NEW YORK CITY IN FIVE DAYS
Guide for a short trip to New York City
You can easily spend months in New York City and the surrounding boroughs and still not see and experience enough. Here's a list of first-timer sights to see. Try to pick a few things from these lists and not rush too much because you'll be back.
Central Park & Museum Mile
The Museum Mile
On the famous 5th Avenue, you'll find eight of the world's best museums:
Not on Museum Mile but should be considered in your museum planning:
Midtown & Times Square
Home to the most iconic buildings and neighborhoods in New York, including:
11. Gramercy Park
12. Union Square
13. Hell's Kitchen
So much is in lower Manhattan that it will take a few days to explore the various neighborhoods and sights.
2. Little Italy
8. West Village
11. East Village
Statute of Liberty
Farther down from the rest of downtown, the Statute of Liberty on Ellis Island is accessible by ferry tours. If you want to only see the statute from a distance, the Staten Island Ferry is free and runs frequently.
Brooklyn and Around
1. Brooklyn Bridge. If weather permits, walk across.
6. Coney Island. Farther out but a perfect experience outside of the city.
Bronx & Harlem