See the best of New York in 3 days

Great Tips to visit NYC in 3 days

The bet of visiting New York in 3 days is something doable, even if obviously you won’t be able to see and visit everything.

I’m not only suggesting one plan for 3 days but 4 different plans. But, in order to spend 3 days in New York, you’ll have to think strategically and make choices!!!

Therefore, you’ll have to choose what type of plan works for you the best.

Before anything, I’ll have to tell you few things along with the best deals that can’t be missed.

Visiting New York in 3 days means:

Intensive walking: have some good walking shoes

– Cut the chase: prepare your planning ahead so you won’t be forgetting something

– No time wasted waiting in line and commute: book online ahead of your trip (taxi shuttle, NY City Pass, helicopter tour..) see article: Summary of your booking ahead of your trip

After careful consideration, the plans will finally be declined in 4 types of plans:

– The Good Tip type of plan to visit New York in 3 days in “CULTURE” edition:

This plan is for those who can’t imagine going to New York without visiting at least 2 to 4 big museums such as: the MET, the MOMA, the Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim.

– The Good Tip type of plan to visit New York in 3 days “STREET” edition:

This planning is dedicated to those who are not museum fans, but want to discover the streets of New York and its skyscraper.

– The Good Tip type of plan to visit New York in 3 days “ENJOY” edition:
This planning are for those who wants to really enjoy their stay to the fullest with one thing in mind “pleasure” whether it’s with a helicopter tour, a bus tour to spare you time walking, therefore giving you more time shopping!!!!

– The Good Tip type of planning to visit New York in 3 days “NEVER TIRED” edition:
This planning is dedicated to those just like me!!! I must admit, my friends happen to call me the “Makina” (aka the machine) because I gave them the impression of being never tired and always want to see more and more 🙂 :).  And yes, in 3 days, if you’re really motivated just like me, you can combine the CULTURAL, STREET and ENJOY editions!!!! 😀 😀

Why 4 different plans?

3 Days in New York

Because each of us have different desires, passions and tastes.

This way, each can see in which type of planning they belong, and of course, you’ll be able to customize these plans as you wish 😉

What are the times, places and great tips you can’t miss under any circumstances?

Personally, all 3 days plans or even a week must incorporate at least few activities in order to grasp and get to know the beautiful New York:

– A visit at the One World Trade Center Observatory, the Empire State Building or at the Top of the Rock to discover New York and Manhattan from above.

– A stroll in Central Park.

– A Shopping stop on Broadway in Soho, because for me it’s the place where all the trendiest shops are. You will find sneakers stores like converse for instance and clothing with brands including Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi’s, American Eagle, American Apparel..

– A walk in Times Square: the place where New York’s craziness is the most obvious. Lights everywhere, stores, people and tourists… You’ll have to see it to believe it!

Union Square: the place to meet some locals!!!

– Go to a NBA games to see the New York Knicks or a Broadway show: whatever suits you better.

Here are 4 plans in an attempt to visit the most of New York City in 3 days:


plans-3-days-street plans-3-days-enjoy plans-3-days-never-tired

If you wish to download the excel file with these  4 different plans, click here: 3 days plan in New York

Book all your activities

Now that you have chosen your plan, don’t waste time and book ahead:

– Book the New York Pass here

– Book the New York City Pass here

– Book a NBA basketball game here

– Book a Broadway show here

– Book a helicopter tour along with a Hop-On Hop-Off one day bus tour here


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

Leave a Reply

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