My favorite time of year to be in New York City is when the weather is nice enough to spend all day outside wandering and people watching. The best way to see the city is by foot so wear comfortable shoes and spend a few days getting lost in New York City.

Day 1 – Downtown

Wake up early and be the first one on the train to South Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Take the free Staten Island Ferry roundtrip to get a better view. Get off and wander into the Financial District to see the Charging Bull, the Stock Exchange and the World Trade Center. Have a mid-morning coffee and pastry at Financier.

Take the subway up to Spring Street. Do some shopping in Soho and head West for a leisurely lunch outside in a West Village cafe. Daydream about the gorgeous brownstones in the Village while wandering up the cobblestone streets to West 14th Street. Explore the Highline and stop in Chelsea Market for some sweets.

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Day 2 – Uptown

Start the day in Central Park reliving the movies. Exit on the East side and visit the Met Museum. Have a light lunch and maybe a cocktail on the Museum’s rooftop. Take Madison Avenue South and peek in all the fancy stores. End the afternoon in Bergdorf’s and have afternoon tea overlooking Central Park.

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Day 3 – Midtown

Start the morning off at the Plaza Food Hall for some early morning pastries or crêpes. Then shop famous Fifth Avenue until you find yourself in Bryant Park. Take a seat on the lawn and people watch. Head over to Grand Central Station to see the iconic clock and grab a bite on the Dining Concourse. Walk a few blocks to the Pod Hotel Rooftop for an early evening drink with a view before hopping on the Subway Shuttle to Times Square to see a Broadway show and marvel at Times Square lit up at night.

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