New York City in 4 days

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

The big apple! An amazing city filled with skyscraper views, amazing food, and SO much to do. Can I really do everything in just 4 days? YES! I'm here to help you plan your trip to NYC in just 4 days.


Day 1: Times Square

· Breakfast: EuroPan Café: (Around $10 pp)

· Times Square- enjoy the iconic views, go shopping and grab a cannoli from Carlos bakery

· Top of the Rock: Rockefeller Center ($38 per person) or Empire State Building ($42 per person)-you don't need to do both! I'd choose Empire State Building because I think it offers better views and is more iconic.

· Lunch: grab Shake Shack and eat at Bryant Park

· Pod 39 Rooftop bar: (Around $13/cocktail) enjoy the skyscraper views while sipping on a unique cocktail

· Dinner: The Halal Guys- this food truck is a MUST, I definitely recommend the beef gyro

· Dessert: Junior’s: cheesecake ($15 for food, $7.50 slice of cheesecake) You can't leave NYC without having a slice of this famous cheesecake






Day 2: Upper East Side

· Breakfast: grab a bagel and coffee from one of the various food carts on the street (like a true New Yorker!)

· MET Museum: ($25 for adults, $12 for students, you can purchase online here) And don’t forget rooftop gardens for amazing views!

· Museum of Natural History ($23 for adults, $18 for students, you can purchase online here)

· Lunch: Pizza beach restaurant

· Central park: Look for Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Terrace, Sheep Meadow

· Colombia

· MOMA ($25 for adults, $14 for students, you can purchase online here) This is my favorite museum in NYC, I spent 4 hours in here alone!

· Dinner: La Salle Dumpling Room









Day 3: Lower Manhattan

· Battery park: look at Statue of Liberty

· New York Stock Exchange

· 9/11 Memorial

· Little Italy: walk and explore the charm of this neighborhood and incredible food (Big Dreams famous mural located at 391 Broome St)

· Lunch: Grotto Pizzeria (About $4.25 per slice)

· Chinatown

· Snack: Thai Son: Pho (Around $5 per person)

· Brooklyn Bridge (walk across)

· Coffe break: Brooklyn Roasting Co.

· Brooklyn Promenade: views of Manhattan

· Dinner: Grimaldi’s pizza (Cash only: $12 each personal pizza) and enjoy views of the Brooklyn bridge OR enjoy Berg’n dining hall which is a hipster dining hall featuring lots of restaurants and a communal eating area

· Drinks: Night of Joy (Happy Hour 5-8pm $6 cocktails & $4 beers) or Union Pool bar (taco truck inside, cheap beer)








Day 4: Greenwich Village

· Breakfast: Chelsea market

· Walk highline: views of skyline

· Greenwich Avenue & West 4th Avenue for scenic houses: cafes and shops

· Washington Square Park: watch people playing chess in the park

· Lunch: Gray’s Papaya: enjoy a hot dog and smoothie (hot dog around $1.25- $2.50)

· NYU campus

· Monica & Rachel's apartment from FRIENDS: located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street

· Dinner: Souvlaki GR: enjoy some delicious gyros




There ya go, you did it! All of NYC in 4 short days. The days are built based on what's near each other, so if you have longer to enjoy this magical city just split up the days!


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