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1. Posted by SoBettie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning on leaving Texas to explore NYC for a few months and am wondering what I should take, sights to check out, where I can get information regarding lodging and so forth.

Any help would definitely be appreciated.


2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2004 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hotels are more expensive in New York than in most parts of Texas, so be prepared for this. If you are going in the spring/summer timeframe, just dress light and be prepared for very hot weather in July/August. Otherwise it will be pleasant.

What to see:
Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, United Nations Building, 5th avenue shopping, Central Park, Guggenheim Museum, Wall Street, Bronx Zoo, Little Italy, Washington Square/Greenwich Village, and one day out on Long Island either at Coney Island or in the Hamptons. Also Broadway shows, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Metropolitan Museum, Fashion District, Diamond District and good restaurants/clubs.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 21, 2007, at 1:14 AM by Calcruzer ]

3. Posted by dlbrown (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

To me, one of the most important things to see is 'Ground Zero'--
there is construction going on but there is also a very nice museum.
Also, Ellis Island is a must.
Be sure and eat some good New York pizza.
Your best bet would be to take a bus tour that includes these and
the above suggestions. It will save time and be safe.
New York is full of wonderful museums, you may want to check these
out, also.
Have a great time!

4. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Definately take the Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour when you get there. Take a 48 hr one if you can. This will give you a very friendly and informative overview of the city. Different loops will take you to Brooklyn, Harlem and Manhatten. I think this is a must for anyone visiting the city. You will really be able to appreciate all the unique neighbourhoods. When you take the subway you will have a good understanding of whats above you.

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6. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You obviously have to visit the major sites. However, I prefered all of the spots only locals would know about. Go into a cafe and have a chat with some locals. They give some great advice and tips!