I have visited New York 4 times already, however every time I have visited, I discover something new. I don't think we will ever stop seeing New York and everything that is has to offer. I attended New York Fashion Week this year, and also was a tourist with my husband. My husband went with me, not to go to shows (he can care less about that), but to continue discovering this city together. We accomplished so much in the short amount of days that we were there! Here is our itinerary and how you can discover New York city without breaking the bank.
Please keep in mind, my husband arrived early Friday and settled into the hotel midday. He used that day to just walk around to get to know the surroundings. We really discovered and visited different places Saturday. Hence why this itinerary is for our Saturday whereabouts only. We began around 9am more less to accomplish everything that we did that day.
Blank State Coffee and Kitchen 121 Madison Ave #5, New York, NY 10016
We woke up early to finish early and be able to enjoy the rest of the day. We ran into this coffee shop which offers healthy quick bites and delicious coffee. The space is small and quaint as how most coffee shops are in New York with some exceptions. I ordered the Smoked Salmon which comes with cream cheese, relish, tomato, red onion, and a delicious toasted bagel. I also ordered a regular coffee and added flavor with the items they had on their counter.
Dover Street Market New York 160 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
I had not idea about this place until Ivan told me about it! This place is a great stop to visit if you are a) a fashionista and b) want to buy something luxurious. I loved that I was able to see, touch, and try on a few things that are more on the higher end instead of seeing it behind a case. Dover Street Market is unique in that it lets you see these brands up close. I also enjoyed the creative way they allow you to maze through the 7 floors. We started on the 7th floor and worked our way down. They also have a cafe if you wanted to grab a bite to eat. 1
From Dover Street, we caught a subway to take us as close as possible to the High Line. As per their website thehighline.org “The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design.”
Meat Packing District
I actually didn’t get pics of some part of the Meat Pack District! I only took small clips that I featured on my Instagram Instastories. We took a short walk around the area which was quite nice, included small markets, and food stands. It’s a great place to spend some time and look around and check out the small shops.
Staten Island Ferry
Call us smart or cheap. lol. But we took this Ferry for FREE because it passes by the Statue of Liberty and you can get some great pics without paying the cost to visit the island she’s on. Don’t get me wrong. We would love to one day visit her, but we were trying to fit in as many activities as we could that day so we opted for this version instead. It was so fun regardless! If you want to see the Statue of Liberty this way, great! The day we went it was free but I believe on a normal day its at least $5 or less to take this ferry. Just as an FYI! We got lucky that day :)
From the Ferry (which goes to Staten Island and back to Brooklyn), we took the Subway to get closer to the Brooklyn Bridge. We did do some walking after the Subway so just fyi. I have been wanting to see and visit the Brooklyn Bridge since my last 2 visits! Finally we got to see this beauty up close and personal! It is a walk to get this close to the center of the bridge but it’s worth it.
By this time, we were so hungry! Lots of walking gets anyone hungry right? We took the subway yet again (the Metrocard is pretty cheap and can get you anywhere in a decent time), and hopped over to Chinatown! Chinatown is pretty close to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Thai Son 89 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013
There is so many shops to see in Chinatown! You truly feel like you are in another place in this area. It’s wonderful to visit and see!
This is where we ended the day, as it began to rain. This was my 4th time visiting NYC. Other times I have visited i have seen: Times Square, a Broadway show, the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, Central Park, and Wall street.
There is so much to see and do that I don’t think you can fit it all in in one weekend! I hope this gives you some insight on how you can visit bits and pieces of New York in a day :) We truly enjoyed ourselves!