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48 Hours in NYC

New York, NY, United States
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An Amtrak sale and great AAA savings meant a quick trip up to NYC for us from our home in DC! From old faves like Ellis Island and Central Park to new experiences like theatre and whiskey tastings we managed to squeeze as many unique sites into our trip as possible on a short amount of time!
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Bars and nightlife

The Flatiron Room
The Flatiron Room
For whiskey drinkers in your life, there's no other place to go. You must reserve for a table, but we had no trouble using Open Table for this. There's also live music every night and thousands of whiskeys to choose from. They also offer many pre-selected tasting flights so you can try something new. They have cocktails and wine as well and a small menu of tasting items.

Culture and experiences

The McKittrick Hotel
The McKittrick Hotel is home to a theatre experience like no other, called Sleep No More. We were turned on to this performance by a friend of ours from NYC and I can't believe I haven't heard of it sooner! I don't want to ruin it for you but, if you're looking to break out of the Broadway rut and have a tolerance for the alternative, this will be the most unique and addictive performance you've ever experienced. Spring for the "Maximillian's Guest" tickets, you won't regret it. Also stop up to the Gallows Green rooftop bar afterward for an incredible enchanted garden-like view of NYC
Gansevoort St
Gansevoort St
I was beyond excited to check our the grand opening of the new Whitney Museum and it did not disappoint! I definitely recommend springing for the audio guide, and hopefully the crowds die down soon as it was a little difficult to really enjoy the collection


The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection®
The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection®
I did a ton of research trying to get the best location and hotel feel for our money and the Lexington offered a great AAA rate in midtown Manhattan. The hotel had an art deco/jazz era feel and while I probably wouldn't stay here again I can recommend it for a clean, centrally located hotel with a boutique feel. Staff wasn't particularly warm but neither was anyone rude. Great Starbucks attached!

Points of interest

Central Park
More enormous than you could possible handle in a day. Make the most out of your stroll through the park with a guided tour to see all the monuments and historical sites you never even knew about. You can even download and app with audio guide for your own free tour.
The High Line
A must-do in NYC! Great for hanging out during the day, but also super unique at night to see the lights of the skyline and all of the regular New Yorkers who live right along the park


Gotham West Market
Gotham West Market
We walked all the way across town for this market! We'd tried this food hall on our last trip to NYC and couldn't wait to make it back. With lattes from Blue Bottle Coffee and breakfast tacos to start our day, it's a great funky spot to relax among locals. Lots of great spots for happy hour small plates as well
Bubby's High Line
Refuel after your visit to the Whitney Museum with this great restaurant right across the street. Lots of ingredients all made in-house and be sure to get a spot on the patio for excellent people watching

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by Pglo716


sounds fun!