We spent four days in New York City and had an amazing, busy time. We stayed outside the city in New Jersey at another Airbnb place, but had the whole apartment to ourselves. I have been to New York multiple times as we lived close to the city for six months when my family lived in the States, but this was Reuben’s first time in the city.
On our first day we took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park. We also stopped at Ellis Island, where many of the USA’s immigrants were processed. We did audio tours in both places and admired the great city views.
In the afternoon we walked down the famous Wall Street, and made our way to South Street Seaport. We walked from there over the Brooklyn Bridge, enjoying the great views of the city along the way.
On our second day in town we went to Times Square and Grand Central station. At Grand Central Station they had a promotion for the premiere of the fabulous show Homeland where we tried to beat a lie detector. We failed miserably!
We had dinner with Reuben’s cousin Hannah (yes, the same one we saw in Vancouver – she has been travelling a similar route to us and it was great to catch up again).
We then went to see the show “Spiderman – Turn off the Dark” which was incredible. The music was good but what really set it apart was the stunts – both Spiderman and the Green Goblin flew out over the audience, even landing on the balcony.