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May 1, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
New York City vacation! Metafilter made San Francisco so memorable, can you do the same with New York?
posted by raisingsand to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (29 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
My family of four adults (Mom,Dad,Son-23yo,Daughter-20yo) are arriving in New York on May 14th and leaving on May 24th. We are planning to book an apartment via vrbo.com. Our choices are somewhat limited due to the last-minute planning and the long stay, but I think I have a nice place in Soho available. Not booked yet, so if you think I should change that please let me know. (We like booking the vacation apartments because we have more room and don't have to eat breakfast out every day.) We will not have a car.
We loved San Francisco, thanks to the unbelievable help from Mefites and yelp. We want to do the usual touristy stuff, but the nice long length of the stay gives us plenty of time for more off-the-beaten-path things, too. Quirky is good, inexpensive works really well but is not necessary. We are not high-end foodies and one of us is vegetarian. (Will yelp be as helpful in Manhattan as it was in SF?) Dad likes jazz and any music-related stuff, kids love art, bookstores, brainy stuff. We enjoy museums and most of our activities will be centered there, but probably wont' be interested in a Broadway show.
We are looking for suggestions of things to do, places to go, people to see. Food and accommodation advice would also be greatly appreciated.