2 Days in New York – A Morning, Mid-Day, and Night Weekend Itinerary

If you’re heading to New York City but only have a couple of days to enjoy everything, here are some things to do for those two days over the weekend – morning, midday, and night.

You can spend a month in New York City and never see it all but these are two fun-filled days that allow you to get a good slice of the Big Apple.

Day One

There’s plenty to do on day one that won’t overwhelm you or be too exhausting but still allow you to see the major highlights.

Hop-On Hop-Off All Around Manhattan Classic 1-Day Tour

The Hop-On Hop-Off tour allows you to choose your destinations from over 80 choices. Start with five and see The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, and more. Pay one price and your tickets to these places are included.

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Breakfast

Start with breakfast near the tour by stopping at Junior’s, located at 1515 Broadway in the Theater Districts. It’s been a staple since the 1950s and serves breakfast till 10:45 am. You’ll find everything from eggs, pancakes, grits, and cheesecakes.

Broadway

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Lunch

If you’re going to be near the Empire State Building then check out STATE Bar and Grill. Located at 21 West and 33rd Street, check out the Business Express Lunch where you get a starter, main course, and dessert for one price.

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Dinner

After your tour of the city and you’re back in Times Square, why not have dinner at Sushi of Gari 46? It’s the perfect lighter dinner after your city excursions. You’ll find the freshest sushi around and the chef’s daily selection changes every day.

Day Two

On this day you can take it easy and explore a little. Visit The Metropolitan Museum and explore all it has to offer. You’ll spend hours seeing things like The Met’s collection of works by Claude Monet or Faces From the Ancient World.

Breakfast

Before you stop at The Met, grab a bagel at HH Midtown Bagels and by the way, they serve other breakfast and sandwich options. However, a trip to NYC isn’t complete without at least one bagel breakfast.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Lunch

After your visit at the museum, you can walk to Central Park, which is right behind there. If you’d rather do some shopping, stroll down Fifth Avenue where you can visit the iconic Barney’s. Browse designer handbags, clothing, beauty products, and more. While you’re there, check out Fred’s on the ninth floor for lunch.

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Dinner

Your trip to New York isn’t complete without a Broadway show and before you go, have dinner at one of the nearby restaurants like Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. It’s notable for its prime selection of superior steaks, distinctly excellent chops and incomparable seafood selection.

There are plenty of shows to choose from. Whether you want something iconic like Hamilton or fun for the whole family with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, make sure you get tickets far in advance. There are some you can get at the box office but it’s a good idea to prepare ahead.

Plenty to Do and See

There is plenty to do and see in New York City and even with just a couple of weekend days, you can experience a wealth of memories.

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