48 hours in NYC

NYC Guide: 48 Hours In New York City

New York City is filled with endless possibilities. And with so many options, you will want some wiggle room to adjust your plans.

Keep your schedule open, but plan a bit of fun for your 48 hours in New York.  You never know what will happen in New York.

48 Hours in New York City

Friday Afternoon

Arrive to New York and check into your hotel. After freshening up a bit and changing into some comfortable walking shoes, head for Central Park for a quick stroll in the iconic outdoor space. It’s a nice way to wake up again after traveling.

On any given night, there are bound to be tons of concerts, plays, television broadcasts and many other performances. Do some homework and pick one of your favorites to attend. It’ll be a fun way to kick off the weekend. Afterward, head to Ops for some incredible pizza or a calzone. End the night with drinks at Evil Twin.

48 hours in NYC


Get coffee to go on Saturday morning and set out for a morning of shopping. From design shops to concept stores, you’ll find something unusual and inspiring to take home. When hunger strikes after a morning on your feet, head to the Liebman’s Deli for a lunch of delectable Kosher delicacies. Don’t pass up on the matzo ball soup either.

Energised and ready to go again, take off for the Guggenheim. It’s a classic that’s always a must-visit in our book. After wandering the many halls of world-class art, make a reservation at Flora Bar, Michelin-starred Noda or The Grill for a memorable and special dinner.

Go to Bemelmans at The Carlyle for old New York style and drinks or attend new-comer Mister Paradise for drinks.

48 hours in NYC

Sunday Morning

Finish off a busy weekend with a brunch taco and a cup of Horchata at Los Tacos, an absolute staple for delicious Mexican food and drink. You won’t want to miss out on the Jamaica juice either. Get several, then call a taxi to head for the airport.

48 hours in NYC

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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