If there’s one thing you have to do in NYC, it’s walk everywhere. Kick off your 48 hours in the city by doing just that on the High Line, the elevated park made out of old rail tracks. It’s also the perfect one-stop shop to spy iconic NYC attractions like the Whitney Museum and Artichoke Basille’s pizza restaurant.
Full disclosure: 48 hours is not nearly enough time to see New York City. But if all you have is one brief weekend in the greatest city in the world, you’ll have to jam-pack it with activities—and that’s where we come in. Though locals have been known to spend five hours at a boozy brunch on Sunday (no judgement), we also know how to book it around town and have the inside scoop on the lesser-known NYC attractions worth visiting instead of fighting through the Times Square crowds. From the best New York pizza joints to iconic art museums in NYC, we’ve compiled the spots you need to hit to get the full NYC experience in a minimal amount of time.