So, you find yourself in New York City, one of the most exciting cities in the world but with limited time. Regardless of whether you’re planning a whistle-stop weekend break or looking to see more of the city around business meetings, we’re here to help you make the most of your 48 hours in New York City.
Get ready to eat authentically
Everyone has to eat at some point, right? New York has one of the most diverse food scenes in the world, so get ready to sample some true culinary delights in this city! We definitely recommend sampling some authentic New York pizza and pizza doesn’t get any better than Lombardi’s. This was America’s first pizzeria and still remains one of the most popular pizza places in the city. If pizza isn’t your preferred poison, why not try a delectable pastrami on rye from Katz’s Delicatessen?
Experience a Broadway show
New York is often described as the theatre capital of the world, so a trip to the city would not be complete without attending a show on Broadway. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a long-running favourite or prefer to see what new shows New York has to offer, there’s always something to suit every type of musical taste! Plus, it’s easier than you think to get discounted tickets to the most popular Broadway shows.
Seize every available photo opportunity
If you don’t have picture proof of your time spent in New York, were you even really there? The city has so many amazing landmarks and iconic views that making time for a photo opportunity should always be high on your to-do list!
You can easily capture the New York skyline from the top of the Empire State Building, snap a picture of the commotion in Times Square or get that all-important shot of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Plan in a culture-rich trip to a museum
One of the great things about New York City is that it is a treasure trove of history and culture. You can easily immerse yourself in this culture and soak up some of it for yourself by visiting one of the city’s many famous museums. Popular choices include the Museum of Modern Art (or as it is affectionately known MoMA), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim and the Museum of Natural History.
Visit Central Park
A trip to New York – even a fleeting one – would not be complete without a glimpse of Central Park. This New York icon has more to offer than just a stroll in the park. Why not take the time to visit the Central park Zoo, or get a photo by the Alice in Wonderland Statue? If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can also rent a boat and take it out on the lake. This is perfect option for the warmer, summer months!