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Part A: The Essential Guide to the Nation
Official name of the Country
: United States
: 8.3 million
: Located on the Atlantic Coast of the Northeastern United States
: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island/Hamptons, Upstate New York, New Jersey, and Staten Island
: Canada and Mexico
: Catholics, Protestants, Christians, Jewish, Muslims, and etc,.
Races/Cultures of People
: American, Aboriginal, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Indian, and etc,.
Other Name of New York
: "Big Apple" and " Capital of the World"
Part B: The Essential Guide to the City
: consists of more than 2000 arts and cultural organizations and galleries
Important international center for music, film, opera, dance, and visual arts
Food & Drink
: varied due to different ethnic groups
Restaurant Suggestions (American Traditional)
**Bill’s Bar and Burger**
22 Ninth Ave.
nr. 13th St.
: $ - $$
Bill's Bar and Burger
: 24 Prince St., New York, NY
**41 Greenwich Avenue**
: 41 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10014 40.735388 - 74.000 448 nr. Charles St.
41 Greenwich Avenue
25 W. 56th St.
nr. Fifth Ave
: $$$ - $$$$
**Bateaux New York**
West Side Hwy. nr. 23rd St.
Bateaux New York
135 W. 42nd St.
nr. Sixth Ave
: bring summer-suited clothing because the travelling time is in May
(ex. T-shirts, shorts, skirts, and 1 or 2 long-sleeve clothing ( in case if needed))
Suggestions for Shopping locations
1. King Plaza Shopping Center
2. 5th Avenue
3. Queens Center
4. Staten Island Mall
Currency and Exchange Rates
1.00 CAD = 0.941827 USD
1.00 USD = 1.06177 CAD
Safety Issues & Travel Tips
- Always carry valuable luggage, bags, and important documents with you.
- Never accept drinks given from random strangers
- Bring some medicine (ex. band-Aids )
- DO NOT show passports to strangers
- Bring a flashlight, Cell phone, Calling Cards, etc,.
Part C: 7 day 6 night Itinerary
American Airlines Flight 4510
: Toronto Intl ( YYZ) 10:30am - MAY 01
: New York Kennedy (JFK) 12:05pm - MAY 01
LAN Airlines Flight 532 763
: New York Kennedy (JFK) 11:05am- MAY 07
: Toronto Intl ( YYZ) 12:45Pm - MAY 07
: $208 CAD/person = $ 201.95 USD/person
Hotel INFO :
HUDSON, A MORGANS ORIGINAL - 4 star hotel
: 356W 58th St. New York, NY, United States 1099.
: Standard One King size bed
Distance Are Calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or attraction. ( to the nearest 0.1 Mile and Kilometre )
Time Warner Center - 0.2 Km / 0.1 Mi
Metropolitan Opera House - 0.5 Km / 0.3 Mi
Carnegie Hall - 0.5 Km / 0.3 Mi
New York Public Library For The Performing Arts - 0.5 Km / 0.3 Mi
Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts - 0.5 Km / 0.3 Mi
Rockefeller Plaza - 1.1 Km / 0.7 Mi
Broadway - 1.1 Km / 0.7 Mi
Times Square - 1.3 Km / 0.8 Mi
Grand Central Terminal - 1.8 Km / 1.1 Mi
Chrysler Building - 2 Km / 1.2 Mi
Empire State Building - 2.2 Km / 1.3 Mi
Central Park - 2.4 Km / 1.5 Mi
Brooklyn Bridge - 7.2 Km / 4.5 Mi
Ellis Island - 9 Km / 5.6 Mi
Statue Of Liberty - 10.2 Km / 6.3 Mi
The Nearest Airports Are
New York, Ny (Lga-laguardia) - 9.5 Km / 5.9 Mi
Newark, Nj (Ewr-liberty Intl.) - 18.4 Km / 11.4 Mi
New York, Ny (Jfk-john F. Kennedy Intl.) - 21.9 Km / 13.6 Mi
: $1,271.82 CAD = $1,234.02 USD (in total of 6 nights)
Outside View of Hotel
Map of New York City, NY, United States :
Map pf New York
City Pass $79/9 days : for All Museums + Liberty Island
- May 1
12:05pm : Arrive at airport (New York Kennedy)
1:00pm - 5:00pm : Check-in @ Hudson, A Morgans Original + buy weekly Metro Card - $25 ( for travelling purposes)
5:30pm - 8:30pm :
- Shopping + Dinner
8:30pm - 10:30pm :
show - watch operas in theatres (ex. Phantom of the Opera)
11:00pm : Back to hotel
DAY 1 Financial Balance
DAY 1 Destination details:
Times Square & Broadway
: the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and super signs. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps.
Times Square by night
DAY 2 - May 2 :
8:00am - 9:00am : Break-fast @ hotel's restaurant
9:00am - 12:00pm :
Statue of Liberty
- ride boat to the Island + ride helicopter for sightseeing @ Liberty Island + ride elevator to look at the Statue of Liberty (in total of $50 ticket fee/person)
12:00pm - 1:00pm : Eat Lunch @ Liberty Island
1:00pm - 3:00pm :
(part of Statue of Liberty) -> go to
3:00pm - 6:00pm : Back to hotel + eat at hotel's most famous restaurant
6:30pm - 11:00pm :
Empire State Building
($40 express ticket fee/person) - Observatory on 86th floor to see the city of New York
11:30pm - 1:30am : Nightclub @
1:30am : Back to hotel
DAY 2 Financial Balance
DAY 2 Destination details:
* Statue of Liberty
: For the many immigrants that flocked from Europe to New York, the Statue of Liberty was the first image they saw of the USA. The statue was a gift from the French government for the 100th birthday of America's Independence.
Statue of Liberty
: one of the most popular attractions for those visiting Manhattan and its surrounding areas.
Immigration Museum, Ellis Island
Immigrant Museum, Ellis Island
( Restaurant )
: located at 169 E. Broadway, New York, NY 10002 40.71403 -73.989876 nr. Rutgers St. ( Price Range: $$-$$$ )
DAY 3 - May 3 :
11:00am - 11:30 : Sleep until 11:00 + lunch @ hotel's restaurant
12:00pm - 3:00pm :
-> Central Park Zoo Ticket $2.5/person ( Trolly Tour $15 )
3:30pm - 5:30pm :
-> Top of the Rock for sightseeing ( view Central Park and Empire State of Building )
6:00pm - 7:30pm : Eat @ nearby restaurant
8:00pm - 10:30pm : -> Metropolitan Opera ( watch performances )
10:30pm - 12:00am : Have a drink @
-> Enjoy music
12:30am : Back to Holel
DAY 3 Financial Balance
DAY 3 Destination details:
* Central Park
one of those places that make New York such a great place to live. The huge park, 843 acres large (341 ha), is located in the center of Manhattan. Its design is an example for city parks around the world.
Central Park, Manhattan, New York
Balto Statue, Central Park
The Lake, Central park
Small Bridge at the Pond in Central park
Belvedere Castle, Central Park
* Rocketfeller Center
: originally known as Radio City is a complex of buildings developed in the midst of the Great Depression. Initially the complex consisted of 14 buildings, the 70 story RCA building being the tallest.
Top Of The Rock
View from Rockefeller Center towards Central Park
* Craftbar ( restaruant )
American Nouveau, American Traditional, Mediterranean cusine
nr. 20th St. ( Price Range: $$ )
DAY 4 - May 4 :
10:00am - 10:30am : Break-fast @
11:00am - 12:30pm :
-> The Museum of Modern Arts and Scupture Garden
1:00pm - 6:00pm :
-> Guggenheim Museum + St.Patrick's Cathedral -> Shopping (ex of stores: LV, Prada, Gucci )
6:30pm - 8:00pm : Dinner @
8:30pm - 11:30pm :
-> The trendiest neighborhoods in Manhattan + shopping
12:00am : Back to hotel
DAY 4 Financial Balance
DAY 4 Destination details:
: American Traditional cusine located at
120 Hudson St.
at N. Moore St. ( Price Range: $$ )
: the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is often considered the most important museum of its kind in the world.
Sculpture Garden, MoMA
Interior of the Museum of Modern Art
* Fifth Avenue
: best known as an unrivaled shopping street. Almost any upscale retailer has a prestigious store located at this street. However not all of Fifth Avenue is shopping-centric. Along Central Park Fifth Avenue becomes a more residential street with a large number of interesting museums.
Museum of New York City
St. Patrick's Cathedral
* Aspen ( restaurant )
: American Traditional cusine located at
30 W. 22nd St.
nr. Fifth Ave. ( Price Range: $$ )
: delights visitors with excellent restaurants, fun shops, interesting architecture, and enticing art galleries.a shopping center located
228 Mott St.
nr. Spring St
SoHo NYC - Directions
DAY 5 - May 5
8:00am - 8:30am : Breakfast @ hotel
9:00am - 10:00am :
United Nations HQ
( ticket fee: $6.5/person )10:30am - 11:30am :
-> NYSE, Federal Hall, Charging Bull
12:00pm - 1:00pm : Lunch @
1:30pm - 2:30pm :
-> World Trade Center Site
3:30pm - 6:30pm :
-> Washington Square Park + little Italy
7:00pm - 8:30pm : Dinner @
11:30pm -1:00am : Nightclub @
1:30am : Back to hotel
DAY 5 Financial Balance
DAY 5 Destination details:
* United Nations HQ
: The headquarters of the U.N. in New York were developed by an international team of architects. The main building, the Secretariat, was one of the city's first towers in International Style.
United Nations Building
UN Secretary Generals
* Wall Street
: Historically known as the center of New York’s financial district, Wall Street is often associated with wealth and ambition in America.
Wall Street Sign
NYSE, Wall Street
Federal Hall, Wall Street
Bull Statue, Bowling Green
( restaurant )
: Janpanese cusine
1 Wall Street Ct.
at Pearl St ( Price Range: $$$ )
* Ground Zero ( World Trade Center )
Thousands of tourists stream into lower Manhattan daily to observe the work at the site of the former World Trade Center, also referred to as Ground Zero.
Ground Zero ( World Trade Center )
* Greenwich Village
: is in the eastern part of the of Town Van Buren.
Washington Square Park
DAY 6 - May 6 :
10:00am - 11:30am : Eat @ hotel and rent car (for the purpose of going to the nest destination) $78
12:00pm - 2:00pm : Travel through
-> View Manhattan
2:30pm - 4:00pm :
-> Hall of the Americas ( Egytain Gallery )
4:30pm - 6:30pm :
-> The Boardwalk +Footstands ( hot dog + pizza)
6:30pm - 9:00pm : Drive back to Manhattan
9:30pm -12:00am : Walk in Times Square -> Enjoy last night at New York
DAY 6 Financial Balance
DAY 6 Destination details:
* Brooklyn Bridge
: built between 1869 and 1883, connects Manhattan with New York's most populous borough, Brooklyn, at the time one of the country's largest cities. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York.
Brooklyn Bridge Tower
* Coney Island
: a warm, sunny, summer Saturday is the Coney Island.
The beach at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
The Boardwalk, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Food Stands, Coney Island
DAY 7 - May 7 :
6:30am - 7:00am : Check-out @ hotel + renturn car
7:00am - 10:00am : Go to Airport ( New York Kennedy ) by express bus
10:00am - 11:00am : Check-in @ Airport
12:45pm : Arrive @ Toronto Airport ( YYZ ) !!!!
DAY 7 Financial Balance
Financial Balance of 7 DAYS
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