When you think of New York, you think of Times Square. Why, because this is New York.People, noise, smell and sound, this is what Times Square is all about. One visit to New York City and you will leave with NYC in your heart.
When you visit a new city, especially one the size of New York, your first stop should always be the Visitors Center. At The Times Square Visitors Center you can get information on walking tours, transportation, popular hot spots as well as some not so hot, quieter spots. The center was originally the Embassy Theatre and should also be on your list of historical places to see.
A trip to New York City, Times Square, just is not complete until you have stepped into Grand Central Terminal. With over 60 shops and over 30 dining options, you can find everything you are looking for in one spot. If you love glitz and glamor while you shop, you will surely leave with a love for Grand Central in your blood.
New York City, birthplace of jazz, is also the home of Big Apple Jazz. Big Apple Jazz is a master at providing tours from Harlem to Greenwich Village. Tours are under $100 and are offered as walking or riding tours; group or private. This is a must do and will show you New York City through a local eye.
You can also pop in to Bike rentals NYC and negotiate a guided bicycle tour through Central Park, or simply grab a bike and do it like a local. Pack a lunch and spend the day in one the nation’s most famous parks. You can rent a bike hourly or by the day.
If you want to step out of the city and experience New York like the locals do, plan a day or two in Saratoga Springs. A 200 mile trip, but well worth it, will take you to the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. Here they will give you directions to places like The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room where you can spend the day sipping local wines in an Adirondack style wine bar. The Saratoga Winery runs different events throughout the month. They have events such as Spa days for the girls and live music and dinner. A visit to their website will provide information regarding the current scheduled events.
From there you can spend the night at one of the many, local Bed & Breakfasts like Union Gables. This fabulous, Victorian inn is located right downtown so you can comfortably walk to explore. They offer rooms and suites and have a beautiful outdoor pool for relaxing. The pool is heated and open May – October. You will need to visit their website for daily rates.
New York is, without a doubt, one of those places you will never forget.