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7 days in NYC? Or 5 days in NYC and 2 nights (1.5 days) in Boston?

We are British, flying out of London in February 2012 for a 9-day trip (less two days written off for crossing the Atlantic). The flights are actually cheaper if we fly into NY and out of Boston.
If we did go to Boston we would not want to fly and would probably take the train (4-4.5 hrs - $49pp).

I’ve listed our interests and other details to help you advise. Any advice would be most appreciated.

We have travelled throughout Europe, Asia and South America but this is our first trip to an Anglophone country (outside of GB & Ireland), apart from three depressing days spent in Toronto in late December a few years ago.

We did not enjoy Toronto but it was tagged on to the end of a 3-week blitz of Chile, Argentina & Rio and we were tired, which might explain our apathy towards the city.

We will probably return to New York at some point in the future. I am sure that 5-7 days will barely scratch the service but was wondering whether 7 days might be a bit intense for one trip, particularly bearing in mind the weather.

Our holiday style is cramming as much into one trip as possible. The downside of this is that we don’t get to know places as well as we would like but we are limited by our annual holiday entitlement. Our holidays are never relaxing!

If there are any interesting side trips we could take from NYC other than Boston (which is obviously more than just a side trip), then I shall be grateful if you could suggest places based on our interests below.



Interests:

Food (from fine dining through to vendy food)
Drink (wine / microbreweries / cocktails)
Photography – both taking photos ourselves and exhibitions
Views (scenery and cityscapes)
Architecture
Urban planning and design
20th Century art
Hiking / trekking (although not in NE USA in Winter!)
Nightlife but not clubs (just bars/pubs or other nocturnal entertainment)
Sport (European sports but we are prepared to experiment)
Jaywalking
Wandering around different neighbourhoods in our thermals




Not interested in:

Clubs
Amusements / rides / fairgrounds
Museums (unless they are slightly offbeat or in a less touristy neighbourhood or art museums)
Children
Shopping
Ice-skating
Dancing
Coldplay (specifically Chris Martin)
Horse drawn carriages
Chinese New Year
The coast
Niagara Falls
Jamie Chuffing Oliver
Flying
Casinos
I Love NYC T-shirts
Tracksuited parents
Anything fun or that could result in me having to raise a smile



We are a typical British reserved couple. Both 30 years old.

Favourite places we have visited: HK, Berlin, Siena, Buenos Aires, Patagonia.

Least favourite places visited: Toronto, Paris, Florence.


Any advice would be most appreciated. Sorry for the long message, I got carried away with the excitement. I haven't been this excited since I went for dinner with the Queen and Hugh Grant.

Many thanks

Thuram

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