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I just spent a weekend in New York City – found a hotel right outside in NJ for a great price, right on the bus route in to the city – $4.25 and 10 minutes to Times Square. From there, went to Museum of Modern Art – free on Fridays from 4till 8! Saw Van Goghs, Picassos, Monets. All free.
Ate at little ethnic places off the main drag, prices were very reasonable for GREAT food. No national chains. Tried food from vending carts – “The Halal Guys” were my favorite. Muslims do know how to cook amazing meat! Falafel is very tasty, too. Mostly, we just walked and walked – saw all kinds of landmarks, but most liked the little things we found “off the beaten path”. New York has parks, musicians, mimes, you name it. You just have to wander. The people are friendly, and from all over the world. There are surprises around every corner.
I didn’t expect to love it so much – hope to go back to go do the Statue of Liberty tour – or at least ride the Staten Island Ferry out to see her. Also would like to walk or bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge, and try more of their amazing pizza and pasta (you can eat hearty if you walk a lot!). There’s a CityPass you can buy to see sights at a reduced price, and avoid lines.
For a bit more, you can see a Broadway play, or do a boat tour around the whole city (it would be lovely at night!). There’s some of the best museums in the world, for whatever you are into. We saw a soccer match between the national teams of Argentina and Brazil – a packed stadium of futbol fanatics. Indescribable! And then walked back to our hotel, an easy 25 minute stroll. If you want action, culture, great food, and almost limitless options, NYC is a great place to visit!
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Anyone else love NYC?
What would you recommend to a first time visitor?