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5 day NY itinerary - need help!

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5 day NY itinerary - need help!

hi! going to NY with my bf for 5nights, we arrive 9th dec! there are so many things to see and do in NY im having trouble trying to work out how to go about doin it. we of course want to see all the major and usual attractions, plus a spot of shopping. can anyone help with tryin to put together an itinerary............

please help!

thanks, rach

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Hi Rach, we are recently back from our first trip to NY so here's a link to my trip report - tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1205470…

Do a search for other trip reports, nick ideas and make a note of things you'd like to do.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to get a good map (I used this one, it fits in your pocket and it's fab - http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-York-Popout-Map/dp/1845875028/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/202-4718260-5059810?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179485463&sr=8-1) and group things together by neighbourhood/area so you're not wasting too much time wandering aimlessly. Believe me, you'll end up with a huge list and won't see it all - I know, we weren't able to see everthing in the time we had. I could have easily spent 2 weeks there and already I'm thinking about going back next year!

Use hopstop.com to work out directions to any specific places to want to visit - it's really useful.

I also had a list of places to eat as recommended on here so that if we were in the area we had somewhere decent to go to.

If you fancy a show, this is a good site for discount tickets - http://www.broadwaybox.com/ and you can order online before you go and pick them up at the box office.

This is the walking food tour we went on - http://www.foodsofny.com - if you're interested, book before you go.

Hope that helps.

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Invest in a good guide book. Write a list of all your 'must see's' and then group them together in to areas - hey presto a loose itinerary - if you struggle with putting them in to areas or how much time to allow then post them on here and folks will help out :) There is so much to do and see in NY and everyones idea of what is great is different so you need to work out what you like (for example I hate museums but others love going).

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thank you both!!! your advice will make it a lot easier! i'll let u know how we go!

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