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Best NYC Itinerary for 5 Days

We are staying in SoHo as our base, but there's so much to do and see. Want to narrow it to the best, most authentic experiences.

New York City

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Doug from Angelika Film Center & Cafe

On the Lower East Side, go to Tenement Museum (

Have lunch at Russ & Daughters (

Grab ice cream after at Il Laboratorio del Gelato (

Check out the quirky pencil store CW Pencil Enterprise(

In Soho, go to Pearl River Mart before they close (

Check out Aero, the most beautiful home decor store (

Buy a chunk of asteroid at The Evolution Store(

Have a great dosa for lunch Hampton Chutney Co.(

Hit Balthazar Restaurant for breakfast (

Check out the New York City Fire Museum(

In SoHo, most stores open at 10am.  Crowds hit at noon. 

Get Citibike and ride over to West Side, then go down to Battery Park. Walk over to World Trade Center.

Have fun!

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Don't forget the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, particularly if someone in your family immigrated to this county. They still give me a thrill. And Museums? Moma is a must. The Met. Frick. Guggenheim. Brooklyn is the hip place - don't miss the best subs in the world at City Sub. And make sure you leave some time just to wander the wonder that is NYC.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Tenement Museum (attraction)
  2. Russ & Daughters (restaurant)
  3. Il Laboratorio del Gelato (attraction)
  4. CW Pencil Enterprise (attraction)
  5. Pearl River Mart (attraction)
  6. Aero (attraction)
  7. The Evolution Store (attraction)
  8. Hampton Chutney Co. (restaurant)
  9. Balthazar Restaurant (restaurant)
  10. New York City Fire Museum (attraction)
  11. SoHo (neighborhood)
  12. Battery Park (attraction)
  13. World Trade Center (attraction)
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answered by
Mein from Toronto

During one of my earlier visits to New York City we purchased a New York City Pass for two days,

 Just to add some places not already mentioned:

- Circle Line River Cruise tour (highly recommended)

- The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Cafeteria (a little out of the way, but recommended - try and catch the free tour)

- American Museum of Natural History (we took the free tour)/Hayden Planetarium

- Walk the High Line Park

- visit Chelsea Market

- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

- visit DUMBO

- some Museums have "Free admission" days where you can go in for a couple of hours before closing

 I find Manhattan a fairly walkable city and the subway easy to use (just double check the train and track)

It's really a Great City to visit and re-visit!

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  1. New York City (city)
  2. The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Cafeteria (restaurant)
  3. American Museum of Natural History (attraction)
  4. High Line Park (attraction)
  5. Chelsea Market (attraction)
  6. Brooklyn Bridge (attraction)
  7. DUMBO (attraction)
answered by
Scott from San Francisco

When you make it to mid-town (and you will because someone is going to want to go to Bloomingdales flagship store), go to EssaBagel, and order an everything bagel, with cream-cheese, and nova, open faced.  It's the best bagel in the world - it is a totally unique experience to NYC.  And when you hit Little Italy, try M'o Gelato - the hazenut and pistachio gelato are the best in the world, and I mean that.  Nothing in Italy compares to it.  I don't care for Little Italy, and certainly don't eat a meal there unless you can score an un-attainable place at Torrisi Italian Specialties, but this gelato place is the real deal.  

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  1. EssaBagel (restaurant)
  2. M'o Gelato (attraction)
  3. Torrisi Italian Specialties (restaurant)
answered by
Jenn from Boston

SoHo is a great place to start for the Authentic experience. I suppose it depends on what your other interests are. If art is your thing, hit the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in addition to the galleries in SOHO. Enjoy Central Park. Carriage ride can be nice, but only if you get someone who's been doing it for ages and still loves his/her job. Empire State Building is a classic. Aim for sunset if you can. Get their before to avoid HUGE line. Intrepid is actually really cool and lovely sites from the River. Seeing the Space Shuttle Columbia School was really cool for me. Good luck!

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. SoHo (neighborhood)
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (attraction)
  3. Museum of Modern Art (attraction)
  4. Empire State Building (attraction)
  5. Space Shuttle Columbia School (attraction)

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