I went to New York City for Mother's Day in 2007. My sister lives there and we spent 4 days doing all the really cool Things to do in New York like Broadway Plays, subway rides, shopping and eating!
I live in the Motor City where public transportation is not an everyday affair for most people. I rode the bus from the airport into the City and then the subway to my sister's neighborhood. I couldn't believe the efficiency of it all. There is easy access to all transportation here. I cannot imagine owning a car in this environment.
Sis and I walked in Central Park and went to the American Folk History Museum. Kind of a quirky place with quilts, things made of bottle caps and crayon drawings on scrap paper. If you would like a look into how real people view art, this is the place to go. If you are studied in art you might want to go up the street to the Museum of Modern Art.
Shopping was spectacular. I love to sew and bought way too much fabric in the Fabric District. We went to see the American Girl store for my kids and I was amazed by a three story store for anything and everything you could ever want for to spend big bucks on.
We went to a Broadway play at the Nederlander Theater, A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill starring Colm Meany, Kevin Spacey and Eve Best. I bought the "little black dress" and new shoes for the occasion. Very Exciting!
The tour ended with dinner at a tapas restaurant with Sis and her beau.
I wish I had known about the site Trusted Tours & Attractions. It is a cool site with listings of stuff to do in major cities in the United States. Take a peek at the nifty sightseeing tours.
If NYC doesn't appeal to you, try Things to do in Boston. I've never been there. If you go or have been, comment on what's cool there.
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