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48 Hours in New York City (Part One) Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Travel

People from New York City often claim it’s the “greatest city in the world.” It’s certainly one of the most famous, as well as one of the most popular for visitors to the US. What can you do with 48 hours in New York City? Let’s find out!

48 Hours in New York City (Part One)

NYC!

Stroll through Central Park, catch a show on Broadway, head to the top of 30 Rock, and wander Times Square on a busy day in the Big Apple:

“There’s no better way to start a trip to New York than with a bagel. Choose your bagel, cream cheese and toppings, such as the classic lox – a fillet of salmon.

Next up is a visit to Central Park. You can even take a carriage or a pedicab. There’s lots to see in the park, including this memorial to John Lennon and statue of Alice in Wonderland. You’ll also see people blowing bubbles, playing music, and putting on a show. You could easily spend all day here, but time is of the essence.

For lunch, find a classic New York deli such as Pastrami Queen. Order up a monstrous pastrami sandwich, which comes with fries and pickles. There’s even dessert if you can handle it.

If you’d like to see a show, head to Broadway and try to score some tickets. Then, find a happy hour to enjoy a cocktail or two.

Walk past Radio City Music Hall and head to the 30 Rockefeller Plaza, also known simply as 30 Rock. This is the home of NBC Studios, which produces the Today show and much more. Buy a ticket and head to the Top of the Rock Observation deck. At the top, you can grab a drink from the bar and head out to take in the stunning views of the Big Apple.

Back on ground level, go for a walk in Times Square. On New Year’s Eve, around 1 million people gather here to welcome in the New Year. Wind down your first day in NYC with another classic – the dirty water dog. Don’t worry, it’s delicious!”

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.