Time for the ARRSE massive to share their knowledge. I am travelling to the big Apple in the summer and would like to know if there are any must see places to visit. I will be accompanied by Mrs Slaw and 2 kids 11 and 9.
USA Intrepid s back open and take your MOD 90 along for free entry for a lot of tourist attractions.Time for the ARRSE massive to share their knowledge. I am travelling to the big Apple in the summer and would like to know if there are any must see places to visit. I will be accompanied by Mrs Slaw and 2 kids 11 and 9.
Here is what I wrote afterna great time in NY in August 2017.
Just got back from New York with my 11 year old daughter. Here are a few tips.
Do not bother with the New York Pass. It is a rip off and you won't get near to breaking even unless you also do a lot of the z-list trips.
Get a 7 day subway pass, it is good value and the subway isn't all that bad, not as good as the London Underground as it can be hard to work out where you are going and the train could be an express train and take you further than you want to go.
NYC River taxis are a great way to get around and give you a lot of interesting views.
Top of the rock is way better than the Empire state building, a lot less queuing and less overcrowded. Also you get to see the Empire State from Top of the Rock which is pretty important.
Central Park cycle ride is brilliant and well worth the hire money.
If somebody hands you something in the street, do not take it. It's a scam and they will try to get you to pay $20 for a hip-hop cd or lucky monk beads.
Go to East village, lots of good food and bars there the 7B is my favourite bar in the world.
For the Statue of Liberty, use the Staten Island Ferry, it's free.
Brooklyn pizza is not all it's cracked up to be, but the walk back across the bridge was excellent.
NY in summer is hot, damned hot.......too bloody hot. Best time to visit is late autumn / winter IMO.
Take some very comfortable walking shoes or trainers, you will be knackered after 2-3 days, even with good footwear.
New Yorkers seem to be very nice people on the whole, but there are some scammers and total whack jobs in the mix so be on your guard.
I'm now off to listen to my shitty hip-hop cd and play with my lucky monk beads.
Guy tried the CD thing on me in Times Square.I agree with all of what you have written (especially about the CD's - got caught out on my first day in Times Square), but not about the City Pass. We totted up how much all the trips would have cost us and we were definitely up on the deal - we did, however, cram a hell of a lot into our week there.