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We are going back to NYC week after Easter. We have been before but are looking for ideas of things to do. We have gone in the summer never this time of year. I know there's tons to do and see but what have you especially enjoyed. We've done Broadway shows and that is not something we'd like. Pretty much open to all other suggestions. Thanks.
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Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is one place to see.

Museum of Natural History combined with the Hayden Planetarium

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Washington Square-- take mass transit or a taxi its easier on your nerves than to take a car to try to find parking.

Central Park during the day

Macy's visit at least the main floor-- you are coming right after the Flower Show has ended.

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Have you done the hop on and off open bus tour? They touch on everything and acclimate you to the city's layout.

The NY Botanical Garden is having an orchid show and the spring displays are spectacular.

Have you been to the Top of the Rock? Statue of Liberty?

How about the NY Pass?

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The Frick Gallery is near the Metropolitan Museum and is smaller and more manageable. They have a famous Vermeer and lots of other paintings.

From there you could walk west across Central Park and take in a concert at Lincoln Center. The walk isn't short but not too long--about 30 minutes.

Check out the current hot restaurants on Trip Advisor--you can narrow by the types of cuisines you like best and also specifiy price ranges. The restaurants, like the hotels, are ranked from #1 down to the poorly rated ones listed last. Since dining out changes constantly, a check of that site can turn up some new and very good places. I crave Indian, Thai and other Asian foods that are not so good where I live, so that is what I search for.

Trip Advisor also ranks hotels not by cost or stars but by average customer reviews, and I always check the site before booking.

The Cloisters is at the northern tip of the city, a transferred monastery with medieval art and an herb garden. It's a really nice museum and used to be at the end of the #5 Riverside Drive bus route. Museum of Modern Art is also beautiful; it's in the W50s and I think there is another department of the museum in Queens.

Yankee Stadium is in the Bronx but on the subway line if you might enjoy a baseball game.

ETA: It's been a long time since I lived in Manhattan, but there used to be a LOT of good shopping in the garment district--in the tangle of streets downtown from Macy's.
S&W is a name I remember from those days, but it may no longer be in business. [Just checked, it's not in business but may have moved to Brooklyn.]

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Any other ideas for a visit to New York City?
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A ride on the Staten Island ferry is nice. A visit to Central park [in the daytime only] a visit to Canal Street and Little Italy, Of course our museums are very interesting. Times Square is also interesting lots of shopping and restaurants. A shopping trip to Bloomindales is a must and right across the street is St Patrick's church which is being renovated but, still you can take a tour there. Enjoy yourself! And our spring weather changes on a dime .. bring a umbrella cause that is our rainy cool month.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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On 3/30/2015 Matty6 said:

A ride on the Staten Island ferry is nice. A visit to Central park [in the daytime only] a visit to Canal Street and Little Italy, Of course our museums are very interesting. Times Square is also interesting lots of shopping and restaurants. A shopping trip to Bloomindales is a must and right across the street is St Patrick's church which is being renovated but, still you can take a tour there. Enjoy yourself! And our spring weather changes on a dime .. bring a umbrella cause that is our rainy cool month.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Bloomingdales is not near St. Pat's. Saks Fifth Avenue is next to it.

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Century 21 !

South St Seaport with the view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

I always marvel at the Bklyn Bridge and the manpower that went into building it. It was completed over 130 years ago!

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On 3/30/2015 muttmom said:
On 3/30/2015 Matty6 said:

A ride on the Staten Island ferry is nice. A visit to Central park [in the daytime only] a visit to Canal Street and Little Italy, Of course our museums are very interesting. Times Square is also interesting lots of shopping and restaurants. A shopping trip to Bloomindales is a must and right across the street is St Patrick's church which is being renovated but, still you can take a tour there. Enjoy yourself! And our spring weather changes on a dime .. bring a umbrella cause that is our rainy cool month.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Bloomingdales is not near St. Pat's. Saks Fifth Avenue is next to it.

Bloomingdale's is on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue/3rd Avenue where the entrances are located.

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A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is wonderful and free. Same with the Staten Island Ferry.

IF you are walking through Central Park, on the West Side you'll find Strawberry Fields (Tribute to John Lennon), Shakespeare's Garden (plants from the Sonnets and plays) and nearby Belvedere Castle (with a weather station and wonderful view from the top if you manage to get there when it's open). Even when it's closed the elevation gives a nice panorama of the park.

Unless you're a shopaholic, I wouldn't be too concerned with shopping at stores you can find in any US Mall, but a "window shopping" excursion along 5th AV near St Patricks and 30 Rock is fun. Top of the Rock is superlative. View encompasses both north and south Manhattan Island with a great view of all of Central park. You can get a combined ticket which lets you go up during the day and after sundown.

Grand Central Station is magnificent and worth the walk through. Bryant Park and the NY Public Library area is a nice quieter place off Times Square to relax in the outdoor cafes.

NY museums such as the Met and Natural History have "suggested admission prices" but you are allowed to pay whatever you want.

Food options run the gamut, but be sure to eat at least one sidewalk hot dog. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}