After having lived in New York City for the past 10 years, I have helped countless friends and family generate itineraries for a weekend in New York City. Rather than allow these plans to rot in the vast nothingness of my Gmail outbox, it would be a crime for me, a travel blogger, not to share some of them with the general public. I have done countless flavors of a weekend depending on who is coming, but this is a budget-friendly first time weekend in New York City itinerary.
When people come to visit for the first time, I’m typically asked for a mix of sightseeing the major attractions along with a few local off the grid recommendations. I’m also told that people want to cram in as much as possible, so buckle on your walking shoes because I’m going to wear you out.
Note: I actually wrote this as an email to a friend and converted it to a post, so you can take comfort with the knowledge that these are authentic, genuine recommendations and not click-bait. Read more