Living in New York for my whole life, you’d think I would get bored, but that’s not the case. Whether you want to explore the vibrant metropolitan streets of New York City, watch a sunset over the iconic Hudson River, go on a hike in the untouched Adirondacks, or spend the day on the beach on Long Island, New York is one of the most dynamic and environmentally diverse places on earth. You may find yourself indecisive when thinking ‘what should I explore next?” Here’s a look at 24 hours in New York:
9:00 AM – Hop on the train to Grand Central Station
It only takes a quick 45-minute train to get you from the small town of Mount Pleasant to the biggest city in the United States, but that’s not where the journey ends. One quick subway from can take you to pretty much wherever you want to go in New York City.
10:00 AM – Brunch in the Big Apple
Brunch is a big deal in New York City (to say the least), with endless options and lines that can span city blocks, I can say that it lives up to the hype. My favorite brunch location is a popular spot called The Red Cat in Chelsea, to the locals, it is a classic go-to spot for Sunday brunch, with vintage NYC style decor and walls adorned with art – the atmosphere embodies the spirit of New York.
12:00 PM – A scenic walk on the High Line
After having an amazing brunch in Chelsea, there’s no better place to walk off all those calories than The High Line. Being an abandoned former New York City railroad on the West Side, community members transformed it into one of the defining features in New York. You can decide to walk the whole route, from 14thstreet to 34th, by the time you reach the end, you may even have room for dessert.
1:30 PM – Explore the unimaginably vast Central Park
At this point in my life, I can’t even count how many times I’ve been to Central Park. After so many times visiting, I still find myself getting lost. No matter where you find yourself in Central Park, there is always something to see and explore.
4:00 PM – Rent a boat in the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park
After many hours exploring the intricacies of this seemingly infinite park, you find yourself at the lake. You and your friends can decide to splurge with $15 to spend an hour on a boat rental. This is one of the most unique and exciting things to do in Central Park. You may even find yourself paying for another hour. In the middle of the park, surrounded by the skyline of New York City, you will truly enjoy your time in the heart of New York City.
6:00 PM – Make your way back to Grand Central and hop on the Hudson line
New York City can be very tiring, but I promise you will love every minute of it, but we aren’t done yet. From Grand Central, our next stop is Tarrytown, just hop on the Hudson Line and enjoy a scenic train ride on the Hudson River, taking you only a few meters away from ‘Scenic Hudson River Walk’ in Tarrytown, located 10-minutes away from our campus in Thornwood, where you will witness a breathtaking sunset with a view of New York City south, and the Adirondacks north.
7:30 PM – Finish off the evening with crepes in Pleasantville
After a long day on your feet, what could be a better way to finish off the evening then enjoying some crepes. Only a mere 5 minutes away from EF Academy New York is one of my favorite spots to eat. Little Crepe Street is quaint creperie located in Pleasantville, weather your feeling savory, sweet, or even spicy, this is a classic spot for the students of EF Academy New York.
Surrounded by 100 acres of landscaped grounds, the EF Academy New York boarding school in the US offers students a huge variety of activities to take part in and plenty of space for them to pursue their passions. Experience a traditional american boarding school education in New York in an international setting that will inspire, transform and empower you.