How To Plan Your New York Trip – From Upper East Side to Midtown

I remember my first visit to NYC as a tourist. I was extremely excited, happy and confused at the same time. I was so bad at planning my trip, literally I’ve spent all my time on road. And my biggest mistake was I came to New York with my car!!

Since I’ve been living in NYC last 4 years now, I thought starting my NYC diaries with this post would be a good beginning.map_hoods4

This map actually makes everything so much easier. I found this from google. You can search for New York City maps and you will find this if you want to download it to your phone.

I will write down must see places in each neighborhood. You should search them in Google Maps and save them as ‘Want to Go’. So you will not miss anywhere and you can actually save a lot of time following your map. Let’s start…

View from Central Park

Upper East Side + Central Park + Upper West Side

  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Papaya King
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Lexington Candy Shop
  • Serendipity
  • Roosevelt Island Tramway
  • Subway Inn
  • Central Park
  • Columbus Circle
  • The Empire Rooftop
  • The Boat Basin Cafe
  • American Museum of Natural History

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Midtown West + Times Square + Midtown East

  • Times Square
  • Bryant Park
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not
  • Empire State Building
  • Rockefeller Center
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • See a Broadway Show!
  •  The Museum of Modern Art – MOMA
  • Love Sculpture
  • Burger Joint ( amazing speak easy restaurant)
  • New York Public Library
  • Macy’s Flagship Store
  • Herald Square
  • St. Cloud Social
  • Madison Square Garden

For Upper side and Midtown area, these are the main places you can visit. I will publish another post next week for the rest of the areas which is from Chelsea to Financial District.

I hope this would be helpful for you and you enjoy your New York trip! It is a fun city and you should get as much as you can from it!

Until next week, Adios my friends!

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