This is my 3rd trip to THE BIG APPLE and first since my son born. We were planning where to take him on his first ever road trip and what is more fascinating and charming then a trip to New York & Times Square.
This is the place where no one knows each other still no one will find himself alone in the crowd.
We started our trip with a 4 hours drive from Salisbury, MD to NYC. We started early morning so as to avoid any kind of traffic at Manhattan. Since, it was Saturday morning we were able to reach there on time as expected and checked in at Residence Inn (My preferred brand while traveling in US due to kitchen in the room) , Central Park Hotel. Per Night charges were around $269 + $45 each day parking (Hey, its NYC hotel and that too near Times Square).
We spend remaining part of the day enjoying street walking and at Times Square. One can spend hours doing nothing at Times Square whatever time of the day it is and still will not feel bore or enough of it.
Next day we took a Bus Tour of New York ( I don’t remember the name but there are many to choose from). The tour covers large part of NYC.Main Stops are – Manhattan, Central Park, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, 5th Avenue, Staten Island Ferry, Ground Zero Memorial. It also took a food stop and left us back by 3:30 in afternoon. This left us whole evening for ourselves to explore. We took a stroll to 5th Avenue and Times square before sitting for Dinner at an Indian restaurant (there are plenty of good ones). Post Dinner we left for empire Estate building. Best time to visit this place is late night when whole city is twinkling under lights and give awesome 360 degree view of NYC. (Point to note – It was cold even in May during those hours at the top of Empire Estate Building.) We were struck to the view and the crowd there.Whole environment was magical and awesome.
Late night we checked back to hotel as next morning we want to do some shopping before leaving back to home.
Just to let readers know – We were traveling with a 6 month old kid and there was absolutely nothing to worry at a place like New York for parents. City provides everything easily. My kid loved the whole Times Square day/night view and enjoyed whole trip like anything.
We skipped Statue Of Liberty as Staten Island Ferry passes near to it and we already visited there during earlier trips.
I absolutely love the place and would never mind visiting there again & again.
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