I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long. New York is my favourite city. I love everything about it, the people, the food, the atmosphere, the shopping, the architecture, I could go on and on.
I first visited NYC about 12 years ago, I just remember I was mesmorised. The first time we walked out of the hotel, the cold bitter air hit me, the steam rising from the manholes, the sound of fire engines and car horns. I felt as if I had walked onto a film set. I’ve been back 4 times since then, so I’d like to think I know it well.
We spent 3 days there last Easter, staying in Hotel 32 on East 32nd street. I’ll do another blog on choosing a hotel and flights. Hopefully the below will give you an idea of what to do in 3 days in the best city in the world…
Get up early and head out of your hotel in search of coffee. Don’t always head towards Starbucks, depending on where you are staying there is much better coffee in small individual places.
Head North towards times sq. Past the Empire State Building, stop at the New York Pubic library. This has some amazing architecture and art to
look at if the weather is bad.
Head up 5th ave, and stop off at any shops you fancy. There’s a great Urban Outfitters and NBA store along here, as well as the world famous Tiffany’s. Head west towards times sq. Soak up the atmosphere and take lots of pictures. Don’t bother stopping to eat round here, its so over priced, and there is much better food just a few blocks away.
Head back toward your hotel and get ready for dinner.
We ate at an amazing Thai restaurant, a 5 minute walk from our hotel. Afte
r dinner go for night time stroll around the city, I love doing this, cities at night time really come to life.
As we were jet lagged we went to bed early.
Head towards the Rockerfeller center, and book tickets to go the Top of the Rock.This a must do, I much prefer this to the Empire state building, as this way you can actually get pictures of the Empire State. There are a few different floors to look at, and the queues shouldn’t be too long as you pre-book.
Leave the Rockerfeller center and head north towards Central Park. I love walking around here, its so beautiful, we got lost so walked so much further than we meant to. Stop off for lunch and if the weather is nice get the subway or a taxi to Chelsea, and walk along the high line. This is a disused railway track which has been turned into gardens.
If the weather isn’t very nice, visit one of NYC’s many museums… or… do some more shopping!
At night, go see a broadway show, you will not be disappointed, and if you aren’t too bothered what you see, there are some bargains to be had.
Stop off for some Fro-Yo. This is one of my fave things about America lol!!!
Be prepared for lots of walking today guys.
Head south towards the Staten Island Ferry. You walk past so many amazing things, its so much better than getting a taxi or the subway.
On the way down, go past Soho, and stop off in a hipster cafe for a coffee.
Next up, the 9/11 reflection pools. This is a beautiful memorial for those lives lost. Spend some time walking around. If you have time, book to go to the museum. (You will need to book tickets before hand)
Then walk through the financial district, past the charging bull to the ferry terminal.
The Staten island Ferry is a free commuter ferry, it takes about 30 mins to go from one side to the other. It goes straight past the Statue of Liberty so you can get some great pics.
Head back towards your hotel, going via Little Italy and Chinatown.
We found an amazing Korean restaurant, and it was so cheap. eating out in the big apple doesn’t have to cost the earth!
There you have it guys, my take on 3 days in NYC. There is still so much to do and see, this just scrapes the surface.
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Sounds like a well spent 3 days! I too LOVE NYC but I’ve never been to the Top of the Rock. I’ll be checking rhat out next visit!