My friend and I will be visiting New York next year in the first two weeks of July for a wedding. We'll finish our trip over on the West Coast (Vegas, LA, Grand Canyon, San Fran, Yosemite), but have a few spare days (about 4) before we head there.
We are two girls in our late 20s and enjoy wildlife, the great outdoors, museums and art galleries, good food, shopping, and don't mind being active - cycling, kayaking, hiking.
The main thing is it needs to be reasonably easy to get to from NY, and easy to get around. We don't want to hire a car, so will be relying on planes, trains, and public transport.