Day Trip to New York City


What to Do in New York City

New York City is a large and bustling metropolis that can be overwhelming for first timers. With so much to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start. These suggestions for a one day NYC itinerary will help you make the most of your time in the Big Apple.

Empire State Building

The Cliff Walk offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Newport mansions. If you do this walk in its entirety, it is a 7 mile out and back walk.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most popular tourist destinations in NYC. Ferries to Ellis Island depart from both Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. The journey to Ellis Island takes about 20 minutes.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum are located in Lower Manhattan. The Memorial remembers the 2,983 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. The Museum tells the story of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Wall Street and NY Stock Exchange

Wall Street and the NY Stock Exchange are two of the most popular tourist destinations in New York City. Wall Street is home to some of the most famous financial institutions in the world, while the NY Stock Exchange is where stocks and other securities are traded.

Central  Park

Central Park is a large public park in the middle of Manhattan, New York City. It's 843 acres, making it larger than London's Hyde Park and Boston's Fenway Park combined.

There are also plenty of activities to keep you busy, such as sailing, shopping, and exploring the historical district. If you're looking for a fun day trip or weekend getaway, be sure to check out Newport!

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