Just under a two-hour drive from the Poconos, the excitement of the Big Apple is an easy day-trip away. We know you won’t be able to see it all on one trip, but here are some top highlights we recommend. Grab a comfy pair of walking shoes and let’s get your one-day self-guided NYC adventure planned!
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Breakfast: Fuel up at Sarabeth’s, an NYC staple offering delicious American fare. Check out one of their five different locations spread around the city from Manhattan and Tribeca to the Upper East Side.
9:30 a.m. - Noon | Explore the Financial District: Take the morning to view Manhattan’s Financial District. Here you can visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the One World Trade Center. From there check out the Charging Bull and the New York Stock Exchange. If this is your first visit to New York City, these sites are ones you won’t want to miss!
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch: Head north to Olio é Piu where Sixth and Greenwich avenues meet Christopher Street. This Neapolitan cuisine with classic Italian dishes is a great place to grab a quick bite as you head through Manhattan.
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Explore Chelsea to Central Park: Take a stroll on the High Line, pop in Chelsea Market, shop in Times Square, and visit Central Park. There are so many things to see and do in just a few square miles.
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Dinner: Grab dinner at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in Time’s Square, just steps away from Broadway. Rich in flavor, Carmine’s is a great place for family Italian fare with large portions to share. Make sure you make a reservation before you head over there!8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Broadway Show: A staple in the city, there is nothing quite like a Broadway show! From Wicked to The Phantom of the Opera, research some of the shows playing in the city’s most treasured areas.