Where should I go when I go to New York City?

So I'm a 14 year old girl that lives in Quebec Canada and were going to go to New York City for teh first time! :)

So I live and breathe music. I play guitar and piano, so I would love to see it if they have some music things in nyc. I heard that they ahve A HUGE music store, so I'd like to see that.. I'd LOVE to go shopping of course lol. I don't want to spend a fortune though... I love really unique clothes. Like Garage and store like that, i dont realy like. I'd probably love Forever 21, though. I love American Apparel too. So it would be cool to go to a place with TONS of stores. There are often really cool pictures of NYC during the night with TONS of big lights and commercial stuff and all. Any place like that would be AWESOME! It would be cool to see cafes and bakeries and that kinda thing.

Any ideas? :) Thank you!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Go visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, two landmarks of New York City. To get there by the ferry, you need to purchase round-trip ferry tickets at Castle Clinton National Monument in Lower Manhattan. Ferries from New York operate on a loop, stopping first at Liberty Island and then at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park, New York.

    Directions to get the ferry dock:

    http://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/publictransp...

    Go visit the Empire State Building, one of the many landmarks of our city. The Empire State Building is located at 350 5th Avenue. To get there by MTA subway, take the 1, 2, or 3 (Seventh Avenue Lines), A, C or E (Eighth Avenue Subway) to 34th Street/Penn Station. Or take the B, D, F, N, Q, R or Path to 34th Street/Avenue of the Americas.

    Go to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, located at 234 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th. To get there by subway, take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, or S to 42nd Street, Times Square, the A, C, or E to 42nd Street, which will empty out at 8th Avenue, or the B, D, F, or V to 42nd Street, which will empty out at 6th Avenue. To get there by bus, take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, M27, or M104 to Times Square. This is standard $2.25 fare. For express buses to Madame Tussauds, which are $5.50, from Staten Island, take the X1, X6, X7, X9, X17J, X22, X30, or X31 to the Staten Island Ferry, and take the 1 train from there to 42nd Street. From Queens, take the X51, QM1, QM2, QM2A, QM3, QM4, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM22, or QM24. From the Bronx, take the BxM2.

    Go walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, which is, if I'm correct, which I might not be, is the oldest structure in the city. If not the oldest structure, the oldest bridge. To get there, and walk across it, take the 4, 5, or 6 to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop. Another option would be to take the J, M, or Z to Chambers Street.

    Go visit Coney Island, the home of the world famous Cyclone roller coaster. The amusement park will be closed, especially in the winter time, but the aquarium is open year-round, and sometimes the pier is open, so you can get some snacks -- they have fantastic corn dogs on the pier. To get there by train, take the D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue, which is the last stop. This takes about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan, and sometimes longer, depending on where you are coming from.

    Go for a ride on the Circle Line. There are numerous different cruises – one is the Full Island Cruise, which takes you around Manhattan on a three-hour cruise. The Semi-Circle Cruise sets sail on a two-hour cruise down the Hudson offering a stunning panoramic of the famed New York skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty. The Liberty Cruise turns 75-minutes into a quick and inspirational way to see New York’s highlights from the water. There is also a Harbor Lights Evening Cruise, which allows you to view the hotspots of New York City from the water at night. Then, there is The Beast. It’s a boat that travels at forty-five miles per hour down the river to the Statue of Liberty. Both cruises are fun and informational, and are a great way to kill some time if you don’t have anything to do.

    Here is the Circle Line schedule:

    http://www.circleline42.com/site/scheduling_pricin...

    Circle Line special events:

    http://www.circleline42.com/site/browse.aspx?group...

    Go to visit some museums. There are so many, that listing directions to all of them would be a waste of your time and my time, so instead, I will give you a list where there is a list of all the museums of New York City. You can pick some that sound interesting, and then you can find directions to that place, either from the website, or from Google, simply by typing in "directions to" and insert the museum you would like to go to beside it.

    "Museums in New York City"

    http://www.ny.com/museums/all.museums.html

    “New York City Zoos and Aquariums”

    http://gonyc.about.com/od/zoosaquariums/Aquariums_...

    "Top 25 New York Boutiques"

    http://nymag.com/visitorsguide/shopping/boutiques....

    “Top 25 New York Shopping Destinations”

    http://nymag.com/visitorsguide/shopping/destinatio...

    “Shopping in New York City”

    http://gonyc.about.com/od/shopping/Shopping_in_New...

    "Best New York Boutiques" As voted by customers

    http://newyork.citysearch.com/bestof/winners/2009/...

    "The Top 100 Boutiques in New York"

    http://www.luckymag.com/sites/cityguides/new_york_...

    “Best New York City Picks”

    http://nymag.com/bestofny/food/

    “The Best Restaurants in NYC”

    http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/restaurants-ba...

    “New York City Attractions”

    http://www.lovetoeatandtravel.com/site/us/ny/attra...

    “Things to do in New York City”

    http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2737284-new_...

    Some of my favorite New York City eateries:

    Yum Yum Bangkok:

    http://yumyumbangkok.com/

    Bamn! Automat:

    http://bamnfood.com/

    Junior’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake and Dessert:

    http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/

    ESPN Zone:

    http://espnzone.com/

    Gobo:

    http://www.goborestaurant.com/

    Note: Maps of New York City are at every newsstand, and newsstands are all around New York City. Also, for transportation, there are maps in subway cars and on subway trains, and there are also maps in buses. The maps at bus stops are usually just for the bus route.

    All the best ♥

    Have fun

  • Go on the Empire State Building, that is so fun!

  • 1 decade ago

    check out the marriott in times square its forty eight floors and me and my friends just sneak in and ride the elevator up to see the view its completely insane

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to the M&M store it sounds boring but its amazing!

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  • 1 decade ago

    May I recommend the following for a first time traveler to the Big Apple.

    Landmarks

    -Empire State Building

    -Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

    -Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, as well as a tour of the NBC TV Studios.

    -Times Square (no trip is complete without a visit to the"Crossroads of the World")

    -Lower Manhattan/Wall Street Area

    -United Nations

    -Central Park

    -Brooklyn Bridge (you can walk across it too)

    -Grand Central Terminal (largest railroad terminal in the world)

    -A Ride on the Staten Island Ferry (its free and you can see the Statue of Liberty as the ferry crosses the harbor)

    -Sightseeing tour on a Double Decker Bus

    -Conference House (located on Staten Island the house was the scene of the only peace conference during the Revolution, Lord Howe versus John Adams and Ben Franklin)

    -Bronx Zoo/New York Botanical Garden

    -Yankee Stadium (home to the 27 Time World Champion New York Yankees)

    -City Island

    -Riverdale

    -Governor's Island

    Museums

    -Museum Mile (Fifth Avenue from East 82nd to East 103rd Streets)

    -Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space (formerly the Hayden Planetarium)

    -MoMa

    -Whitney Museum of American Art

    -New Museum of Contemporary Art

    -Madame Tussuad Wax Museum

    -New York City Fire Museum

    -New York City Police Museum

    -Transit Museum

    -The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    -The Bronx Museum of the Arts

    -Brooklyn Museum

    -Milk Gallery

    -American Craft Museum

    -Museum of American Folk Art

    -Museum of the Moving Image

    -The Paley Center For Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio)

    -The Municipal Art Society

    -Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    -The Studio Museum of Harlem

    -The 9/11 Memorial Site Preview Center

    -Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum (only Tibetan museum in the USA)

    -Alice Austen House (one of the first professional women photographers, many of her prints are on display, and her home had an absolutely unbelievable view of the harbor)

    -Snug Harbor (nation's first and only home for retired mariner, its now a museum complex)

    Shopping

    -Macy's (West 34th Street and Broadway in the heart of Hearld Square)

    -Bloomingdale's (Lexington Avenue at East 59 and East 60 Streets)

    -The shops along Fifth Avenue (just don't max out you credit cards)

    -FAO Schwartz

    -Toys "R" Us in Times Square

    -Lord and Taylor (5th Avenue at East 38th Street)

    -Chinatown/Canal Street Area (if you want to go on the cheap for the stuff you can't get on Fifth Avenue)

    -NBA Store (for the basketball fan - 5th Avenue at East 52nd Street)

    -The Apple Computer Store (East 59th Street and Fifth Avenue)

    -The Time Warner Center (West 59th Street - Columbus Circle)

    -Hershey Store (for those with a sweet tooth)

    -M&M World (49th Street and 7th Avenue)

    -Grand Central Terminal (for the shopping)

    -H&M

    -Century 21 Department Store (Church and Cortlandt Street)

    -forever 21

    -Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave)

    -Abercrombie & Fitch (5th Avenue @ 57th Street and Water Street between Fulton and John Streets)

    -American Eagle Outfitters (4 locations in Manhattan)

    -Urban Outfitter (8 locations in Manhattan)

    -Manhattan Mall

    -Queens Center Mall

    -Queens Place Mall

    -Roosevelt Field Mall (on Long Island)

    -Fulton Street Mall

    -Kings Plaza Mall

    -Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

    -Garden State Plaza

    -The Westchester Mall

    -Palisades Center Mall

    -Westfield Sunrise Mall

    -Green Acres Mall

    -Jersey Gardens

    There is use to be a large Virgin Megastore in Times Square, as well as in Union Square. However, they when out of business about a year ago. Therefore, if you looking for record store to buy CDs I would recommend J&R Music and Computer World, which is located in Park Row (Lower Manhattan) of Colony Records, which is located on 49th Street and Broadway in Time Square.

    Restaurants

    In regards to places to eat in New York City. There are thousands of restaurants in the Five Boroughs of New York City. Depending on your taste, your budget and your preferred location, may I recommend the link below.

    http://www.menupages.com/ -- MenuPages.com is the one of the best website on the online. It included menus with prices, as well as restaurant reviews. Bon appetit!

    I hope this information is very helpful.

    Good luck

    Native New Yorker

    Source(s): http://www.nycvisit.com/ (Official tourism website of New York City) http://www.tdf.org/TDF_ServicePage.aspx?id=56/ (TKTS for deep discounts on theater tickets) http://www.citypass.com/city/ny.html (deep discounts on major attractions) http://www.coachusa.com/newyorksightseeing/ (gray line sightseeing tour of the city) http://mta.info/metrocard/tourism/index.html (New York City Transit)
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