United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

NYC - first timers

Jump to last reply

This is a rather broad question - forgive me if I should have found the info in previous posts/archives, as I didn't see it - We are a fairly well-traveled couple (Europe, Mexico, South America, USA, Canada) in our early 60s, but have never visited New York City. (Actually, I briefly lived in the lower East Side and in Brooklyn in the summer of 1968 - hardly remember any of it, for various reasons!)

We are planning a week-long trip to NYC in late September - early October, and are thinking it might be a good idea to look for an apartment or flat. I started looking through VRBO, but realized I have no idea of which neighborhoods are best for our needs.

We are good at using public transportation - subways in major cities (Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, San Francisco, Rome, etc.) have been easy and convenient for us - and we enjoy history, museums (not too much art in one week, though), ethnic foods, walking, getting to know locals and local culture. We're not big shoppers. Maybe one Broadway show would be nice.

I'm thinking we'll contact New York Greeters for a tour, and perhaps look for some other walking tours. We are both quite fit, and enjoy long walks.

Any suggestions as to where we should consider staying? Sights and events not to be missed? We aren't looking for super cheap accommodations, but on the other hand, we're not high rollers, either.

Thanks in advance for any information or ideas anyone might have - or for pointing me in the right direction for such!

72 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Tipping advice
  2. 2 Maui - Need a Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Recommendation
  3. 3 Fort Myers Beach vs Naples Beach
  4. 4 Avis Car rental Loss Damage Waiver LDW Fraud
  5. 5 Denver Airport to Downtown Sheraton--Transportation Options?
  6. 6 Hawaii Rental Cars - Book early
  7. 7 Seattle hotel recommendation needed
  8. 8 Charleston/Savannah/Asheville, 6 days enough?
  9. 9 Queens, NY - Do not go
  10. 10 Boston, NYC or Chicago for 3rd weekend in March?
  11. 11 3 weeks in USA in February -- refined itinerary
  12. 12 Hotel - Caesars Palace OR Signature @ MGM
  13. 13 Key West Hotel in January
  14. 14 los angeles restaurants
  15. 15 West Maui Restaurants
  16. 16 2 or 3 nights in Hana
  17. 17 Hawaii or Rio for male single traveler
  18. 18 7 things to do under $21 in Las Vegas
  19. 19 Cheapest, best to get from San Fran Airport to Hotel in Fina. District?
  20. 20 Boston to Ohio, with visits to FDR Home and Fallingwater
  21. 21 Trip Report San Diego Girl's Trip in December
  22. 22 New Hawaii countdown for 2014-15
  23. 23 San Diego Little Italy
  24. 24 Lake Rabun Hotel
  25. 25 Healdsburg tips
View next 25 » Back to the top