Perfect Three (Full) Days in New York City

The Lay of the Land:

New York City is such an amazing place. Every person who visits the City will have an totally different experiences that really cannot be recreated….mostly because the City is constantly changing and evolving. NYC has incredible offering of sights, food, art and culture to immerse yourself in every time you set foot on the island of Manhattan.

Who would enjoy it:

Anyone who has an open mind and an empty stomach.

 

Where to stay:

Le Meridian Central Park – located in an upscale (read: expensive) area. Perfect for a glam trip.

W New York Union Square – In the Flatiron District, which has lots of character.

 

How we get around:

The subway and cabs like a real American.

What to eat and drink and what to do day-by-day: 

Day 1.
Fly in the night before so you can enjoy the whole day!
Dive right into Midtown. Start your day with Sarabeths. Walk up to the park and just through the park. Get to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) or Met Breuer  early and enjoy as much as you can. Cut over to the Upper East Side and head down Madison Ave and shop. Grab lunch at Bergdorf Goodman or Fred’s at Barney’s.
After lunch, check out the MOMA.  Grab a snack at The Plaza Food Hall or just grab tea at the Palm Court. Freshen up then catch a show and grab a fancy dinner at The Polo Bar (if you can get reservations) or Benjamin. Grab something sweet late-night at Milk Bar, and end the night at The Campbell Apartments.
Day 2:
Head toward Chelsea with a quick stop at the Brooklyn Bagel Company.  Walk along the High Line. Check out the art galleries in the area, or shop around the Meat Packing district. Then grab lunch at the Chelsea Market. Walk due east to fifth Avenue then walk  north and you’ll see lots of shops along the way and the Flatiron Building. Check out Patent Pending Speak Easy or Raines Law Room for a pre-dinner drink. Have dinner at Eleven Madison Park, or if you’re not willing to splurge, check out Gramercy Tavern. OR you could just grab an awesome lobster roll at Luke’s Lobster.   End the night with a drink at one of the cool hotels nearby like The Nomad, ACE Hotel, or the Freehand.
Day 3:
Head to the Tribeca. Get to Bubby‘s early! Grab a coffee at Laughing Man. Walk down to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and prepare to be moved. If you’ve already done this, check out the KGB Spy Museum or the Color Factory, and buy your tickets early!  Have lunch at Cipriani. After lunch, grab tea and a macaron at Ladurée or brave the line at Dominique Ansel Bakery. Then shop. And shop some more. Have dinner at Balthazar and or Il Mulino. Grab a drink at one of the amazing dive bars in Greenwich Village and end the night walking through the Washington Square Park Arch up Fifth Avenue.

What I wore last time:

The most fashion forward (black) outfits in my closet. I also ordered from Rent the Runway and I swapped out a few items while I was there at there at their flagship store.(Shop my NYC style here).

 

One more thing:

If you see someone famous, be cool and don’t ask for a photo.

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