(Original post by Poem boy)
I'll be in Jersey City, plan to spend a lot of time in NYC obviously
ahh. I am about an hour south of that. be very wary of crime there, because crime rates are high. Concerts in NYC can be very expensive, but they are fun even with lawn seats (which are cheap) if you can get tickets somewhere in jersey city. You should go to the shore at leats once while you are here. I am not going to recomend beaches near me because i am sure you will be able to find some near where you are staying, but AVOID SEASIDE i am pretty sure they are taping another season of Jersey Shore this summer, so the crowds are going to be huge again, and seaside in general attracts a bad crowd of people. While you are here you MUST eat at least one slice of pizza and one bagel. Best in the country =) <3
Not much else I can say about jersey. It is fairly boring. But in NYC, visit the statue of liberty (book tickets online to double check they are open and avoid long lines), walk through the meat packing district, (its just interesting), and visit rockefeller plaza because thats kinda cool. Check to see if the empire state building has tour when you are there. Also, visit the wax museam. If you can get affordable tickets to a broadway show you should do that too.
serendipity - long lines but it is worth it for the deserts
italian - most italian resturants are good so try one
dining is very expensive in fancy resturants. I say avoid it and go to cheaper places. I recomend you try some standard american chains while you are here like the cheesecake factory and houlihans which should be in jersey city and nyc. Carrabas is Italian and that is good too, also macaroni Grill.
don't eat off of the carts on the streets unless the food is prepackaged because that is gross and you don't know what the people ahev done with it.
* don't jokingly ask an american out 2 mcdonalds because u may get slapped. its not funny. =)
but anyway have fun and feel free to msg me with any questions!!
* also if you want to do any clothing shopping do that in nj because there is no tax on clothing here, but there is in ny