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One day in NYC
Head to Lower Manhattan to walk around Battery Park, Ground Zero and the South Street Seaport. If you want to skip the long queues to visit the Statue of Liberty, take the Staten Island Ferry instead for a drive-by view.
Then go to Chinatown for lunch and then explore Soho, Noho and Nolita. Dine in Times Square and then try to catch a show on Broadway. If you’re out of the theater by 11p.m., go to the Empire State Building and catch the last elevator (11:15pm) to go up to the observation deck.
Two days in NYC
A good option would be spending the morning in the Upper West Side followed by a stroll around the shops near 79th St. and Broadway.
Don’t miss Central Park before hitting the American Museum of Natural History. End the day with dinner in either Chelsea or Meatpacking District. The next morning, one can explore the Lower Manhattan and then head to Greenwich Village for lunch.
Go to East Village after walking through the Washington Square. Park to shop, see some historical sights or have some drinks in the late afternoon. Then head to Lower East Side for dinner.
Three days in NYC
One of the first tourist sites on your New York map may be the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the afternoon go to Fifth Avenue and stroll south to its shopping district.
Explore the UN to the East and dine on the Upper East side. Start with a walk through Central Park and then visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
From here, head to the Rockefeller Center where you can go up to the Top of the Rock. Swing by Macy’s afterwards and go to either Little Brazil or Little Korea for dinner.
Hit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and dine in Greenwich Village.
Open all day
Monday is the perfect day to explore Central Park (from north to south) as many museums are closed. If you emerge on the park’s west side, you can take the subway to Chelsea to do a little window-shopping and inhale the fresh-cookie smell in Chelsea Market. Take a look at the bargain shops on Orchard Street before heading north into East Village. End the day with a pub crawl along Second Avenue.