Originally Posted by ABEsolutely
So I'm going to be in NYC for a day (April 28th). I tried writing down what I didn't want to miss, but since I've never been there before, I thought I'd see what RedZoners suggest. What should I try to get to (using public transportation) while there?
What are your interests; what do you like to do and what is important to you? How does a big good meal compare to an afternoon at a museum to nature? Do you like to walk a lot or would you prefer a bunch of things to do in a concentrated area? Is it important to you to see in person the famous parts of New York that you've seen on TV, or do you prefer things a little off-the-beaten-path and neighborhood-y? Who will be with you? I could probably give you a lot of suggestions in any case, but there is so much to do in New York City and a day is such a short time that if you really want to make the most of your experience, you really have to lay out what's most important to you. One man's Empire State Building is another man's old-school Italian pizza joint in Brooklyn. They're both well worthwhile, but with only a day you're going to have to choose.
FYI, Abesolutely, the day pass starts when you use it. It expires sometime the next day, like 4 am or something (much later than you'll probably be using it). So, buy it at 6 am and it's good for 22 hours; but it at 11 pm and it's good for five.