Travel to New York - Planning your vacation?

You should visit Chinatown, enjoy ferry rides, visit statue of liberty, shopping in manhattan, visit the Greek tavernas of Astoria, the Old World Russian restaurants and clubs of Brighton Beach, the sari shops of Little India in Jackson Heights.

Monday, June 05, 2006

New York, Are you planning a trip to New York?



No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures as New
York City. Visitors can move along the bustling sidewalks of
Chinatown, enjoy ferry rides, visit statue of liberty, shopping
in manhattan, visit the Greek tavernas of Astoria, the Old World
Russian restaurants and clubs of Brighton Beach, the sari shops
of Little India in Jackson Heights, and an exciting nightlife,
and so much more. New York is at the top of the charts in every
area!

Its incredible architecture includes the Empire State and
Chrysler buildings. The Empire state building, which is the
tallest building in New York City, was completed in 1931 during
the great depression, and stood almost empty for some time.
Today, it's host to millions of visitors a year, most of whom
ride to the fenced-in Observation Deck just a short distance
from the building's top. The popular New York Skyride is
launched from the mezzanine with Star Trek's Scottie (James
Doohan) as the guide. The Sky ride emulates a rooftop flight
over the city.

A double-decker bus tour of Manhattan is a good way to get a
quick orientation. The bus line tours allow visitors to get off
the bus at areas of interest and re board a later bus to
continue their exploration. Manhattan is also in walk able
distance, which is good since getting a cab there is difficult!

The Statue of Liberty can be visited and climbed or simply
viewed from the water on a tour boat cruise or from the Staten
Island ferry (which is free). Seeing the city skyline from the
water is unforgettable! Ellis Island Immigration Museum, near
the Statue of Liberty, conveys the experiences of our forebears
as they came to the end of their perilous journey and embraced
the promise of a better life in the New World.

New York City has many attractions that both entertain and
educate children. In planning how to get from place to place,
remember that children love to ride on subway trains. Be sure to
allow for leisurely movement from place to place, and for rest
stops in between. Consider the weather too. The adage "getting
there is half the fun" is a good one to remember in order to
keep the day enjoyable. Make a list of the must -see places, and
then cut it in half for best results. One trip to New York is
never enough. Each one can be a pleasant memory if the pace is
right...

There are 15 miles of beaches within the city limits, 13 golf
courses, four zoos . New York is on the north-south flyway for
migrating birds, and in the spring and fall they are present in
colorful abundance. Bird watching is popular in Central Park and
at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. Some of the
discounted hotels in New york are East gate Tower, Portland
Square hotel, Milford Plaza and Hotel Pennsylvania.

When visiting New York you must keep in mind your safety first,
have places you want to see scheduled. Go with someone else,
preferably someone who knows the city. Don't trust taxi's to
take you the shortest way. Be prepared for some people to ask
for money, change etc. Don't give keep going. If you are a man,
keep your money in separate places. If you are a woman don't
carry a long strap bag. When starting your day, wait till the
city wakes up. If you are going in the summer the climate will
be nice, if it's windy in the city it can get cool. Don't forget
camera, have fun.