How to spend 3 days in New York

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How to spend 3 days in New York
With so much to see and so little time you would think three days may not be enough to explore the whole city of New York, however it is just enough time to see a lot of its most attractions. Take a look at some of our top picks which we highly recommend you explore on your three day holiday to New York City!

Central Park 

One of the first places we suggest to start would be Central Park with a guided tour so you don’t miss anything and can really take it all in without being overawed!  We would also recommend going on a gondola to make the experience that little bit more special. From here you can go to the Rockerfeller’s Top of the Rock Observatory where you will enjoy a 70 story ride up an elevator giving you a 360-degree view of the entire city. 
One of the most emotional and heart-breaking places to visit in Manhattan is 9/11 memorial & museum where you can pay your respects. When visiting the Ground Zero Museum workshop you will hear about the stories behind the items and get the chance to take home a piece of history with you. 

Ellis Island 

Also if you have time don’t forget to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Take a cruise from Battery Park and you will get the chance to view other New York landmarks on your way to the Island. Here you can read stories of the millions of people who immigrated and made their way to America looking for a fresh start. Also don’t forget to get your cameras out and take a whole bunch of pictures! 

Times Square 

If you are anything like us you will want to shop, so we would suggest Times Square is the place to be! With so many shops around and restaurants you will be spoilt for choice and best of all you don’t need to get the subway, you can walk up and down like there is no tomorrow, check out the all famous Macey’s and Barneys! You may even see a Broadway show if you have the time! You can also take a walk and head into Hell’s Kitchen where you will find some very quirky pubs & bars if you fancy a tipple surrounded by tourists and some very interesting locals. We would suggest going to the Hunt and Fish if you are a steak fan! Honestly it has the best steak you’ll have ever have!


On day three, if you are looking for art and culture, Brooklyn would be the place to visit. One of the best places to see in Brooklyn is the Brooklyn Bridge, take a guided tour so you don’t miss out on stories about its history. There are always events going on at any given time so make sure you check out the many vendors, restaurants and cuisines Brooklyn has to offer. One of the most beautiful places to see in Brooklyn is the beautifully maintained botanical gardens and after strolling through, enjoy some plant-based cuisine at the Yellow Magnolia Café. 
There are so many more amazing places to visit when in New York so when you do decide to go we would suggest making yourself an itinerary, but who sticks to those anyway? YOLO!
Remember stay safe and follow the Covid guidelines when travelling. Keep an eye on the FCO website for regular updates 
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