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Three perfect days in New York City

27 Mar 2006  Frequent visitor of New York with friends in the NYC arts and theater scene
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 17 votes

If this were my first time visiting New York, this would be a my ideal way to spend a three day trip.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: New York City, Brooklyn
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Large groups, Students, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Day 1 Wake up and have some breakfast at the Edison Hotel
    Hotel Edison Times Square, New York City, New York

    Hotel has a great location in the theater district and close to Times Square. Restaurant row is nearby for a variety of dining choices, and the city views from the balconies are exceptional.

  • 2. Walk over to Central Park and visit the Central Park Zoo
    Central Park Zoo, New York City, New York

    From tropical rainforest bird species to the now famous gay penguins, the Central Park Zoo has a multitude of exciting wildlife to observe. The zoo is a tranquil and inexpensive refuge in the middle of the city.

  • 3. Inside Park at St Bart's
    Inside Park at St Bart's, New York City, New York

    Sitting on the garden terrace of Cafe St. Bart’s, in the shade of the Byzantine-styled St. Bartholomew's Church, is a breathtaking dining experience. Historical architecture and live jazz give the place an atmosphere that can’t be beat. In cooler weather, the Great Hall provides an indoor refuge from the cold.

  • 4. Walk down Park Avenue to Grand Central Station and New York Public Library
    New York Public Library, New York City, New York

    This walk is beautiful, a perfect way to get some exercise while taking in some of the famous landmarks such as the Seagram Building, Lever house and the Metropolitan Life Building. Through Grand Central Station with its bustling market and to the west is the New York Public Library, Beaux Arts architecture flanked by grand marble lions.

  • 5. Bryant Park
    Bryant Park, New York City, New York

    After all of the walking, Bryant Park is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city and just relax your feet for a little while. You can watch the public chess matches or eat a picnic lunch. There is also free Wi-Fi in the park if you have a laptop and want to check your email.

  • 6. Dinner and drinks at Heratland Brewery and Chophouse before heading back to hotel
    Heartland Brewery Chophouse, New York City, New York

    The food is good and the atmosphere fun, but the real draw to this place is the handcrafted beer. You can get a sampler of ten beers, or try the seasonal brews the pub offers. This is a terrific way to cap off the first night in New York City.

  • 7. Day 2 Breakfast at Kate’s Joint
    Kate's Joint, New York City, New York

    Located in the East Village, Kate's offers a variety of delicious vegetarian brunch and breakfast choices at reasonable prices. For a healthy start to a day of exploring the Village, there is no better place to eat.

  • 8. Morning walk through Tompkins Square Park
    Tompkins Square Park, New York City, New York

    The site of many community struggles, this is a historical park that embodies the history of the East Village. There are often events taking place in the park, and a farmer’s market on weekends.

  • 9. Spend afternoon in Greenwich Village
    Greenwich Village, New York City, New York

    No trip to New York is complete without a visit to the West Village, home to myriad restaurants, boutiques, bars and theaters. Walk along Bleecker Street from LaGuardia Place west and north to 8th Avenue and you will find trendy stores for shopping, bookstores, bakeries and local art.

  • 10. Take in an Off Broadway play at the Village Theater

    Cabaret seating and excellent acoustics make this a fantastic theater for seeing some of New York’s exciting theatre scene.

  • 11. Day 3 Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn, New York

    Don’t fear the Borough! Brooklyn has rich history, and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is one perfect way to experience it. Offering fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline, the promenade is a great place to stroll, rollerblade, jog or cycle, and is also home to playgrounds for the kids and green spaces to relax in.

  • 12. Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
    Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, New York

    Just off of the promenade is the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, a historical landmark that was once a stopping point on the Underground Railroad. You can still tour the tunnels beneath the church sanctuary

  • 13. Lunch at Relish

    Designed like a railroad car, this diner is in the heart of Williamsburg, home to many of New York’s emerging artists. Plush retro chic décor and affordable southern-style food make this place a great spot for lunch or dinner.

  • 14. Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

    If you want a taste of what is new and happening in the arts scene in New York, Williamsburg is the place to be. With numerous small galleries, boutiques, arts and crafts lining the streets, this neighborhood mixes the vivid artists’ sector with the local flavor of its residents.

  • 15. M Shanghai Bistro and Den
    M Shanghai Bistro & Den, Brooklyn, New York

    M is a fantastic restaurant in Williamsburg that showcases Chinese cuisine with subtle perfection. The food is delectable and the atmosphere friendly, with banquet tables and warm colors. The popluar lounge downstairs entices you to stay after dinner for a taste of the Williamsburg nightlife.