New York, New York: Definitely one of the most overwhelming cities to visit because there is just so much to do and so much to see while you’re there. I’ve visited three times, and during each trip, we packed in a ton of fun activities and delicious restaurants. My nine days in the Concrete Jungle feel like at least three months, as I’ve covered miles and miles of the city by foot (lesson learned the first time: pack comfortable shoes!).

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!”

-Charlie Chaplin

NYC5Instead of creating a City Guide like I have in the past, where I outline my favorite restaurants, activities and sites, I’ve created a three day itinerary which includes all of my ‘must do’s’ for NYC. I’ve also made a Google map of these locations, which you can access here. I find the city can be challenging to navigate, so I hope this helps!

Also, if you’re up for church on Sunday, you should definitely go to Hillsong NYC and C3 Brooklyn. I’ve been to the former (it’s incredible), and the latter was started a few years ago by a sweet couple I traveled to Manila with three years ago.


Three perfect days in New York City

Day 1


Day 2


Day 3


Have a city that you love and want to share your own guide? Email me.


  1. Doing it big time in the Big Apple! I’ll have some wine with that cheese 🙂

  2. Great guide! I love the Brooklyn flea too – if you’re already at Smorgasbord, worth checking out. And I always recommend a late night comedy show at the Comedy Cellar – so good (reserve in advance or get there early (like an hour+ before a show) and stand in line for extra tickets). Oh, and John’s pizza after the show. Mmmm…Maybe I need to do a NYC pizza guide post… we’ve basically tried 15 places there. My heart belongs in Chicago, but I LOVE NYC.

    • What a pro!!! Seriously. You need to do a NYC guide! Are y’all going to go this year with Simon? I want to go back and go to that comedy show. Also, I love Brooklyn Flea! Got a bow necklace there that I love. Xo

  3. Laurie @ pride in photos Reply

    Oh friend, this is a fabulous itinerary!!! Love it.

  4. Just discovered your blog and I’m loving it. Apparently we share this traveling passion and the city guide hobby. I discovered some nice spots with this article so thanks for sharing. If you want to check mine (a more architectural approach maybe) this is the link to New York’s Architecture Guide. I have one of Chicago too by the way 🙂

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