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Hello we are going to new York for a few days in September does anyone have any advice on the best things to see and also if you have a great place to stay that does not cost the earth and is central to the main attractions. This is our first trip over seas ! :)

Last reply: 8th Sep 2013 / 7 replies / Post by des

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Mandy

Posted by: Mandy
Posted: 22nd Jun 2012

Mandy says: I went to New York for a 3 day long weekend as part of a longer trip to the US a few years back. It's amazing what you can cram in and just wandering around the streets you can soak up tons of atmosphere and take in famous iconic sites. I think a must do would be to go up the Empire State Building - queues can be long, but it's worth it for the view. Take the Staten Island ferry - it's free and gives you a great view of the Statue of Liberty as you sail past. We got off and got straight back on again, and the view heading back towards lower Manhatten is wonderful. Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue - just to gawk at the designer stores. You will notice the streets are a lot cleaner and tidier around here! Also take a stroll through Central Park - if only a small corner - but not in the nighttime. We felt safe wandering around the streets, even late at night, and so many restaurants are open late you can eat anything at any time. Head over to Times Square and be amazed at the lights and the crowds. We also walked over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. All doable and most of it free! Reply

des

Posted by: des
Posted: 23rd Jun 2012

Mandy says: I went to New York for a 3 day long weekend as part of a longer trip to the US a few years back. It's amazing what you can cram in and just wandering around the streets you can soak up tons of...

des says: Thanks for the feed back Mandy you've sold us ! we were at the travel agent today and it all sounds so exciting we can't wait to get there we will be in NY 4 days the hotel they chose worked out to be $1800 for 4 days I was a bit shocked by that figure (mind you it was a wonderful hotel ) but since we won't be staying there all day they are going to find something a bit cheaper for us. I was looking online and I see you can actually get apartments there for less $$ than hotels so that might be worth looking at too. We will definitely be doing some walking and looking around for zero dollars. Reply

shilto02

Posted by: shilto02
Posted: 23rd Jun 2012

shilto02 says: I absolutely loved NYC! If you get a chance see a Broadway show and a basketball game at Madison Square Garden (great for celebrity spotting) and a real American cultural experience. Take a Horse and carriage ride around Central Park.
I'm sorry I can't remember the name of where we stayed but it was just down from Times Square heading toward Central Park. A great location and I think was very reasonably priced. Reply

des

Posted by: des
Posted: 23rd Jun 2012

shilto02 says: I absolutely loved NYC! If you get a chance see a Broadway show and a basketball game at Madison Square Garden (great for celebrity spotting) and a real American cultural experience. Take a Horse...

des says: Hi yes we would love to see a show while we are there apparently you can pick up unsold tickets really cheaply an hour or so before a show that would be just awesome to do. And a carriage ride around the park is on my to do list as well. If you can think of the hotel anytime please send the link I love using and seeing places people have loved. Only 9 weeks or so till be go I CAN NOT WAIT. Reply

Rossissmellingtheroses

Posted by: Rossissmellingtheroses
Posted: 5th Dec 2012

Rossissmellingtheroses says: G'day Des. I agree with the comments so far. I also love NYC & found all the New Yorkers we met to be welcoming & fascinated with Australia. The first thing we always do when visiting a major city is to take a city tour. Half day or full day. It is worth every cent, as it gives you an insight of the whole area & helps you decide which places interest you to revisit on your own without wasting a lot of time going to places which turn out to be of little interest. My advice regarding accommodation is to not be too far from 5th. Avenue & no further west than, say, 50th. street. A must do is visit Greenwich Village at night. The streets are lined with cafes, bars & music venues of reasonable cost.
I just realised you may have meant Sept. 2012, so you have already been there. Reply

jaytep

Posted by: jaytep
Posted: 7th Sep 2013

jaytep says: Hello Des, I'm a native New Yorker so I know a few places that might be interesting. I'm not sure how much of the typical tourist stuff you'd like to do, but I'll mention a dozen of the places I have brought my friends when they visited from abroad.

Times Square, Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Central Park, MoMA, Metro Art, Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, Yankees/Mets/Ducks game, Jets/Giants/Dragons game, Islanders/Rangers game.

Check out the different areas too, China town, Little Italy, a former German town. Also, be sure to go to Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. You can potentially spend the whole time in Manhattan, but there's a lot of NYC left in the other 4 boroughs. Reply

des

Posted by: des
Posted: 8th Sep 2013

jaytep says: Hello Des, I'm a native New Yorker so I know a few places that might be interesting. I'm not sure how much of the typical tourist stuff you'd like to do, but I'll mention a dozen of the places I...

des says: Thanks for the reply Jaytep we actually went in Sep 2012 and LOVED IT every minute of it. We went to everything you mentioned except a game which we simply didnt have time to do but fingers crossed we will come back one day so so much more to see and do. You live in a fantastic city and I tell eveyone we talk to about our trip to make NEW YORK a must stop at place. Reply

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