8 days in New York City Itinerary

8 days in New York City Itinerary

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New York City
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New York City

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Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Bronx Zoo and Fire Island National Seashore. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, go for a walk through Central Park, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning tool .

In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island National Seashore, Gateway National Recreation
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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