How to Spend 3 Amazing days in New York, USA

How to Spend 3 Amazing days in New York, USA

If you’re a globe-trotter or an occasional traveler, having only 3 days in hand to visit NYC, here you go! You have ended up in the right place. 3 days are quite insufficient to explore all that this city has in store for you. Therefore, we are here to help you make the most out of this short trip to the Big Apple.

We’ve mapped out the most prominent attractions of New York City in a way thatwill save you traveling time and costs. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to visit the city that never sleeps. But don’t forget to get your ESTA Visa first. Also, confirm your status by seeing your ESTA check before you leave.

Let’s get started with our itinerary now.

Day 1:

Empire State Building:

Start off your trip by experiencing a bird’s eye view of the splendid city. Breeze in as early as possible to avoid waiting in long elevator queues. Enjoy gazing at the city beneath, getting pictures clicked, and learning about the history of the iconic building.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

High Line Park:

This park is just a mile away from the Empire State Building, but we suggest grabbing a taxi and saving your energy because you’ll need it later to take a walk on the High Line. It’s a beautiful garden oasis, built on an elevated railway track and is free for everyone. While walking around, you might as well want to grab something for lunch from the Chelsea Markets nearby.

Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Next head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to get amazed by over 250,000 artworks displayed there. You’ll find all sorts of artistic works from paintings to sculptures showcased there.


It’s showtime! After a day of strolling around, you need to give those legs a rest. Sit back and entertain yourself with a Broadway Show in one of the 41 theaters present in Broadway. Remember to book the tickets in advance though.

The Modern:

The Modern, a Michelin-starred restaurant is the perfect place to relish a six-course dinner. You’ll be spending quite a few dollars here, but their impeccable service and scrumptious food makes it worth it.

Day 2:

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island:

Begin your next day by hopping on a ferry to Liberty Island to explore the different parts of the statue of Lady Liberty. Wander around the grounds till it’s time for the ferry to leave for its next stop, Ellis Island. There you get to visit the National Museum of Immigration to relive the history.

9/11 Memorial and Museum:

Now visit the 9/11 Memorial to pay your regards to the victims of the 9/11 attack. The footprint fountains flow to symbolize the grief of the lost souls.The museum exhibits the artifacts that narrate the unforgettable stories of the victims.

Wall Street:

The next stop will set your mood right. Take a quick tour of the Wall Streetto see the larger than life statue of George Washington at the Federal Hall National Monument. You’ll also get to see the New York Stock Exchange there. Head across the Federal Hall to the Open Market for a pocket-friendly lunch to save a few more bucks.

Wall Street
Wall Street

Brooklyn Bridge:

Brooklyn Bridge is just a few steps away from Wall Street so take a short walk to get there. The area around this bridge is loaded with eateries, coffee shops, art galleries, and boutiques that will keep you entertained throughout. Cross the bridge and take photos of the picturesque skyline.

River Café:

Dining in the River Café that’s right across the bridge is a great option. Its ambiance just makes you fall in love with the place. Have your dinner with a view of the aesthetically pleasing river right by the café.

Day 3:

Central Park:

It’s your last day in New York so get down to Central Park, first thing in the morning, to experience nature up-close. Roam about or opt for a bike tour around the park to be left in awe by the mesmerizing beauty of this place.Also, stop by one of the zoos; the Central Park Zoo or the Bronx Zoo.

Grand Central Station:

You might not have to catch a train at this station, but you sure do want to take a round of the Whispering Gallery and the Grand Central Market. Climb up the steps of the Grand Staircase here and take interesting selfies and click pictures of the mural art.

Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station

Rockefeller Center:

Before you bid farewell to NYC enjoy the last aerial view from the Top of the Rock Observatory Deck. You can also experience a beautiful sunset from there if your reach in time.

Times Square:

The last destination of your 3-day trip should be an exciting one and what’s better than Times Square for that. The bright lights at night are quite appealing. Get lost in the hustle and bustle on the streets and shop souvenirs on your way.

Le Bernardin:

End your day with a lavish dinner at one of the very famous restaurants in the city, the Le Bernardin. Choose your favorite meal from the many delicious dishes on the menu. Don’t forget to have a luxurious dessert before you say goodbye to New York.

This is the most composed guide there could be for as short a trip as of 3 days. We assure you that you’re in a safe boat if you don’t wander much from the plan. So,go experience the best of New York and have fun.

Maria Fernsby

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