Who can resist a bite of the Big Apple? Buildings that soar, streets like
canyons, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the sweeping
Hudson River. Here, shopping, eating and entertainment are on tap 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. You can catch the latest Broadway musical, visit some of
the world's great museums; shop till you drop, eat your way round the world
from Algiers to Zanzibar or coo over a cluster of Faberge eggs.
The first timers list has to include the Empire State Building, Ellis Island
and the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and the Staten
Island Ferry. Top tip - the Staten Island Ferry is free - take the one hour
round trip between Manhattan and Staten Island - a great way to relax and
appreciate the awesome New York skyline. The villages of New York - Greenwich,
SoHo, East Village, etc are great for their own individual eclectic mix of
suburban and commercial. The bars and restaurants in the villages are
plentiful and not always mainstream. Try Max Brenner - Chocolate by the Bald
Man - just opened in East Village, a theme restaurant for chocoholics.
The shopping options can overwhelm at first. If you want the real thing with
style - 5th Avenue is for you. If you like 5th Avenue labels, but don't have
the purse for it, Canal Street has just the designer spin offs you've been
looking for. Woodbury Common, located an hour north of the city offers superb
outlet shopping and a transportation package can be arranged. We haven't even
scratched the surface - you'll have to come back again!
"If you can only have one great love, then the city just may be mine. And I don't
want nobody talkin s*** about my boyfriend."
'Carrie Bradshaw', Sex and the City
New York Map|
|Typical New York Weather|