United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Where to Stay in Philly in April?
  2. 2 Road trip to NP: from Denver to San Francisco or the other way around?
  3. 3 NYC - 10 Nights - Itinerary Feedback
  4. 4 Alaska in First Week of Sept
  5. 5 Where to stay in Glacier NP
  6. 6 family road trip from SF to Portland to Seattle
  7. 7 Help PLS Philli or Boston
  8. 8 DC Cherry Blossoms 2017
  9. 9 Trip Report Trip Report 2012 : 11 wonderful days in Alaska
  10. 10 Family spring break destinations on the N.E. coast
  11. 11 Jersey shore town recommendation for July 4th weeekend
  12. 12 Trip Report My quickie roadtrip to Philly - art, photos, food, and some good karma.
  13. 13 Moving to Dallas - Where to live?
  14. 14 San Diego to Vancouver in 14 Days
  15. 15 Pacific Northwest with daughters
  16. 16 Summer trip
  17. 17 How many states have you been to?
  18. 18 Gros Ventre campsite availability mid Sept
  19. 19 Florida keys trip
  20. 20 Washington DC in mid May. Questions!
  21. 21 Route Planning for East USA
  22. 22 Italian Food, Palm Desert
  23. 23 Where would you live for a year if housing was paid for?
  24. 24 Favourite San Francisco hotel / New things to see??
  25. 25 New Yorkers...I have a subway construction question for you...
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Our first time New York and Washington DC

Jump to last reply

I have recently returned from my first trip to the USA, a week each in New York and Washington. My sincere thanks for all the advice I received from members of the Fodor’s community.

It was a trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had a fabulous time in both cities. We pretty much did just touristy things, so there is very little new or insightful in what follows.

A brief summary:

Flew into JFK with BA, It took about 80 minutes to get through customs and border control, but nowhere near as difficult or confrontational as I had feared.

We took a taxi to the Upper East Side which was an experience (sudden lane changes, seemingly random selection of roads, systematic horn abuse, cutting through quite neighbourhoods to avoid congestion - probably all normal cabbie behaviour, but made me glad I wasn't having to drive)

We arrived in glorious weather, dropped off bags and set off to orientate ourselves. After a short walk we got to Central Park and found it so marvellous we just walked around for the next couple of hours until dusk.

I cannot emphasize how much I enjoyed the park, throughout our visit. I just loved the varied nature of different parts of the park, and that there seems something interesting around every corner. The Saturday evening because of the beautiful weather seemed really busy - hundreds of picnics, ballgames, family outings etc. happening everywhere.

As it approached 9pm, the 5 hour time difference started to take effect, and we didn't feel like finding a restaurant, so we got a takeaway pizza (indifferent) and some beer, and ate back at the apartment.

76 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement