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72 Hours in NYC: What to See, What to Do w/These Deals

From the Upper East Side to SoHo, discover hot restaurants and exciting activities at 30-60% off. We recommend checking the itinerary below and locking in savings before you even pack a bag. Buy the deals in advance and store them on your mobile app for quick and easy redemption.

Day 1: From Scenic Central Park to Spectacular Stand Up

Start the day at 58th Street and 6th Avenue where you’ll explore Central Park on bikes ($9, reg. $15). Cycle your way to Pappardella to pick up an Italian picnic for two ($39, reg. $90), and kick back for lunch with a checkered tablecloth sprawled out on the Great Lawn. After people watching over pasta and biscotti, feast on arts and culture at your pick of world-class institutions: The Metropolitan Museum of Art for $15, regularly $25, which also allows you to skip the winding line, or the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum ($16, reg. $22).

All that sightseeing work up an appetite? Make it an early three-course dinner for two at The Carlyle, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, for $125, reg. $238. Then it’s off to Stand Up NY for post-dinner drinks and laughs with the city's top comedians ($25 for 2 people, reg. $66).

Day 2: Downtown Lowdown

Discover Lower Manhattan on the upper deck of a Big Bus Tour, and see the Wall Street Bull, Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower and Woolworth building ($32, reg. $49). Hop off in Little Italy to taste one of “Manhattan’s top pies" per New York Magazine, at L’asso ($35 for 2 people, reg. $75).

After lunch, hop back on the bus to SoHo for dessert: a gourmet chocolate walking tour ($29, reg. $80). Continue the tour on your own at Chelsea's High Line, an urban park built on historic railroads, before making your way to the “cooler-than-cool” Americano for dinner for two with welcome cocktails ($69, reg. $140). And in the city that never sleeps, cap off the night at the swanky Dream Hotel with specialty cocktails for you and your travel mate for $39 (reg. $90).

Day 3: R & R

Two full days of hustling deserves at least one day at the iconic Waldorf Astoria spa, where you'll save more than $100 on a luxurious day or relaxation. Recharge with a full-body massage and raise a glass of Champagne to a successful -- and budget-friendly -- visit to New York City.

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Deal Expert, New York
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Lisa Chung