Is it possible to enjoy an affordable vacation in New York in 3 days? For most people, it sounds impossible; I mean, is there really such a thing as cheap hotels in New York, not to mention inexpensive things to do? Fortunately, the answer is yes, and seeing New York in 3 day is possible if you act like a savvy traveler, plan ahead a bit, and choose things to do and places to see that suit your tastes and your budget. New York is one of the most fun places to visit in 3 days but you’ll probably want to go on a few, 3 day vacations here, different times of the year, to really understand the draw of this fantastic city. I wrote before about relaxing places in New York before, but here are other great places worth visiting, espcially if you go there for the first time!
Once visitors arrive in New York, the sky is the limit. Central Park has always been a scenic icon representing the New York lifestyle and is always on the top of the list when it comes to places to visit in New York, even on a budget. The massive 843 acre park is packed with an endless amount of fun activities from the Central Park Zoo to the Belvedere Castle Exhibit, the ice skating rink in the winter and the fun restaurants and bars dotting the park near New York’s most popular city streets. Imagine enjoying a leisurely lunch in Central Park while enjoying the view; spectacular. It would be easy to spend 3 day in Central Park alone which is another reason to carefully plan your 3 day’s worth of activities.
A visit to NY isn’t complete without going to the Statue of Liberty and it’s easy to spend the better part of a day there. The island itself is a scenic getaway from the city and spending the day relaxing there; looking out at your breathtaking surroundings, enjoying the company of Lady Liberty herself is something that everyone should do at least once. Best of all, the many cheap hotels that are around the area make it easy to enjoy the experience.
The West Village neighborhood has become a favorite for locals and visitors alike because of its welcoming, laid back ambience. You can spend a whole day wandering around West Village and enjoying their fantastic bakeries with to die for pastries, intimate restaurants as well as shops selling vintage and unique jewelry that is often handmade. It offers a slower paced environment than the always vibrant, hustle and bustle of New York and is a nice break in the action.
Not to be missed before wrapping up 3 days in New York is a walk long the lively streets of Manhattan, soaking up the city’s energetic vibe, stopping by Time Square or touring the Brooklyn Brewery, a beer lover’s dream come true and the perfect way to wrap up a “New York in 3 Days” vacation.
A cheap vacation is easily had if you plan it out right; all you need to do is book reservations at one of the many discount hotels and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the city life in no time and will be able to stay within your budget as well.