Want to pack a lot of art, architecture and shopping into a single day in New York City? Look no further than this one day itinerary. I'll guide you as you explore Manhattan's East Side from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
to Grand Central Terminal
, with a Fifth Avenue (window) shopping spree to keep you occupied as you travel from one to the other. This article has all the information you need to plan and execute this great day -- directions, where to eat, and tips for exploring.
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Do you love Gossip Girl
? Since the show is set in New York City, there are no shortage of locations to check out when you're visiting New York City.
Time Out New York has a do-it-yourself Gossip Girl Walk with ten stops in midtown Manhattan (keep in mind that the restaurant in The Palace has changed, so you can no longer enjoy the truffled grilled cheese. NYCGo.com has a Gossip Girl Guide to NYC has a run-down of locations based on the show's central characters. If you'd prefer to have a guided Gossip Girl experience in New York City, check out On Location's Gossip Girl Sites! Tour, a three-and-a-half hour bus tour that covers over 40 locations used in filming Gossip Girl.
Photos: Gossip Girl Locations
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March might not offer New York City's best weather, but this year, visitors who come to New York City in March can enjoy the tail end of Winter Restaurant Week
and the St. Patrick's Day Parade
.Guide: March in New York City
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With the cost of New York City museum admissions often hovering around $20, it can become very expensive to check out some of New York City's great museums -- especially if you want to scope out several different museums during your trip. Our list of Free and Pay What You Wish Days at New York City Museums
makes it easy to save money with just a little planning. Beware: the free admission days at many New York City museums are quite popular, so try to arrive at the beginning if you want to beat the crowds.More: Free Things To See And Do for Families
Recommended: New York City's Top Free Attractions
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