I only spent around a week in NY when I was there and had a great time. If you're tight on time then there's plenty you can see and cover with only a week in New York.
You don't have to do everything a city has to offer to have a good time, I'm a foodie so I largely focused on the food side of things when I was there :) about 6 years ago
Absolutely! You will get more than your fill of museums, neighborhoods, restaurants, shows, monuments and subways in a week. My only piece of advice is to not try to cram everything in and miss what is great about New York - the neighborhoods. Obviously, everyone's interests are different, but if i had to plan a vacation for someone who has never been to New York, here is where I would start. Spend one day at Ellis Island, Ground Zero and Wall Street. Pick one museum (I recommend MOMA - it has an amazing collection of some of the most famous pieces of art). Spend a day in Central Park and the Upper West Side. Spend one day exploring the Chelsea Market, Meatpacking District, Greenwich and the West Village. You can do the Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building and Times Square another day. If it works in your schedule, hit the Union Square Green Market on Saturday morning. That still leaves you with two days to fill with whatever you are into - food, shopping, music, Broadway shows, more museums, Brooklyn.
Good luck! about 6 years ago
Dea has some good tips above. Would also add a must do round trip on the Staten Island Ferry for great views/pictures of NY skyline on the return trip. I think it's free or only 25 cents round trip and you can stay on the ferry and return immediately.
Also, a walk on 5th Avenue near Rockfeller Center to see/shop at expensive stores like Sak's, Tiffanys, Bloomingdales, Trump Tower, etc. or see the world's largest store at Macy's at 34th and 8th Avenue and near Empire State Bldg.....lines can be long. If you want to take a picture of Empire State Bldg. skyline go to Rockfeller Center
Also, a tour of Harlem or street festival would be interesting. about 6 years agoAnswered by Gerald Brown via WorldNomads.com