How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

While I enjoy traveling, I get can get extremely bored of a place extremely quick. Fortunately, my travel buddy is just the same and therefore I knew she would have no issues spending just two to three days in one place, before moving on.

Our first stop on this trip was New York City. We were going to be there for two full days, and head out for our next location Wednesday morning. We lost seven hours of our first day here, due to some Airbnb mishap. You can read about that here. However, we still managed to fill in every minute of our two days in the big apple. After settling into our Airbnb, and taking a brief nap we took off for our first destination.

Central Park.

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

We had an awesome time walking and exploring the different areas of the park, people watching, eating really bad ice cream from the ice cream vendors, and taking hundreds of photos – because apparently we work for vogue. There is so much to see at Central Park. You can rent bikes and ride the park if you choose to do so – we got there in the late afternoon, so all the bikes had been rented out by then, so walking it was. There are different parks for families if you have kids. We saw people rehearsing plays. We saw different baseball and football practices going on. You can’t go wrong with visiting Central Park – a must see in New York.

Times Square

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

We decided to do Times Square at night, because we figured that was when everyone would be out and about and there would probably be tons of shows and attractions to see and a whole lot to do. We were not disappointed. The square was packed with people, and it was easily to distinguished between the tourist and the New York residents. There is just so much to see. Bring your camera, you won’t be disappointed. We did a little shopping. Manhattan does not charge taxes?? Did you know that? If you do go to times square, there is the most amazing restaurant called Bubba Gump. It’s a seafood restaurant. YUMMY!!! If you love seafood as much as I do, then I highly recommend.

The Cathedral of St. John.

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

This place is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Amazing architecture. The history. The windows. You are constantly in a state of awe as you walk from room to room. This was the best part of our visit to New York for me. I took most of my photos here. Everything is so beautiful here! I could live across from the Cathedral and never get tired of looking at it. My roommate recommended it at the last minute, seeing as she is from New York. I am glad she did. I loved it. Best part of our stay here. I could have spent hours in that church.

Grand Central Station.

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

I really wanted to see the station because the little I had seen of it on television, had piqued my interest. It was as beautiful as I thought it would look. Tons of people. Beautiful, beautiful building. We didn’t stay too long there, as we had several more stops to make. But if you want to see what this Grand Central Station is that you constantly see on television, check it out!


The Rockefeller Center

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.


How To Do New York City in 2 Days.


How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

The views…..and that’s all!! This place is pretty awesome. The security check-in might turn some people off, as it is pretty much like an airport security. But, the views are so worth it. The lines were pretty long going in and coming out. But look at these views!!! I highly recommend.

World Trade Center Memorial

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

This was my first time visiting the memorial site. It’s really gorgeous. They have all the names of the lives lost written around the water fall. I would definitely visit if you have the time.

Little Italy and China Town

How To Do New York City in 2 Days.

I suggest a walk in China Town and Little Italy during the evening hours when the sun has set somewhat. {I got food poisoning here – but I have a shellfish allergy, that I didn’t know about}. I thoroughly enjoyed strolling around the streets taking in all the colors and the different cultures represented. You won’t regret it!!


New York City was amazing!! I could visit a thousand times and not get bored! You should definitely add it to your list of places to visit, at least once in your life.

Have you ever been to New York, what was your favorite part?


  1. September 12, 2016 / 8:31 am

    This was a very good post. Thanks for sharing. I want to visit NYC one day.

    • September 13, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you Jelena.

  2. September 12, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Great guide! My fiance lived in NYC for 7 years and didn’t do anything touristy, so I am always like “what should we do” when we are there and he doesn’t know because all he did was work lol so I will definitely be using this next time!

    Rachel |

    • September 13, 2016 / 2:19 pm

      Rachel, I wanted to live in NYC once, but now, I don’t know.

  3. September 12, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Looks like a fun trip 🙂

    • September 13, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      It was. Thank you Macy.

  4. September 12, 2016 / 9:33 am

    You did a great managing your time and seemed to see alot in 2 days. There’s just never enough time in NYC to see everything. On my last trip we also only had a short time. I was very glad I made time for 911 museum.

    • September 13, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Kathy, yes, I wanted to do so much more, so I will have to make time for another visit. Really enjoyed the 9/11 memorial.

    • September 13, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you Lee Anne.

  5. September 12, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    I’m going to NYC at the end of the month and I will definitely be checking out some of the places on this list. It sounds like you had an amazing time. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • September 13, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      Rachel, I did. I would highly recommend.

    • September 13, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you Jenna. I am in love with this city.

  6. September 12, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    It’s tough and cruel on the feet but it CAN be done! Love NYC so much!

    • September 13, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Isn’t it amazing Amy?

  7. September 12, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    NYC is one of my favorite cities. Exploring the city in early fall is just grand. Though I’ve been there a few times, a quick two day jaunt would be perfect.

    • September 13, 2016 / 1:52 pm

      In and out! Just like I wanted to.

  8. September 12, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    These look like some great tips. Thank you!

    • September 13, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you Crystal.

  9. September 12, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    This is great! You really hit all the major attractions!

    • September 13, 2016 / 8:07 am

      Thank you Logan 🙂

    • September 13, 2016 / 8:06 am

      Bella, I sure did!

  10. September 12, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Oh man thank you for this! I still haven’t been to NYC and I feel like I need a quick hit list of places I need to go to.

    Meghan |

    • September 13, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Meghan, I highly recommend!!

  11. September 12, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    Great quick strike/visit guide to New York. When my boys were younger I took short vacations. Now that they’re much older, I’ve been able to take longer trips. But still love the 2-day quick runs. 🙂

    • September 13, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Debra, they are the best!! I really enjoy getting in and out, while still being able to play tourist.

  12. September 13, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Ugh, I absolutely love New York and can’t wait to go back. You picked some great spots there.

    • September 13, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you Tuyet, I had a great time.

  13. September 14, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I love NYC! I went for two days after I graduated from college. Central Park is a must, but I also had to see to Broadway shows while I was there.

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