I always had this dream about travelling to the most famous cities in the world and New York being one of them made me more excited about this trip. My flight from Columbus, Ohio was about 2 hours 50 minutes. From La Guardia airport I took a cab directly to Time Square.
Sometimes, when I’m too excited I don’t get into much of the details and end up doing things in a hurry and make a mess. So when I booked my room I assumed the check-in time would be somewhere around 12 PM. However, it was clearly written at the bottom of the booking window (which I ignored) the check-in time is 4:00 PM. Lesson learned !!
Now that I couldn’t get into my hotel before 4 PM, I had to look for a locker room where I could leave my luggage temporarily and plan for the rest of my day.
Luckily, I found one near Time Square. Thanks to CBHLuggage which is very affordable and saved my day. New York is so big and I had only about 11 hours to cover as many attractions as possible. Without wasting anymore of the time I headed to the nearest THENEWYORKPASS center to collect my pass for a day. For more details you may login to TheNewYorkPass. It saved me a lot of money and time.
There are about 90+ popular destinations in New York alone . With the limited time in hand I had to choose very wisely and select the best from the top list and so I narrowed it down to the following :
Big Bus Tours – Hop-on Hop-off Tours
It’s a MUST !! This bus takes you from one attraction point to the other for the whole day until 6:00 PM
Circle Line Downtown
Boat ride for an hour which covers most of the famous destinations
in New York city. It covers Lady Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge,
around Manhattan island.
Madame Tussaud’s New York
Famous for wax attraction of famous celebrities from all over the world. It is located in the heart of Times Square, with over 225 incredibly life-like stars and icons.
Empire State Building Observation Deck
Panoramic view of New York City from 1,050 feet above the streets.
It’s a view you would never want to miss. Best time to be there for pictures is just before the sunset. You better be early to avoid the long queue.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Located at the World Trade Center, honoring the 2,983 people killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The Memorial consists of two reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers and a plaza of trees, including the Survivor Tree.
The Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Tour
Amazing place for evening walk and you can take wonderful pictures of the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
There are so many other attractions that I missed in this visit but I’m sure I’ll plan for a long weekend very soon. Happy Vacation !!
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