Help us have fun on a NYC day trip
June 28, 2011 5:33 AM Subscribe
What to see in NYC in only one day?
posted by maxg94 to travel & transportation around New York, NY (23 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
We have tickets for a one day bus trip to NYC midweek, and need ideas for the best way to spend our time (basically 10am to 6pm) and places to eat. I am taking my 14 year old daughter who is up for just about anything (I am the mom). Are the bus tours where you can get on and off worth it to get to see lots of parts of Manhattan? Should we just focus on one area? Since time is limited, we probably don't want to spend too much time in a restaurant lingering over a nice lunch but would like to eat someplace cool.
Are there any good online sites for maps and tips for transportation once in the city?
I am thinking of this trip as an introduction so we can come back in the fall and spend more time exploring, and doing some college visits with my son. (I was in NYC 7 years ago for a very short trip to see a show and Ground Zero and not much else).