Your Guide to New York

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911 Memorial - New York
New York really is the city that doesn’t sleep. Whether you wish to escape for a quick weekend trip or take a few more days to leisurely enjoy the city, I can tailor or design something to fit your specific wants.

With three major airports nearby, it’s very convenient to get a direct flight from so many cities. Take a cab, train or subway into Manhattan to start your adventure. I recommend bringing some very comfortable walking shoes. Taking the subway is a definite must as sometimes you find the best entertainment will be the street performers who dance or play music below ground. The transit system is set up very well to get around without having to wait for the traffic that always seems to be in the way.

First stop for most first-time visitors is Times Square. My first visit I couldn’t get over the size of the screens and how large the corners actually are. The lights at night rival those of Las Vegas. From here, if you take the famous 5th Avenue and walk north, you’ll pass Trump Tower or you could go to FAO Schwartz for a walk on the famous giant piano. At the entrance of Central Park, take a horse carriage ride through it. Heading back (south) down the Avenue of the Americas you will see Radio City Music Hall.

If you are ready for the subway adventure, hop the yellow (R,N,Q) line and exit at Canal Street. Here you can visit China town for some of the best priced souvenirs and on Mulberry Street you can find “Little Italy”; grab a cannoli or a great Italian meal. Jump on the green line, exiting at Wall Street. Walking south, you will find the 911 Memorial. This is a must-do; get your tickets in advance to avoid long queues. Farther south is Battery Park where you can take in the Statue of Liberty. If you wish and have the time, take a ferry out to Ellis Island for a visit. Take in a Broadway show; there are so many from which to choose. There really is so much to see and do in this wonderful city that I find myself wanting to go back again and again.

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