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7 days in NY from Spain, Advice PLEASE!

Postby FJM8 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:30 pm

Hey there. I've finally achieved the opportunity to cross the Ocean for the first time in my life (so much excitement :lmao: ). I'll be visiting New York from the 18th to the 25th of July. Those aren't much days for a city such as the one we're talking about, but anyways, what are the most important tourist attractions appart from the following? I guess I'll visit the "common ones": the Statue of Liberty, some famous skyscrappers (Empire State, Rockefeller, UN building, One WTC...), a walk by Manhattan, Times Square, Central Park... But I don't think that will be enough for the 5-6 days I'll be able to really stay in the city, I feel like I'm leaving important things which I've heard of a lot of times to put in my to-vist list now... Hmm...

And, of course, any theme park with some credits INSIDE of the city? I won't be able to get out of the city only for a theme park, so I heard one of the Six Flags was there (I know them, just don't know where most of them are) but I also heard that it wasn't really inside of the city, so... :( . Then there's Coney-Luna? Not sure, but it seems to have a decent amount of credits, I just don't know if it's far, close, or in the city.

Finally, if you could give me some general advice about the city (car rentals, how to move without a car, security, queues for the hotspots, etc.) it would be EXTREMLY HELPFUL. Thanks!! =)
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Re: 7 days in NY from Spain, Advice PLEASE!

Postby K1ngdaKa88 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:03 pm

About transportation: take the subway, because it is the fastest way to travel from A to B in NYC! There are 7day tickets available. With the Subway you can also go from the center of the City in about an hour to Coney Island.
The Six Flags park you mean is Six Flags Great Adventure, but I don't know how you could go there. Car is possible, but cars in NYC... Traffic jam!
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Re: 7 days in NY from Spain, Advice PLEASE!

Postby SharkTums » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:33 pm

You should certainly take the subway out to Coney Island. It's a piece of NYC History really and has some bonus credits for you.

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Re: 7 days in NY from Spain, Advice PLEASE!

Postby larrygator » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:51 pm

If you are visiting WTC1, do not waste your time going to the top of the Empire State building also.

Other NYC things to visit:
While there is a charge to take the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, you can't also take the Staten Island Ferry through New York harbor and get views of the Statue of Liberty. It is suggested that you avoid leaving Manhattan between 4PM - 6PM as the ferry boats are crowded with commuters during Rush Hour.
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Walk around and explore Grand Central Station (just not during Rush Hour)

Of course there are dozens of museums, some small one some are huge here is a link to some of the smaller ones that are free http://www.ny.com/museums/free.html are with suggested admission
If you are going to visit multiple big museum and tourist attractions investigate the CityPass http://www.citypass.com/new-york

If you have specific interests this website gives interesting itineraries
http://www.nycgo.com/itineraries
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Re: 7 days in NY from Spain, Advice PLEASE!

Postby FJM8 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:08 pm

K1ngdaKa88 wrote:About transportation: take the subway, because it is the fastest way to travel from A to B in NYC! There are 7day tickets available. With the Subway you can also go from the center of the City in about an hour to Coney Island.
The Six Flags park you mean is Six Flags Great Adventure, but I don't know how you could go there. Car is possible, but cars in NYC... Traffic jam!
If you love the view of NYC's Skyline, then take a helicopter flight! It is expensive(80$+), but you have a wonderful view over the whole city!!!


SharkTums wrote:You should certainly take the subway out to Coney Island. It's a piece of NYC History really and has some bonus credits for you.

I really like Top of the Rock for views. Just do everything!


larrygator wrote:If you are visiting WTC1, do not waste your time going to the top of the Empire State building also.

Other NYC things to visit:
While there is a charge to take the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, you can't also take the Staten Island Ferry through New York harbor and get views of the Statue of Liberty. It is suggested that you avoid leaving Manhattan between 4PM - 6PM as the ferry boats are crowded with commuters during Rush Hour.
Greenacre Park
High Line
Fraunces Tavern
Federal Reserve Bank
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge
Bronx Zoo
Walk around and explore Grand Central Station (just not during Rush Hour)

Of course there are dozens of museums, some small one some are huge here is a link to some of the smaller ones that are free http://www.ny.com/museums/free.html are with suggested admission
If you are going to visit multiple big museum and tourist attractions investigate the CityPass http://www.citypass.com/new-york

If you have specific interests this website gives interesting itineraries
http://www.nycgo.com/itineraries


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Re: 7 days in NY from Spain, Advice PLEASE!

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:36 am

Since you brought up Great Adventure, I would highly suggest renting a car for a day (just one day, having a car when you're in NYC is more trouble than it's worth) and heading out there.

NJ Transit also offers busses to the park, but just rent a car if you want to go.


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