One Day New York Itinerary – A Flying Visit


Start your one day in New York early with a trip to the top of the Rockefeller Center (Top of The Rock) – the observation deck opens at 8am and is a great place from which to watch the city wake up ($27 for adults and $17 for children). When you’re back on the ground grab breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner for a great big dose of melody from the singing waiters and waitresses with your Challah French toast or chocolate chip pancakes.

After you’ve eaten, walk two blocks to West 53rd Street and immerse yourself in contemporary masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art and then turn left onto Fifth Avenue and walk three blocks north to the legendary Tiffany & Co window from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Keep going straight up Fifth Avenue and you will come to Central Park, where a Bike and Roll – Inside Central Park Guided Bike Tour will make sure you see the best bits of New York’s biggest green space.

East of Central Park is Museum Mile, where you will find legendary institutions such as the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. One block east is the glitzy contrast of the shopping mecca of Madison Avenue (Barney’s, Cartier, Gucci etc), as well as lots of tasty lunch spots, such as the Shake Shack, home to the great American shake and dog lunch combo.

After lunch, jump in a cab to Chelsea and spend some time browsing New York’s most inspiring galleries and then finish your day with a stylish dinner and cocktails in the hip Meatpacking district – the Fig & Olive serves a mean Rossellini cocktail and does the best crostini in town.

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