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Planning your New York City trip is part of the fun—whether it's your first visit to NYC or you're a pro at navigating the City. That's why we've compiled recommended one- and three-day routes for first-time guests, families with kids, foodies, LGBT visitors and serious shoppers. Follow our itinerary suggestions to the letter, or mix them in with your own plans.

Statue of Liberty
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new york city in one day

Some people have lived in NYC their whole lives and still haven't seen it all. You have a single day—here's your game plan for experiencing the City's highlights.

Cheap Chic
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new york city in three days

Three days may not seem like enough time to cover the five boroughs, but visitors can savor many essential destinations during a weekend visit to NYC—this guide shows how.

underground
ATTRACTIONS

new york city subway guide

Our guide to the world's most extensive transit system includes fun historical facts, tips, secrets, a look at a train operator's job and even an explanation of the "pizza principle."

underground
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mini itinies

Short on time in NYC? Try these fun self-guided tours all around New York City.

Photogenic NYC
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photogenic nyc

Find out where and how to get the best photos of New York City.

quiet spaces
ATTRACTIONS

quiet spaces in nyc

Escape the hustle and bustle and relax, renew and reconnect at these tranquil getaways within the City.

high line guide
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high line guide

Discover the neighborhoods under Manhattan's elevated park with our guide to the best dining, shopping and sightseeing nearby.

superlatives
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superlative nyc

Learn about the City's tallest building, smallest apartment, priciest dishes and other extreme attractions.

album covers
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iconic new york city album art

Visit New York City spots featured on the album covers for musicians like Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and the Beastie Boys.

firsts
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

it happened here first

New York City is the birthplace of Mr. Potato Head, deep-fried Twinkies and Scrabble.

nerd
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nerd york city

NYC is both teeming with nerds and is a global destination for geeks. Find out why.

high line guide
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harlem's foodie renaissance

Harlem's revitalized culinary scene thrives with new offerings like sushi, French fare and wood-oven pizza.

Family-Friendly Lower Manhattan
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family-friendly lower manhattan

Visitors of all ages love the eats, history and views downtown.

Brazil
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brazil in nyc

These style, samba and steak destinations bring a little bit of São Paulo to New York City.

C.O. Bigelow
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oldest stuff in new york city

Have a grand old time at these historical NYC attractions, including a pizzeria, a roller coaster, a pharmacy, a bar and more.

NYC Eats
DINING

nyc eats

Feast on all the details about New York's celebrity chefs, ethnic cuisine and brand-new favorites.

Dylan's Candy Bar
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kid-friendly nyc

From a children's zoo in Central Park and the Children's Museum of the Arts to ice cream in Brooklyn and adventures in Staten Island, a three-day visit to New York offers a multitude of highlights for kids and their families.

Stomp
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new york city for teens

With comedy, music, art, outdoor activities and more, any visit to NYC can be a teen dream. Keep them entertained (and away from their cell phones) with the help of this guide.

Pastis
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gay nyc

The superlative restaurants, shops and cultural sites in the western swath of Manhattan—including the West Village and Chelsea—attract all travelers and particularly appeal to LGBT visitors.

TKTS
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nyc theater 101

Find all the essential info you'll need to be sitting pretty on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond.

lipstick
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must-see shopping in nyc

From Fifth Avenue to SoHo, these nine iconic New York City department stores can satisfy even the most discriminating shopper's appetite.

Empire Hotel
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nyc gossip girl guide

Discover the stores, restaurants, clubs and hotels featured on the hit CW show.

One If by Land, Two if By Sea
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haunted new york

Discover the ghosts—from historical figures to a female bouncer—known to lurk at these nine spots.

Staten Island Boat Graveyard
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new york secrets

NYC is full of hidden (and right-under-your-nose) surprises. Find out where to look.

Alligator
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nyc urban legends

Meet sewer alligators, a ghost ship, killer pennies and other menaces that allegedly lurk in the City.

White Box Gallery
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for art's sake: nyc gallery guide

From Chelsea to Williamsburg, find out where to see cutting-edge exhibitions in New York City.

The Pierre
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don draper's new york

The three-martini lunch may be long gone, but these Mad Men–style relics are here to stay.

 

 

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