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1. Posted by Raul230780 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hi!

I'm flying to NYC for the very first time next august for 11 days.

So, how many days does it take to see the city?
Also, is there a-must-see-things in Washington, Atlantic city or some other place nearby??
How long would it take to see them?
Or should i just stay in NYC?

Cheers,
Raul

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 11y

Hi Raul,
Since you have 11 days, don't spend the entire time in NYC. Washington D.C. is an awesome city too. You should definitely visit. I lived there all of last year and I liked it a lot. Here of some of the things you may want to do in Washington D.C.:

1) Visit the White House
2) Smithsonian Air and Space museum
3) Jefferson Memorial
4) Walk down M Street in Georgetown
5) International Spy Museum
6) Capitol Building
7) Washington Monument
8) Lincoln Memorial

Do not try seeing all of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. It is too big. Take a look at specific exhibits. Give yourself about three full days in Washington D.C. It is definitely worth your while. If possible,maybe a 4th day too.

I think about 5 days in New York City would be great -especially if this is your first visit there. Feel free to contact me in case you would like more specific information. Hope this helps.

Take care,

Pranav

3. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

Can you drive? If you can, upstate new york has some great places. And weather up there would be pretty good in August. You can also checkout New England, if you have time.

As such, there are enough things to do in NYC for 11 days, but 4-5 days should be enough to get a pretty good feel of the city. Atlantic city is not that great. If you have been to Vegas, dont even go there.

DC is great, a day or two spent there would be nice.

4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Rapanui

Hi!

I'm flying to NYC for the very first time next august for 11 days.

So, how many days does it take to see the city?
Also, is there a-must-see-things in Washington, Atlantic city or some other place nearby??
How long would it take to see them?
Or should i just stay in NYC?

Cheers,
Raul

I think 3-4 days is enough to see NY. Remember, it is an island so you can literally walk one end of it to the other in one day. Ck out this thread I posted some of the main points to see in New York which I think you can do in three days but if you dont want it to be so hectic then do it in 4.
I would skip Atlantic City...there is nothing more than few casinos, few big hotels and the boardwalk. Unless you like to gamble, there is nothing else to do there. I would save the rest of my time to go to Washington DC, THAT is worth it. There is plenty to see there...pranav posted some good places to see and of course once you are there and pick up a tourist map, you will find even more stuff to see. Good luck!

5. Posted by Dee1979 (Full Member 83 posts) 11y

I'm going in September for 2 weeks. Do you think it would be worth going to Boston for a couple of days? You've said to skip atlantic city. Is it really that bad?

Dee

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Dee1979

I'm going in September for 2 weeks. Do you think it would be worth going to Boston for a couple of days? You've said to skip atlantic city. Is it really that bad?

Dee

I think Boston will be worth it! Boston has a very unique atmosphere and there is plenty to see. Atlantic City, I hate to say it but yes, there is NOTHING there. And I mean, NOTHING.
I've been there twice. The first time I went so I can say, ok I've been there...the second time I was there for a seminar and it was booooring, nothing to do except gambling (and I dont gamble).
It is pretty in the summer because of the beach and the boardwalk but aside from that, a couple of fancy hotels, and the gambling, there isnt anything to do there. Take a drive to Boston instead!

7. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

in September, the fall colors MAY have started up north.. if thats the case .. New England would be heavenly