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Visit to see all the tourist sites

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Visit to see all the tourist sites

Hi planning to visit New York in 2013.

How long is the idea visit there taking in some of the tourist sites and where to stay. Looking at budget type accommodation like Premier Inn in the UK, that sort of level. Is there any area where we should stay? Safe with good rail links to the centre of the city?

How much money is required per day for food and drink etc?

Also would like to visit Niagara Falls and Toronto. Are there good rail links from NYC on is a car hire required? Maybe just a three days in Toronto?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Visit to see all the tourist sites

Niagara Falls and Toronto are nowhere near New York City. You'll want to fly if you're going to go.

You'll get more responses if you repost in the New York City forum.

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2. Re: Visit to see all the tourist sites

By British standards the rail links are horrible.

Amtrak (The US rail company has a once a day train from NYC to Toronto, via Niagara. The journey is scheduled to take 12 and a hour hours, but is often delayed. Details are at http://www.amtrak.com/maple-leaf-train - a return ticket for an adult is $117 (about 73 pounds).

Driving you are looking at around an 8 hour drive one way without stops. It's an easy drive once you get outside of New York City - essentially motorway driving the whole way. There aren't a lot of easy interesting stop-offs, but you will drive right by Niagara Falls, which, of course, is worth the stop.

If you drive, I would plan at least a full day and a night in Niagara Falls (best stay is on the Canadian side, in my opinion). Niagara to Toronto is about an hour and a half.

I'll leave the NYC stuff to the experts! :-)

Hope this helps.

Cheers.

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3. Re: Visit to see all the tourist sites

From the flight perspective, there are three major airports in NYC - JFK, LaGuardia and Newark. The cheapest flight to Toronto is direct out of Newark with Air Canada for around $279 (178 pounds) - exact price will depend on when you go, of course. The flight time is an hour and a half, but of course you need to get to the airport several hours early, since this is an international flight. The price will also go up if you need to check bags, although I'm not sure of the details of that with Air Canada and international Should be easy to research, though.

You could then rent a car in Toronto and do a day or overnight trip to Niagara Falls.

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4. Re: Visit to see all the tourist sites

If you decide to fly to Toronto, look into Porter Airlines flights from Newark to Toronto-Billy Bishop Airport. Billy Bishop is really right in downtown Toronto, so your travel time from the airport to wherever in downtown Toronto you're going will be much shorter than from the main Toronto airport, Lester Pearson.

Niagara Falls can really be done in a day trip from Toronto, although you could, of course, stay overnight.

If you want to go to Niagara Falls more directly, your best bet is to fly to Buffalo.

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5. Re: Visit to see all the tourist sites

you could also book your ticket from the UK with a stop in Toronto and you may even save money

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