• Ella Botting

48 hours in New York


Where to stay?

Conveniently located in the West Village, The Jane should be your number one choice. Close to the High Line, the Hudson and a plethora of delicious eateries. I honestly couldn't have asked for more. The hotel was historically for sailors, but they've up-cycled the decor and it is so0oo0o chic. The bathrooms are shared, but are cleaner than my own, and the hotel provides towel, robes and slippers, which I totally didn't expect. Considering the hotel's location, it's fabulously priced. The rooms are small, and I stayed in a bunk bed room, but for me that made it all the more charming. Each bunk has a TV, sockets and AC 👏

Where to eat?

click for my google maps list ☝️

Bubby's

Black Tap

Tavern on the Green

2nd Ave Deli

and you grab a pizza slice wherever you can!

How to get around

Hop on/ hop off bus. Get the 48 hour deal, it's cheap and cheerful, you can see the whole of Manhattan in your two days. You get a free boat journey to the Statue of Liberty and an amazing view of the skyline. The only downside is that they play the same 3 songs about New York when they're not telling you facts (which is quite a lot of the time). If I hear Concrete Jungle one more time I think I may have a nervous breakdown.

Must see

  • The fearless girl statue on Wall Street. Get off stop number 12 (Battery Park) on the Downtown tour. You'll notice there's a lot more people trying to get a photo with The Bull statue, which says it all really.

  • Central Park. If you purchase the 48 hour hop on/ off tour, you get the Uptown & Harlem tour included too, which cover the whole park.

  • Times Square (at night)

  • Manhattan skyline (from the aforementioned boat trip)

What to bring

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