The Big Apple. Gotham. The city so nice, they named it twice. New York City is known by many nicknames, including the city that never sleeps. That name is especially appropriate if you only have 24 hours to spend exploring it!
While it’s just a drop in the bucket for one of the world’s most exciting cities, here’s what you can do in New York City in just one day.
To make the most of your time in New York City, purchase a subway pass, which will also give you access to the public bus network. Consider buying an unlimited MetroCard if you’ll be in town longer or plan on taking lots of separate trips. Here’s everything you need to know: https://new.mta.info/fares
Our map is set to a walking route, but to save time, we took the subway when we were going across town. Use the map app on your smartphone to help you easily navigate subway stops and trains.
These are the locations from the video. Wherever possible, we highly recommend making reservations or purchasing timed-entry tickets in advance. Don’t waste your time waiting in line!
- Rockefeller Center/Top of the Rock
- Central Park
- Loeb Boathouse Central Park (closing permanently Oct. 16, 2022)
- American Museum of Natural History
- Katz’s Delicatessen
- Raaka Chocolate
- Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
- Valentino Pier
- New York Stock Exchange
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
- National September 11 Memorial Museum
- Fraunces Tavern
- Manhattan’s Chinatown
- Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village
- Chelsea Market
- The High Line
- Vessel at Hudson Yards
- The Met Cloisters
- Sylvia’s Restaurant
- Londel’s Supper Club
- Apollo Theater
- Times Square
- Radio City Music Hall
- United Nations Headquarters
- The New York Botanical Garden
- Strand Book Store
- Grand Central Oyster Bar
- Brooklyn Brewery
Have some favorite New York stops to add to the list? Share them in the comments!