Dearest Mefites of the USA, my 21 yo daughter is planning to galavant around your country this Northern Hemisphere summer, and we'd like your input! Any advice/recommendations for things to see, places to go, how to get there, accommodation, etc appreciated. We're yet to book flights, leaving everything pretty much to the last minute. We have friends in San Fran who will likely be her first stop, then after that, all is variable. [more inside]
My husband and I are planning a vacation to visit our daughter. She lives in Brooklyn. We would like to get out of the city for most of the week and go see...something. Can you throw some ideas at me please? [more inside]
What can you tell me about living year round on Long Island's North Fork? [more inside]
What should a couple in their early 30s do in New York City on Thanksgiving Day? [more inside]
Im traveling from Albany, NY to Ann Arbor, MI tomorrow. Should I got via Canada or Ohio? I'd like to travel by Niagara Falls and through Detroit, but I'm wondering if the border crossings will be problematic. [more inside]
misfish and I will be in New York for the next week. It's our first time. We have a very loose itinerary. Help us fill our time with the awesomest parts of NYC! [more inside]
The Red Thoughts consort and I want to go to New York City as part of a 3 week getaway in October. We thought that we might also visit some other places in the US. The problem is, we don't know where else to go. Hope us, MeFites? [more inside]
The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
Trying to work out some travel logistics. If I am on an international flight that gets in to JFK at 7:20pm on a Tuesday, what is the likelihood that I could make it to Penn Station to catch a 9:20pm train? [more inside]
Mr. Slothhog and I will be in NYC for New Years Eve. We are going with 3 other lovely friends.The actual holiday is one of our group's actual 40th birthday. Interest has been expressed in attending a party... Please give us input about things that will make this visit amazing, especially the ringing in of the new year!
We will be travelling to the US from Europe next year, and I'm interested in the Macy's parade. Is it worth timing our trip so we can see it - particularly as hotels seem to be cheaper in November - or is it a bad idea to visit the US during Thanksgiving (and maybe the chaos of Black Friday)? Possibly relevant: neither of us have driving licenses so would be reliant on public transport, and would plan on spending a few days in NYC before travelling on or flying home.
I am planning an anniversary trip to NYC for the third weekend in October - we would like someplace fun and reasonable to stay (an actual hotel, so AirBnB is out). We plan on doing some touristy things (a Broadway show, some of the big museums), but we would like to spend the rest of the time in a part of the city that's entertaining and quirky and a bit off the beaten path. Any recommendations of where to stay, and things to do once we're there, would be welcome. [more inside]
In a few weeks I'll be flying into NYC around 9:00 AM and flying out around 9:00 PM, and I'd like to take a shower somewhere and maybe even leave my bag for the day so I can wander the city. So far the only options I've found are to pay about $50 for access to an airline lounge, which seems too pricey for what I want, or to book a hotel room. Surely there are cheaper options? I'm not too picky about location, but somewhere in Lower Manhattan would probably be best. Please help me out, New Yorkers!
As I said in my last post, I'm packing up and hitting the road to travel the world for a year. I have a one bedroom apartment full of stuff in Brooklyn Heights, NY that I need to store. I'm going to try to pare down as much as possible, but I have nice furniture that I paid a good amount of money for and like, as well as art and books, much of which I want to keep. Having done some quick searching online, it definitely appears to make sense to store much of my furniture from my cost/benefit point of view, versus buying all new furniture at similar prices to what I previously spent when I get back. I'm looking for climate controlled storage for a large one bedroom worth of stuff, anywhere in the NYC area. [more inside]
I need good estimates on timing for a cab ride from the East Village to La Guardia on a Tuesday afternoon. [more inside]
What can I expect from New York Comic Con? [more inside]
Where to stay in Brooklyn, October 2012 edition. [more inside]
I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
New England Adventure Filter: Looking for suggestions for a short adventure with a lucky friend who’s (hopefully) real good fer adventurin’ with. A night’s drive radius from southeastern Vermont, tiny budget, dog and skateboard friendly. Ideas? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any queer events/hangouts in New York City? By "queer", I mean non-standard gender/sexuality and probably radical left politics. By "events", I mean DIY shows, potlucks, reading groups, screenings or whatever else. By "hangouts" I mean social centres, autonomous spaces, concert venues, cafes and bars.
We have one weekend in New York, help us make it count! [more inside]
I've been awarded a fellowship that allows me to go on an international study tour of Sweden and the USA. Metafilter locals, tell me where I should stay in New York, San Francisco and Honolulu. Bonus question: what cafes/ shops/ other places should I check out on my weekends off? Details after the jump... [more inside]
Should I fly to New York for the weekend? (from London) [more inside]
What's the best way to get from La Guardia airport (LGA) to Stamford, CT during the evening rush hour? A lot of details inside. [more inside]
I'm visiting New York City for the second time. The first time I was there for a month and travelled alone and did little of the "tourist" stuff. Now I'm going with my girlfriend who hasn't seem the city yet. I'm looking for personal experiences instead of general tourist guide style descriptions. [more inside]
What are some urbanist/transit/cartography/local history-related attractions, exhibits or experiences I can visit/have when I am in New York City in mid-August? [more inside]
Moving to DC from NYC: Is it worth it? [more inside]
Looking for good, cheap accommodation in Buffalo, NY. My partner is visiting to work at Buffalo Uni for about 7 days in late September. They've offered to organise accommodation in a Holiday Inn at $98 a night. This feels a little steep. We'd like to shop around a bit, perhaps look at alternatives other than a hotel/motel. Perhaps a student "sleep in my spare room" scheme or something. Advice much appreciated. [more inside]
Hi I am visiting NY city October-November 2011. Last year I brought back to Australia the Staples 'Easy' button for the 4 people I managed as gifts. That was a great success!! This year I manage 20 people. I need distinctively New York gifts, under $5 each, light to pack, suitable for office workers. Any ideas?
In 1934, could you travel by rail from New York City to Paterson, NJ? What route would you have taken, with which train-lines? If you could not have traveled by rail, would there have been a bus route?
Renter's insurance and travel, special libelous snowflake edition: I live in New York City and want renter's insurance that (a) covers libel and (b) will cover my wife's nice (~$2k with lenses) camera *when she is travelling*. I can't get a straight answer out of any insurance companies on what their policies actually cover. Can anyone recommend a company? [more inside]
Help a first-time visitor to the US decide how to split her trip between DC and New York. [more inside]
Hooray, we're taking our first "big kid" vacation to New York City for a week! ...um, what now? (March 13-19 edition) [more inside]
I'm headed to New York City soon and would like to visit some landmarks from 70s or 80s TV shows (with a preference toward sitcoms). I tried (unsuccessfully) to hunt down the front door from "The Cosby Show" -- what else can I look for?
NYC. One day. What should I do? [more inside]
Last minute trip to New York, and need somewhere good-value and well-connect to stay. [more inside]
Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
What interesting things should we stop at, or what interesting places should we stay at on the course of our roadtrip from Columbus, Ohio to Stockbridge, Massachusetts in mid-August? [more inside]
Going to the city for a week! New York. Aug 12-17. Been there a bunch but I've always had money to blow. This time I'm broke. It's my birthday week and I'll be with a likewise broke grad student friend (who is a very recent transplant). Suggestions? [more inside]
Advice for a Visit of new york by a french geek ? [more inside]
Hudson Valley Filter: I will be attending a writer's retreat in Ancramdale from October 8-10, 2010. I will be staying at the retreat center for those days but cannot stay there before or after. I would like to take 5-7 days before or after the retreat to see the sights and write. [more inside]
What's going on in New York this week/weekend? I'm on my own in Manhattan for a week! Now what should I do with my time? Looking in particular for coffee recs (not Starbucks), non-chain store shopping, little galleries, stuff I can do later at night on my own. [more inside]
Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort?
Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort? [more inside]
I think I've become one of those New Yorkers who calls everything outside of the city "the country."
Inexpensive getaways near New York City? [more inside]
Non-Americans who have visited NYC: what was your favorite and most memorable thing to do/eat/see? [more inside]
Highly Specific Travel Filter: What can my family do — together — in New York in May? [more inside]
How can we get from Grand Central to JFK? [more inside]
Help me plan a 2-day trip to New York with my wife and young children. [more inside]
Any recommendations for New York City Midtown/Times Square hotels for about $250 a night, including taxes? [more inside]
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