Run around like a crazy person trying to experience as much as possible in the short time you had?
Well, that’s exactly what I did with my 24 hours in New York.
Due to my short time in the North East of the US, my time there was a little rushed, but with a little pre-planning, I managed to see everything I wanted to on this trip. To make up for the time I went without food for most of the day, a little extreme, but I have had worse food experiences.
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So what did I do in New York for 24 hours?
In those 24 hours, I saw as many landmarks as possible. With my four hour bus from Providence, I had some time to plan.
My day went something like this:
I began in the Empire state building and worked my way south, through Time square, down 5th Avenue and then on to the World Trade One.
Side note- A two and a half hour wait in the Empire state building is definitely worth it for the amazing views of the city.
I didn’t spend too long at the top of the Empire state building once I finally got there. This is one of the benefits of travelling solo, I could get my snaps and move on.
Once I made my way down 5th avenue I had a look at Wall St. and then continued on to the Staten Island ferry. I was pretty happy to find out that this was free so I just used it as a round trip to see the New York skyline and lad liberty. A must do for any New York itinerary.
Once I got off the ferry I thought it would be a good time to grab a new York Hotdog, it was not a good idea. As my only meal in New York it was absolutely disgusting, the vendors might be nice, but their food is not.
having found a friend living in Brooklyn I didn’t have to worry about accommodation in the city, thankfully. I grabbed the Subway to metro station and hung out while she came to meet me.
While I was there I came across a Rap cypher which was pretty cool and I wandered around Grand central station.
This brought me to the evening of my first day, needless to say, I was pretty tired and thankful for a bed.
Part two of New York in 24 hours:
My second day consisted of waking up at 7.00am and sneaking out without waking any of my friend’s housemates.
Even with this short time though I manage to check out the Brooklyn chronicle, the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. The last one I was really afraid I would miss, but thankfully I had time to spare and get to spend a little time relaxing in the park.
Although rushing New York in 24 hours wasn’t ideal I was still quite happy. Some of the major benefits of travelling solo can be seen here. Most definitely not having to wait on others is the ultimate time saver
So have you gone hungry to see what sights you wanted to see? What are your New York experiences?