30 Rockefeller Plz (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Scenic Lookout · Rockefeller Center · 757 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: Take in the city from 'Top of the Rock' (30 Rockefeller Plaza; topoftherocknyc.com; Open 8am-midnight) the 70th floor roof-deck of GE Building, centerpiece of Midtown’s Art Deco-era Rockefeller Center
220 Vesey St (4 World Financial Center), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Battery Park City · 101 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: A classic American tavern going strong since 1884. Opt for a seat at the oak bar counter among the regulars to eat a dozen oysters followed by the cheeseburger (001 212 317 1616 www.pjclarkes.com ₤20)
1000 5th Ave (btwn E 80th & E 84th St), New York, NY
Art Museum · Central Park · 1705 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: There are nine great museums lie between 82nd and 105th St, most famously The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Ave at 82nd www.metmuseum.org). Visit the Greek and Roman galleries on the 1st floor.
The Telegraph: A timeless French-American bistro with tiled floors, red leather booths, and a marble counter. The raw bar and steak frites are superb, as is the French wine list. (001 212 965-1785; about ₤60 a head)
120 Hudson St (btwn Franklin & Moore St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Tribeca · 441 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: Start the day with strong coffee and sour cream buttermilk pancakes with bananas at Bubby's (120 Hudson St; 001 212 219 0666; www.bubbys.com, ₤15) the restaurant that helped put TriBeCa on the map.
The Telegraph: This being the most patriotic month, get a close-up view of the majestic Lady Liberty on a 75-minute cruise. (Pier 83, W 42nd St at 12th Ave; 001 212 563 3200; ₤12-₤20. Sails 11am; 1pm; 3pm).
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1319 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: A gorgeous new landscaped park on an abandoned elevated railway line in Chelsea/Meatpacking District. Sit on a bench among trees and wild grasses and gaze out at the ferry boats on the Hudson.
The Telegraph: For lunch head to the Spotted Pig (314 West 11th St, 001 212 620-0393, ₤25 a head) British chef April Bloomfield’s fabulous corner gastro-pub. Try the crispy pork belly with spring vegetables.
The Telegraph: Forgo crowded stores on Fifth Ave and make your way to shady Nolita (North of Little Italy) lined with trendy boutiques and vintage stores. Girlcat sells feminine dresses and handmade purses.
The Telegraph: There’s nothing like a rooftop bar to make you feel like a New Yorker. La Birreria (001 212 937 8910) is a new brewery on the roof of the Eataly building, chef Mario Batali’s Italian food emporium.
New American Restaurant · NoMad · 241 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: Restaurant of Swiss culinary genius Daniel Humm, the finest dining experience in the city. You don’t get a choice of dishes, but a diagram and a list of ingredients (001 212 889 0905 four courses ₤90)
71 N Moore St (btw Greenwich & Hudson), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Tribeca · 145 tips and reviews
The Telegraph: A rustic-chic gem of cocktail bar not much larger than a jewel box. Order a Negroni, and don’t be surprised if Robert DeNiro or Bradley Cooper wander in off for a night cap (001 212 226 2515).