"The Big Apple" Top 5 Page for this destination Manhattan Island by TravelBug_sg
Manhattan Island Travel Guide: 81 reviews and 352 photos
I have always wanted to visit Manhattan, particularly since I'm a fan of S3x & The City! Below is a summary of my trip. Photos and details to follow... Stay tuned!*
Fri 14 April (Good Friday)
Ground Zero / Century 21 / JRR Music store / Flatiron Building / Union Sq / DSW mall / Saw the Charles Schwarb being lit up on top at dusk / dinner at Punch Bar N Grill
Sat 15 April
Public Library & Reading Rooms / Grand Central Station / Chrysler Building / Times Sq / Shopped at Virgin, Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s / dinner at One If By Sea, Two If By Land
Sun 16 April
Easter Parade along 5th Av / St Patrick’s Cathedral / Rockefella Plaza / Lindy’s for lunch & cheesecake / SATC tour / dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner
Mon 17 April
Morning spent at office / lunch at Dos Caminos / Union Sq & DSW / Washington Sq / dinner at Porco Brazilian Churrascaria & drinks at Balthazar
Tue 18 April
Staten Island Ferry to see Statue of Liberty / South Street Seaport / Wall Street / Brooklyn Bridge / Metropolitan Museum of Art / Gotham Comedy Club followed by dinner at Spice Market
Wed 19 April
Manhattan Mall & Macy’s / Coffee & cake at Serendipity 3 / Went into Tiffany, American Girl Place, Tao / drinks at Hotel Giraffe bar & dinner at La Petite Auberge
Thu 20 April
Central Park : Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Great Lawn / lunch at Pastis at Meat Packing district / Magnolia Bakery at Bleecker & Hudson St for cupcakes / Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, Century 21, JRR Music for last minute shopping / Airport & home
To see the SOL, you have 2 choices : pay to take the ferry to Ellis Island and get up close and personal to the lady, or alternatively, take the free Staten Island Ferry. I took the Staten Island Ferry at 10am, it took 25 minutes to reach Staten Island, then I walked out of the ferry (everyone must leave due to security reasons), walked through the terminal to the boarding side and within 5 mins I was on board again! Round trip took me less than 60 minutes.
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