As we said in the “What to visit” section, New York has five districts: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Although 3 days in Manhattan are not enough to get to know the Big Apple, it is possible to discover the most famous and emblematic corners of the city. With our proposal for these 3 days, you will stroll through some of Manhattan’s best-known neighbourhoods: Central Park, Flatiron District, SoHo, Upper East Side, Greenwich Village or TriBeCa.
Day 1 the tour begins in the Vessel building, next to 34th St-Hudson Yards subway station. You can walk the High Line Elevated Park on foot, a green area located on an old railway line until you reach the Chelsea Market, an indoor market with a wide variety of restaurants and shops.
Then you have to take the subway to Cortlandt Street, to see the One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. Afterwards, continue to the Trinity Church, which until the end of the 19th century was the tallest building in the city. From there, you can go to Wall Street, the financial district, where the Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve and the Charging Bull stand out.
Continue walking to reach Battery Park, where you can take the Staten Island ferry that takes you to the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French people in 1886. From there you can enjoy the beautiful skyscrapers of the concrete jungle.
Then take the ferry back to Manhattan to continue the tour. Once on land, stop at the City Hall and head towards the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. Here you can end the day admiring the New York skyline.
The second day starts at the Flatiron building, my favorite corner of the city. Perhaps, what most attracts my attention is the beauty of its triangular shape. Continue to the Empire State Building that has a viewpoint on the 86th floor and another on the 102nd floor, with 360º views of New York City. Then go to Grand Central Station, the first metro station of the city, which opened in 1871 and has a beautiful vault with the signs of the zodiac.
Nearby is the beautiful Chrysler building, which pays homage to the car with stainless steel arches, triangular windows and gargoyles in the form of a radiator cap. Then continue to the Rockefeller Center, where the great Christmas tree is placed every year. In its viewpoint, Top of the Rock, it is possible to enjoy magnificent views of Central Park and the Empire State Building.
Later go to the New St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in neo-Gothic style and MoMa, a museum of modern art with interesting temporary exhibitions. The day finishes at Times Square, with lots of neon lights and commercials. If you are not too tired and are lucky, you can find cheap tickets to enjoy a musical on Broadway.
This 3 days in Manhattan tour starts its last day at 5th Avenue subway station. Fifth Avenue, full of luxury stores, goes through the island from north to south and divides the city into two, east and west. Throughout it, you can enjoy magnificent museums, such as The Frick Collection, former mansion of the steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, known as the MET, which has more than 2 million paintings, or the Guggenheim, a Spiral-shaped building designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright which has modern pieces of art.
After strolling along Fifth Avenue, and maybe visiting one of the recommended museums, walk through Central Park, the most famous and largest park in the city. With Almost 4 km long, it is full of wonderful and beautiful corners, photographed in the vast majority of the movies shot in the city. To finish this day, why don’t you buy tickets to watch a baseball or basketball match?