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48 Hours in New York

November 19, 2019

Aerial view of New York high-rises on a sunny

Only have two days in New York? With so many things to do, it can be hard to know how best to spend your time. So we have decided to help, we’ve created a guide to 48 hours in New York.

Day 1

Central Park

Start off your day with breakfast at either our Manhattan or Grand Central location. Both locations are walking distance from Central Park. Spend your morning here walking around the park, you are bound to recognize many iconic scenes from some of the biggest shows and movies ever made. If you’re eager to cover more ground think about renting a bike or for a more leisurely morning rent a rowboat and row the Central Park lake to get views from all angles.

Visit a Museum 

Once you’ve spent a few hours in Central Park check out one of the nearby museums we recommend; The Metropolitan Museum where the famous Met Gala is held every year adorned with famous faces or the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). If a museum isnt your fancy or if you’re traveling with kids The Zoo located right in Central Park is a great alternative way to spend the afternoon.

Times Square and spectacular views 

Visit one of our bars for a relaxed drink before heading to the heart of New York, it really is the City that never sleeps, spend your evening in the bustling Times Square and take a trip to the top of Rockefeller Centre which is open until midnight or the Empire State Building open till 2 AM for a fantastic view over the city.

We recommend skipping the subway, going underground means you can miss lots of New York city life!

Day 2

Brooklyn Bridge 

Get up early and visit Brooklyn Bridge, the best time to visit is early in the morning. The Bridge is used by many to commute into the city everyday and there is an upper deck which can be walked on foot. Be sure to visit where the bridge meets Dumbo, an iconic image of where the bridge meets road.

The Highline and The Vessel

Just outside the Chelsea Market you will find the start of The Highline a 1.45-mile-long elevated park. It runs along old railway tracks from the 1900’s down the west side of Manhattan through Chelsea and has some of the best view of the New York City skyline. It takes just under an hour to walk but we recommend leaving two as you’ll be sure to want to stop to take some pictures. If you head north, you’ll end up at Hudson Yards, the home to New York’s newest attraction. Make sure you get a photo in front of The Vessel, if you want to head inside make sure you book your tickets in advance!

Broadway

Enjoy dinner in The Fitz and then spend your last evening in New York by visiting a Broadway Show, there is no better way to finish your trip to the city that never sleeps! Talk to our team about getting tickets to your favorite show, iconic shows such as The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and Wicked are long standing favorites of our guests here at Fitzpatrick Hotels.

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