Best Things to Do on Your Next Business Trip in New York City

New York City is one of the top business travel destinations in the US, and when you’re working in NYC, you’re likely to have a packed schedule, and precious little time to explore.

While you may not have the time to take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty or walk the Brooklyn Bridge, there are plenty of sites and things to do in the heart of NYC between business meetings. The city is packed with experiences, amazing views, and delicious meals. After numerous business trips to NYC, here are our recommendations for the best ways to spend your limited time during your next business trip in New York City.

Snap a Photo in Front of the Flatiron Building

Walking through the city, you always have time to stop for an iconic photo op of the city! On our last trip we stopped in front of the Flatiron building while we walked from brunch to our next meeting.

Must stop for photo op! 🤚😂 I like to save a bunch of photos ops to my google maps before I travel so I can quickly figure out what’s near by when I have free time. Anyone else out there a serial planner?

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A tip for squeezing these stops in: save the photo ops you’d like to visit to Google maps on your phone, and then when you have a spare moment in your busy schedule, pull up your map to see which photo ops are nearby.

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Take in the City Skyline from Top of the Rock

Another photo-worthy view of New York City, this time from high above, can be found at Top of the Rock. Conveniently, you can book a ticket for a specific time slot to prevent wasted time waiting in line.

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When we visited on a wintery Tuesday afternoon we almost had the place entirely to ourselves.

Grab a Working Meal in Chelsea

Grab a seat at the communal table in Citizens of Chelsea and order a delicious bite, like their Smashing Avocado, while catching up on email.

When plants are lyf 🍃🌱🌿👊

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Or wander Chelsea Market, where you’ll find a variety of food and retail vendors, so you can taste a little bit of everything.

Walk Along the Highline

Outside the Chelsea Market you can climb up to the Highline and explore New York City’s 1.45-mile-long elevated park.

Hi 👋 High Line #chelsea #landscapearchitecture #stroller #PJsEscape

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The Highline plays host to a variety of events and activities all year round, and is also great for a walk and talk meeting if that’s how you find time to fit it in to your schedule.

Peek Inside the Oculus at the World Trade Center

If you walk in from the street you will enter above the crowd of people bustling through the shops and transportation hub below.

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The architecture is captivating, while the crowds of people highlight just how massive the structure is. Back outside, you can take in the National September 11 Memorial.