Your Guide to a Perfect Manhattan Day

October 26 2015 | Travel Tips

Make it as perfect a day as possible with our handy guide to the essential stops on a classic New York trip. When you stay at Washington Jefferson Hotel, you’re just moments away from some of the most sought-after attractions in the surrounding area. In a city that’s constantly bustling with endless things to do and a variety of activities, getting a handle of where to start can sometimes be overwhelming.

Leave your worries behind and embark on a journey filled with memories to last a lifetime, iconic treats and unique adventures when you take utilize our guide to planning a perfect day in NYC. But the fun doesn’t stop there. In town for longer? During your stay ask our team for recommendations on everything from Broadway shows to dinner reservations and much more.

8 AM – Rise to greet the day in your room at the Washington Jefferson.

9 AM – Enjoy a refreshing breakfast at one of the nearby cafes or bistros, like Tout Va Bien, Bibble & Sip, or Pick A Bagel. If you’re eager to start your itinerary, grab something quick and healthy from the always-reliable Pret a Manger.

10 AM – Take a leisurely stroll through Central Park, or at least as much of its sprawling beauty as you can manage! Home to numerous wonderful landmarks – including the Central Park Zoo, Tavern on the Green, and Belvedere Castle – you may recognize some spots within the park from a favorite movie or two.

11 AM – Get glamorous and hit the boutiques and department stores of Times Square and Bryant Park.

12:30 PM – Lunch at a legend, which is easy when choosing a location in this zip code. Carnegie Deli, with its mind-bending portions of deli meat sandwiches, promises the chance to spot some celebrities in between bites, while the by-now-famous Shake Shack offers some of the most memorable burgers and fries in the city.

1:30 PM – Make time for one of the world-famous New York City attractions in Times Square. From the excitement in the history explored at Radio City Music Hall to the Museum of Modern Art, there is a monumental place to explore for every conceivable artistic, cultural or historic interest.

5 PM – Unwind from the day with a Happy Hour at one of the many bars in the area. The Rum House invites you to get loose with retro cocktails, the 230 Fifth boasts stunning rooftop views for when the weather’s easy, and the sizzling hot Kingside makes a mean Old Fashioned. Of course, you’d be foolish to pass up the chance to knock back pre-dinner drinks at…

7 PM – …Esca, Becco or Barbetta. These are divine as it gets in our part of town.

9 PM – Check out a Broadway show and the bustling nightlife of the city after-hours.Tickets to Wicked, Jersey Boys, or Book of Mormon are easy to come by, discounts are plentiful, and, thanks to the many gorgeous theaters studding the neighborhood, it’s nearly impossible to find a less-than-great seat.

12 AM – Return to the comfort of your Washington Jefferson room and a much-deserved good night’s sleep.

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