I love New York transportation.
I love catching a taxi and holding on for dear life as the driver navigates through manhattan traffic.
I love figuring out subway routes, and dashing down the steps hoping not to miss your train. I love scrunching into the train, hoping to get a good space with a handle to hold onto, or if you are lucky enough a chair to sit down on.
the subways are so interesting. they are filled with tons of people traveling to different destinations, homeless people trying to find an open bench to sleep on, street musicians trying to make some extra cash, and it's constant excitement. There is an instant adventure to it all.
I love the views of the city from a boat on the water.
I love how grandiose the city is.
Although exploring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island, are both sites not to be missed...I enjoy the boat ride to and from the island as well. To be able to look all around, from manhattan, to staten island, to new jersey and see the sites is amazing.
Whenever I go to new York, I love to go on the double decker tour bus tour of downtown. It's so great. You just sit there, get some sun, and have someone tell you all about the city and the wonderful things it has to offer. Plus, you can get on and off at the stops and walk around and explore the areas that interest you. The biggest gamble of these tours is trying to get a tour guide that doesn't bore you to death, or give facts about things that you don't care about. I've had some that were funny, interesting, and were able to mix in historical facts about the city and pop cultural references like..."this library is where the film day after tomorrow was supposedly set in". Those guides are the ones I like. Then there are the ones, that ramble on and on about the architectural elements of the the buildings, and shoot our fact after fact about historical things that nobody cares about....big bore fest!
Mitch loves these tours as well. And has gone on them 3 out of the 4 times that I have gone. We are suckers for tour. Another reason why I love that kid.
Traveling to and from New York was an adventure. We were all tired, some flights got messed up, luggage was delayed, and seats were messed up...but at least I had my buddies to complain with!