New York City
if you intend to see the city on a blitz, then go for it. However, if you want to be a part of the city for a couple days and just see a couple sights while enjoying your time, then skip it and chose your activities with discretion.
i see but i think i would want to go those places with or without the pass. i want to experience the tourist attractions and also want to live a day like a new yorker. if you have any advices on that i’d be happy to hear.
I think perhaps just go at your own pace and not feel obligated to see these sights just because you’ve already paid for them. In 3 days, you might only be able to pick 2-3 things. I always like to travel in the city at my own pace.. But, of course it’s up to you.
Might be a bit too touristy for me…
Also, I looked at their website and they misspelled “Macy’s” which to me is… unforgivable.
I’d agree with n8k99 and his comments, looks like he’s a native. As far as hotels, you might get on Priceline – I’ve stayed in 4-5 star hotels for $100/night.
Time Square is a lot of fun again for people watching.
If there are any plays you might want to see – make your plans in advance online to assure seats.
There is almost too much about NYC to put in a nutshell….
No matter what you decide, you’ll have fun and want to come back…
I enjoy both the tourist attractions and being on my own and exploring the different neighborhoods on foot. My first trip was with a group of seniors, and we hit Ellis Island, Empire State Building, “ground zero”, and more. When it’s my first trip to any city, I enjoy taking a Grayline Bus Tour just to get a feel for the lay of the land and what I may want to do. All said, if you’re planning to see most of the attractions on the pass, it’s a good deal. If you see them all, then it’s a great deal. If you’ll only be in NYC for a few days, be sure to check the museum websites to be sure that they are open the day you plan to visit. Finally, know that you’ll be coming back. It’s spectacular.
When my parents came to visit, we got the NYpass w/bus tour and I think it’s a great value, ESPECIALLY if you plan to be ambitions with your sightseeing. My suggestion is this: be strategic with your selections to maximize your time. If you do things in geographical order, you won’t waste a lot of things running here, there, and everywhere. Some things are best done first thing in the morning, before all the crowds make things unbearable. You will encounter lines pretty much everywhere, though, so bring something to do, like a book/cards/crossword puzzle/whatever. Definitely check when museums are closed, because their closed days don’t always seem intuitive. :)
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