Only have one day to tour NYC? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Figuring out what to see in NYC really isn’t that hard. Simply choose a world-class attraction and fall in love. Here are our top picks for an incredible day in the Big Apple:
1. Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is widely regarded as one of the must-see things in New York. Rockefeller Center is a shopping, dining, and attraction center in the heart of Manhattan. You can:
- Enjoy cocktails, lunch, or dinner
- Visit the Rainbow Room
- Shop at flagship and specialty stores
- Skate on the world-famous ice rink in the winter
- Visit the Top of the Rock
- Tour NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, and the Rock Observation deck
- Take a Rockefeller Architecture tour
Some of the best views of Manhattan are found at the top of the Rockefeller Center. With one of our experienced local guides leading your tour to the top, you won’t miss a thing.
2. Central Park
Central Park is an incredible 840-acre park between 59th and 110th streets, and is one of the top things to do when visiting NYC for one day because it gives you tons of options. A tour through the park is fun and informative. You see beautiful landscape and gardens while learning unique NYC history from a local. Bike, pedicab, and walking tours are available, easy, and convenient. You can customize your tour to make sure you see everything you want. There are so many places to discover like the Ramble, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace and Gapstow Bridge.
3. The High Line
The High Line is at the top of many visitors’ what-to-see-in-NYC lists. It truly gives a unique perspective on the city. You can easily tour this former elevated railway that has been transformed into a public park. Tour highlights include:
- Beautiful High Line gardens and plants
- Amazing artwork
- Unique Architecture
- Fabulous people watching
Park hours are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., which gives you options if you’re trying to figure out what to see in NYC before, after, or between a business meeting or conference.
4. Brooklyn Bridge
Everyone knows the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the top things to see and do in New York. This bridge is a world-renowned NYC symbol that connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. A walk across the bridge is fantastic way to take in great views and marvel at the bridge’s architecture. Photo opportunities are plentiful, where you’ll see Manhattan skyscrapers, the East River, the Statue of Liberty, and NYC’s other historic bridges. A walk across the bridge during the late evening or at night is extra special and an amazing way to end your day in NYC. It’s something you’ll really enjoy if your time in NYC is limited.
5. Grand Central Terminal
Some people refer to it as Grand Central Station, but that is the subway station below. Walking into Grand Central Terminal is like stepping back in time. Open in 1913 and 1994 you can see the history right in front of you. Although it is a popular tourist attraction it is still an important and busy transportation hub, delivering passengers to northern suburbs and Connecticut. Things not to miss are the concourse ceiling, whispering gallery and the Great Northern Food Hall.
Help with your one-day NYC trip
Beyond Times Square specializes in providing exclusive NYC trips and tours. If you want to make the most of your one day in NYC, give us a call and we’ll gladly be of assistance. We will customize your day so you can see NYC from a local perspective. Visit our contact page or call us at 877-432-4721.