Spending only one day in the Big Apple sure is short, obviously. But you do not have to feel sorry for yourself because you can taste a bit of New York’s best in just one day. Here are things that you should not miss while you’re staying for 24 hours in New York City.

Take a walk at Central Park

Strolling around New York is a nice way to intimately explore the city. But before you venture into the busier parts of the city, try to warm up first at Central Park. This is one of the best New York attractions as it is a great place for you to observe people, not stalking but observing, and get a glimpse of how New Yorkers spend their day. You can ride a horse-drawn carriage to tour around the park.


Food stalls are just around almost anywhere in the park; so, satisfying your food craving is not really a problem. There are cafes in the park, too, if you prefer to sit down and eat more expensive food, like Dancing Crane Cafe, Le Pain Quotidien, and Boathouse Restaurant.

Go museum hopping

Going to Central Park first really is a good option because some important museums are just around the area. These are: Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum

Sightsee at the Empire State Building

It’s a superb view up there. You get to see the entire New York City all at once. And it’s a fascinating thought that you get to see what King Kong saw.


Grab a bit of New York

The best way to know a place is to taste its food. And New York is this one big city where cultural mix is evident, which simply means that you have this big, big menu. Since you don’t have enough time to go to several restaurants, just make it a point to eat these important foods: coal oven pizza, hot dog, bagels, pretzels, dumplings. Yeah, these are probably food that you always eat but New York has the best of these. It’s worth a shot.

Times Square

It may sound biased to say that the Times Square is the heart of New York. But come on. It is like the most important things that make New York as it is, is squeezed in Times Square. And for you to fully appreciate the place, it is best if you go there at night and be trapped in a reverie of neon lights, people and fast cars.