I'm planning to go to the US in september to visit several places. At the moment I'm looking for hotels to book. Recently I found this site: http://www.horse21.com and they have really good rates. Or can somebody recommend me something cheaper?
I'm also looking forward to your advice on which places are to be visited first of all in the US, not too far from New York...
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Good websites for hotels:
hotels.com, expedia, travellerspoint, choicehotels.com, laquinta.com
Things to see in New York:
Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty--ferries run from the south end of Manhattan
Times Square (42nd and Broadway)
Central Park (north of 60th street)
The Theatre District--on Broadway between Times Square and the Central Park (60th street)--and within a block each direction--some of the major theatres are on 44th or 45th street
Little Italy and Chinatown (close to each other on the SE end of the island)
Fashion District--between 34th and 40th streets
Diamond District--along 47th street just west of 6th avenue
Old World Trade Center site and Wall Street--down on the south end of the island
Things to see local to New York:
Mystic, Connecticut (old whaling village)--2 hours northeast of NY, if you go another hour along this route, you'll come to Newport, Rhode Island--famous for its old mansions
Poughkeepsie, New York (FDR's old home, the Vanderbilt Estate, and the Culinary Insitute of America)
Atlantic City, New Jersey (coastal town with gambling casinos)
Foxwoods Resort Casino (largest casino in the world), located just about a 1/2 hour north of Mystic--see above
Secaucus, New Jersey--shopping outlets just a short ways west of New York (note: New Jersey charges no taxes on clothes, but New York does--so you save about 8% or so on your purchases by going across the river to shop.
Also, it's a one-day drive to Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, D.C. from New York. (from 4 hours to 9 hours each way by car)
Thank you so much, Calcruzer!
I'm off to explore your advice on the net!!
Will keep you informed