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    Whats in new york worth seeing

    Hi, We've been thinking on holidaying in New York this year and was wondering what is there to see. We have thought about end of May so was wondering what weather was like then. Have been to travel agent and waiting on reply about hotels in center so as to save taxi travel each day. Is there coach trips to anywhere exciting. Thank you all in advance.

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    I am assuming you are going to New York City. The first time I went I stayed in the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. I went back a few years later and stayed in the Da Vinci it was on 57th, I think, Near the Ed Sullivan Theater. It is a town made to walk. We went to see "Wicked", Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Yankee Stadium we were able to see a game while there, Shea Stadium, Coney Island, China Town, Little Italy, Wall Street, the Twin Tower site, Battery Park, Central Park. It was funny one day we came out of the subway, and my DD and I were standing there making sure we knew where we were and suddenly realized we where at the Court House they show in "Law & Order" all the time. It was a Saturday so it wasn't busy. We drove by the New York Public Library, the United Nations and so much more. One of the days there were a bunch of second graders lined up to go into Carnegie Hall with their records (flute-a-phones) and I laughed and said, some day they will be able to tell their family they performed at Carnegie Hall.

    If you go during the holidays you definitely want to go to Macy's to see their window displays and the other shops around.

    So it isn't so much what we could recommend - it is what do you want to see? I went to the garment district without my daughters because neither one sews. They have shops with nothing but buttons & trims. Lots of very fancy fabric but I never did find plain cotton - but I was so exhausted by then I didn't look real hard. After all we do have a garment district in Los Angeles. And I had already been to Salem MA.

    Make a list of what you want to see and get a map of the city and then plan what to see when. There is a site seeing tour bus, not sure what it costs, but I think when we went it was $28 a day. But can't remember if that was for both of us or each.

    I love that city and would go back every chance I can - unfortunately my husband doesn't care to go, so that is why God gave me my girls. They love to travel with me.

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    If you are going to New York City, first take a tour of the city. We took a history tour of Manhattan on a double-decker bus. There is so much to see in that city.

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    empire states building, statue of liberty, ellis island, any type of broadway show probably, they have a nice shopping district, new york is very fun. went there when I was 13 on a washington d.c. trip with my school, we saw all the historical landmarks from virginia to new york. One of the best times in my entire life
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    quiltingcandy has given you a great deal of information and all of it good! I don't think there's a street in the city that doesn't have something fun or interesting to see or do. The subway system is relatively easy to navigate as well. And quite reasonable - much more so than taxis.

    If you're going in May, the weather is generally quite comfortable. You'll certainly want a light jacket or so for evenings. Usually not to rainy. It's really quite a pleasant month weather-wise here in this part of the country. Maybe a pair or 2 of shorts if you're a 'warm' person. COMFY shoes!

    I was somewhat fearful of NY for a long time because I wasn't familiar with the city. I've spent more and more time there over the last few years and really enjoy the city now. Took some friends kids there for the day over Christmas break. We all had a blast!

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    Comfy shoes is a must. It is a great city to visit .... great variety to appease almost anybody's likes. The theater district is the draw for me ... with Broadway shows, Off Broadway and off off Broadway. And I loved the museums, historical sites, bookstores etc. It is a good idea to arrive on a Thursday (at least in the Theater District) when it is at its cleanest because by Monday afternoon there are trash bags sitting out on the curbs waiting to be picked up. I received the best service at the Edison Hotel in the theater district but I'm sure there are others just as well. It helped that I was with a group that was very familiar with the theater district and got to go backstage on a couple of shows. Have fun!
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    We took a double-decker bus tour as well. We got a twenty-four hour pass and could get off and spend as much time as we wanted at each stop, then get on the next time one of the double-deckers came by. We were there at Christmas and they had a special tour of the Christmas lights. http://www.newyorksightseeing.com/

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    There are web cams of New York City, my favorite is the Times Square Cam (http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/). They allow visitors to get a feel of the city. So much fun watching people!
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    Most of the 'stuff' to see is in Manhattan but there are 4 other parts to New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx. Plenty of museums in Manhattan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History (dinosaurs to diamonds) are some of the biggies. Have a good time you'll see and do plenty and there still will be plenty more to do on other visits.

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    Plenty of tour info at the hotels. It may be too late to book a Statue. Of Liberty visit...They book up months in advance.

    I went on a Hudson harbor tour one evening ..on an awesome sailboat/schooner. Night tour. Awesome!!! What ISNt there to see in New York! I was kind of shocked at the question...but always fun to get input .

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