New York and Miami - the perfect mix of city and beach
Published: Sep, 2020 | Travel Date: Apr - May 2017
For our summer vacation we traveled to the east coast of the USA. Since we've never been to New York but didn't just want to see the big city, we decided to do a mix of beach and city vacation. For this we flew on to Miami after a few days in New York. The combination was great and I can recommend it to everyone.
Since we were in New York for the first time, we looked at the most important sights. Probably the typical tourist program. So that we could really experience the city, we tried to walk as much as possible. This is also possible if you look for the right sights on the route in the morning. Of course, taking the subway is also a highlight itself.
Best Western Jamaica Inn, Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, NY
We had our hotel in the borough of Queens. We found it great value for money. The location is very good for getting into town.
Activities and Sights
Central Park, New York, NY, USA
Central Park is ideal for a break from sightseeing. Just watching the people in the park is fun because you meet so many different people here. It is best to combine Central Park with a picnic.
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY, USA
One World Trade Center, Fulton Street, New York, NY
High Line, New York, NY, USA
By chance we came across the High Line, which was an absolute highlight of New York for us. The High Line is a 2-3 kilometer long former freight road that now serves as a pedestrian path. The special thing is that you walk several meters above the normal road.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Times Square, Manhattan, NY, USA
Wall Street, New York, NY, USA
5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Grand Central Station Entrance - 48th & Park Ave, New York, NY, USA
Empire State Building, New York, NY, USA
Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY
Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, NY, USA
The Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry from Manhatten to Staten Island. You should definitely use this, because from here you have another great view of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline.
Macy's, West 34th Street, New York, NY
For shopping we went to the famous Macy's.
Transportation to next station
Plane | 02:50 Hours | 80 USD
The vacation was a great combination of beach and sightseeing. This trip is for everyone who wants to get to know the American east coast.