New York in 2-3 days

If you’re only in New York City for a long weekend, spend one day Downtown and the other Uptown.

Start your Uptown adventure from Riverside Park walk along the river before heading onto Cathedral of St John the Divine in Morningside Heights. Then off to Harlem, the Museum of the City of New York and a bite to eat at Sylvia’s Soul Food. Enjoy an arvo stroll in Central Park before dinner and a show of your choice.

Start your day Downtown with brekky in the West Village and then a spot of shopping all the way to Washington Square Park. Head to the hub of art and culture at the East Village, see St Marks Place then to Tompkins Square, before some gallery hopping in Riverington.

If you want to dance the night away hail a cab to the Meatpacking district to welcome the morning and grab a snack after sunrise at the 24hr Florent Restaurant.


In one week

After a couple of days checking out Uptown and Downtown fill in the gaps with a few key New York City locations. Do a few things in a day or take it easy. Wander and enjoy all the vibrant energy you can absorb in each ‘New York minute.’

  • Greenwich Village, or ‘the Village’ as the locals call it, is a hub of performing arts especially for the off-Broadway shows, visit the Village Vanguard or Astor Place Theatre for some top-noch, less commercial entertainment.
  • Union Square’s Greenmarket. This farmers market, located in Union Square Manhattan is ideal to stock up on fresh goodies or just wander through. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • SoHo is short for South of Houston, this crowded, eclectic suburb is famous for its shopping, downtown scene and for being home to the biggest collection of cast iron structures in the world! Spend a day exploring the mix of boutiques, shops and street vendors and SoHo vibe.
  • Rockefeller Centre. This 19 building art deco complex stretches between 49th and 52nd street and 5th to 7th avenues. Featuring many artists works in its foyers, facades and gardens Rockefeller Centre is also home of Radio City Music Hall and the NBC television studios, where you can wave hi to mum as you pass the window of the Today Show. It is busiest here during winter with crowds wanting a glimpse of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show before enjoying a skate under the giant Christmas tree.
  • Museum of Modern Art. For the art critic or art sceptic, New York’s Museum of Modern Art houses some of the world’s finest pieces from Vincent van Gogh paintings and Egon Shiele drawings to Ludwig Hohiwein’s prints. The best modern exhibitions visit New York, for tour dates and information look at .