The Best 3 Day New York City Itinerary for First Time Visitors Story

By Alli Sewell

Introduction

The Best 3 Day New York City Itinerary for First Time Visitors Story

This 3 day New York City itinerary covers all the must-see attraction and landmarks to...

DAY 1

Famous New York City Attractions

On your first day in New York City, you'll get to see some well-known attractions...

DAY 1 - STOP 1

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most prestigious scientific museums in...

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DAY 1 - STOP 2

Central Park

Central Park is one of New York City's most famous attractions. The urban park has...

DAY 1 - STOP 3

New York Public Library

Another famous New York attraction is the New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman...

DAY 1 - STOP 4

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station, also known as Grand Central Terminal, is another amazing NYC landmark. The...

DAY 1 - STOP 5

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is a popular entertainment venue that's known for the Radio City...

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DAY 1 - STOP 6

Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Another must-see attraction on your 3 day NYC trip is Rockefeller Center. The area covers...

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DAY 1 - STOP 7

Times Square

Times Square is one of the most exciting attractions in NYC. The iconic square features...

DAY 2

A Relaxed Day Exploring NYC

Day two of your itinerary for 3 days in new york city will be laid-back...

DAY 2 - STOP 1

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is a scenic neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, featuring quaint brownstones and tree-lined streets...

DAY 2 - STOP 2

Washington Square Park

As mentioned, Washington Square Park is a must-see attraction in Greenwich Village. The 95-acre park...

DAY 2 - STOP 3

Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards is an apartment, office, and entertainment complex that boasts a range of shops...

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DAY 2 - STOP 4

Ellis Island

If you want to learn about some of New York's history, a trip to Ellis...

DAY 2 - STOP 5

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of North America's renowned landmarks. The statue of a...

DAY 2 - STOP 6

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It's...

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DAY 2 - STOP 7

Staten Island Ferry

While Manhattan is a great area to explore, going outside the island is recommended too...

DAY 3

Pretty Parks and Landmarks of the Financial District

Your last day in New York City will be primarily spent in the Financial District...

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DAY 3 - STOP 1

Wall Street

Wall Street is home to the New York stock exchange and some of the biggest...

DAY 3 - STOP 2

City Hall Park

City Hall Park is a tranquil and relaxing park in lower Manhattan. The park features...

DAY 3 - STOP 3

Battery Park City

Another must-see outdoor area on your three days in NYC itinerary is Battery Park City...

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DAY 3 - STOP 4

Brooklyn Bridge

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is another of the many things a first-time visitor to...

DAY 3 - STOP 5

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park on the banks of the East River. The...

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DAY 3 - STOP 6

One World Trade Center and World Trade Center Memorial

One World Trade Center is an office building with an observation deck located in lower...

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DAY 3 - STOP 7

One World Observatory

One World Observatory is located across One World Trade center's 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors...

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Conclusion

In Summary

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