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Old 20-12-2010, 02:29 PM   #61
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by home goods she also mean sheets. U can find RL or tommy sheets very cheap.

how many days U staying in NYC and Orlando? skipping Philly, Boston, DC, Niagara?
iirc there is a Tag Heuer outlet in NYC and Orlando, on a good day all items 50% off.

what is your budget for lodging a day?
Will visit DC too. Will try to write in for the white house tour... Yet to read up on DC. Any other thing worth visiting?

Niagara..may or may not visit it as alot of websites says the maid of the mist only starts operation in may. and some say april.

Boston and Philly not decided yet too...are they worth a visit or am I better off exploring new york?

Uhh. There'll be 4 person. Not sure if it is possible to squeeze 4 in a room with twin bed? If yes, about $200-300+? Don't really have an exact budget...

thanks for your help.
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Old 20-12-2010, 02:30 PM   #62
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btw,

http://www.citypass.com/new-york?mv_...FcJ56wodcnjIng

is it worth getting the new york city pass?
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Old 20-12-2010, 02:55 PM   #63
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Hello!

Travelling to the US in mid-march. Planning to visit Orlando, New York etc etc. Haven't really decided on which city to go too.

Initially planned on going to vegas, california etc but they're a tad too far away. 5 hours flight from NY to Vegas?

What are some good travel sites that I can use to help plan my accomodation and itenary?

Any must visit places in ny/orlando/other cities. Like factory outelts, warehouse stores etc?

Thanks!
Hi Erwinlow, would you mind sharing some of the interesting itineraries for NYC? I'm planning to drop by there during my next trip's R&R.
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Old 20-12-2010, 03:13 PM   #64
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Hi Erwinlow, would you mind sharing some of the interesting itineraries for NYC? I'm planning to drop by there during my next trip's R&R.
what is R&R? I'm in the midst of planning too lol...you're better off asking the other people here
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Will visit DC too. Will try to write in for the white house tour... Yet to read up on DC. Any other thing worth visiting?

Niagara..may or may not visit it as alot of websites says the maid of the mist only starts operation in may. and some say april.

Boston and Philly not decided yet too...are they worth a visit or am I better off exploring new york?

Uhh. There'll be 4 person. Not sure if it is possible to squeeze 4 in a room with twin bed? If yes, about $200-300+? Don't really have an exact budget...

thanks for your help.
Ok I'm biased but you should stop by Philly for the great cheesesteaks and the touristy liberty bell. Or drop by my alma mater for its rich history
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Old 20-12-2010, 11:16 PM   #66
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2010 - the ride starts in Apr.
http://www.maidofthemist.com/en/

take the chinatown bus to Buffalo which cost US$50 1 way.
rent a car in Buffalo to get around Niagara and return. In Mar U should be able to find some very good bed and Breakfast rates.

U could do the tour its cheap at just US$112 per pax. missed out all the fine winery tour. eg
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http://www.gotobus.com/us/newyorkny/...r_855-176.html
Woah, Gotobus.com is just what I need. Probably going to get the 1-day NYC tour. I'll be going to NY for about 3 days in Jan 2011 before heading to Orlando. Hope to get great post-holiday season sales

Erwinlow: The CityPass deal looks great

Anyway, will it be freezing cold in NYC during the 1st week of Jan? How thick a winter coat should I get? Will it be cheaper to buy it there?

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Old 20-12-2010, 11:40 PM   #67
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Woah, Gotobus.com is just what I need. Probably going to get the 1-day NYC tour. I'll be going to NY for about 3 days in Jan 2011 before heading to Orlando. Hope to get great post-holiday season sales

Erwinlow: The CityPass deal looks great

Anyway, will it be freezing cold in NYC during the 1st week of Jan? How thick a winter coat should I get? Will it be cheaper to buy it there?
From new york to orlando...domestic flight right?

Dont mind sharing with me your itinerary in ny and orlando too? As will be visiting these 2 places + DC...tentatively.
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Old 21-12-2010, 04:49 AM   #68
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usually each city/state will have their official tourism websites. those are good sites to check out first...just google and you'll be able to find them easily.

for example....

http://www.nycgo.com/

http://www.orlandoinfo.com/

http://www.visitphilly.com/

http://www.independencevisitorcenter...e-philadelphia

once you've a rough idea what you wanna see/do....then go google those specific attractions. the big/popular attractions usually will have their own websites too which'll provide the essential visiting info like hours, parking, how to get there, ticket prices etc.

the new york city pass is good to have if you have already decided to visit some of those places. don't buy it and then make yourself visit those attractions even though you've no interest just to get your money worth.

when you are in NYC...you might wanna go to woodsbury premium outlet? that could take a day 'cos it ain't exactly very near.
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Old 21-12-2010, 05:03 AM   #69
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Will visit DC too. Will try to write in for the white house tour... Yet to read up on DC. Any other thing worth visiting?

Niagara..may or may not visit it as alot of websites says the maid of the mist only starts operation in may. and some say april.

Boston and Philly not decided yet too...are they worth a visit or am I better off exploring new york?

Uhh. There'll be 4 person. Not sure if it is possible to squeeze 4 in a room with twin bed? If yes, about $200-300+? Don't really have an exact budget...

thanks for your help.
i think you can forget about boston la 'cos quite out of the way (you've to go up north and then back down again since you are heading to orlando). your time might be better spent in NYC, PA, DC. if you are skipping niagara falls....can consider the Great Falls near DC if you are going to DC. it's different from niagara but still nice.

new york city accommodation is ex. you might want to consider staying out of manhattan (i.e. new jersey?) if you can't find anything within your price range...and don't wanna compromise on quality of accommodation.

philly and DC a lot of nice museums/galleries!!
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Old 21-12-2010, 05:07 AM   #70
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by home goods she also mean sheets. U can find RL or tommy sheets very cheap.
you can read my mind!!! i'm the sort who'd buy/lug bedsheets home in my suitcase when i travel. but seriously...some of those bedsheet sets at tjmaxx....500+hreadcounts egpytian cotton sheets would easily cost over SGD500 in SG! but not everyone will buy bedsheets and pots/pans home when travelling la....hahahaha
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Old 21-12-2010, 08:55 AM   #71
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From new york to orlando...domestic flight right?

Dont mind sharing with me your itinerary in ny and orlando too? As will be visiting these 2 places + DC...tentatively.
I'm still planning my itinerary in NYC, but can't really do much as it's only a few days. Probably one day for the day-tour, one day for shopping around the city, then last day for museums and central park? If you need cheap accommodation, check out clickbed.com

I'll be going to Orlando for studies, so no itinerary there.
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Old 21-12-2010, 09:52 AM   #72
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Ok I'm biased but you should stop by Philly for the great cheesesteaks and the touristy liberty bell. Or drop by my alma mater for its rich history

so many uni in philly..
Temple - 1884
Drexel - 1891
UPenn - oldest.... Upenn I guess?
what to see may U suggest?
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Old 21-12-2010, 09:58 AM   #73
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Woah, Gotobus.com is just what I need. Probably going to get the 1-day NYC tour. I'll be going to NY for about 3 days in Jan 2011 before heading to Orlando. Hope to get great post-holiday season sales

Erwinlow: The CityPass deal looks great

Anyway, will it be freezing cold in NYC during the 1st week of Jan? How thick a winter coat should I get? Will it be cheaper to buy it there?
it will be freezing cold in NYC for sure. most under to be around 0C, with windchill it feels alot colder.

if sales is weak, U may catch the same sales going on today in Jan to Feb.
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Old 21-12-2010, 11:02 AM   #74
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Ok I'm biased but you should stop by Philly for the great cheesesteaks and the touristy liberty bell. Or drop by my alma mater for its rich history
yeah...need some help for philly itinerary please.

so far, i've identified the following:

Independence visitor center (pick up brochures/get tickets)
Independence hall
Liberty bell
NCC
The Franklin Institute - Cleopatra exhibition
Longwood Gardens (festive displays)
Old City
Reading Terminal Market
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia Museum of Art
UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Blue Cross RiverRink (ice skating)
McGillin's Old Ale House (beer)
Philadelphia Brewing Co. (beer)
Pat's (food)
Naked Chocolate Cafe (food)
The Shops at Liberty Place (shopping)

what do you think of them?

obviously i can't do everything....i'll most prob be in philly for 2-3 nights. willing to extend for another couple of days if absolutely fun
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Old 21-12-2010, 11:03 AM   #75
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I'm still planning my itinerary in NYC, but can't really do much as it's only a few days. Probably one day for the day-tour, one day for shopping around the city, then last day for museums and central park?
the sun sets real early, u don't want to walk in central park when it is getting dark.

going to Gainesville? not too far away from Orlando too. Can easily do spring break there.
There are just so many museums in NYC. 1 day isn't enough to more than 1.
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