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Visiting New York City in 24 Hours

New York

Visiting New York City in just 24 hours is certainly a challenge. However, using a smart traveling plan you might be able to cover all its important attractions and places of interest.

  • 8:00 am - Begin your journey at 8am with the Upper West Side. Go to Zabar’s on Broadway for some breakfast; have some coffee, maybe a bagel or some tea, and walk 2 blocks away until you get to the Riverside Park. There you’ll be able to relax and esteem the breathtaking Hudson River.
  • 8:30 am - Continue your journey from Broadway to 72nd St. and stop when you get to Central Park. As soon as you’ll step inside the beautiful vegetation will practically dazzle you with its abundance and rejuvenating allure.
  • 9am- after a refreshing trip to Central Park it’s time to continue your trip east, towards Madison Avenue, one of the world’s most expensive shopping districts.
  • 9:30 am - Over the imposing 5th Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is rising strongly. It features some of the greatest art collections of all times, so it certainly deserves at least 15 minutes of your time. The famous Temple of Dendur, the Roman and the ancient Greek statuary, are great attractions for those passionate about history.
  • 11:30 am - At Lexington and 86th there’s a subway station from where you can move south to the Grand Central Terminal. Since you’re a tourist, the constellation painted on the ceiling will definitely catch your attention and nobody will blame you for that. Travelers will come across a great Euro-style food court where they can have some lunch before moving on with their NYC adventure.
  • 12:30 pm - After a rich lunch it’s time for a well deserved walk. Along 42nd Street at 5th Avenue you’ll walk along the standing lions that are someone guarding the NY Public Library. Move on to Bryant Park for a breath of fresh air, and make a stop on Broadway. You can even get a ticket and attend the numerous shows available.
  • 3:00 pm- After a relaxing Broadway show it’s time to stretch those legs once again and wander through the puzzling streets of West Village. Take a peek at the amazing boutiques and even think of spending some cash on something nice. Continue on that path until you get to Washington Square Park, where you can rest for a couple of minutes sitting on a bench and admiring the people.
  • 5:00 pm - Now it’s the perfect time for a walk to the Union Square Park. There are numerous bistros onsite where you can dine, have a drink and just spend some quality time with your close ones.
  • 6:30 pm - The R or N train will bring you back to the enormous Times Square. Feel free to stop by The View, the rotating bistro bar, and then move on 14th Street and make sure to take the L train to Williamsburg. For a taste of genuine American rock music, get off near Bedford Avenue and check in at Trash Bar.
  • 12:30 am - Are you still alive? If you’re still standing than it’s time for an energy drink and some bowling midnight action at the Gutter or the Brooklyn Bowl.
Categories: Guides.
Localities: New York, North America, and United States.
Travel Themes: Food and Wine, Fun, and Shopping.

  • H. on December 18, 2013 wrote:

    The 8am starting place should be the Upper West Side, not Upper East Side.

    • Gianluca on January 22, 2014 wrote:

      Thank you H.

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