Nine-Hour Day Trip to NYC

Planning a trip to New York City? Figuring out what to do can get a tad overwhelming. With a multitude of shops, restaurants, and city attractions, where does one even begin? Don’t worry – at Martz we have a nine-hour guide to your day in the city.

Have Brunch at The Marshal

Located on 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen is The Marshal – a cozy brunch spot to start your day off fresh! Take your time and try their featured brunch menu items like their famous homemade biscuits, oven fired mac n’ cheese, and delicious French toast topped with Honeyed Ricotta. Also on the menu are tasty eggs and wood oven frittatas, salads, wood fried hash, sandwiches and more! With any great meal also comes a refreshing drink. Enjoy cocktails from Bloody Mary’s to Mimosas to their amazing Snow Day Hot Chocolate. Brunch starts on Saturdays at 11am so make your reservation! Estimated time: Anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 ½!

Walk the High Line

After brunch hop on the High Line! Running from West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues, to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, the High Line is a 1.45 mile-long elevated park built on an abandoned New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Walking along the High Line there is so much to do and see. Along the way you’ll find beautiful horticulture, unique sculptures, serene views, and delicious food vendors.

Some features of the park include the 23rd Street Lawn that stretches for an entire block north of West 22nd Street, featuring seating steps to take in the stunning city views. The Chelsea Thicket features a pathway winding gently through a miniature forest of lush dogwoods, hollies, roses, and other dense trees and shrubberies. Every step along the way you’ll find a piece of history and something new you’ve never seen before. The High Line is open daily and free to visit! Estimated time: There is so much to explore on the High Line, this could take anywhere from 1 to 1 ½ hours!

The Standard Biergarten

After walking the High Line, grab a cold beer and a snack at The Standard Biergarten. This year-round beer garden under the High Line offers Bavarian brews, German snacks, and Ping-Pong all in an outdoor setting. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and chat with your family and friends about what your favorite part of the day is so far. Estimated time: Take your time and relax before heading to your next destination. This activity could take anywhere from 1 hour to 1 ½.

Shopping near the High Line

After grabbing a drink and a snack do some shopping near the High Line. Whether you’re searching for a trendy outfit to wear or a new book to read, this shopping destination has some of the coolest boutiques. Check out 192 books or Scoop for some designer goods. Estimated Time: Depending how long you like to shop, it could take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

Head to the Whitney Museum

Right around the corner, you’ll find the Whitney Museum of American Art. Explore the Whitney’s collection of over 23,000 works, crafted by more than 3,000 American artists during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Whitney also offers events, tours, talks, films, and workshops for you to partake in. Estimated time: With multiple levels and so much to see this is definitely a 2-hour experience.

Eat at Barbuto

Hungry? Only a short walk from the Whitney Museum is the Italian restaurant Barbuto. This hidden gem offers delicious Italian fare and a great cocktail list to choose from! Enjoy traditional Italian meals like spaghetti with clams or seasonal gnocchi, or unique dishes like fried sea bass or a tantalizing hanger steak. Barbuto’s intimate and cozy setting is perfect for any occasion and your day trip to the city. Estimated time: Typically, eating out at a restaurant can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 ½, especially if you’re looking to take your time.

Special Bus Fares to NYC

Take your trip to New York City on the bus! At Martz, we offer special fares like our Curbside Express to get you there. This Martz day trip special is available on Wednesday and Saturday for a great low price! Choose a curbside pick-up location near you in either Wilkes-Barre or Scranton and travel directly to New York City. Buy tickets today, or for more information contact us at (570)-821-3838!