It was a 6 day/5 night New York trip on Aug 2008. We went to several attractions and our legs were so tired from all that walking! Let me give you a little info: we flew from
The part of Flushing where we stayed was a small
We joined a one day tour from a Chinese company for US$35 per adult. At 7:30a.m., they picked us up by van to go around the city. We stopped for a few minutes at the World Trade Center site, where the
We went to the following places by subway:
Chinatown: the Chinese people who came here built a statue of Confucius, which has become an easy landmark for meeting point of those Chinese to meet someone when they first time arrive in
Little Italy is a busy night market, full of restaurants.
Grand Central Station is the old train terminal, which is still used today.
Broadway has many shows. The TKTS booth sells tickets to Broadway shows for up to 50% off the normal price. The booth opens at 10:45 a.m., and for night shows the booth opens at 2:45 p.m. for ticket by cash only. So if you line up early maybe you can get a good seat. We arrived there around 9a.m., and there was already a line forming. We saw a policeman on a horse on the street! Y and her friend lined up for tickets, while Steve and I went to walk around with a friend, AB.
We passed by Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trump Tower, and many other beautiful buildings. Standing on the street under those many storied and high buildings, lets us feel the prosperity of this big city…. We had a half price (US$59) ticket for the Broadway show ‘Hair Spray’ at 3p.m.; it was a wonderful performance. By the time the show ended, it was evening.
Greenwich Village, it is a residential area with some distinct characteristics. Sometimes, there are street performers, but we didn’t see any of them.
Little India, we arrived there in the evening. After we came out from an Indian dinner, most of the shops were closed.
Bowling Green, there is Battery Park. Also there is the harbor for the ferry (US$12 per adult round trips) that goes to the Statue of Liberty. You need to go through the security check with no drink or food, and no backpack if you go into the statue area. If you have those things, you need to rent a locker to store them. Visitors are only allowed up to the observation deck at the base of the statue; since 2000, visitors are no longer allowed to go up to the crown of the statue. After visiting, the ferry goes from this island to Ellis Island, which is a heritage site that used to be the entry station for immigrants entering the
Empire State Building, it is currently the tallest building in
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the ticket is US$20 per adult. It is huge and we spent around six hours in there.
2008年8月 六天五夜的纽约游记，让我们去了不少的纽约景点，每天都走得很累耶！好，让我来提供你一些资料﹕从St. Louis飞抵LaGuardia机场，我的朋友Y来机场接我们，她也帮我们订了在Queens区, Flushing镇的Farrington Hotel双人房每晚US$90，须付现钱。LGA机场 –
我们参加华人团一日遊每人US$35，7.30am起程坐在van内遊市区，只小停世贸中心9/11被毁的Twin Towers、股市交易中心的铜牛像、联合国总部。我们另须加付三项景点费每人US$69，即90分钟的船遊Hudson河观看有名的建筑文物及桥、Madame Tussauds 蜡像馆及自行午餐、The Top of Rock上高楼观市景。5pm送你回酒店前，司机也是‘导遊’说明要每人给他小费
Broadway，有著名的百老汇歌剧，星期三、六、日的下午场有优惠价，10.45am开始售下午场的票，我们9am就到TKTS 售票处，希望可买到较好的座位，只接受现钱购票。这时我们在街上看到骑马的警察！Y与她的朋友排队买票，我们和另一朋友AB走走Time Square，Radio City，Rockefeller Center 的GE Building，St. Patrick教堂，著名企业家的Trump Tower，还有很多有特色的建筑，站在高楼大厦的街头，故且感受一下大城市的繁华… 3pm的‘Hair Spray’半价是US$59，很棒的歌声演剧，歌剧完时，我们走出剧院已是傍晚。