Having 3 full days to visit New York, although they are still few, will allow you to begin to have a much broader idea of the city. New York is immense with many places to visit essential, so main thing is to chart the routes well, especially if you do not have all the days you want, either by calendar or why your visit to the city is a stopover to Another destination New York in 3 days will allow you to include in your itinerary the visit to a museum, outlet, take a helicopter tour or go with the free ferry to Staten Island.
New York in 1-day guide
On the first day of New York, you will visit the Midtown area on Manhattan Island. Highlights of the route included: Times Square, famous Broadway Street, a part of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock lookout. After this full day, you can end the day in Times Square to enjoy it at night and, if you have the time and feel like watching some musical or play.
2-Day New York Guide
On the second day of New York, you’ll be able to visit some areas of Manhattan’s most remote districts such as the Bronx and Queens with the famous New York City Contrasts Tour, with which you’ll get to know these areas of the city in the morning. This tour offers the possibility of finishing in Brooklyn, highly recommended to take advantage of and tour the Dumbo area, cross the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the sunset and sunset from the incredible viewpoints of Fulton Ferry State Park and Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
New York Route in 3 days
The route to see in New York in 3 days begins as every day in the hotel where you stay. We did this at the Holiday Inn Times Square and we can say it was a real success.
This day you will visit the Lower Manhattan area where there are several points of interest such as Memorial and 11S Museum, Financial District, Staten Island Ferry and Battery Park. To visit this area being a bit far from Times Square, it is best to use the subway, for which it is highly recommended to buy the MetroCard, according to the days we count and the times we want to use public transport.
11S Memorial and Museum
The first visit in the morning will be the Museum of the 11S, where we recommend to go before 9 in the morning, opening time, as they usually form large queues. To get there from the center you can take underground line 1 and stop at Chambers Street, direction South Ferry.
The visit of the 11S Museum is quite overwhelming, with many objects, videos, and memories of the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, so be prepared and be aware of what we are going to see. The visit, doing it with tranquility can take you about 3 hours.
Please note that entrance to the 11S Museum is included in the CityPass
Next to the museum is the 11S Memorial, two large monuments in the form of a pool with waterfalls located exactly where were the twin towers that pay homage to the victims, in addition to having their names inscribed. In this square, we also find a small tree that surprisingly resisted the disaster and that today is preserved as a symbol of hope.
On one side of the square stands the One World Trade Center, the sixth tallest skyscraper in the world, with a large viewpoint, which you could climb, but with 3 days we think it worth to visit for another occasion in The one that counts with more days in the city.
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After the visit to the Museum and the 11S Memorial, you can choose to have a drink at the Winter Garden Atrium, a beautiful pavilion with a small garden inside, where you can see both the Memorial and the Museum of 11S.
After this visit, you will have to follow the route of New in 3 days descending towards the financial district, where during the passage you will pass in front of Century 21, one of the best outlets of New York. And although we know that it is difficult to resist, we believe that the best option is to leave the purchases for when you finish all the visits that you have scheduled and thus to be able to look for some bargain with more tranquility and time.
Before going to the Wall Street area you can go to Luke’s Lobster Restaurant, with some delicious lobster sandwiches, not cheap by the way, but we advise you to try if you get the chance.
With new energies, the route will take you to the New York Stock Exchange, the place where you can see a multitude of brokers in suits coming out of the bag or eating fast in a street market. Next, you will also see the building of the Federal Reserve.
From here and down Broadway you can see the famous Wall Street Bull or Charging Bull, the symbol of the splendor and financial aggressiveness of Wall Street and where you should take a photo to not leave New York without luck assured.
Nearby there is the heliport, at Pier 6, from where helicopters take off for sightseeing tours from the city. From 2 in the afternoon is a good time to do it since the sun is higher and will not bother you for the frontal view. The tour lasts between 15 and 20 minutes and you can book it here, so you will ensure your seat at the time you choose and the day you want, as it is a very demanded tour in which there are rarely places without the reservation.
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After our experience, we can confirm that it is very worthwhile and that the views of New York are unforgettable.
Staten Island Ferry
Once you have finished the helicopter tour you can take a stroll through the Battery Park area overlooking New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty where you will find a very moving sculpture: American Merchant Marines Memorial.
When the sun starts to fall it is a good time to catch the ferry to Staten Island, one of the best free things in New York. The journey takes about 15 minutes and you can enjoy magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Island in one of the highlights of the day. As a recommendation, we will tell you that the best part to enjoy the view is the back area of the ferry.
And also we tell you a secret: if you do this trip during the sunset, the night turn with the illuminated New York skyline is even better.
And as you can not end the day without a good dinner, in the financial district you have two different restaurants that are sure to not disappoint: The Dead Rabbit with good burgers, salads or fish and chips and Delmonico’s, a New York classic.
Once with dinner in the stomach, you can return by metro to your accommodation and end this trip to New York in 3 days.
This day is interchangeable with Day 2 of New York, according to your preferences and the order you want to visit the places.Tags: 11S Museum, Luke's Lobster, New York