I went last summer for 1 week and it was pretty damn awesome, though I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't so hot (got above 40 degrees celsius on a few days; people were dying, literally!). I'd definitely love to return on day, either in autumn or spring.
I spent the whole time in Manhattan as well - next time I'll explore further afield (plus I hear the best restaurants are found in the boroughs ). Maybe I could incorporate it into a little east coast tour - Boston, Maine....
(Original post by Cybele)
I went in 2006, so that's 6 long years of yearning to go back.
July 2006, best month of my life. I was in a band, and we did three gigs over there, including Central Park Bandstand, most amazing concert we've ever done.
But since then I've had college and uni, and certainly nowhere near the amount of money I'd need to go back.
Now that I've almost graduated, I'm in the position of possibly being able to go there for a while, but haven't decided whether to take up the offer yet due to a couple of issues. But I know I'll go back someday.
Been a couple of times: 2001 and 2005 (or 2008' genuinely can't remember! I think it was probably '08 though...)
But yeah, absolutely loved it! Was also lucky enough to go to the world trade center shortly before the attacks. A friend and I are hoping to go next year on our gap years, but I have to say it's looking increasingly like not happening