New York City!

Just finished my itinerary for a whirlwind 2-day trip to New York City this week!  Porter Airlines had a 50% off sale, and I had Hilton points to spend on a hotel, so I’m gonna spend 2 days and 1 night in Manhattan.  It’s not long, so I won’t make it to any of the boroughs, but I haven’t been to NYC since high school (10 years ago, yeesh) so it was very tricky to narrow down my not-to-be-missed list.  I just wish I had more meals - there are SO many places I want to eat!  Also, there’s a 90% chance of rain on day 1, so I factored that in with museums and indoor activities.


  • Land at Newark at 9:30am
  • Bus to the Port Authority
  • Drop off backpack at Hilton Garden Inn Times Square
  • Brunch at Norma’s (Le Parker Meridian)
  • Visit Grand Central Station
  • NBC Tour at Rockefeller Plaza
  • Shopping on 5th Avenue
  • Snack at E.A.T. Cafe
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Back to hotel to freshen up
  • Comedy show at Carolines on Broadway
  • Times Square!


  • Breakfast at Murray’s Bagels (don’t judge me!)
  • Union Square Farmer’s Market
  • Washington Square Park
  • Greenwich Village
  • Soho
  • Dim sum in Chinatown
  • World Trade Centre
  • Head back north through TriBeCa
  • Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich
  • Cupcake from Molly’s Cupcakes
  • Subway to Times Square
  • Cheeseburger from Shake Shack
  • Bus back to Newark!

I put together this Google Map - the red markers are Tuesday, the yellow are Wednesday, and the blue are other points of interest if I have extra time or plans change.  I’ll also be keeping an eye out for food trucks!

  1. thiswayforadventure said: Have a wonderful time! Norma’s is insanely delicious! :)
  2. joshjohnson said: that’s so cool! hope you have a blast! :)
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