Staying in New York for a Month Advice

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1. Posted by olliefresh (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone.
I am planning a trip for next year, around june/july, to new york to stay for a month. I am a first time traveller almost, and i know theres alot of planning involved! But i was wondering, including flights and accomadation (holiday apartment) is £4000 enough to take? and also has anyone been to new york for this long? is it ok in june/ july??
Anyone help would be great, thanks!

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I would opt for as early in the summer as possible as it can be quite yucky. With the exchange rate the way it is 4000 pounds should be plenty! You'll have plenty to do, though maybe you might want to consider spending some time in D.C., Philly, or Boston?

3. Posted by olliefresh (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the advice! have you been to new york then? yeh i was thinking about Philly maybe, i dont know the city at all so wudnt know about tourists sights etc

4. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

My experience has been if you can book as much as you can in advance then money isn't a big an issue as it could be. Getting from place to place and accomodation are going to be the big expenses. I was amazed how much money I brought home from my USA trip and I did tours to Niagara, Yosemite, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Never underestimate the power of the exchnage rate;)

5. Posted by Cool Paul (Respected Member 611 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

If you are only doing it for a month or two I would live in NY opposed to Philly is only an hour and a half drive from NY. plenty of buses go in between the cities throughout the day. if you head down to philly be prepared to drink, as there is nothing else to do here. unless you are interested in american history...liberty bell, independance hall...all of that stuff, but you can see all of that in a day.

Philly and new york are pretty much exactly the same city except NY has about 10x more of everything. and the bars close at 4am as opposed to 2am in philly.

if you do go to philly :
stay out of north philly
stay out of east philly (Camden, NJ) unless you are going to the aquarium to see the hippos (they are the happiest hippos)
stay out of kensington
and by all means stay out of West philly don't go higher than 40th street

just try to stick to the northeast, center city, and south philly. old city rocks...there are a ton of cool bars and art galleries.

a definite must see in philly that most people don't think about is...the mutter museum. It's a museum dedicated to medical oddities. definitely not for the squeamish. but you will NEVER forget it.

oh and get a cheesesteak at sonny's on 3rd and market...Pat's and Gino's are for tourists.

and if you are going to be in the philly/new york area in june/july be prepared for some really disgustingly hot and humid weather.