5 days in New York City Itinerary

5 days in New York City Itinerary

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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.
Attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond, look for gifts at FAO Schwarz, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial
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