Senior Travel to New York City

Jan 28th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Expedia has a great site to check out New York City (NYC). Expedia makes it easy to book your NYC vacation. This site can help you find the right deal so you can sit back and relax on your much-needed vacation in NYC. Vacation search results provide all the information you need when booking your NYC vacation. Simply fill out the details on the site and select from a variety of different vacation packages to NYC which suit your needs.

The “Big Apple”, as the city is often called, is the largest city in the US with over 7 million residents. It is filled with a diverse mixture of inhabitants including immigrants from many countries. Some of its NYC neighborhoods, such as Chinatown, Little Italy, and Spanish Harlem reflect the rich ethnic heritages of the resident’s original homelands. Manhattan borough, the business and commercial center of NYC, is situated on a large island in the middle of the Hudson River. Just south of it, across the main harbor, lies the borough of Staten Island, a large residential community. Across the East River branch of the Hudson, the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are situated on the western tip of Long Island. The borough of Bronx is on the mainland to the north. New Jersey lies across the Hudson to the west. A good interactive map will help in your planning as well.

I am totally fascinated with this city. Having lived in Paris for a year and visited may major cities on our globe, NYC is unlike any of the others. Here you will find what is called All 115 Activities in NYC. This one gives prices of major attractions.  Can’t decide how to spend your time in NYC? Start with this list of NYC’s most popular attractions to get started planning your trip to the Big Apple. If you want to limit those attractions to just ten, try this site called 10 Most Popular NYC Tourist Attractions and Landmarks.

Jim likes “freebies” and coupons. Here are NYC’s 10 Best Free Landmarks and Attractions. A View on Cities site will share the 81 NYC attractions listing them in tourist favorites 1-81. Trip Advisor suggests these.

If you are there for the first time seniors, use your time wisely. If you want to get a good overview of NYC take a Grey Line Tour. It is a wonderful means to get a feeling of the city via a hop-on and hop-off double decker bus. Since 1926, Gray Line New York is THE source for NYC’s best double decker bus and deluxe motor coach tours. I have taken both the lower Manhattan and Uptown tours and loved both. They also offer fully escorted foreign language motor coach city tours in German, French, Korean, Spanish and Italian with top multi-lingual tour guides.

Try a helicopter or cruise tour on this sites with prices quoted. Broadway shows are also a must if you have the time. Simply walking the streets in lower Manhattan is a great experience. Depending on where you happen to be standing / walking / eating / sleeping, NYC is either the most overwhelming and chaotic city in America or the warmest, most romantic town on earth. For all the bright-lights-big-city grandeur (Midtown’s twinkling canyons, Wall Street’s warp-speed intensity), one can always find a charmingly quiet neighborhood where the world feels no wider than a sidewalk stoop—and all these lie within mere blocks of one another. It’s all there folks. Don’t pass up viewing the 9/11 site. You can not see much from ground level. There is a hotel just to the east of the site. Go up to the second floor and you can get a much better view of the new building site.

NYC City Tourist is also a helpful site full of links that can help make your visit a memorable one. Save yourself some money on tickets here for many NYC major shows and events such as Jersey Boys, Wicked and the Lion King. I have seen all three and you WILL NOT be disappointed. Each is terrific. Enjoy the Big Apple! jeb



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