Hello. I am interested in traveling to New York City for the first time between 12-25-13/ 1-1-14. I realize this is not a good time because of the holidays but with our schedule this is when we can get away. My question is: Are there any recommendation for vacation rentals that are safe from scams ? Are vacation rentals a good option compared to standard hotel lodging? Price? Any helpful advice for Times Square options will be greatly appreciated.
Is there any big difference for us, if the flight lands at Newark instead of JFK?
Have booked trip to NYC in January. Can anyone suggest the best shuttle from JFK to Salisbury Hotel in Manhatten? Thanks. Also, what service provides same day reduced tickets to shows? Thanks again.
We enjoy wine and are looking for a cozy, charming restaurant with good food and wine. Thank you!
I've got my trip to NYC booked for after Christmas, we're staying at the Residence Inn Times Square (can't change it so don't tell me if I made a mistake!). After watching Jon Stewart's rant about Chicago pizza, it made me want to try some of the New York pizza so I can see if it's true that New York's is superior to our heavenly deep dish pizza. Willing to travel for the best as long as it's safe for 2 women to be going there. Slices or whole pizzas, either will do. Bring it on New York pizza fans!
This will be my first time attending the Christmas Spectacular and I am so very excited!, but I'm not sure what to wear. Do I dress up like for the Opera or a level down? I know to dress nicely but I don't want to over do it.
Our tickets are for Dec 11 2013 at 5:00 pm
I was thinking about going to NYC for a couple of days to see a show and can either go right after Christmas, Dec 28/29 or right after NY Jan 4/5. The hotel rates, naturally, are about 1/2 the cost for the January dates but will the Christmas decorations still be up (Rockefeller Center, store windows)? I can also daytrip into NYC from the Philadelphia area (family can put me up for a couple of nights) if need be but am not thrilled about taking a train late at night. Thanks :-)
Oh my.. I won one person flights to New York. I´m planning to change them to two persons flights to some European town (so that I could get two flights free), but just to make sure before I do that: How cheap you could book a hotel (not a hostel!) from reasonable area? Anything under 100e?? It migt be at april or at summer when we could get free from work. I have no ideas about the areas or anything and we have allways thought that it is too long flight, but before I change the tickets..must think first..
I've visited NYC dozens of times and go 3 or 4 times a year. However, I've never been January. I have the opportunity to stay in Brooklyn for a week or so and have decided to brave the weather. Other than shows, what else is going on that I could do and not freeze to death? Anything special going on in the winter months that I can't do any other time? Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions.
Im going to be in NYC for thanksgiving, we don't have thanksgiving in the uk so was just wondering if anywhere will be open. Will for example macdonalds even be open to get somthing to eat or does everywhere close and we will have to get room service?
We will be in NYC 24th-30th November so any suggestions of thinks to do or what the weather might be like would also be appreciated.
Thank you! Xx
i am going to New York mid Decwith my 11 & 14 year old kids.
we are all very excited.
One thing that is bothering me is the shopping.
my friends from home (the UK) have been and said you can buy as much as you want of anything & bring it home 7 others saying you are only allowed to bring £390 worth of stuff back & that the suitcases get checked & you will be forced to pay duty/tax/
Im not interested in tobacco or alcohol, just clothing apple stuff & toys. any info would be greatly appreciated.
My aunt and I are flying into NYC in June 2014 from California. From NYC we thought we'd take a bus or train to Mystic, Boston, not sure yet. We want to rent a car and travel the east coast up to Maine and then fly back to California. We have about 2 weeks including flight time. We want to see all the tourist sights, do some shopping, etc., no hiking or sports, just sightseeing. Any suggestions on an itinerary? Where should we should start our road trip? Neither of us has been to the east coast and we're really excited but don't know where to begin after we leave NYC.
Are there any suggestions for eating with a 6 year old around Radio City Music Hall?
What is a good walking tour to take in NYC?
we are going on vacations to New York in early February.
We are looking for an apartment and found a nice one. It's at the corner of Tito Puente Way and 1st Avenue. Is that a safe area?
Thanks for your help!
I am planning to travel to NYC this week to see NY City. I will be with my wife and 3 yrs young kid; Can some suggest me a hotel near NYCity in a budget under 100 ( i am ok with nearby cities also like jersy, queens, brooklyn etc.. ) and also what is best way to roam around city.. like a package with am attraction in once, or get by hoho, or subway or any other mode of transport that is better.. pls suggest I am planning to be there on Friday morning and be there until Saturday evening.. i will be driving my car to city and looking a hotel (may be NJ,Brooklyn etc) where I can park my car and visit NY City and come back
Visit NYC on Facebook mentioned going to Washington for the day from NYC, does anyone have any feedback on this?
We are visiting for 8 days so could spare the time if its a good idea. Would it be best to drive, go by train or on a tour?
Any inside info would be great!
What's the best way to visit Brooklyn Bridge on foot in winter?
I'll be in transit through NYC next week, travelling with a 6 year old and a lot of luggage. I have a long 8 hour layover (8 30 am to 5 15 PM) and I wish to use it to catch the fall colors in Central Park. My question is - where do I park my luggage? Is there any cloak room available or do I have an option to check that in to my next (American Airlines) flight? Thanks in advance.
I am taking a group of 8 high school students and myself to NY. We are staying near China Town and we are flying into LGA. What is the best way to get them from airport to hotel?
When is the best time weather wise ?
Hi next weekend I'm going to New York and I will not have a lot of time to visit some place. For this reason please write me which place are really worth to see there. I want to mention also, that I enjoy old monuments with some interesting history.
I'm going to New York on January 2nd for 4 nights and I just wanted to know what kind if spending money I should take? I want to do Rockefeller? Statue liberty, Times Square, ground zero and a few shows also?
OK, so I am now booked for my NYC leg of our trip (Thank you to all who helped/advised on that!).
We are arriving mid December for 8 nights and I was looking for advice of what things to do that are maybe a little different away from the main tourist sites. We were there 2 years ago and did the usual ESB, Ground Zero, SofL, Times Square etc - we may touch on these again but not sure.
We are looking to hire a car and make it to Newburgh to see a friend and look at the OCC Shop/Restaurant too, we may keep the car for an extra day or 2 so if you can recommend anywhere that might be a nice drive out please feel free to suggest. Thinking of maybe visiting the Nicks Stadium as my son is a big Basketball fan and possibly Coney Island but I am aware it may not be open due to the time that we are visiting.
We missed Ellis Island last time so plan to see that too.
I have recently lost 3.5 stone (50lb) and hope to lose a further 1.5stone (21lb) before we depart for the US, with this new healthier me in mind I am also considering a bike ride across Brooklyn Bridge and round Central Park - can this be done? What other things shall we do in Central Park? We did the Horse and Buggy last time but didn't have time to venture in on foot!
We want to visit NY Ink possibly to get my other half a Tattoo, is this a nice area to stroll around?
We are not Museum/Gallery type people, we do like to shop - not necessarily touristy shops, we like markets, thrift etc just as much as normal chain stores and Malls - any recommendations?
We like to sit and people watch, love coffee shops (helps with a "bored" teenager with the generally free WIFI!!!), we sat for over an hour outside the Apple Store (and toy shop) with a coffee last time and it was great watching how the other half live, pulling up in chauffeur driven cars and piling them high with toys!
There's 2 adults and one 14 year old who is Aspergic so absolutely anything that you can suggest is welcomed. We are deliberately staying double the time we spent last time so that we can take more time for breaks etc as this helps my son when he gets overwhelmed.
Something we struggled with last time was good places to eat - not high end or fancy etc but when we needed to grab lunch we just ended up in grubby food hall type places or McDonalds - which is fine on the odd occasion but not every meal.
Any recommendations for places to stop to grab a bite? Typically New York'an or otherwise! We would love to try a hot dog stand - but didn't spot any and we lurve Pizza - wheres best to grab pizza? I watched a program once and they were saying you can grab $1 pizza slices - is this true - is it any good??? We had 2 12 year olds with us last time (obv my son has ASD) so it could be that we were a little preoccupied and we hadn't planned where to eat etc.
Thank you for any advice in advance!
My husband and I will be attending the Macy's Parade. We would like to have lunch in the Times Square area if possible. I find restaurants but there is no indication of dress code. As I need to make reservations soon, does anyone know the dress code for the restaurants (not the higher price point places).
im looking for reasonable clothes shopping for my wife
My wife, 2 adult children & I will be in New York for Christmas & we are looking for somewhere to have Christmas lunch. Would like it to be a uniquely NYC if possible but not essential. Good food & a Christmas atmosphere are more important. Have discounted Rockerfeller Center already. Loeb Boathouse is a possibility, any thoughts??
All suggestions gratefully received.
I know the NYC transportation system pretty well. I have also researched that it is not easy to get to the Red Hook terminal easily. My question is coming from Grand Central what train line & stop should I use to get as close as possible to the terminal before getting in a cab to get to the cruise terminal.
Hello, please can someone help me with info.....am coming to the states for the first time and will be getting to JFK on a saturday in december and my connecting flight is not until the following day (sunday 6.30am). pls where can i visit? national or historical places , outlet shops for clothes and shoes, and any info that can help a 1st timer pls pls.....
I am planning a trip to New York by the end of October. Never been there before, so I don't know much about the city and how to easily mobilize once there. I will be flying from Florida, these are some of my questions:
1. Which neighborhood would be the best to stay in? (I will be using airbnb to find a cheap place to stay)
2. What airport should I fly into?
3. Would the whether in October be the best to walk the city?
4. Best state parks to go hike?
5. Best places to go for a local flavor in terms of food and shopping?
6. Something I should never do?
7. Something I should totally do while there?
I very much appreciate your help. I know these are too many questions, you don't have to answer them all tho. Any ideas and answers you can give me are very much welcome and appreciated.