Take NYC in 2 Days

Madison Clark, Theta Xi, Auburn University
Madison Clark, Theta Xi, Auburn University

A couple of weekends ago, I had the chance to visit New York City with three fellow LCs – Addison, Bianca and Jess! It was the first time I had been to NYC since 7th grade so I was excited to visit again! Unfortunately, we only had two days to explore, however, there are many things you can do in a short period of time to still get in the “New York State of Mind.” There‚Äôs so much to do in the Big Apple from great eats to fabulous sites.¬†Here’s how to take on the Big Apple when you only have a weekend to visit. Don’t worry, NYC staples are included.

  • Take a picture (or several) in Times Square. Walk around and take in the lights and billboards. It makes you feel like you’re truly living your own personal movie.
  • Go see the One World Trade Center. The last time I visited the area it was Ground Zero so it was neat for me to come back to see buildings reconstructed there after 9/11. Looking up at the building, you can sense America’s strength, ability and success to stand on her feet again.
  • Visit Top of the Rock. 70 floors up, this offers an amazing view of the city on top of the Rockefeller Center.
  • Ride the Staten Island Ferry. It’s free and comes with a great panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan. Plus, who doesn’t love boat rides?
  • Take a stroll around Central Park. Find the iconic attractions¬†in the park such as the Alice In Wonderland and Balto statues.
  • Walk down Fifth Avenue for a shopping paradise.
  • Eat a slice of pizza. There are so many delicious¬†pizza restaurants so picking up a pie is a must.
  • Catch a Broadway show! There are so many wonderful¬†shows offered. We saw Les Miserables which is a must-see!
  • Experience Wall Street and check out the Charging¬†Bull statue. See where the financial magic happens.
  • The Met. Even if you aren’t into art, it’s still cool to sit on the steps and take in the fact you are in New York.
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NYC has so much to offer and it’s easy to have a fun adventure weekend while hitting some major sites.

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