Make a list
If you are super gung-ho about seeing all the most popular, standard attractions and tourist destinations in New York there are a few ways of going about it that will make it easier and more affordable for you to see as much as possible in your limited amount of time. First, planning is essential. Make a list of the attractions you absolutely can not miss, and plan your itinerary carefully around what you want to see and do most. Remember, you will have more energy in the first half of the day than you will at the end! Also, plan with a map so that you don’t book a lunch downtown right before a tour uptown, etc. You can buy a 72-Hour Pass to help you check destinations off your list. This gives you access to any of the double decker tour buses, which operate Uptown, Downtown and Brooklyn. These buses take you past all the big attractions and give you the option of getting off at any destination you wish, and getting back on when you’re ready to continue.