New York is the city that never sleeps. There would be much to write about this city, so famous and known throughout the world in many ways.
The “Big Apple”, so nicknamed because in 1909 Edward S. Martin in his book The Wayfarer. He compared the state of New York to an apple tree, with roots in the Mississippi valley and the fruit in New York.
Now that you have discovered this little curiosity is the time to discover the PERFECT 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK that we have created, ideal for those who visit the city for the first volt also loves for those who return there.
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HOW TO MOVE IN NEW YORK
Before start to talk about the 7 days guide to New York, the key to visiting the Big Apple is to decide how to get around the metropolis.
There are several options to choose from:
– Taxi/Uber is a choice that does not always speed up travel due to traffic, and also as prices are not always advantageous.
– Tourist buses, are very comfortable because they stop at all the attractions that there are to see you can get on and off at will.
– Metro, one of the fastest ways to get around, most attractions have a metro stop close enough. We recommend to make the CARD rechargeable, arm yourself with a map because it is not marked very well, once you understand the directions of the lines you will be easier to move.
– Walking through the streets of New York is perhaps one of the ways to fully experience the city. Get ready to go many miles a day, wear comfortable shoes if you choose this option to move.
7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK WITH CITY PASS
To save money during your stay in New York, the best thing to do is to buy a CITY PASS. We had a very good time, for several reasons:
– You skip a lot of lines at the ticket offices.
– The total cost of the CITY PASS is less than the total cost of all tickets purchased individually.
– Comfortable and easy to use
Costs: 132$ for adults and 108$ for children from 6 to 17 years old
DAY 1 : NEW YORK FROM ABOVE
The first day you’re kidnapped by the charm of New York. You walk through the streets with your eyes on those endless skyscrapers and that’s why as first attractions we recommend to do the ROCKFELLER CENTER and the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.
In the morning, we recommend going to the opening, you can climb the TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK, from which you can admire a 360-degree view of the Big Apple in all its majesty.
From here you can see the entire Central Park and also the giant Empire State Building.
In the afternoon after lunch, we recommend climbing the giant EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. Admire New York from the 86th floor or the 102nd floor always leaves you speechless.
If you use CITY PASS, you have two entrances, one by day and one by night, to admire the city that never sleeps from a single angle.
We suggest to do them in the same day because you can move from one another on foot by taking a walk on the 5th Ave, for this reason we inserted them in the first day of the 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK.
TOP OF THE ROCK OBSERVATION DECK
Location: 1071 5th Ave at 89th St. Louis
Times: Sun-Mon and Wed-Fri 10 AM-5:30 PM, Tue and Sat 10AM-8 PM.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
Location: 20 West 34th St. Louis
Times: daily from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
DAY 2: DISCOVERING THE STORY
The second day of 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK, includes two attractions that have marked the history of this city and that are quite close to each other.
In the morning it is best to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Two attractions closely connected and reachable with the Ferry.
The first stop is the Statue of Liberty, the famous and recognizable symbol of New York located on Liberty Island.
As a second stage we descend to Ellis Island, was the main point of entry for immigrants who landed in the United States.
The building currently houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND
Location: Battery Park
Times: from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM the boats leave every 30-45 minutes
After having lunch in the Battery Park area or in the World Trade Center area, you are ready to visit one of the most important places in the history of New York,insert in 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK.
On 9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM, the place where the attack on the twin towers took place in 2002. In this place where victims and their lives are remembered, one has to stop for a few minutes and think.
Try to stop for 2 minutes in front of that huge hole left by the skyscraper, and pray for the innocent victims who found themselves in that place at the wrong time that day for a bad joke of fate.
9/11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
Location: 180 Greenwich St, World Trade Center
Times: Sun-Thu 9 AM- 8 PM, Fri-Sat 9AM- 9PM.
DAY 3: ”ONE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM”
On the third day of the 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK, there are two of the most famous museums of the Big Apple.
Being on opposite sides of Central Park, it is ideal to make them the same day by being in the same area and eat a good hot dog taken to a kiosk in the park between a museum and another.
The first one we recommend you to visit is also the best known, that is the AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, you must have seen it in the movies ONE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.
The second museum, also very famous, is the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. To visit well every section of the museum would take a whole day, we recommend you to mark which areas you would like to see and focus on those.
The museums are a good alternative when the weather is not the best and it rains, in that case the queues will be longer than usual but if you have chosen the CITY PASS then there will not be much to wait.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Location: Central Park West, 79th St. Petersburg
Times: Open daily, 10AM-5:45PM
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Times: Sun-Thu 10AM-5:30PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-9PM
DAY 4: IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK
Now that the fourth day of 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK has arrived, the time has come to explore the heart of the metropolis. A morning cycling around Central Park is what it takes to feel a bit New Yorker for a few hours.
There are several possibilities for a complete tour of the park:
-renting bicycles, is what we recommend because it is comfortable and fun at the same time.
-on foot, if you love to walk and the day is nice a long walk in the park is a good way to spend a nice morning from New Yorker.
Inside the park there are many places to see, which you will recognize immediately because you have seen them in many movies, such as: Bethesda Fountain and Bethesda Terrace, the Bow Bridge one of the most famous bridges.
For lunch we recommend a picnic at Sheep meadows, one of the first parks you meet arriving from Downtown Manhattan.
In the afternoon we move to Times Square, to admire the lights that illuminate the heart of New York all day long. We have included it as a stop in the 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK because in addition to many shops where to shop, in Times Square you can buy tickets to attend a Broadway show!
We saw the award-winning musical THE JERSEY BOY.
It is set up as a documentary that tells of the formation, success and separation of the rock’n roll group of the ‘60s, The Four Seasons.
The musical is composed in exactly “The four seasons”, each narrated by a different member of the band. We loved it and recommend it if you want to spend a different evening during your trip to New York.
DAY 5: OVER THE BRIDGE
In the fifth day we move from Manhattan to Brooklyn and Williamsburg, two famous neighborhoods on the other side of the river.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a must-see attraction in 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK.
There are some fun ways to get to Brooklyn:
– renting a bike, you can do the whole bridge until you get to Brooklyn
– on foot you can take a walk on the bridge leaving the skyscrapers of Manhattan behind
– with the subway you get directly from the other side avoiding to do the whole bridge.
The first stop in Brooklyn is definitely the long river, characterized by delicious restaurants, until you get to the area of DUMBO (the most beautiful in our opinion). The area between MANHATTAN BRIDGE and BROOKLYN BRIDGE, where you will find the most famous road to take spectacular photos.
From here you can move by metro and go to the neighborhood of Williamsburg, the first feature that you will notice apart from the tranquility, are all the murals scattered around the neighborhood.
The reason why we have put it into 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK is that being an expanding area there are many specialty stores if you love vintage or 50’s fashion this is your paradise.
DAY 6: EXPLORING SOHO AND SURROUNDINGS
The sixth day is dedicated to good food and shopping. Within 7 DAYS GUIDE NEW YORK there had to be a day dedicated to shopping and relaxation, right?
The area we prefer for a walk is Soho, where there are a lot of shops and from which you can get to Madison Square where there is the FLARITON BUILDING.
After spending the morning among shops, for lunch we recommend moving to LITTLE ITALY, the neighborhood par excellence where you can eat a good pizza made properly, trust our palate (we are Italian).
DAY 7: LAST HOURS IN NEW YORK
The last day often coincides with the departure and usually you have only half a day available. Always keep in mind the traffic you will find between Manhattan and JFK, which left well in advance to avoid missing your plane.
In half a day, in 7 DAY GUIDE NEW YORK, we recommend taking a walk along Fifth Avenue and relax admiring the skyscrapers that characterize New York.
WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at:
FOUR SEASONS DOWNTOWN NEW YORK
THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL
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