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NYC Trip Itineraries

Experience the best of New York with these NYC itinerary ideas for your trip with The New York Ticket.

Have more time in New York? The tickets for The New York Ticket experiences are valid for 60 days*, so you can spread out your BIG fun. 

*See how The New York Ticket works here.

Plan Your New York City Trip

Day 1

  • Morning: Enjoy breakfast in the heart of Times Square and see the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps
  • Mid-Day:
    • Stargaze with the biggest celebrities at Madame Tussauds New York (included in The New York Ticket), the World’s Greatest Wax Museum.
    • Enjoy a later lunch at Hard Rock Cafe New York (included in The New York Ticket) and rock your senses with tantalizing food and drinks alongside an awe-inspiring collection of music memorabilia.
  • Evening:
    • Relax in New York City and explore to do in Central Park like Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, Conservatory, and enjoy a New York tradition with Central Park Carousel ride. Or visit one of New York City’s famous Museums like The Met.
    • No NYC trip is complete without a visit to the best New York Pizzeria. Enjoy NYC’s best pizza at Joe’s Pizza, Stone Bridge Pizza & Salad, or Trenta Tre Pizzeria.
    • Finish your day in New York City at the Empire State Building (included in The New York Ticket) seeing the sunset or the NYC at night. Experiencing the 360-degree views in the World’s Most Famous Building in New York’s can’t-miss experience.

Day 2

  • Morning
    • Start your second day with a top breakfast spot in New York City like B&H Dairy in the East Village, Davelle – a comfort food Japanese café, grab a quick bite at Toasties near Times Square, or find another perfect breakfast in New York City.
  • Mid-Day
    • After breakfast, head to the Cruise Line Sightseeing Cruise and use your Big Bus Tour ticket to get you there on the red line (stop 12). Get the best views of New York’s City’s best landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Little Island and more.
    • After your cruise, have a late lunch at Sushi Kano, Hale & Hearty Soups, or get something sweet at Crumbs.
  • Evening
    • Hit the town on Big Bus Tours to experience the sights and sounds of downtown NYC, and go anywhere from Little Italy and China Town to the 9/11 memorial to end your memorable New York City vacation.
    • Your big New York ticket day deserves a big meal at New York’s famous restaurants like Peter Lugar Steak House, Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, or try P.S. Kitchen for vegan fair.

Day 1

  • Morning: Enjoy breakfast in the heart of Times Square and see the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps
  • Mid-Day:
    • Stargaze with the biggest celebrities at Madame Tussauds New York (included in The New York Ticket), the World’s Greatest Wax Museum.
    • Enjoy a later lunch at Hard Rock Cafe New York (included in The New York Ticket) and rock your senses with tantalizing food and drinks alongside an awe-inspiring collection of music memorabilia.
  • Evening:
    • Relax in New York City and explore to do in Central Park like Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, Conservatory, and enjoy a New York tradition with Central Park Carousel ride. Or visit one of New York City’s famous Museums like The Met.
    • No NYC trip is complete without a visit to the best New York Pizzeria. Enjoy NYC’s best pizza at Joe’s Pizza, Stone Bridge Pizza & Salad, or Trenta Tre Pizzeria.
    •  Finish your day in New York City at the Empire State Building (included in The New York Ticket) seeing the sunset or the NYC at night. Experiencing the 360-degree views in the World’s Most Famous Building in New York’s can’t-miss experience.

Day 2

  • Morning & Mid-Day
    • Grab a quick bite at a local café and get artsy at New York’s best art museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum or Museum of Modern Art. Eat at a nearby lunch spot to maximize your NYC art experience.
  • Mid-Day
    • Eat at a nearby lunch spot to maximize your NYC art experience, and then hit the town on Big Bus Tours to experience the sights and sounds of NYC. Go downtown to the 9/11 memorial and explore the famous NYC landmarks along the way
  • Evening
    • Your day deserves a big meal at New York’s famous restaurants like Peter Lugar Steak House, Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, or try P.S. Kitchen for vegan fair.
    • Then take in the nightlife and vibrant night lights of Times Square

Day 3

  • Morning
    • Start your third day with a top breakfast spot in New York City like B&H Dairy in the East Village, Davelle – a comfort food Japanese café, grab a quick bite at Toasties near Times Square, or find another perfect breakfast in New York City.
  • Mid-Day
    • Head to the Cruise Line Sightseeing Cruise and use your Big Bus Tour ticket to get you there on the red line (stop 12). Get the best mid-day views of New York’s City’s best landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Little Island and more.
    • After your cruise, have a late lunch at Sushi Kano, Hale & Hearty Soups, or get something sweet at Crumbs.
  • Evening
    • Enjoy a true New York experience and ride the Subway to the Brooklyn Bridge for a memorable New York City sunset. Finish your New York City vacation with dinner near the bridge at The River Café, Juliana’s, or Neighbors.

Day 1

  • Morning: Enjoy breakfast in the heart of Times Square and see the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps
  • Mid-Day:
    • Stargaze with the biggest celebrities at Madame Tussauds New York (included in The New York Ticket), the World’s Greatest Wax Museum.
    • Enjoy a quick bite at Los Taco No. 1, Wasabi Sushi & Bento, or enjoy an amazing vegan burger at Marty’s V Burger.
  • Evening:
    • Relax in New York City and explore to do in Central Park like Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, Conservatory, and enjoy a New York tradition with Central Park Carousel ride. Or visit one of New York City’s famous Museums like The Met.
    • No NYC trip is complete without a visit to the best New York Pizzeria. Enjoy NYC’s best pizza at Joe’s Pizza, Stone Bridge Pizza & Salad, or Trenta Tre Pizzeria.
    •  Finish your day in New York City at the Empire State Building (included in The New York Ticket) seeing the sunset or the NYC at night. Experiencing the 360-degree views in the World’s Most Famous Building in New York’s can’t-miss experience.

Day 2

  • Morning & Mid-Day
    • Grab a quick bite at a local café and get artsy at New York’s best art museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum or Museum of Modern Art. Eat at a nearby lunch spot to maximize your NYC art experience.
  • Mid-Day
    • Eat at a nearby lunch spot to maximize your NYC art experience, and then hit the town on Big Bus Tours to experience the sights and sounds of NYC. Go downtown to the 9/11 memorial and explore the famous NYC landmarks along the way
  • Evening
    • Your day deserves a big meal at New York’s famous restaurants like Peter Lugar Steak House, Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, or try P.S. Kitchen for vegan fair.
    • Then take in the nightlife and vibrant night lights of Times Square

Day 3

  • Morning
    • Start your third day with a top breakfast spot in New York City like B&H Dairy in the East Village, Davelle – a comfort food Japanese café, grab a quick bite at Toasties near Times Square, or find another perfect breakfast in New York City.
  • Mid-Day
    • Head to the Cruise Line Sightseeing Cruise and use your Big Bus Tour ticket to get you there on the red line (stop 12). Get the best views of New York’s City’s best landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Little Island and more.
    • After your cruise, have a late lunch at Sushi Kano, Hale & Hearty Soups, or get something sweet at Crumbs.
  • Evening
    • Enjoy a true New York experience and ride the Subway to the Brooklyn Bridge for a memorable New York City sunset. Finish the third day of your New York City vacation with dinner near the bridge at The River Café, Juliana’s, or Neighbors.

Day 4

  • Morning
    • Start the final day of your Big Apple vacation in one of the busiest transportation hubs of the world -  Grand Central Station and enjoy a bustling New York City breakfast and explore the breathtaking architecture and unique vendors.
  • Mid-Day
    • Head back to Times Square for lunch at Hard Rock Cafe New York and rock your senses with tantalizing food and drinks alongside an awe-inspiring collection of music memorabilia. Then don’t forget to load up on any souvenirs you want to bring home in some of Times Square’s souvenir shops.
  • Evening
    • Spend the afternoon and evening seeing some of New York City’s free things to do including New York Library, Central Park, High Line, or St. Patrick’s Cathedral
    • Finish your NYC vacation with a memorable New York City dining experience at Le Bernardin, The Modern, or Atoboy.
       

  • With 60 days to use The New York Ticket, you can spread out the fun and enjoy it during an entire season!
  • Spring in NYC gives a sense of optimism and adventurers can take advantage of New York City’s famous parks you can stop and see along with Big Bus downtown route.
  • Admire cherry blossoms at botanic gardens; see the greenery livening up at the Statue of Liberty on a City Line Sightseeing Cruise, and gaze at the trees budding along the cityscape with your view on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.
  • Don’t forget to get your new look in celebrity selfie mode at Madame Tussauds, world’s greatest wax museum, and then add some spring to your step with dinner at Hard Rock Café.

  • Have the best summer ever with 60 days to use The New York Ticket - spread out the summer fun all season long!
  • Sun lovers return to beaches and parks in all five boroughs, outdoor diners rule the sidewalks; and indoor tables are also available for whenever you need an AC break.
  • Cool off as you see the stars at Madame Tussauds, the world’s greatest wax museum, and rock out at Hard Rock Café with a tantalizing dinner surrounded by rock n’ roll memorabilia.
  • Enjoy a weather-perfect City Line Statue Sightseeing Cruise and soak in the breeze as you see the majestic Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Little Island and more.
  • See the bustling streets first-hand on Big Bus downtown route and spot an unforgettable summer view in Empire State Building.

  • Enjoy a fantastic fall in New York City with 60 days to use The New York Ticket to enjoy throughout this colorful season.
  • Autumn is both a colorful and magical time in New York City. Reinvigorated by the chill in the air, many head outdoors to see the leaves change across New York City and with your breathtaking view on the Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory, you can see the whole city’s fall colors.
  • Put on your best fall fashion and head to Madame Tussauds, the world’s greatest wax museum, to get up-close to your favorite celebrities.
  • Spot fall colors and Lady Liberty as you enjoy the brisk air on a Circle Line Statue Sightseeing Cruise. Then warm up at Hard Rock Café for a dinner experience surrounded by rock legend memorabilia. After rocking out, head to your favorite fall festival or Halloween experience on the Big Bus downtown route.

Warm up all winter in New York City with 60 days to use The New York Ticket to enjoy the best of NYC holidays and winter adventure.

Warm up with one of NYC’s most memorable seasons, winter.  Marvel at window displays, larger-than-life holiday decorations, ice-skate under stars and gain a new appreciation for the City’s landmarks glistened with snow. Enjoy a cruise on Circle Line to see the Statue of Liberty shining amongst the snow, travel in style and warmth through downtown New York on the Big Bus downtown route.

Get the best winter view of New York City atop the 86th Floor Observatory in the Empire State Building. Plus up your family gathering by adding A-List celebrities to your day in a visit to Madame Tussauds, the world’s greatest wax museum