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24 hours in NYC – Travel Tips!

It’s not just a cliché: New York really is the city that never sleeps. Although you could spend a lifetime here and still not see everything, even with 24 hours to spare you can still see a lot, according to Lonely Planet staffer and NY native, Ali Lemer.


Put on your walking shoes and start out early on the Upper West Side with a breakfast from Zabar’s, an old-world delicatessen that’s a NYC institution. Buy yourself a bagel with cream cheese and lox and head east to the intriguing, esoteric American Museum of Natural History in a massive 19th-century Beaux Arts building off Central Park West.

Go next door to space out at the Rose Center for Earth & Space (a combined-visit ticket is available); otherwise keep your feet firmly on this planet with a stroll through the urban oasis of Central Park. Head south from the museum to Strawberry Fields, the flower-strewn mosaic memorial to John Lennon that’s found in the park opposite his former residence, the Dakota.


Walking south on Broadway will take you through the Theater District to the neon jungle of Times Square, down to Herald Square, home of world-famous department store Macy’s, and on to Madison Square Park.

Grab a snack from the greenmarket and have a browse in some of the shops around the square: Filene’s Basement for discount designer clothes; Forbidden Planet for sci-fi toys and comics; Footlight Records for musical-theatre vinyl; and the legendary Strand Books, where you can find almost any book under the sun in its labyrinth of shelves.


By now it’s late afternoon, so take the 4, 5 or 6 subway from Union Square down to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop; forget about a visit with Hizzoner (New Yorkese for the mayor) and instead take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the great wonders of New York since its completion in 1883.

After dinner, take the A or C train at High St back to the 59th St/Columbus Circle stop for that jazz show, or else take a nighttime stroll through the stately townhouses of Brooklyn Heights to end up at the Brooklyn Promenade, a long stretch of riverside pavement that will allow you even more time with that mesmerising Manhattan view.

Adapted from http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/travel-tips-and-articles/45362