48 hours are such a short time if you consider all the attractions that the Big Apple has to offer on every level. But if you just have one weekend, why not going for something original? Here’s our unusual travel guide for a couple of days “in town”. Enjoy 🙂

Stop by the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park W & 79th St). Do you remember Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum where he had to deal with mummies and dinosaurs? Well, it was filmed here. This museum is in fact a classic of U.S. films and it is worth a visit even just for its atmosphere. Located in the Manhattan Upper West Side, the building will impress and charm you with its huge stone facade but it’s the interiors that will show its grandeur with 4 floors dedicated to the celebration of science in general and an area reserved to dinosaurs fossils.

Imagine a better world at the Strawberry Fields Memorial (Central Park). During your trip you will surely happen to stroll around the immense Central Park that gives its best during summer. Here, you can’t miss the Eastern part dedicated to the memory of the great John Lennon, featuring the IMAGINE mosaic donated to New York by the city of Naples.

Look for bargain books at the Strand Book Store (828 Broadway). This isn’t just a book store but a real city submerged by books of every genre and size. We are talking about over 18 miles of bookshelves with used and new books, historic and modern at any price, from $1 to $10. Whatever book you are looking for,  you can be sure to find it here. P.S. They also have a little stand in Central Park. What’s better than reading laying on the grass by a lake?

Walking on the High Line. An old train line transformed in a sort of elevated park that surrounds many areas of the city, starting from the Meatpacking District across Chelsea. During the summer you can meet several attractions and refreshment areas and it’s a different and unique way of visiting the various city districts while enjoying breathtaking city landscapes.

Looking for a collectible Chanel at What goes around comes back around (351 West Broadway, Soho) . We have to admit it: we are vintage shopping lovers to the bone and this shop is undoubtedly one of our favorites in New York. Located in SoHo, one of the most beautiful areas of New York and easily accessible from every part of the city, this store offers unique pieces during every period of the year and carries different brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Céline.

Browsing through old dusty knickknacks at Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market (West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues, Manhattan). Walking through flea markets looking for unique and vintage  pieces is what we love the most and if you love to do it too, this ( inserted in top places of the Shopping streets’ list of the National Geographic). A true vintage paradise among antiques, jewels and home accessories: impossible not to find anything!

Having a hamburger at Shake Shack (Madison Square Park). Very central and divinely good! This fast food chain is present almost all over the country and offers (according to us and the restaurants) the best street food available.

Trying the best hot dog at Nathan’s (Coney Island). Coney Island is one of those magic spots in NY and it’s worth a visit even just to try dog Nathan’s mega hot , that apparently invented it. You cannot miss of course the amusement park in front of the beach!

Sleeping at The New York EDITION for a night (5 Madison Avenue). Everybody deserves to be pampered, especially during the holidays, so we selected for you one of our favorite hotels in town that recently inaugurated. Here everything is perfect: the rooms, the restaurant with its starred chef and the breathtaking view, the pool rooms and the elegant bar where to end the evening with a great cocktail.

33 Responses to “48 hours in New York: unusual travel guide for a weekend in the city”

    This is a really touristy/not original bunch of tips, disappointing!

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  • I’ve been to New York once but didn’t even cover half of what it has to offer.
    Saving this post so I can use it a tips for when I go back!
    Kelly x
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  • Its extremely hard to see New York City in a weekend!:O I’ve been living here for 2 years and still haven’t seen everything 😀 But this is definitely interesting itinerary to start with …until the next weekend!;-)

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  • Right as I clicked on this post, Taylor Swift’s Welcome to New York played ahah! Your recommendations are interesting, might check some of them out next time I’m there!

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  • High Line park is definitely going on my list of places to visit while in New York! Thank ya! 😉

    -Myra (minkerr.com)

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  • Also love Luke’s lobster <3 And taking the South Ferry to Staten Island. Great skyline view and Statue of Liberty. Does not cost a thing! Brighton Beach next to Coney Island is one of my fave. xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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  • Wow, what a great post! My favorite city to visit, and your list offers such a great way to take in key places in a short period. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Kristi From Lulu With Grace

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