New York in 4 days

After some time back home in France (it felt soooooo good!), Jesús and I had a stopover in NYC between Paris and Monterrey, and we decided to stay there 4 days to explore the city. I had always wanted to go there so I was really excited about this trip!

We planned our trip to be sure to make the most of it once there. I also want to mention that we walked a looooot as we really wanted to see the most of it – and not just the touristic parts of the city. We also got up super early in the morning to enjoy the day, so at the end they were long days of walking but was so worth it! I mean, when you have just 4 days in a city, you’d prefer to do everything to see the most of it right?

So here what we did during 4 days :))) I hope it can give you some ideas of an itinerary, if you ever happen to visit the City That Never Sleeps 😉

 

Day 1

(OMG this day was freaking cold and rainy and I made the big mistake to not put warm clothes)

  • Breakfast at Whole Foods Market – Columbus Circle (actually we got every meal at Whole Foods Market ahaha so I say it here and won’t repeat it in what follows)
  • Central Park
    Strawberry Fields,
    Bow Bridge,
    Bethesda Fountain
  • The Metropolitan Museum Of Art (MET)
  • Walk in Upper East Side
  • Times Square (and getting inside every store to warm ourselves up)
  • Baseball game at Yankees Stadium: Yankees vs Blue Jays

Day 2

  • Walk in Tribeca
  • 9/11 Memorial (however we de decided to not enter into the museum)
  • The Oculus: loved the architecture of it!
  • The Financial district
    The Charging Bull
    55th Wall Street
    Federal Hall: you get to know more about the history of the building, very interesting!
    New York Stock Exchange
  • China Town: Had to go! You really feel like you’re somewhere else as everything is written in Chinese around you!
  • Little Italy
  • Soho/Nolita: I fell in love with this area and its cute little shops
  • Rockefeller Center: we actually wanted to go to the top but we ended up choosing the Empire State Building as the ticket price is roughly the same
  • Times Square
  • Broadway show: The Band’s Visit – we bought the tickets on the street for $30 each – (Aladdin and all were more than $200 each erffff). The show was pretty nice and was worth the experience!

Day 3

  • Empire State Building (to the top) – it costs $37 but well, it offers a really nice view and you also get to learn about the building’s history
  • New York Public Library: we entered briefly into the room just to see, to not disturb people who were working. The rooms are very pretty!
  • Bryant Park – ahhh, I loved this green area in the middle of Manhattan
  • Grand Central Terminal: It is a a huge train station from the 19th century with trains leaving for very long distance destinations, beautiful and amazing!
  • 5th Avenue – perfect for shopping. We just went to Tommy Hilfiger store
  • Chelsea: this area is so cool!
    Chelsea Market: loved the vibe, it offers so many food options too – very crowded but is worth to go with a bunch of friends (it reminded me a bit of the Food Hallen in Amsterdam)
    The High line: nice walking area, you get to see NYC from another angle
  • Party with at Jesús’s friend living in NYC

Day 4

  • Biggie Mural – Brooklyn
  • Fort Greene
  • Brooklyn Heights: I loved this area and would definitely love living there
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Nolita (just cause I loved this neighborhood so much!:))
  • Staten Island Ferry: this one is free of charge. It is great if you have some time and want to see the Statue Of Liberty from closer. It also gives you a nice view of Manhattan and Brooklyn from the sea. One way is about 25min. You can stay on Staten Island to visit or you can simply come back taking the next boat leaving (it is what we did as we wanted to continue visiting Brooklyn)
  • Bushwick area
    We walked from Morgan Avenue Subway station to our place (near to Gates Subway Station) passing through cute shops and The Bushwick Collective.

Day 5

We actually had some time in the morning so we went back to Manhattan just to enjoy breakfast at Bryant Park as the weather was really good and to buy some souvenirs before going back!

 

Thank you for reading! 🙂
Have you ever been to NYC? Where would you recommend me to go to?
Oh and, if you try this itinerary, let me know! 🙂

Love you guys Xx
Géraldine

 

 

 

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