72 Hours In NYC

72 Hours in New York City

If you’re planning your first trip to the Big Apple, the limitless options of what to do, where to go, and what to see can be incredibly overwhelming. This is how my first trip to New York City was, and I only had 3 days to fit in as much as I possibly could. Here are a few tips to make the most out of even a short amount of time in New York City.



NYC is an art lover’s playground. A trip to the MoMA, Guggenheim, or another art museum is a must, even if your time spent there is limited.

Central Park

Central Park in NYC

If you aren’t from the City, Central Park is a must-see. If you don’t live in an urban area already, you might find yourself desperate to see greenery. There is no better place to turn than to Central Park. Some must-sees in the park include the tribute to John Lennon of Strawberry Fields, Loeb Boathouse, and the Alice in Wonderland statue.


Cinderella on Broadway NYC

I had seen multiple Broadway productions, but it is another experience entirely to see a show in the Broadway theater.

Radio City and Rockefeller Center

Top of the Rock NYC

Opt For The Cheaper Room

For your first trip to the City, the location of where you stay is more important than anything else hotels can offer you. In the City That Never Sleeps, with a limited amount of time and countless things to do, you won’t be spending much time in your hotel anyway. I stayed in a fairly humble hotel stashed away in the Upper West Side. It was less than a block from Central Park and within walking distance to Broadway, Lincoln Center, Julliard, and many top-rated restaurants.

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