Toys R Us giant ferris wheel in side the multi-story toy store in Times Square
Times Square, center of theater, music and dance
New York City By RV
Once you park the rig in Liberty Harbors safe and convenient park you catch a ferry on weekdays or the PATH train on weekends and within a half hour you are in the city.
By dividing the city onto four walks you can make it a whole lot less confusing.
The first walk starts on the Great White Way once you descend from the Empire State Building and head north for a half-mile on Broadway through the heart of the Theater District. Times Square.
Check first with Liberty Harbor to reserve show tickets. If not check the TX booth in Times Square.
Music, dance, and theater rule this once gritty intersection This slice of New York City nightlife recently struggled through rebirth as a gleaming family entertainment center in the heart of the entertainment district.
Not just Good Morning America broadcasting live each morning while a sidewalk audience of cell phone-junkies peers through picture windows, or David Letterman romping through this neighborhood torturing Rupert G. during his evening show from the Ed Sullivan Theater, Times Square is the ESPN Zone Sports Bar with big screen TV game coverage throughout, even in the lavatories; it is the Broadway City Arcade featuring not just for kids virtual reality, and it is the gigantic windows at Toys-R-Us welcoming kids with a ride on the indoor Ferris wheel.
Intrepid Museum will open again in Fall of 2008
Rockefeller Center's 11-acre Art-Deco style complex on 5th Avenue and 48th Street, home of the Radio City Music Hall and the Rockettes hosts one hour NBC guided tours of the TV studios where the Today Show, NBC Sports, Conan's Late Night, Dateline, Nightly News, and Saturday Night Live broadcast.
Three blocks north to West 53rd Street brings you to the Museum of Modern Art's Renoir Water Lilies and Van Goh Sunflowers.
For dining try Oceana on East 54th Street and Madison lunch: four-star, elegant.
Four blocks south on Madison you will find Saint Patrick's Cathedral, built in 1858, its 330-foot spires top the largest Gothic style cathedral in the country.
The Chrysler Building, New York's second tallest, looms in art-Deco extravagance seven blocks south on Park Avenue not far from the United Nations Headquarters and its tours of the complex so often seen in the news. No longer on US territory, your U. N. guides will explain in many languages the work done at the UN to improve the lives of people around the world.
If you return to Broadway by cab at dusk you'll see Times Square gleaming as brightly as day and feel its New Years Eve excitement again in the brilliance of multi-story ads and blazing billboards.
RV to New York City
Park the RV
at Liberty Harbor
and Take these
Four Walking Tours
Liberty Harbor RV Park put us right across the river in New Jersey with a view of the Statue of Liberty.
They have all types of slots even for big rigs. The nearby Path train took us into the heart of the city within 45 minutes.
During the week the ferry runs over to wall street from Liberty Harbor.
Once You park the RV you can head over to the Empire stat building for a view of New York City
The walking tours described here will help divide the city into four bite-sized pieces:
Museum Mile in uptown, the Great White Way in Midtown, Fifth Avenue Boutiques in lower Midtown, and the River Walk in lower Manhattan.
Dining is a great experienced in New York City because of Italian, Chinese and many other ethnic neighborhoods.
RV in place and safe for the evening, Why not try some New York City Dining
Down on 7th you will find the landmark Carnegie Deli noted for its Pastrami and Cheesecake. Too Plebeian, take Broadway to the Trump Tower on the southwest corner of Central Park and end your day at one of only six New York restaurants consistently worthy of four stars and a place on a special New York Times "extraordinary" list: Jean Georges: French dining in an exquisite setting.
The next day's walking tour, the Museum Mile, starts at 843-acre Central Park, designed in 1858 by Fredrick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. Offering 58 miles of pedestrian, bike, and rollerblade paths with nature centers, a pond with Gondola rides, a wildlife center, a strawberry field memento to John Lennon, a zoo, and a carousel with 58 hand-carved horses, the park also offers the Museum Mile: natural history, photography and art museums that would take days to explore.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art stands above all the rest with its Egyptian, Greco-Roman, and American Art and its extensive collection of Impressionist and European paintings. Unable to see the entire two million pieces, take a romantic afternoon interlude: wine and cheese on the Met's rooftop patio with a splendid view of Central Park.
Also on the border of the park, the American Museum of Natural History and its Hayden Planetarium, the International Center of Photography, The Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum.
Grand Central Station is one of the busiest places in New York City
Photo Courtesy Circle Line
Photo courtesy Circle Line
Photo Rain Rodolph
Guided Tours at the United Nations building
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New York City By RV
New York City was
a 45 minute train ride
under the river.
Once the RV was
safely parked at
Marina and RV
Park we had our
mobile hotel with
a view of the skyline.
New York City by RV is possible because Liberty Harbor Marina and RV Parks offers sire that are just a ferry ride or trolley ride from Manhattan. The park is on the shore with a view of the Statue of Liberty.
RV Vacation in New York City?
From the dock at Liberty Harbor you can get a ferry to Manhattan or you can take the PATH train and subway to the Empire State Building.
Views of the city from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building will show that you can break up New York City into four simple day-space chunks during your vacation.
Look north to the mile of museums that cluster along Central Park while below you shine the lights of Broadway's Great White Way. To the south, Fifth Avenue touches the Flatiron and Little Italy, and further south, the Riverwalk beneath the Brooklyn Bridge leads to the meeting of the East and Hudson Rivers at Battery Park and the ferry for the Statue of Liberty.
New York City by RV is possible because Liberty Harbor Marina and RV Parks is just a ferry ride or trolley ride from Manhattan on the shore with a view of the Statue of Liberty.