Below begins my attempt at method to the madness that is New York City. Since moving to the east coast, I have become a regular tour guide for my friends when they visit. While the plethora of lists out there are informative, they lack guidance on how to accomplish actually seeing everything. Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to these must-see spots, divided into a 4 day itinerary. I’ll also include transit information to help you get from place to place — now lets get started!
Day 1- Uptown Manhattan
(1000 5th Ave)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This museum features one of the finest collections of art in the world! Being the largest in the United States, this art museum is sure to saturate you with it’s incredible variety of exhibitions.
(13 minute walk – Bethesda Fountain, 72nd St)
Central Park: Bethesda Fountain
Bethesda Fountain is what I consider the focal point of Central Park. It’s an angel adorned structure has been a setting for countless movies (Elf, The Avengers, Doctor Who, countless others), and is one of the most widely recognized fountains in the world!
(6 minute walk – Strawberry Fields, 72nd St)
Central Park: Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields is a MUST for any Beatles fan. A tribute to the late John Lennon, this mosaic lies adjacent from where he lived in the city. Decorated with flowers throughout the year, this site is often filled with music from the beloved English rock band.
(4 minute walk to 72nd St and Central Park W, B/C train to 59th St, 6 minute walk – 881 7th Ave)
A famous concert venue in Manhattan, Carnegie Hall is a must for music lovers. Book a tour to see the beautiful space, or go see a world-class performance!
(6 minute walk – 768 5th Ave)
The Plaza Hotel
Another location familiar to film, The Plaza Hotel has most famously been featured in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and Eloise at The Plaza. Seated right across the street from Central Park, this decadent hotel is the perfect place for high tea or a bite at one of the cafes downstairs.
Believe it or not, this guide just covers 1 out of the 4 days of this guide to New York City! Check out the highlights of Midtown, Lower and Downtown Manhattan below!