How to Spend 48 Hours in NYC

If you’re spending 48 hours in the city of New York, then you need to make the most of your big apple experience. Full to the brim with opportunities, activities, and places to visit, there’s so much that NYC has to offer. 

While you’re staying with us at The Marmara Park Avenue Hotel, savor every moment. Here are some ideas to inspire your 48 hours in NYC. 

In The Mornings 

Coffee Shops 

Start your day in true New York style and wake up with a coffee in one of the city’s beloved coffee shops. Check out our blog post on New York’s favorite coffee shops to help you choose. 

Birch Coffee is a good choice for strong coffee enthusiasts who want to embrace New York life and chat with strangers. Head to the Bean to start your day with some people watching while sipping on a cozy beverage. 


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Central Park 

Once the caffeine hits, you’ll be ready to take on the day. Why not begin with a wander around Central Park? This world-famous park is in central Manhattan, so take a stroll in the morning sunshine, or rent a bike and cycle around the park.

You can even join a yoga class if you fancy some gentle exercise. Visit Central Park Zoo where you can discover 130 different species. 


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In The Afternoons 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

During your 48 hours in NYC, visiting some of New York’s well-known landmarks is a must. After taking a walk around Central Park, head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which expands across 11.5 acres of Central Park. It showcases an incredible collection of art that spans over 5,000 years, with thousands of prehistoric objects, paintings, and artefacts, leading up to the present day.

Statue of Liberty 

We recommend a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Book tickets and take the ferry across to witness the magnificence of Lady Liberty yourself and wander around Ellis Island at your own pace.

9/11 Memorial 

While visiting the 9/11 memorial and museum may feel like a serious experience for a fun-filled 48 hours in New York, it’s a must-see part of the trip.  Walk around the gardens in memory of those who tragically passed away, where you will find large fountains in place of the World Trade Center towers. 


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In The Evenings 


When spending 48 hours in New York, you need to cram as much into the evening as the daytime. It is, after all, the city that never sleeps. You can’t visit New York without seeing a show at Broadway so make sure you book your tickets to enjoy a performance like no other. For the full experience, you can book a table at Ellen’s Stardust Diner where Broadway’s understudy actors will be your servers. 

Dinner Spots

New York has plenty of wonderful restaurants to choose from but some of our favorite romantic dinner spots are here. From Michelin-star restaurants to cultural cuisine, the possibilities are endless. 

Late Night Lounges 

If you don’t want the evening to end, then continue late into the night with some of New York’s top lounges, with dance floors, live music, and innovative cocktails. Here are our top lounge recommendations.

Stay With Us 

If you’re spending 48 hours in New York, then book with us for your short stay. Our luxury accommodation is the cherry on top after a weekend creating unforgettable memories. 

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