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3 Ways to Spend a Manhattan Day Trip


New York City is one of the top travel destinations in the world. It has something for everyone, and Manhattan offers almost all of it. If you feel strapped on time, but want to spend a day in the city, it can be overwhelming if you haven’t picked out what to do. Here are three very different day plans, based on what you want your day to revolve around!

Just don’t forget to take pictures and make memories you won’t ever want to forget.

The Foodie Trip

It’s no secret that Manhattan is one of the top food destinations in the world. It’s called a melting pot because every culture is represented and offering its spin on things. If you’re here to dazzle your tastebuds, this trip is for you.

The top breakfast spot is Russ & Daughters, where they’re serving the most well-known NYC breakfast of all time- a bagel and lox. This classic bagel, salmon, and cream cheese combo keep the city running in the morning. Grab yourself a coffee, a bagel, and hit the street.

Pizza isn’t a meal in Manhattan; it’s more of a snack. Any pizzeria serving up a thin slice of pizza will get you into the afternoon so that you’re ready for lunch.

Spicy cumin lamb off the kabob at Xi’an Famous Foods will blow your mind.

For dinner, Hometown Bar-B-Que serves a brisket that will blow your mind. It’s tender, tasty, and will make you desperately start searching for Manhattan real estate.

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The Artsy Photographer Trip

There is no shortage of views in Manhattan. From the beauty of Washington Square Park to the gorgeous Audry Hepburn mural, you’ll find things that inspire your camera. Other must-sees are the Museum of Natural Arts, the Met Cloisters, and the Museum of Modern Art. This city is going to inspire you without having to break a sweat.

The Cultural Trip

Manhattan would be nothing without the culture that built it up. With 32 museums, hundreds of touring companies, and endless other ways to learn and grow- Manhattan can open your mind to more than you could ever believe.

The top spots to visit to expand your mind, are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Broadway theater district, and the incredibly famous Empire State Building. If you’re dying to take a break from buildings and the hustle of daily lives in Manhattan, slip off to the famous Central Park to get some fresh air and get in touch with modern culture. The park hosts statues like Balto and offers live entertainment by local musicians and artists that will leave you breathless.

You don’t have to follow in any one of these trips, and you can mix and match- or make an itinerary of your own. The great thing about Manhattan is that it’s always changing and always growing. Plan, and take some time to get to know the city, it might show you things about yourself that you didn’t know about before.

Sean Jacobson

I'm Sean, a former HR and business consultant providing you insights into the business world for Leader to Leader.

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