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Sample Vacation Itineraries…NYC Insiders Share Their Trips

New York City Vacations offer so many incredible things to do, sometimes its hard to know where to start planning. Here are some example NYC vacations to get you started.

Of course, NYC Insiders would LOVE to hear about YOUR New York City Vacations when you return, so please come back and share.


If I had ONE Day – Tips from lifelong New Yorkers

Strawberry Fields NYC Central Park

Real, life-long New Yorkers share their “must-see” and “must-do” lists if they had only ONE day left in NYC – where to eat and shop, what to do and see.

Check out all their favorite places to eat or secret spots in Central Park. All our NYC secrets revealed in NYC One Day Vacations


New York City 2-Day Itinerary

New York City 2 Day Itinerary

Staying in New York City longer than one day? This great NYC 2 Day Itinerary uses the 5-attraction New York City Explorer Pass for admission to the Hop On/Hop Off Downtown Tour, Empire State Building, ZEPHYR Statue of Liberty Cruise, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York Botanical Garden. With a little planning, you can see a lot of New York City with this best of NYC 2 Day Itinerary, without stress and without spending a fortune. 

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One Day in NYC with Kids Itinerary

One Day in NYC with Kids

Our awesome One Day in NYC with Kids Itinerary, is Day 2 of a weekend vacation, and jam-packed with the Statue of Liberty, lunch at Serendipity, Dylan’s Candy Bar, FAO Schwarz, Plaza Hotel and Central Park.

Five year old Maggie called it “the BEST day of her life.”


New York City Vacations – Young Girls

New York City Vacation with Young Girls

Kim’s Vacation with young girls, the “Perfect Princess Girls Weekend” includes the world’s largest candy land, best toy store, Central Park carriage ride secrets, the glass window amphitheater right on top of a city street, Harry Potter’s NYC home…and the BEST restaurant for kids in Little Italy. Explore her itinerary at New York City Vacations with Young Girls


NYC One Day Boys Itinerary

NYC One Day Boys Itinerary

Our awesome NYC One Day Boys Itinerary is perfect for almost ANY adult or child (no gender or age bias here!) and organizes the Intrepid Museum, Beast Speed Boat Ride, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center (Lego Store, Nintendo World) and many more options into a super-packed and organized day.


Romantic New York City Vacation

Romantic New York City Vacation

Dont miss a thing when planning your Romantic New York City Vacation. Pick the best hotels (like The Muse – photo), best romantic restaurants, best neighborhoods for a romantic stroll, romantic rooftops with skyline views, the most erotic museum and much more.

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New York City Vacations – Architecture

NYC Architecture Tour

Walt’s NYC Architecture Tour covers the amazing Art Deco along 42nd Street, including the United Nations, Chrysler Building, Daily News, Grand Central Station, and of course, where to eat along the way. Just five blocks of New York City is home to some of the world’s most famous buildings. According to Walt, “For my money New York City is THE most amazing city for architecture…”


One Day in NYC Arts and Culture

One Day in NYC Arts and Culture

Our One Day in NYC Arts and Culture itinerary is a chock full day taking you through our famous Bagels and Lox, Central Park Biking, martinis at the Met, MoMA, Broadway, Times Square and more!


Ten Reasons I Love New York City

Ten Reasons I Love New York City

I just LOVE this article submitted by Paul of Oregon on the Top 10 Things He Loves About New York City.

Paul really GETS it – why New York is so special. He goes far beyond the typical tourist info and talks about the people, history, art, Yankees fans and ingrained culture…the real reasons those of us gladly pay a premium to call NYC our home.

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To build your perfect New York City Vacation, use our free NYC Vacation Planner, filled with tools, maps, calendars and many NYC Insider Tips.

More Sample New York City Vacations

First Time in New York City for Kids
Our family recently visited New York City for a quick weekend tour. It was the first time our kids were going to the city and they were very excited. We …

Unexpected Fun at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
In all the years our family has lived in metro NY, we had never visited Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square.

Jean’s Art Lovers Tour of NYC Museums
Three art-inspired friends visited New York City and had a wonderful time around Christmas. As all three of us are art lovers, visiting the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) on the Upper East Side was a must.

NYC vacation with developmental disabilities
This past June, my best friend and I set off on an adventure from Maine with three of our favorite people, who happen to have developmental disabilities. 

NYC Local gets Surprised by a NYC Bus Tour
CitySights New York Bus Tour is the ticket to showing friends around town

New York City Girls Trip for 40th Birthday
We rented a 2 BR/ 2Bath apartment for a week from VRBO, a few blocks from 5th Ave. and 57th St. We took the Circle Line Cruise around Manhattan, shopped …

NYC Birthday Weekend with the Girls 
I was in NYC June 17-20th, 2011. I went to NYC with 2 of my friends and my younger sister. We saw Sister Act on Broadway , which was the highlight of …

NYC Senior Trip with Moms and Daughters
My daughter and her best friend didn’t want the normal beach vacation. We live in the south, there are beaches within 2 hours of our home so that was …

Week in NYC for Work and Pleasure 
My husband and I came to NYC so I could attend a conference and he could have a vacation. We rented an apartment from StaySmartNYC which I had found …

Visiting NYC with My Sister and Nieces
We arrived for a 3 day trip and picked up our New York Pass and on/Hop off bus passes first thing. We feel the passes were a wonderful help to us and …

The View at the Marriott Marquis 
One of the biggest surprises, and a strange value, is The View at the Marriott Marquis. Located in Times Square, The View (the lounge) is located downstairs …

Sixteen-In-The-City 
In 2000, when I was sixteen, my school held a week-long trip to the big apple. We had been studying immigration and among the various touristy things we …

NYC Young Family of Four
Since I was traveling with my husband and two daughters, one 10 and the other 5, we mainly stuck to kid-friendly areas. Of course, we visited the main …

NYC Christmas Date Weekend
My girlfriend and I (both 21 yrs old) went for a weekend in December to New York City. We stayed at the Hotel Wellington near Times Square. The hotel …

NYC Sample Vacation with the Family
We came to NYC for 5 days from 22nd Oct. We were really lucky with the weather; mild, sunny days and just a few days after we left there was a big snowfall!…

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