How to Spend a Day in New York City

I’ve visited NYC several times and there is never enough time to see everything.  I highly recommend making a list of the top 10 places you’d like to see and try to spend a few hours at each one.  These are some of my personal favorites!  

Day trips are awesome. Most of us live incredibly busy lives. You might have school-aged children, and many customer serving jobs no longer allow weekends off. Often, a day together as a family is all that we’ve got. Day trips mean that you don’t have to wait for a booked holiday to do something fun and see somewhere new. You can hop in the car or on a train and head off. It’s a great chance to enjoy some time with your family outside of the home. To share new experiences and have some fun. Certainly, something that you shouldn’t have to book a holiday from work to be able to do.  Head into New York for a long weekend!  This time of year is especially beautiful!  

But, a day trip to New York? Where there are a million things to do and see, the streets are busy, and there are queues everywhere? Is it really worth traveling to the Big Apple for a single day? Well, yes, it absolutely can be. Of course, if you’ve got more time and you can book a hotel and extend your visit, even better, but if you are limited to one day, as long as you can travel in relatively quickly, there’s nothing to stop you enjoying New York City.

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Start Your Day Early

When you only have a day anywhere, you don’t want to waste hours of it with a leisurely start to your morning. Prepare the night before, take a shower, wash your hair, lay out your clothes and get an early night. Then, head out as soon as you can. Even if you arrive before things open, you can start to explore and find your way around.

Book a Specific Event

On a week in New York, you could stroll around and take your time to find things that you want to do. On a day, you need to know what you are doing. Traveling with a specific event in mind helps you to plan the rest of your time around it, knowing that anything more than the reason for your visit is a bonus. Check out some discount broadway tickets for a fab option.

Avoid Queues

The last thing you need on your packed day is to be stuck in queues, so avoid them. Booking online sometimes means that you get a fast track ticket straight in, and you don’t always need to book online in advance, sometimes you can do it on your phone, as you walk to the attraction. Do some research online before you leave.

Eat on the Run

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Don’t waste time sitting in a packed restaurant waiting to be served. Take a packed lunch or grab something from a street food stall. If you want to sit and eat, book a later meal, for after other things you want to do have closed.

Take a City Tour

A city tour is a great way to see a lot of the city quickly. Head out on a bus tour, and you’ll get to see some of the sights and learn your way around a little better. Better yet, hop on a boat via Venture Sails! 

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