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4 Days in New York City: Itinerary Overview

True to its reputation of being one of the most happening cities of the world, New York City breathes into its tourists the spirit of life. With merriment in every step and a sense of urgency that drives the people here, this city also has quiet parks and exhaustive museums that make it a treat for those interested in art, architecture, history, science, and culture. Yet for the people who wish to pull this off, we have summed up our New York itinerary 4 days that will let you experience the true colors of the city, beautifully! Gear up!

Day 1 In NYC

On the first day of your trip to New York City, you can pay a visit to some of the most significant sites of the city. Battery Park, Federal Hall, and Museum of American Finance are some of the places that you can visit. The must visits on this day are as follows:

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island:

The face of New York, the Statue of Liberty is a great place to start your tour for the day. This huge sculpture has a wonderful story, and a visit here will tell you more about it, as well as the city.

Wall Street:

Synonymous with the financial sector of the city, Wall Street is famous for being one of the most impressive financial markets of the world. A number of companies have made their headquarters stationed here, and a tour of this neighbourhood gives you a glimpse of the ambitious face of New York.

Trinity Church:

Boasting of Gothic Revival architecture, Trinity Church is a traditional church in NYC. Built towards the end of 1830s, it showcases superior design and construction. Whether it be its design like the bells and the door, or the services including art and music, it is one of the best places to visit in the city.

World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial and Museum:

Dedicated to the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the 2001 attacks, and the six who fell victim to the 1993 bombing, this 9/11 memorial museum is your way to pay your respects to these people. Head here to know more about them, and the events that changed the lives of all the people of New York.

Day 2 In NYC

As you continue to explore New York City on the second day, there are a few fun and exciting places that you can visit on this day. Grand Central Terminal, and City Hall are some of the sites that the city is famous for. But there is much more for you to explore! Take a look.
Brooklyn Bridge: Famed to be one of the oldest roadways in the country, Brooklyn Bridge connects the different parts of New York City. It stretches across a length of more than 485 meters and showcases excellent architecture and technology.

Empire State Building:

Famous for starring in a number of Hollywood movies, some of them being the best romantic stories of all times, the Empire State Building is just as magical as it has been portrayed. Being the 5th tallest building in the country, it is no wonder that it offers exceptional views of the city and beyond.

Rockefeller Center:

From Art Deco buildings, to internationally designed ones, Rockefeller Center is an example of art, energy and progress, something that the city is so famous for!
Times Square: Without doubt one of the best things that you can do at night is to pay Times Square a visit. One place that lights up like a festival every night, you can shop, eat and be a part of the culture of New York.

Day 3 In NYC

The third day is all about entertainment, sprinkled with a little bit of history. The Frick Collection, and the Guggenheim Museum are some sites that you can visit if time permits. But the ones that you cannot miss are:

Central Park:

Exercise, art, music, dance, games and more can all be experience in one place in NYC, Central Park. Titled as a National Historic Landmark, it has a number of sculptures and other sites that make it so special.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Famed for being the largest museum in the country, The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases the precious artwork of famous artists. It has an astonishing permanent collection of more than 2 million art pieces. There are 17 departments that display these, while the museum also has a temporary collection that has rotating exhibits.

American Museum of Natural History:

A center that is made up of 28 interconnected halls, American Museum of Natural History has a permanent exhibition that is spread across 45 halls. It also has a planetarium and a library. One of the best centers to know more about the flora and fauna of different places, you must visit this museum.

Broadway Show:

Catch a Broadway show in the evening. Make the most of the theatre, and the talent that this city has been grooming for so long.

Day 4 In NYC

The fourth day is dedicated to different kinds of museums that this city is so famous for. Take a look at the best of the best!

The Cloisters:

The best place to know more about European Medieval Architecture, The Cloisters showcases sculptures and design that are mainly from the Romanesque and Gothic times. A highlight of this museum are the centerpieces from various French monasteries and abbeys.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA):

Exhibiting a wide range of artworks that span over many fields, Museum of Modern Art has everything from photography to paintings, film to electronic media, and sculptures to architecture. One of the top modern art centers in the world, it is every artists paradise.

The High Line & Whitney Museum:

The High Line is a long elevated linear park in NYC. It has now become an icon due to its design and landscaping. Whitney Museum of American Art was established by an art enthusiast by the name Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. With mainly 20th and 21st century artworks, it has different types of art pieces in its permanent exhibit.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum: Reputed to be a National Historic Site, this unique museum gives its visitors an insight into the old houses and lives of immigrants.

 

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