One Day in NYC Vacation and Itinerary Suggestions

How much can you see on NYC One Day Tours? A lot of New York City actually! An ideal New York vacation requires a week or more, but I’m well aware some of you are just joining us for a day. So, if you are looking to see the best of New York City in One Day, here are some NYC One Day Tours that will help you see as much as possible in a short time.

New York City One Day Main Attractions Tour

New York City One Day Main Attractions Tour

This intimate (15 people max) 6 hour NYC One Day Tour departs daily (on foot) from Times Square and takes you through the Theater District, followed by 30 Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, the Chrysler Building and Grand Center Terminal, where the group takes a rest and grabs a bite for lunch.

After lunch, take the subway downtown to see Wall Street, The Bull, take the Staten Island Ferry for a picture-perfect view of the State of Liberty and end at the 9/11 Memorial.

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New York City Private Levy’s Tour

New York City 3-Hour Private VIP Tour

This private (your group only) Levy’s Unique NYC Highlights Tour, led by NYC’s #1 Tour Guide Family takes you through all the highlights of NYC with personality, humor and rich NYC history.

More Info: Levy’s Unique NYC Highlights Tour (approx 4 hours)

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USA Guided Tours – Discover NYC!

Opentours NY City Tour

The Discover NYC! Tour (5 hrs), begins uptown with Lincoln Center, Harlem, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and other landmark views from the bus. You’ll then drive through Greenwich Village and SoHo, stopping for a guided walk through Little Italy and Chinatown.

Then, back on the bus to drive over the Brooklyn Bridge, on to more downtown sightseeing and photo ops, with options to end the tour at the Statue of Liberty, Meatpacking District or Empire State Building.

More Info: USA Guided Tours – Discover NYC! (5 hours)

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If I had ONE Day – Tips from Lifelong New Yorkers

NYC One Day Vacations

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

One Day NYC Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours – Exclusive Discounts

New York City Bus Tours

A Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Tour is a great way to see NYC in one day. Even locals love to take a bus tour when they have guests in town!

Read more about New York Bus Tours, customer reviews, photos and SAVE $$.

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New York City 2-Day Itinerary

New York City 2 Day Itinerary

Staying in New York City longer than one day? Check out this great NYC 2 Day Itinerary using the New York City Explorer Pass. Here we use the 5-attraction 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. You’ll see many more attractions and 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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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Insider Printable Guides

"The guides are exactly what we were looking for to help us navigate NYC and the highlights of each area.
THANK YOU for taking the time to put this together."

NYC Insider Printable Guides


"Amazing, Melissa. This is my second copy! Congratulations for this always excellent guide. I have been living in this area for 18 years, but I still leave the guide as a treat when people come to visit me by their bed. So comprehensive!"


Best of Manhattan 6-Hour Guided Coach Tour

Best of Manhattan 6-Hour Guided Coach Tour

Closed. This 6 hour Best of Manhattan 6-Hour Guided Coach Tour, leaving from Times Square, takes you through Central Park, Greenwich Village, Museum Mile, Wall Street, the South Street Seaport, Grant’s Tomb, the World Trade Center Site and much more.

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