If you have your children then I would really suggest one or two of the fabulous zoos—there is the Brooklyn Zoo, the NY Aquarium but The Bronx Zoo is my favorite and you could spend almost an entire day there. Of course the NY Botanical Gardens is very near to the Bronx Zoo so you might want to stop in there on the same day. The American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum always have new and exciting exhibits. The Cloisters Museum and Gardens is also magnificent and overlooks the Hudson River.
I have never taken the Circle Line Sightseeing cruise around Manhattan-but one of these days I will!! Another thing I have never done is taken the on again off again bus tour—it sure saves on time and gets you to where you want to go a lot quicker-- but then as a native I feel it is my sworn duty to walk or take a regular bus or subway. My Mother trained me from a very young age. The Intrepid Air & Space Museum is on the same street as the pickup point for the Circle line.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is a must see—and after being wowed in there stroll around the theater district and Times Square. The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty at Ellis Island are must see as well.
Actually, this pass has attractions all over the 5 boroughs and also has a walking food tour. Believe me when I tell you—there is almost nothing you can’t find in culinary delights in one of the NY boroughs somewhere. My favorite is still the hot dog stands which can be found on every other corner or so in Manhattan (I really hope my Mother does not read this!!).
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