From 23April until 8 May 2007, me and my friends are going to the US.
We have more or less 15 days and i would like to know your opinion in our plan, and some advices you think that could help us.
We are leving from Lisbon at 8 or 9 am, and ariving in NY around 3 pm. I'm thinking that maybe we will be at the hotel at 7 pm (get the luggage, trip to the hotel...). That bring's me 2 question: We would like to find a cheap hostel or Hotel for 4 people; which is the best way to travel from the airport to the hotel?
We are staying taht night plus 3 days (including the night) in NY. We are thinking in:
1st day: A tour in the city, we found one where you see almost everythink. Maybe catch a Broadway show that night.
2nd day: Visiting the places we enjoyed the most during our tour and didn't spend much time. Walking around manhatan (Greenwich, soho, tribeca, Central park, little italy, chiantown and harleem)
3rd day: Crossing Brooklyn bridge, Visiting some museums, and walk around in the city, specially the places we didn't had time to go in the day before.
Next morning catch a flight to LA. In that day maybe just hang out in LA. In the next day going in a tour that take us for 3 days to Grand Canyon and Las Vegas (i'm a little bit worry wiht this one, because i dodn't know if we have enough time to explore all the potential that this places have).
The tour will take us back to LA and we will stay here the next 2 days (including night). In LA we will rent a car.
1st day: Visiting Universal studios, Beverly Hill, Hollywood.
2nd Day: Visiting the beachs, such as Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu. (We were also thinking on going to the beaches in the first day, and in the second going to the beaches in OC)
In the next day driving to SF by the Pacific Coast. Stoping in some palces (accepting suggestions...).
We are still deciding if we make this trip a one day trip, or a two day trip.
Stay 2 days in SF (including night).
In SF we are dropping the car.
: Visiting Fisherman wharf, seeing the seals, Alcatraz, maybe Golden Gate (we have one equal to yours in Lisbon so i don't know if it is worthy), and walking a lot in the city.
We haven't decide how to split this places in the two days.
In the next morning catching a flight to NY, make same Shopping, and leave in the next day to Lisbon. Or Flying directly from SF, and do the shopping in another day.
We were also thinking if it's worthy to go to San Diego and Tijuana. But it would have to be a really short trip, maybe we don't have time.
Best regards and many thanks in advance.