I was remembering my first trip to NY when a was 11 today (a few years ago!). My main memory of this was how jet lagged I felt! I slept through the 4 hour bus tour, Radio City and the Broadway show my parents organised! But I really remember the Statue of Liberty and going up the twin towers.
Now I'm planning my own trip with my husband and children who have never been, and I've had a reality check. I've been trying hard to fit everything in on our list, but now I think I'm going to slim down the list. Does it really matter if there are a few more "things we didn't get to do?". Judging from the contributions from the forum - we're probably going to come back.
What is important to me is to get a feel for the city, and see things we can't see any where else. I want to learn about the history, the food, the people, and pay my respects at the 9/11 memorial. I want to ride on the Staten Island ferry like in "Working Girl", walk through Central Park, watch my kids on the piano in FAO Schwarz, peer through the window of Tiffany's.
The planning continues!