It is not usually very usual to be only one day in another city, especially if it is a big city like New York , but it is possible that you arrive there for work reasons or as a connection to fly to another place. If this is so and you are going to have a day available in the Big Apple, I bring you an ideal route to spend unforgettable 24 hours:
– Breakfast in New York : even if you have breakfast at the hotel, you can try the typical New York breakfast in places like H&H Bagels, where you will have delicious bagels, which are round-shaped Jewish breads made with wheat flour. This franchise is in almost any corner and there are many celebrities who stop by one of the places to have a drink every day.
– Metropolitan Museum of Art or Museum of Natural History , you will only have time to see one of the two, so study them in advance to find out which one interests you the most.
– Stroll through Central Park . This is something essential, a couple of hours in this famous park where there are several lakes and where you can see people having a picnic anywhere. There is also the Zoo and if you are lucky you can even catch a performance by the New York Philharmonic.
– Before going to eat, you will have time to do the Bus Tour to see many important places in the city. My recommendation is that you take the M1 and get off at Fifth Avenue to see the amount of interesting things that are in this famous street.
– If you are already hungry, I recommend you eat in Little Italy , specifically Lombardi’s Pizzeria, a centennial restaurant where you can eat an excellent pizza made in a charcoal oven. It is considered one of the best in Manhattan.
– In the afternoon, the best thing you can do is visit the Statue of Liberty . The boat ride there is very good and you cannot leave the city without visiting it. When you’re done, stop by the Empire State Building for the best views of the city.
– For dinner I recommend a restaurant with typical New York cuisine, specifically Angus McIndoe, which is close to the Broadway area.
– After dinner, a show on Broadway is the best. It does not matter that you do not understand the entire work by heart, it is pure magic to sit in one of its many theaters and see great movie stars on stage.
– And then sleep. Or if you have the strength, have a drink. Enjoy it!