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      Harlem Jul 4, 2015 at 9:47 AM

      My wife and I are planning to visit Harlem for the first time tomorrow. (Sunday)
      Any suggestions of where to go? I mean, "you don't want to miss" kind of places?


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    • Coolest place to stay

      New York City Jul 13, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      My daughter and I are going to New York in a few weeks. We go every summer to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Sometimes we stay in Time Square to be close to the theaters but I think one time staying there is more than enough. We have stayed right on Central Park but are looking for something different this time.

      We would like a neighborhood that is fun and hip with cool shopping and good places to get coffee in the morning.
      I was thinking of staying at the Standard High Line but would like recommendations of cool neighborhoods to stay in where we can walk to the shopping and restaurants.

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      New York, March 2016.

      New York State Jul 28, 2015 at 9:47 AM

      Hi all, my Dad and I are coming to NYC Friday March 11th 2016, we arrive at JFK at 11:45 and leave on the Monday late evening and we absolutely cannot wait.

      Could you please give us an itinerary to follow which includes the following :
      Empire state building
      Statue of liberty and Ellis island
      9/11 museum and memorial
      Grand central station
      Staten island ferry
      central park ( horse and carriage )
      Firestation in Ghostbusters (for me).

      Could you also recommend a few good bars I could visit in the evenings that are fun and friendly, not sure my Dad will be joining me as he's nearly 70 (I'm 38) but who knows ?

      Thanks in advance, I'm extremely excited and can't wait for our trip

      Thanks again,
      Alex Chapman.

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      Rangers Tickets

      New York City Jul 16, 2015 at 11:05 PM

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    • Jersey City to Manhattan public transport

      New York City Jul 18, 2015 at 2:21 PM

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      Manhattan Island Jul 15, 2015 at 3:36 PM

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    • Young blond white woman in Harlem or Bronx as a visitor. Yes or No?

      New York City Jul 12, 2015 at 7:03 AM

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    • Do-able in One Day?

      New York City 16 hours ago

      We're coming to NY with our 10 and 6 year olds. I'm looking at getting the 1-day New York City Pass (to be used on a Friday) and so am figuring out a bunch of attractions that interest us, are near each other, and worthwhile on the pass for the day. This is what I'm thinking but is it realistic?

      • Top of the Rock & surrounding stores (Nintendo for DS, American Girl for DD)
      • Radio City Music Hall Tour
      • lunch in the area
      • Either Madison Square Gardens Tour - or - Water Taxi (for good views of Statue of Liberty and the city)
      • Madame Tussauds Was Museum
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      Is this all doable or is it too much?  Much thanks. 

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      Security check - under age

      New York City Jul 20, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      Hello! I am going to New York with my two friends in August and we are quite scared about the security check. We are all under age and we're going to visit my friend (16 yrs old) and her mother. Her mother was borned in Czech Republic and she is also daughter of my dad's friend so they come to Czech Republic every year, and this is how we met. I am afraid that this will sound stupid because we aren't family.And what we should tell to the security check when they ask about the reason why we are visiting new york? Can we say that we are going there because of the tourism? I am just afraid that they will think that we are going there to work or something....

      Thank you for your advice


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      Can I bring cheese to the USA?

      New York City Jul 28, 2015 at 8:59 AM


      I want to bring cheese to the USA. It's ok, I've already read an article about bringing food to the USA, but I don't know what should I say in Custom Declaration. -Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are you bringing with you:

      A)Fruits, plants, food, or insects? B)Meats, animals, or animal/wildlife products?

      Should I mark Yes to these answers?


    • FIRST TIME VISITOR- from India

      by vasudevarao Online Now Aug 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      is it worthwhile to visit Niagara US side for 2 days from NYC

      7 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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      Duration of visit

      by roamer61 Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      Is a weekend enough time to get the most out of the falls and other attractions? Or, does one need more time? This is a prospect for the Fall. I'd go via Amtrak from NYC.


      7 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 4:36 AM
    • Cabins Near Niagara Falls

      by AlbinoPrincess Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      Are there any cabins near the Falls available for rent?

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM
    • Driving from niagara to Boston in December

      by Jane-s Online Now May 31, 2014 at 3:33 AM

      Hi we are a group of 2 families from Australia wanting to drive from Niagara Falls to boston in December this year. Is this safe to do so on major highway? Thanks in advance

      6 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:54 AM
    • Driving Winter Time

      by SueD65 Online Now May 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      We are looking at driving from Buffalo to Niagarra Falls in December this year and then want to go over to Chicago which is the best way to drive through USA or canada and is it worth going to Toronto area that time of year or is there better ways of travelling not driving?

      2 Answers May 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM
    • mode of transport

      by holidayusa Online Now May 15, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      what would be the best way to get to the buffalo train station from the fallsview Marriot hotel ontario at 5 30 am to catch 6 30am train

      1 Answer May 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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      Visit Niagara Falls

      by DarrenLimWeiGhee Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      I plan visit Niagara Falls on coming end of Feb 2014, I notice that the weather is below 5 Celsius, so any changes I can see the waterfall?

      6 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 7:29 PM
    • Do I need a passport?

      by Mlveenstra Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      I am a US citizen traveling to Buffalo for 4 days. Do I need a passport to visit the Canadian side of Niagra Falls?

      3 Answers Oct 22, 2013 at 7:54 PM
    • New York - Niagra Falls TOUR or SELF PLAN?

      by nabze Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 4:19 AM

      Hi Guys,

      i am traveling to the states in Mid October and wanted to do a 2-day tour to Niagra falls (US & Canada side!)

      i am trying to work out what would be the best option available to experience a pleasant trip:

      my options are:
      A: Tour operator : $108-$125 (viator or taketours)
      B: Take the plane route and use a hired car over there to get around (this is where i need advice from you guys!)

      your views and personal experience much appreciated!


      10 Answers Sep 27, 2013 at 8:32 AM
    • Can I go to Canadian side of Niagra Falls?

      by PamKelley Online Now Sep 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      This Friday, my boyfriend is taking me up to New York for vacation (we live in Texas). He wants to take me to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but my passport is expired. Can I go?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM
    • Travel Stops on the way to Niagara Falls

      by jmccarrick Online Now Jul 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Hello I will be traveling with one other person from Shelton, CT to Niagara Falls, NY. We are looking for some information for any cool stops along the way and then once we get to the falls. We are on a tight budget so looking mainly to do outdoors activities and looking for camping spots. Any info is appreciated, thank you so much :)

      1 Answer Jul 27, 2013 at 6:16 PM
    • Where to sleep

      by ReginaAngelucci Online Now Jun 30, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      We are traveling from Andover, Mass to niagra falls Canadian side. We will be leaving Andover around 5 pm. We will like to drive around4 to 5 hours and stop to sleep somewhere, and next morning arrive at niagra canada side.
      Any advises?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM
    • Niagara Canada visit but no H1 stamping return to USA

      by Umabuj Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      I came to US on L2 and currently working on H1B. So I do not have stamping on my passport now. If I plan to visit Niagara Falls Canada side, Can I come back to USA with out stamping? and do I need to apply Canada Visa?

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM
    • Niagara falls

      by crownamb_n_free Online Now Jun 24, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      i will be driving from chicago to see the Niagara falls on the us side. will i need a canadian visa

      11 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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      Best transport from Hamburg NY to Niagara Falls

      by Duffstar6 Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Hi all

      Please help I cannot find how to get from Hamburg NY where I am staying to Niagara Falls (Canadian side). I am there for 1 day and need to book my transport in advance. I would like to go for the cheapest possible option but of course I am open to any suggestions as long as it gets me there.

      Thank you


      1 Answer Jun 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM
    • Transport/Customs Advice

      by JoanBarnett Online Now May 28, 2013 at 3:21 AM

      I will be staying on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and need to catch a train on Monday 1st June at 12.30pm from the New York station on the American side.What is the best way to get to the station, where do you go through customs, how much time do I need to allow to catch the train? I also need to collect the ticket which has been booked from the ticket office. I will have gone through customs into United States earlier while on an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver. Thanks Joan.

      1 Answer May 28, 2013 at 4:40 AM
    • Border

      by carol0197 Online Now May 6, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      My husband and I live in Texas but taking a different route to visit friends and family in Pennsylvania. We decided to make a one night stop in Niagara Falls and made a hotel reservation on the Canada side. I have been reading "horror stories" of incidents that have happened crossing to/from both sides, and very few good stories on that site. We are law-abiding U.S. citizens and are professionals. The horror stories have me/us second-guessing a trip to Canada to see the falls. Are there more "good" experiences than "horror" experiences out there about crossing the border?

      12 Answers May 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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      Road Trip

      by linkthree Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      I am planning a Road trip driving from Boston through to Niagara. Would this be crazy to try and do this journey in the 1 day when we have a 6 & 15 year old in the car. If crazy can anybody suggest some nice stop overs's for a family.

      1 Answer Mar 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM
    • U.S. or Canada side?

      by rcenturion Online Now May 19, 2012 at 7:49 AM

      We are travelling in late July from Miami to Buffalo. We are spending the first night in Buffalo then heading to Niagara Falls. I have read that the Canadian side is "nicer" but we are open to staying either on the U.S. side or the Canada side. A relative told me that due to the exchange rate and lower taxes, he recommends the American side.

      But, after we spend 2-3 days at Niagara Falls, we wll be heading to Toronto for a couple days so we will be in Canada eventually anyway. I think the tours we will be taking originate on the Canada side, so that is another reason to stay on that side. We are looking for hotels in the100-$150 range.

      What does everyone recommend?

      9 Answers May 20, 2012 at 7:10 AM
    • Making a plan, driving to Niagara Falls next month.

      by yiggy Online Now May 8, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      Hi there,

      I have a question about driving to Niagara Falls from NYC (Mahattan).. My boyfriend will get off work at 5pm.. and we plan to drive all the way to Niagara Falls. I have been searching.. if I'm right, it will be around 7-9 hours of driving. Do you think I should not stop anywhere and check-in at Niagara Falls area ..


      I should stop somewhere, (half trip) and continue driving in the morning to Niagara Falls? and where should we stop and stay over night? I will have mom&dad come with us. we plan to leave NYC Friday after his work done and come back anytime on Sunday.

      Please help me plan this.. it will be for our honeymoon. and i want his mom&dad to be happy and not too tired.

      Thanks a bunch.

      7 Answers May 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM
    • tour in niagara falls

      by cheska2276 Online Now May 6, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      I am a tourist in the US, as one of my list city or state to visit is New York & in New York I would like to see Niagara falls of course for only one day. I have a tourist visa in the US for only one entry can I visit Niagara falls at the side of Canada for one day? with out canadian tourist visa ?or will immigration will let me get inside back to the border of New York after visiting Niagara falls at the side of Canada?

      3 Answers May 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM
    • Two days stay in Niagara falls

      by catchorico Online Now Apr 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM

      we would like ask for any help that you can give because our booking for 2-day tour from new york to niagara falls has been cancelled. And according to the tour service that they dont have sunday trip i.e. 27 May. We checked the bus and train and they are a bit expensive and dont know if its practical to use them. We would like to ask if you have any suggestions. We are planning to go back to new york on the 28 May because we need to fly back to LA on the 29 May.
      Will appreciate any help you can give because we need to complete our booking as soon as possible.
      thanks and regards,

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM
    • passport?

      by catzka29 Online Now Mar 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      i want to visit niagra falls but all the nice hotels seem to be on the canadian side, do i have to have a passport to stay there? and which attractions are on the US side

      6 Answers Mar 22, 2012 at 3:01 AM
    • Canada Tourist Visa Process

      by pranavsam Online Now Aug 6, 2011 at 2:20 PM


      I am presently in US and plan to travel to niagara fall (canada side) on long weekend. I am an Indian citizen. I wanted to know the process to apply for tourist visa for canada. Can I do the process before going there so that I personally dont need to visit the counsulate?
      Please provide some insights on the same.


      2 Answers Aug 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM
    • Advice on my trip to Niagara Falls

      by cityslickerdot Online Now May 18, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      I am visiting New York from Los Angeles this Fall and I wanted to visit Niagara Falls. So, my plan now is to fly from Los Angeles to Buffalo, rent a car and spend a night in Niagara Falls on the Canada side. Then, I'll drive to New york and drop the car at one of the car rental locations. I am planning to stay a week in New York. What do you members think about this plan? Any advice?
      I appreciate any comments. Thanks.

      20 Answers Feb 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM
    • What is better 2 or 3 days?

      by Vstaryder Online Now Apr 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM


      My family and I are touring NY State this summer. I can stay at Niagara Falls for either 2 or 3 days before heading to Watkins Glen State Park. Without running like a lunatic, is 2 days adequate to see the main attractions at Niagara? Would staying for 3 days leave me looking for something to do too early in the day? I am planning on staying on the Canadian side and we prefer to travel in the evenings and spend our days at each location.

      Thanks for your help!

      7 Answers Apr 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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      Advice needed on Niagara falls trip

      by cym123456 Online Now Mar 28, 2011 at 11:16 PM

      Hi, I'll be in Buffalo for a couple of days, and I plan to go over to the Canada side of Niagara falls. Can I know whether its better to take the bus / walk or to rent a car?

      6 Answers Feb 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM
    • Day trip to Niagara Falls from NYC

      by jfos3059 Online Now Nov 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

      Has anybody done one of the day tours from New York to Niagara Falls? There seems to be a few different companies out there advertising, but all seem similar. They are all about 12-14 hour days,but a day trip is the only way we can get out there to have a look. Living in country Australia, this amount of time does not bother us, but not sure whether the cost (around450ea) is actually worth it.

      20 Answers Nov 30, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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      Last minute wedding: please help with hotel and place to eat.

      by HenriettaStackpole Online Now Aug 18, 2010 at 2:49 PM

      My brother is planning a last minute wedding, so in a few weeks he will be married at Niagara Falls. I am not familiar with the area, but I understand his ceremony will be on the NY side in or near Prospect Point. We would like a place, hopefully within walking distance for the immediate family to stay. It doesn't need to be fancy but clean and nice. My brother had heard of the Red Coach Inn, which looks good on the website. He also mentioned Quality Hotel & Suites, but some of the reviews mentioned bed bugs--eeeekkk! Any hotels or B & B's you would recommend?

      We also would like a place to eat a dinner the night before the wedding and also a spot for lunch. It doesn't need to be super fancy but the dinner should feel special. Any recommendations? Thanks!

      8 Answers Aug 21, 2010 at 8:45 AM
    • Train Station to Hotel

      by Brandykat Online Now Apr 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

      Traveling by train in June from New York to Niagara Falls station on American side. We're staying at Embassy Suites on Canadian side. Any suggestions on how we get to our hotel? Cab??? How expensive??

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2010 at 2:10 PM