The city of your dreams – New York is the centre of art, fashion, shopping and fine dining. As the sun sets on the Hudson, the city beautifully transforms itself into a grand stage. The stellar night life of the city is just as attractive as its daytime enchantments. The energy and the vivid lifestyle of the people here will leave you overwhelmed. This is exactly why it has a reputation of being one of the best places to visit in the world.
The city is painted in vibrant hues, and visiting this city will turn into one of the best family vacations. The creativity in its air will leave you amazed. New York City has many virtues and vices which is why the people who live here can’t imagine living anywhere else. If you want to make every minute of yours memorable that you spend in this city then follow our itinerary and enjoy every bit of the city that never sleeps.
Enjoy your solo travel by grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning. Thus, you will drink your coffee and think about your life or dream about something pleasant. Begin your day at New York on the Upper West Side at Zabar’s – Broadway and 80th street. Get a cup of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Enjoy your breakfast at Riverside Park which overlooks the Hudson River. It is just two blocks west from Zabar’s.
Walk down Broadway to 72nd street. Now if you head east to Central Park West then you will notice the Dakota Building on the northwest corner. This is where John Lennon lived. Entering the Central Park will lead you to his memorial park – Strawberry Fields. Stroll east through the park to the iconic red-brick Bethesda Terrace. This is where you will find one of the most famous fountains of New York – Angel of The Waters’. The Central Park is one of the best places to visit in the world.
Continue walking to the east through the park and you will exit into Fifth Avenue. You will find yourself facing the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend a couple of hours in the museum which has one of the world’s largest art collections.
Walk down to the subway at 86th and Lexington. Board a train that takes you to Grand Central Terminal. Check the beautifully painted constellations on the ceiling of the main hall. Enjoy the seafood at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Alternatively, you can explore a little more of the city at the Campbell Apartment.
Walk westwards along 42nd street. Take a detour at Fifth Avenue near the marble lions of the New York Public Library and keep heading west through Bryant Park till you get to Broadway. Now walk through the epitomic vibrancy of Times Square. Visitors in New York City are bound to make it at least once to this energetic place which puts New York in the list of the best places in the world to visit.
If you want to give your legs some rest then hop into a cab and go to The High Line. You can also grab a Citi Bike and bike down to this amazing park. It has been built on a train bridge that is not used any longer. The river views are spectacular and you can enjoy some street food here.
Exit the park at Gansevoort Street. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the West Village and check out the amazing boutiques or simply stop by Magnolia Bakery for a cupcake. You can also have a pint at the White Horse Tavern. Continue heading southeast to the leafy Washington Square Park.
Continue south and you will soon find yourself in the trendy streets of SoHo. You will find some high-end boutiques here and you can check out the books and records at Housing Works Bookstore.
Take a cab or simply walk down or bike to the Lower East Side for dinner and drinks. The variety offered here is overwhelming. You will be able to choose from the many restaurants which offer the most delectable foods. The choice of drinks is just as good so you won’t feel out of option.
The Lower East Side as well as the East Village have a plethora of choices when you are looking for some nightlife in the city. If you feel like grabbing a post-dinner drink then you will have a lot of options to choose from. Explore the different places and enjoy the city as night takes over.
Wander into the West Village for live jazz. Some of the best places for jazz are Small’s, the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note. If jazz isn’t for you then you have a lot other musical choices in the area.
If you still have the energy to last the night then join the bustling nightlife among party goers in pubs and clubs around the city. The options are many and you will find yourself enjoying even if you are all by yourself. Time will fly as you enjoy yourself in the vibrant crowds. You can stick to just one club or move around the city exploring new joints where people flock at night. When your energy starts dropping, take a cab back to your accommodation.
You will get chance to live one of the most amazing days of your life exploring a city which is unrivalled when it comes to its offerings. It has something for every visitor. While you would have seen a lot, the city has much more to offer for those who have more time to explore the city, whether it is fine dining or enjoying the artistic creativity of the people in the city. There is a lot to explore in the city which is one of the best places to visit in the world.
Romancing the city in just one day is an affair that falls too short. While you may have checked some of the best places, the beautiful city of New York has a lot more hidden in its streets and alleys. Our itinerary will give you the best of the city in the 24 hours that you can spend here.