Most people would probably want to spend more than a week in some of the big east coast cities. Visiting
First on the list was the not-so tourist infested hot spot,
Next, came the ever famous, Rhode Island Vanderbilt mansions. Visiting the mansions is an all day event, but because the majesty of the houses and grounds is so awe-striking, you won’t even realize the day has waned away. We took a guided tour which is the best route to see exclusive areas and learn intriguing information. But seeing a fog sitting upon the grounds with the ocean in the background completed the effect and made me feel as if I was in a book; it was mysterious and extremely gratifying.
In NYC there is so much to do and two days there was not enough. It is best to, ahead of time, get to know the subways, and if you want to cover ground fast, spend the money and take a taxi. We visited Central Park, St. Pat’s Cathedral, The Empire State building, Time Square, saw the Statue of Liberty from a distance, glimpsed ground zero through construction gates, and watched “The Lion King” on Broadway. If you love the theatre, spend the extra money to see a show; the resident shows are almost, if not, better then the touring ones. Though the NYC part of our trip was extremely fast paced, I guess you could say we experienced the city like real New Yorkers; doing things at 100 miles an hour, not stopping for anybody.
This trip was memorable because I got to visit cities everyone talks about, learn about our country’s history, and essentially visit our country’s metropolitan
Sure an extra day or two would have been nice to make the trip more leisurely or visit places we missed, but the whirlwind of it all is what kept our interest peaked and made us long to return the instant we got home. That’s what makes it a good vacation spot; a place that satisfies but keeps you wanting more.
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