New York City is the largest city in the United States and is bursting with history, culture and entertainment. Because it’s such a popular destination, it’s relatively affordable to get there, and should be on everyone’s must see list in their lifetime. While you could literally spend months in the city and still not scratch the surface of all there is to see and do, you can still plan a short weekend trip and have a great time.
New York City
We live 2 hours from New York City and have many visits under our belt, and we still have a LONG list of sites and attractions to visit. If your time in New York City is limited, here are three must do’s for everyone of every interest and every age.
See a Broadway Show
There’s nothing like live theater, and only the best of the best make it to perform in New York. If you’re unsure of which show to attend, take a look at NYC Play Reviews to give you some ideas that may pique your interest. While you won’t be disappointed with tried and true classics, you may want to give something new a try. You never know if you’ll get the chance to see the original cast in the next big hit!
Visit the Major Landmarks
There is so much to see and do in the Big Apple, but a few well-known areas are popular for a reason. Plan your itinerary to help you navigate across the city while stopping at some major icons, like Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. Navigating through traffic can be difficult, so plan a tour to help you see the highlights more efficiently.
Tip: Be sure to buy tickets in advance for Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, as they do sell out, and are day/time specific.
Eat in a Unique New York Restaurant
Such a large and diverse city means an endless selection of cuisines. There are dozens of restaurants you can only find in the city that never sleeps, so pick something unique for your trip. Whether it’s a pizza from a hole in the wall shop or a full course meal at a five star restaurant, you’re sure to enjoy the food and the experience.
Some of our New York City favorites are John’s Pizza in Times Square, Eataly in the Flatiron District, Chelsea Market and of course the always delicious street food! You can’t go wrong, and if you aren’t sure ask the locals, they will always point you in the right direction.
For your first time visiting NYC, it’s best to have a detailed plan to make the best use of your time. You can spend hours trying to navigate transportation, so be sure to research where you want to go and the best plan of attack.
No matter if you are going to spend the weekend in bustling mid-town or downtown you are sure to have an unforgettable trip.