48 hours is no where near enough time to spend in the Big Apple, but sometimes a weekend is all you need! During my 48 hours in this amazing city, I did lots of sight-seeing, visited the Chelsea Market, and experienced NYC nightlife.
First things first, we stayed right in the heart of New York, Midtown is home to Time Square and for most of the tourist destinations. There is lots to do in this area, so it made the most sense to stay right in the middle of it! The Knickerbocker Hotel was gorgeous, and had the most beautiful view of the city and the Time Square Ball shown on New Years Eve! Right in Midtown you can find the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, Time Square, The Rockefeller Center, Radio City, and where most of the shopping district is!
The first day there, we dropped off our things at the hotel and went straight to the Top of The Rock for the most incredible view of New York City and the Empire State Building. Definitely a most do if you are visiting the city, it is something worth seeing. Just don’t go on a windy day! After that, we took the subway and went to Chelsea- the up and coming area of New York with the trendiest attractions. In Chelsea we walked through The Chelsea Market, where we got to experience the hall of different ethnic foods. The building above the market is the Food Network, so it is obviously filled with amazing food! We then walked The High Line, an incredible park adapted to the old New York Railroad, with an awesome elevated view of the new architecture in the city. We walked it all the way down to the new area Hudson Yards, where The Vessel and the mall is located. The Vessel just opened this spring, it is a public structure with stairs all leading to different levels. Later that night, we ventured out to Zuma, a high-end Japanese restaurant in Midtown. Absolutely everything there was amazing, the sushi was probably the best I ever had so far. It was gorgeous inside, designed with Japanese cherry blossoms all over, the idea behind Zuma is family style so you enjoy different things from the menu based off their three different kitchens. I would go back in a heart beat! After that we ended up at Avenue, one of the bars in the Meatpacking district.
The rest of the trip was spent relaxing and enjoying the city. We explored Time Square for most of the day, and went to SoHo to hang out with the locals at the New York Comedy Club. Such a great idea if you’re looking for something low-key and fun! The day before we left we went to my absolute favorite place Laduree, a French pastry shop we discovered in Paris. We had to visit the SoHo one! Later we walked through Chinatown right into the Brooklyn Bridge.
Overall it was a weekend well spent in New York City! I plan to visit plenty more times and love recommendations! I hope this guide helps you with your travels.
Love, The Sassy Brunette