I'm going to New York City in a few weeks to visit a friend - - - she's getting married.
Another friend & I are flying out & are traveling without husbands & kids & looking forward to enjoying the big city.
Of course, the statue of liberty is on our list, what else would you suggest we do?
You should go to Macy's Herald Square. It's massive.
Go to Ground Zero, then walk over to Chinatown, SoHo, and Little Italy. They are all pretty close to each other. This is where you will be harrassed to buy knockoff purses and sunglasses. DO NOT buy the knockoff perfume, it is gross, even though the packaging is pretty authentic.
Empire State building.
Circle Line cruise around the island of Manhattan.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
See a show on Broadway.
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge.
There are about a zillion awesome restaurants, so eat a lot. Shop, shop, shop!
That's all I can think of, off the top of my head.
Here is a great website for Broadway shows: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/boards/index.php?category=&rush=show&order=
I highly recommend "Wicked". You won't regret it if you like "The Wizard of Oz". My DH and I went last summer and were able to win rush tickets for $25 each for the front row. It was FABULOUS and made for a very magical evening.
Have a great time!
I saw "Chicago" with Bebe Neuwirth (from "Cheers") and it was great. Clay Aiken is in "Spamalot", if you like him. There's a ticket booth right in Times Square that sells deeply discounted tix to Broadway shows on Sundays, maybe other days too. It's pretty easy to find, it says Tkts in Huge red letters on it, and it's right where those 2 streets go off in a V. Broadway and something, I think.
Modern Art is not my thing, but the MoMA is supposed to be fantastic.
MOMA is incredible. If you go there, make sure you stop in to see Monet's Water Lilies triptych, and Van Gogh's Starry Night (my favorite).
great. Thanks for the tips.
I leave Thursday so i'll be checking back to see if any more ideas.
I've been to New York city 2 times.
The first time was 13 years ago (wow- has it been that long?).
My BF & I stayed at a state parked, camped cheaply & drove in to the city daily.
Last time, drove in for opening night of The Producers. saw ground Zero, then the show, then headed home (was traveling with in-laws).
Thanks so much.
Well I'll chip in on the food side.
You might want to check out Collette Peters store front, sometimes she's working and will come out.
Max Brenners Chocolate shop and restaurant
which is amazing.
Barneys has a wonderful restaurant as well as shopping.
Grand Central market has good pastries as well
as food and if you like Seafood or oysters,
The Grand Central Oyster Bar in Grand central.
It's been there for almost 100 years and the food is amazing.