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Short vacation to NYC for 5-7 days?


Can anyone recommend some things to do in NYC for a 5-7 day vacation? I'm already planning to go to the MET and Central Park, but is loads more i'm not sure of.

Any suggestions would be good.


9 Answers

  • lou
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. st. patrick's cathedral

    2. ground zero

    3. drink a warm drink and watch the ice skaters at rockefeller center

    4. take a carraige ride arounf central park

    5. go to several plays

    6. go to carnegie hall if there is a show

    7. visit the top of the empire state building

    8. rent a limo and drive through the city at night especially down time square-the lights are great

    9. go to papaya palace for a hot dog

    10. go to ray's famous pizza for a slice of pizza

    11. shop at macy's

    12. window shop down 5th avenue

    13. take the stock market tour

    14. take the U.N. tour

    15. shop at jewelry row

    16. go to mulberry street in little italy and buy pastries at the many bakeries located here-Ferrara's is the most famous!

    17. eat katz deli

    18. eat at carnegie deli

    19. take a cab ride through the bowery and harlem

    20. have a cocktail at the piano bar in the sherry netherlands

    21. for some bar action go to chelsea place between 17th and 18th street around 10:00 p.m.

    22. eat at P.J. Clark's on 3rd avenue for casual dining. if you go at night around 10:00 p.m. you might see some sports figures and celebrities.

    23. eat at j.g. melons for casual dining and a great burger

    24. eat at jackson hole for a good burger, etc.

    25. take in a knick basketball game, giant football game, a jets football game or a ranger hockey game

    26. buy tickets for regis and kelly, the view, and/or david letterman

    restaurants with great food- needs reservations:

    a. romantic:

    one if by land, two if by sea*****

    gramercy tavern

    the crystal room in tavern on the green

    the river cafe*****

    the four seasons

    b. italian:

    angelo's in little italy


    il malino's






    le cirque


    steak and seafood:

    the palm*****

    peter lugar's in brooklyn


    smith and wollensky


    casual/celebrities dine here especially after the plays let out around 10:00 p m.:

    joe allen's


    p.j. clark's on 3rd avenue

    make your reservations or ticket purchases as soon as possible!!! it would be good at least 30 days out.

    if your hotel has a concierge then tip him and he can help you get good tickets to plays, the met, sports games, and get you into restaurants if you have any trouble!

    have a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Times Square. Central Park. Rockefella Center. SHOPPING!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rockefeller Center, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island, Times Square, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, United Nations.

  • 1 decade ago

    1st day.

    get the lay of the land by taking a guided tour, either on the circle line ( 3 hour,35 mile boat cruise around manhattan on the hudson river. a popular and informative tour , especially attractive when the weather is good, though its still ok if it's no - boat are covered and heated.

    or double - decker bus , ending with a dinner of tapas and spanish wine at tia pol ( 205 tenth ave ). follow the itinerary for two days. on day four , venture out to one of the outer boroughs - walk over the brooklyn bridge then relax in prospect park. and head to boerum hill - or take the 7 train to astoria - where art and film museums and greek food galore await.

    then enjow an excursion out of he city - a day trip to jones beach in summer or an overnight jaunt to the hamptons , whatever the season.

    pick a quirky walking tour for the day u return and explore a downtown 'hood more completely - take time to observe the action at the tompkins square park dog run or spend hours in a chelsea cafe.

    have dinner at that place. on day six hit a major museum like the met - 1000 fifth ave at 28nd st - or score half price ticket to a broadway show at the tkts booth - 47th st at broadway

    have early coctails somewhere fabulous , like the bar of the tribeca grand - 2 sixth ave at church , walker and whie sts - then go clubbing late into the night

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  • 1 decade ago

    wow visit ground zero? thats a great place to go.. a-s... I wouldnt quite recommend going to ground zero since i go through it everyday and there really is nothing there to look at. all they are doing is reconstructing, but it your really that interested go right ahead. Downtown is a definate must. There you will find South SeaSeapot, you will be around gothem city, visit City Hall, relax on the benches at city hall park and take pictures of the gorgeous fountain they have placed in the middle, take pictures of the wordorf astoria, the first skyscrapper hotel. Walk down broadway and pass Wall Street, see the Bull, go to battery park which is down broadway, you can take a ferry and visit the statue of liberty, elis island, etc. ummmm make your way to mid town, visit time square. if you can, try to see a broadway show. then keep going north (take the A train) to 59th street, and you will be on columbus circle, the big mall that there is there is called the Time Warner Building, its a hotel and a mall, and a food shopping center all in one. its gorgeous. Shop around there eat lunch go to boarders if you want to chill down and read a book about ny. across the time warner building is Central Park. Go to the great lawn, make sure you bring warm clothes tho cuz its gettin kinda chilly. And finally walk around there and you will find lincoln center, where there are ballets and the opera house. If you want to do other things theres tons of things to read and you can just do. But a week in ny is a must if you havent done so already

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I went to NYC for 5 days and had an awesome time! The first day we went to Central park and our hotel 5 blocks away from Times Square, so we were down there for most of the night. The next morning we went to the TODAY show (GREAT FUN!) and then we went to the statue of liberty and ellis island (really interesting). Mostly, we were down at time's square..its amazing down there. We didn't make it to Ground Zero, but that would have been good to see!

  • 1 decade ago

    visit the Village, Seaport, the wax museum, Rockerfeller Center, Madison Ave and more....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    museum of natural history grenwhich village tribeca soho chinatown,little italy ,wall st,UN,empire state and crysler buildings and thats just a start

  • 1 decade ago

    visit ground zero, go shopping

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