are many and you’re guaranteed to have lots of fun.
PICTURES FROM THIS TRIP
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