- New York!
A few from me to start off;
Oyster Bar (sat at the bar) in Grand Central.Posted 3 months ago
Staten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and views back to Manhattan.
Subway to Brooklyn and walk back over the bridge back to Manhattan.
Bar 65 at the Rockefeller at dusk for views of Central Park and Empire State Building.
Walk the Highline.steviedSubscriber
What else is not to miss in the 4 days we have and what should we avoid?
It’s up to you…. 🙂
We did the tourist bus around the city. Wasn’t too expensive and you can get off & on wherever you like. You get to see some of the bits you’d not normally see and the guides are really good.Posted 3 months ago
Ours sounded like Michael Douglas.
Intrepid Sea, Air & space is very interesting too if you like that sort of stuff.
We also had a meal in the revolving restaurant at the Marriot Marquis. Really good food in a rotating restaurant so you can see the sights whilst eating.mazzMember
Just got back from 3days there with the family
WTC Memorial site worth a visit
Highline walk (mentioned above)
Visit at least one of the tall buildings (we did Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller at dusk)
Grand Central station has impressive architecture
Walking the island (and Brooklyn bridge) is best way to get a sense of the place
Was 20+ years since I’ve been. Shocked at how much has NOT changed.
Arrivals at JFK airports was just like stepping back in time. And a 1.5hr wait to get through security/immigration.
very few places do contactless payments – it’s weird signing for things on your card — and where they DO have chip and pin, watch out for the Fisher price size chip&pin terminals.
and be prepared to “wait in line”…my patience was wearing thin with all the waiting I had to do (restuarants, atttractions, traffic, airports, …, etc). I am not a patient person.
Still a great city to visit thoughPosted 3 months agodove1Subscriber
Walk the Highline. Do it North to South after visiting the Intrepid and then have lunch in Hector’s Cafe & Diner. It’s an old school diner and better than all the nearby hipster places.
Tour of Yankee Stadium.
Empire State Building at night.
Top of The Rock during the day – great views over Manhattan and Central Park (although there is a new building going up that spoils that a bit).
Katz’s Deli – it’s a cliche but still good.
Grand Central Station (check out the whispering corner).
Wander or cycle through Central Park.
A slice of pizza from Joe’s Pizza on Broadway (10 mins from your hotel).
Pre-book tickets for attractions before you go if you can. It usually works out cheaper and you often get fast access.
Don’t waste you time watching the dancers/acrobats in places like Times Square and Central Park. They spend hours doing bugger all.Posted 3 months ago
Don’t try and engage with or make a joke with any officials in an American airport. They seem to have had all humanity surgically removed.
Don’t think you’ll be getting any bargains in NYC. The slump in the Pound has meant there are none, apart from some clothes. Talking of which, make sure you tell the staff in shops that you are a tourist and you’ll usually get a small discount or the sales tax removed.plumberMember
You are visiting Manhattan by the sound of it.
Many things to do, all will be pretty cool, I’ve spent 20 odd days over 4 visits in Manhattan and still feel like I’ve only scratched surface
Staten Island Ferry
Then walk back up Broadway to Time Sq
The Met Museum
and all the stuff above and then all the stuff people will tell you you’ve missed when you arrive backPosted 3 months agoDrJMember
NYPD museum (near Wall St) – as big ‘NYPD Blue’ fans we had to go 🙂Posted 3 months ago
People watching in Greenwich Village
Chelsea Hotel. And when you’ve seen it (just to say you’ve seen it) Chelsea Market
Any Jewish deli, as long as you understand that the spectacular rudeness is just part of the schtick
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