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Your Guide to a Fabulous Day Trip to New York City

Ever since I moved to Boston, I’ve been taking advantage of how close the cities on the East Coast are and the accessibility of public transportation. I take day trips to New York all the time, so here are my top five places to go when I have less than 24 hours to spend in the city!

Times Square/Broadway

Times Square is…something else. It’s crowded and flashy and scary sometimes, but it’s a great tourist spot. With the shiny lights and billboard signs, you can’t help but look around and take in New York City. One of the main reasons why I go to New York is to see Broadway musicals. Most shows have lotteries you can enter and pretty cheap matinee and afternoon tickets you could purchase at the box office on the day of!

Bryant Park

While Central Park is great, it’s huge. Like, I’ve gotten lost there before. For me, Bryant Park is one of my favorite places. It’s much smaller and there are always fun activities to do and photo ops to take there. In the winter, there’s an ice skating rink along with winter markets. It’s the cutest!


I love MoMA so much because well, the art, but my favorite painting Starry Night is there. I always love going to MoMA every once in a while because I can always spend an endless amount of time there. On Fridays, MoMA is free!

The High Line

If you ever need a place to walk around for hours, go to the High Line It’s a beautiful park/greenway with beautiful views.


    ​Shopping around SoHo

    I absolutely love SoHo. My favorite thing to do in New York is shop till I drop and SoHo is the cutest area that has the best stores.

    While I love Boston and New York, traveling the two can be exhausting within a day, but it is so worth it. I recommend going with a couple of friends or family members and spending the day in New York City when you have free time!


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    Caele (pronounced Kay-lee) is a senior at Boston University studying Advertising and Spanish. She loves books, film, music, photography, food, traveling, fashion, and beauty. Before COVID-19, you could usually find her on the MBTA or in a coffee shop.
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