I lived in NYC for a few (wonderful) months. Now I am back in the midwest...groannn.....
There is plenty to do in NYC.. I was there on a student budget so I usually went for the cheap stuff. I dont know about your interests but since you
mentioned Broadway show, here is how you get cheap tickets
Else there is a TKTS office on Times square where you get same day tickets for half price. ($50-$70)
If you are into museums:
- Museum of Natural History
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
MET is the biggest and most famous. ($11 or may be just a donation, sorry I forgot the ticket price)
You mentioned you are going there in August. Thats the time for the US open if you are a tennis fan...
If you are a fan of late night TV shows you can get tickets for one of them. ut you need to book them now
- Daily show
- Conan www.nbc.com...
- Last Call with Carson Daly
Also, There are many stand-up comedy clubs in midtown. You might get free passes for them walking around times square. Cover charges are usually $15,
and they dont serve more than 3 drinks:bash: Hey, I am assuming you are over 21? Also, if you are into clubbing they are dime a dozen. But, I cant
help you out there. I was happy with my neighborhood pubs. Whenever, I went midtown or downtown, I just looked up a pub/bar/club/(and you know what)
and I was too
to remember their names afterwards
Back to sight-seeing again
There is a Madam Tassauds wax museum near time square ($25). I had a photograph taken with Denzel Washington wax statue and fooled a lot of my
Then there is the "must watch" list of most tourists. Empire State Bldg ($13), Statue of Liberty ($10). Then there is the staten island ferry
Both the Staten Island ferry and Statue of Liberty ferries begin near the battery park area (just for reference). They were going to open the stairs
iinside the statue last Sept (they closed it after 9/11). But it requires advance online reservation.
Hmmm... What else....Did I mention Central Park...Good place to be if you are into recreational roller blading, cyclings or just plain walks.... There
is a cycling/skating trail right by the hudson river. Goes all the way from Battery park to 125th street (if I am not wrong......never managed to
skate all the way through with a hangover
If you want a taste of a whole new world, go to China Town... Its huge....But you might want to learn chinese
Here's some more free stuff to do in the city (Check the links in SUMMER):
Movies at Bryant Park: (Monday Evenings 8 pmish)
GMA Concerts at Bryant Park: (Friday Mornings)
Central Park summer stage:
Shakespeare in Central Park at Delacorte Theater
Then there is the Coney Island (Beach). There is another better beach which I am forgetting.
Travel: Best way to go would be the subway. Take a daily/weekly or 5 ride pass and go through out the city. Train/Bus transfers are free for upto 2
hours for each ticket. Unlike smaller cities you can just flag down cabs, but you might get caught in NYC traffic.
Also, Atlantic city is about 3-4 hrs drive from the city...
That should keep you occupied ........err... how long was your visit