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New York In 2 Days: Everything You Need To See

New York In 2 Days: Everything You Need To See

Destination Deep-Dive 3 MINS READ
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Looking to see most of the iconic attractions in only two days? From the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge to Times Square and Central Park, we’ve covered everything you need to visit. Use our 2-day New York City itinerary to make the most of your time!

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Day 1 In New York City

Statue Of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Located all the way on the southern tip of Manhattan, Battery Park offers incredible views of the Lady Liberty — for free. Moreover, you can catch glimpses of Ellis Island. You can’t miss this!

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Wall Street

Charging Bull statue

Our next stop is Wall Street, the most famous financial district in the world. You’ll see important financial buildings like the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve. You can also find the Charging Bull bronze statue directly north of Bowling Green Park.

The Oculus

The Oculus

The Oculus is home to the World Trade Center PATH station, 12 subway lines, international retailers, and high-end boutiques. With stunning architecture, it’s a great picture-taking spot. Definitely worth a visit!

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Only a 15-minute walk from the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge offers the perfect location for taking photos of the NYC skyline. You can see Lower Manhattan and even the Statue of Liberty. On the Brooklyn side of the East River, there’s also a beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park with shaded picnic tables.

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Day 2 In New York City

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station, also referred to as Grand Central Terminal is one of the most extraordinary locations in the city. View the Information Booth Clock, a Tiffany Clock with statuary of Greek Gods, and constellations painted on the Main Concourse ceiling. Inside the station, you’ll find fantastic restaurants and shops.

Times Square

Times Square

If you’re visiting NYC for the first time, you have to stroll through Times Square, a major commercial intersection. The best time to go here is right before the Broadway shows start, at 6 or 7 pm.

Central Park

Central Park

Possibly one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park offers a relaxing atmosphere and a lot of room for walking. If you’d like, you can also rent a bike, as well as view famous attractions like the figures of Balto and Alice in Wonderland.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The largest art museum in the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts a collection of over two million works, spanning 5,000 years of human history. The Met actually has two locations — The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. All admission tickets include entry to both locations. Buy tickets before you go!


What to do in NYC if you have 2 days?

Everything you need to see in NYC if you only have 2 days:

  • Statue Of Liberty;

  • Wall Street;

  • The Oculus;

  • Brooklyn Bridge;

  • Grand Central Station;

  • Times Square;

  • Central Park;

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What else to visit in NYC if you have 2 days?

If you find the time, you can also visit some of the following attractions:

  • New York Public Library;

  • Ellis Island;

  • Liberty Island;

  • Radio City Music Hall;

  • Rockefeller Center;

  • One World Trade Center Observatory;

  • Empire State Building.

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