48 Hours in New York City


The city of lights is truly a magical experience for the first-timers. Its a magical city with its array of plays, historic monuments, lux shopping, neon yellow taxis and a downtown that looks like daytime at every hour. Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge have to be a couple of the most monumental things to see or the best picture perfect way to see the city that never sleeps!


  • Taxi (its almost the same amount as Uber but more convenient)
  • Uber
  • Subway/metro card everywhere when possible!  Get a metro card… and some sneakers to get your cardio on with all the stairs!
  • Bus: may be necessary to get from JFK to the metro station


  • Broadway Shows
    • Hamilton
    • The Lion King
    • Tony and Tina’s Wedding
  • Times Square
    • Hershey’s Store
    • M&M Store
    • Legos
  • Central Park
  • Central Park Zoo
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Union Square
  • Museums
    • The Cloisters
    • 9/11 Memorial
  • Empire State Building
  • Rockafeller Center Ice Skating
  • The Oculus
  • Staten Island Ferry / Statue of Liberty
  • The New York Mob Show (dinner show)
  • Brooklyn Bridge


  • Duet
  • The Frying Pan
  • The Meatball Shop
  • Friedman’s (brunch)
  • Peter Luger
  • Eataly
  • Ikinari Steak


  • Magnolia Bakery (banana pudding)
  • Milk Bar West Village
  • Dominique Ansley Bakery
  • City Bakery
  • Culture Espresso (vanilla and map latte)
  • The Nutella Store (Eataly)


  • 230 Fifth Rooftop
  • Magic Hour Rooftop Bar
  • The Press Lounge
  • Beauty Bar
  • The Belfry


  • Yotel
  • Renaissance Midtown or Times Square
  • The Edison
  • W Midtown


See my blog post on 5 Reasons Why To Use Airbnb for why Airbnb is the best housing option for 90% of the time you travel.

Questions?  Feel free to send us an email at GreatTravelAffair@gmail.com!

K ξ J

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