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Two Days in New York City

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You are visiting one of the most famous city in the world, New York City. There is Times Square, United Nation Headquarters, Wall Street better known as heart of economy, Central Park, Madison Avenue and many more. Here is a complete guide for you on how to spend two days in NYC exploring all it's popular spots, what to do, where to visit, where to eat, where to stay and must see things for two days visitors.

Day 1 Tour Map Guide of NYC

7 am- Start with the walk at Central Park exploring scenic beauty. You can also stroll through Central Park on a horse drawn carriage. Visit Belvedere Castle, Turtle Pond, Alice in Wonderland statue, explore the zoo, fountain and many more things. Route from Central Park West at 72nd street to Strawberry Fields to Mall and to the Bethesda fountain to the Boathouse is famous among tourists. Don't forget to grab a coffee at Joe's or Birch.

10 am- Take a subway to Lady Liberty Cruise to see New York’s famous landmarks, the Statue of Liberty and get a whole amazing view of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey. The cruise trip lasts 75 minutes and after that you can grab a quick bite at the Hell’s Kitchen, The Dead Rabbit, Red Hook Lobster Pound and many more. Take a subway back to Wall Street.

12 pm- Walk down to Financial district or better known as heart of Economy. Visit Federal Hall National Memorial, where George Washington took the oath of office as our first President. There is New York Stock Exchange, U.S. Customs House and Castle Clinton National Monument and many more astounding buildings famous for their unique architecture. There is heavy security but you can click as many pictures as you want. Don't forget to see the famous bull statue. Sign up for an hour-plus tour of the Federal Reserve is a must to see how the financial district works.

2 pm - You don't have to move anywhere for lunch as there are many amazing restaurants in Wall Street itself. Try chicken pizza at Adrienne’s Pizza Bar, Lobster at Luke’s Lobster, awesome burger at Minetta Tavern, Maialino at Gramercy Tavern, seafood platter at The Capital Grille and many more.

3 pm- Take a cab to Upper East Side, Madison Avenue from 61st to 72nd street and explore the shopping world with the presence of Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Tom Ford, Armani, Chloe, Gucci, Prada etc.

4 pm - Visit Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) which consist over 150,000 artworks from all over the world and is open till 5.30. You will find here Bourgeois, Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Matisse, Rothko, Pollock and Picasso.

5.30 pm- Grab a coffee at Zibetto Espresso Bar or Macchiato Espresso Bar.

6 pm- Take a cab to Times Square located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Ave. It's colorful lightening and the place is so vibrant that will make you fall in love with the NYC. Visit Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and pose with your favorite celebrities. You can also take a bus The Ride, a 75-minute tour through midtown Manhattan on a specially constructed sightseeing bus. Visit Ripley's Believe It or Not which has more than 20 galleries of incredible exhibits and interactive multimedia.

8.30 pm- Times Square has some of the best restaurants in NYC. Try Ma Po bean curd at Szechuan Gourmet, Katsudon at Sapporo, Octopus salad at Margon, Cock-a-leekie at St. Andrews, 10 oz. sirloin steak at Tad's Steaks and many more.

10 pm- Visit Brooklyn Heights Promenade and from here you can see the entire New York Harbor. The Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan Bridges are illuminated, casting a glow on the river. You can also have famous ice cream from the the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.

12 pm- For drinks, you can visit Montero Bar & Grill, Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar, Custom House and many more near by or you can just go back to your room to get a good sleep for your next day expedition.

Day 1 Tour Map Guide

Day 2 Tour of NYC

8 am- Visit Top of the Rock and get a 360-degree views of the city. Some of the landmarks you’ll be able to spot from this vantage point include the Chrysler Building, the Freedom Tower, Central Park, and many more. It will take you 22 minutes to reach  Greenwich Street for you next stop- 9/11 Tribute Center.

11 am- Visit 9/11 Tribute Center and commemorate the lives lost in this tragic event. You will also get to hear the stories of family members who lost loved ones, recovery workers, nearby residents, and 9/11 survivors.

1 pm- There are many restaurants near 9/11 Tribute Center famous for their incredible cuisines. There is Hudson Eats, Pastisserie Le District, Mighty Quinn's, Quality Burger, Steve's Pizza, Au Bon Pain and many more.

3 pm- Take a cab to East Broadway for New York Public Library which is famous not just for books but for its amazing architecture. It is as much a museum as a functioning library. You would love to read books like never before. Don't forget to see Reading room and take a walk at Bryant Park at the end.

5 pm- Spend evening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art exploring the world's greatest collections of art, from ancient to contemporary.

7 pm- Take a subway back to Manhattan, get down at 5th avenue for Empire state building for a complete view of New York City. You can also take a sky ride which is included in tickets and audio tour is free.

9 pm- Take a quick bite at Ai Fiori or The NOMad.

10 pm- Take a cab to Williamsburg for beer gardens and great bars. Visit Turkeys Nest, Barcade, Union Pool, Spike Hill and many more. The Williamsburg Music Hall is must if you want to enjoy great music and you have a option of the Knitting Factory and Trash Bar too.

12 am- A drink at  Pete's Tavern  located at 18th street, famous for its drinks and has been featured in many television programs and movies.

Day 2 Tour Map Guide

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