How to Conquer NYC in 24 Hours

January 30, 2018Kelly Baum

I just got back from the most amazing work trip to one of the best places on earth…NYC! I had one work day and one PTO day where I had free reign on the city. New York can be a very overwhelming city, especially if it’s your first time going so now that I had already been in October, I had a much better handle on getting my way around and what to do! Here’s my guide to exploring NYC in just 24 hours!

How to Conquer NYC in 24 Hours
How to Conquer NYC in 24 Hours

Isn’t this watercolor book I found at the New York Public Library just THE cutest?! What a fun way to remember the city!

1.  Don’t bother waking up early

This time around I didn’t set my alarm clock for 6:45am, I set it for 8:00am. First of all, walking around this city is exhausting so you need a lot of sleep. Next, if you sleep in a little, you miss the bulk of rush hour traffic – bonus!

2.  Pick three attractions

If you only have 24 hours, there’s not a ton you can fit in. Pick the top three things you absolutely must see – I wanted to enjoy a nice posh NYC brunch, see the World Trade Center memorial, and visit the WTC memorial museum. By the time I was done with all of this, it was 4pm! Here’s some other highly recommended combos:

  • Statue of Liberty / Brooklyn Bridge / Flatiron District
  • Met Museum / Central Park / Guggenheim
  • Times Square / Rockefeller Center / New York Public Library

3. Eat a late lunch, see a show, and have a late dinner

There’s nothing more “New Yorker” than have late night pasta and drinks after seeing The Book of Mormon! I’ve made a new rule that everytime I’m in New York, I have to stop and see a show. There’s nothing like a chill two hours of entertainment that you honestly can’t get anywhere else!

4. Skip the Uber, take the subway

But only if you download the MTA subway transit app! It’s so much faster (and let’s be honest, cheaper)than Uber-ing from place to place, but just make sure you follow the app religiously or you will get lost/get on the wrong train/curse your life for not being able to afford more Ubers.

I’ll be honest, I’m pretty sad to be home. But don’t you worry, New York, I’m already planning on when I can come back!

Comments (38)

  • Avatar

    Nikon D5600 specification

    December 10, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Nothing more nothing less. The whole truth about the reality around us.

  • Avatar

    ATID 395

    December 9, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    What as up to every single one, it as really a nice for me to visit this web page, it consists of helpful Information.

  • Avatar

    promote airbnb listing

    December 9, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Im thankful for the post.Thanks Again. Will read on

  • Avatar

    Jubilee Hospital Airbnbs

    December 6, 2019 at 7:55 am

    that would be the end of this report. Here you

  • Avatar

    airbnb hosting tips

    December 5, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Me English no outstanding, but had to say me like what you say. Thank you from me.

  • Avatar

    December 5, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Some genuinely great info , Gladiola I observed this.

  • Avatar

    coupon codes

    December 4, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Looking around I like to browse in various places on the internet, regularly I will go to Digg and follow thru of the best offered […]

  • Avatar

    Polo Shirts Wholesale for Kids

    November 29, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this,

  • Avatar

    Cisco 300-160

    November 28, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I’а†ve learn a few just right stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how so much effort you place to make this type of magnificent informative site.

  • Avatar

    venue search Cambridge

    November 28, 2019 at 2:32 am

    It’а†s really a cool and useful piece of information. I’а†m happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Avatar

    ico marketing firm

    November 27, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Many thanks for sharing this first-class post. Very interesting ideas! (as always, btw)

  • Avatar

    Garment Supplier in Bangladesh

    November 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    This website has some very helpful info on it! Cheers for helping me.

  • Avatar


    November 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Really appreciate you sharing this article post.Really looking forward to read more.

  • Avatar

    venue search London

    November 27, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Thank you ever so for you blog.Much thanks again. Cool.

  • Avatar

    Rokas Dailide

    November 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you ever so for you article post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  • Avatar

    hire space�museum of london

    November 26, 2019 at 2:32 am

    This site definitely has all the information and

  • Avatar

    best cbd oil for pain

    November 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog.Much thanks again. Want more.

  • Avatar

    SAP C_TCRM20_73

    November 21, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We ave ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  • Avatar

    C_TCRM20_73 Exam

    November 21, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Thanks for the blog post.Much thanks again. Great.

  • Avatar

    surrey bc seo company

    November 21, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Thank you ever so for you blog post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  • Avatar

    accountants in birmingham

    November 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am having a look ahead on your subsequent post, I will try to get the dangle of it!

  • Avatar

    seo company

    November 20, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Innovative watch Book Shows Strategy To Rule The watch Market

  • Avatar

    SEO Vancouver

    November 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Loving the info on this website , you have done outstanding job on the blog posts.

  • Avatar

    SEO Vancouver

    November 20, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Muchos Gracias for your blog.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

  • Avatar

    SEO Vancouver

    November 20, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Major thankies for the article.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  • Avatar


    November 20, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Keep up the wonderful piece of work, I read few blog posts on this web site and I believe that your site is real interesting and has got bands of wonderful information.

  • Avatar


    November 19, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Truly instructive weblog.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  • Avatar


    November 19, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    What as up everybody, here every person is sharing such knowledge, therefore it as nice to read this blog, and I used to pay a quick visit this website everyday.

  • Avatar


    November 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! I cant believe I have found your weblog. Very helpful information.

  • Avatar

    Tattoo Designs

    November 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Link exchange is nothing else except it is only

  • Avatar

    digital strategy

    November 16, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  • Avatar

    digital strategy

    November 15, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Your current positions always have got many of really up to date info. Where do you come up with this? Just declaring you are very resourceful. Thanks again

  • Avatar

    AV Mag and VIZBOX discuss UAE projector solution

    November 15, 2019 at 7:24 am

    If some one wants expert view concerning running

  • Avatar

    burbank real estate agent

    November 12, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Within the event you all be able to email myself by incorporating suggestions in how you have made your website search this brilliant, I ad personally have fun right here.

  • Avatar

    pirate place pro

    November 12, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    This website definitely has all the information and facts I wanted concerning this subject and didn at know who to ask.

  • Avatar


    November 11, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Very neat blog.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  • Avatar

    SAP C_TPLM22_64 Certification

    November 11, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Well with your permission allow me to take hold of your RSS feed to keep up to

  • Avatar

    suba suba

    November 7, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    MC73B6 I truly appreciate this blog.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev Post

How to Workout - When You Hate Working Out!

How to Workout - When You Hate Working Out

January 25, 2018

Next Post

The Best Galentines Day Gifts on a Budget

The Best Galentines Day Gifts on a Budget

February 6, 2018