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    (Original post by Heptapus)
    If you plan on doing all the touristy things, would definitely recommend getting the New York Pass - it gives you access to a lot of the attractions (empire state building, rockefeller, statue of liberty, and more!) We did a boat trip around the whole of manhattan which was really cool!
    I've seen this sort of thing with travel agents such as Thomson's, but I hadn't seen this link - thank you! Oh wow, I'd love to do that. How long did you go for?
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    I've seen this sort of thing with travel agents such as Thomson's, but I hadn't seen this link - thank you! Oh wow, I'd love to do that. How long did you go for?
    We went for 6 days during New Years 2016 so just over a year ago.

    I can't remember exactly what we did on which day but it was something like:
    Day 1: Grand Central Terminal tour, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn
    Day 2: Madame Tussauds, (another museum where we saw stuff on the hunger games)
    Day 3: Walk up 5th Avenue, rent bikes and cycle around central park (really good but oh my days so exhausting),
    Day 4: Boat tour around manhattan island, Rockefeller Centre, NYE
    Day 5: Statue of liberty, Twin towers memorial + museum
    Day 6: Empire state building

    Pretty much everything we did was on the new york pass (although I did buy some bits before arriving in NY because I was unsure on how busy queues would be, however probably would have gotten away without having to buy them before hand because queues moved very quickly)

    It was a very busy itinerary but we managed to get pretty much everything we had planned to do done, but I would love to go again when it isn't so cold!
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    (Original post by Heptapus)
    We went for 6 days during New Years 2016 so just over a year ago.

    I can't remember exactly what we did on which day but it was something like:
    Day 1: Grand Central Terminal tour, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn
    Day 2: Madame Tussauds, (another museum where we saw stuff on the hunger games)
    Day 3: Walk up 5th Avenue, rent bikes and cycle around central park (really good but oh my days so exhausting),
    Day 4: Boat tour around manhattan island, Rockefeller Centre, NYE
    Day 5: Statue of liberty, Twin towers memorial + museum
    Day 6: Empire state building

    Pretty much everything we did was on the new york pass (although I did buy some bits before arriving in NY because I was unsure on how busy queues would be, however probably would have gotten away without having to buy them before hand because queues moved very quickly)

    It was a very busy itinerary but we managed to get pretty much everything we had planned to do done, but I would love to go again when it isn't so cold!
    Brilliant! I'm going to nick this itinerary, use it and switch/add something things - cheers You should write a brief New York Guide, I'd love to read it :love:
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    Brilliant! I'm going to nick this itinerary, use it and switch/add something things - cheers You should write a brief New York Guide, I'd love to read it :love:
    Haha - I have only been once! I don't think I am knowledgable to do so
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    (Original post by Heptapus)
    Haha - I have only been once! I don't think I am knowledgable to do so
    Once more than I have! I will write one when I get back. I just can't wait to go, June is too far away
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    Once more than I have! I will write one when I get back. I just can't wait to go, June is too far away
    I'm counting the days until I fly off to Japan. So many exciting things begin from June :woo:
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    (Original post by Heptapus)
    I'm counting the days until I fly off to Japan. So many exciting things begin from June :woo:
    Where abouts are you going and for how long? :excited:
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    Where abouts are you going and for how long? :excited:
    Haha well it is quite random:
    Beginning June - Fly out to Japan (Tokyo), train to Kyoto (then spend a week split in Kyoto and Osaka), back to Tokyo
    Mid June - Fly out to Korea for 5 days
    Beginning July - Back to England to graduate
    2 weeks apartment hunting in London
    Mid July - Fly out to Japan (yes again )
    End July - Fly back to England
    August - Prepare for adult life :nooo:

    Ironically, I got the travel bug after going to New York
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    (Original post by Heptapus)
    Haha well it is quite random:
    Beginning June - Fly out to Japan (Tokyo), train to Kyoto (then spend a week split in Kyoto and Osaka), back to Tokyo
    Mid June - Fly out to Korea for 5 days
    Beginning July - Back to England to graduate
    2 weeks apartment hunting in London
    Mid July - Fly out to Japan (yes again )
    End July - Fly back to England
    August - Prepare for adult life :nooo:

    Ironically, I got the travel bug after going to New York
    WOAH! That's amazing! Take loads of photos :love:

    I've got the travelling bug already, it's going to get even more serious after NY :lol:
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    WOAH! That's amazing! Take loads of photos :love:

    I've got the travelling bug already, it's going to get even more serious after NY :lol:
    New York just has that affect :love::love::love::love:
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    WOAH! That's amazing! Take loads of photos :love:

    I've got the travelling bug already, it's going to get even more serious after NY :lol:
    Will you be visiting the One WTC Observatory at the top of One WTC when you are there?

    I did when I went to NYC back in 2015 and loved how the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue Of Liberty looked like small toys from way up there! :zomg:

    Also, will you be visiting the Bloomingdales and Macys department stores whilst you are there? I did whilst I was in NYC and the size of those stores made my nearest Tesco Extra store look tiny! :eek3:
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    Advice:

    - Book Statue of Liberty tickets early to get more than just a ferry ride, if you want to go up that is (I'm talking a few months in advance)
    - Take plenty of time to visit the 9/11 museum at Ground Zero. At least 3 hours, it's very extensive, and not something that should be rushed around.
    - WTC One is <3 Empire State Building is a rip off (Sorry)
    - Get a 7 day subway/metro pass to save money and time buying individual tickets

    I've been a few times so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    It's been my dream to go to New York for ages, and my partner and I have finally booked to go in the summer! :woo:

    Ask me anything about the trip booked or anything else! Have you been to New York of want to? Let me know your travel tips and where to go there if so
    My only tip would be to be careful of pickpockets.

    I know there are lots of them that target tourists in most major cities but when I got off the shuttle in Manhattan after landing at Newark airport, I became a victim within 5 minutes. Luckily it was just half my holiday money.

    Hope you enjoy your trip. It's a fab, buzzing city.
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    Oooooh, I went to NYC last week and have one tip.

    Do not give into people asking for money around the Times Square area, in fact don't think about reaching into your pocket anywhere except for in shops/cafes/restaurants. Even if some guy is asking for $50 to help starving children in Africa, do NOT give in. No legitimate charity will ask for $50 on the street. I had friends who fell into that trap and honestly it's ridiculous, walk away and if they start physically assaulting you (they shouldn't but still) just find a police officer. It will play on your mind but it's something you'll have to get used to.
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    Oh and get a prepaid dollar card. If you purse/wallet gets stolen, you can just close the card and organise something there - therefore you don't lose any money.
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    Just saw this on the daily mail. - made me chuckle

    good luck
 
 
 
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