Hi everyone!! I found out a while ago that we are going to NYC this summer... I know many of you are from the area and a lot have also visited, so I would really like your input on what to do while we stay there. We are staying somewhere near the island but I can't recall where (we'll be taking the train to Manhattan). Anyways, I would like to know what you would suggest doing. I will be there my parents and sister (16 and myself, 19). I know they would like to visit some more "touristy" areas (Empire state building maybe? And Statue of Liberty... things like that), so I would really appreciate if you could give me some tips on what to do, where to go, what to avoid, etc. I was thinking of going to see Legally Blonde on Broadway (it's a cult movie for me and my sister) and I would love to do the SATC Tour! I think shopping is pretty much crossed off the list (haha but I'm trying to finding a way to bribe my parents into going to BalNy ), although i was thinking of maybe going to Woodbury Commons on the way back home, so perhaps on the 9th or 10th... So basically, any recommendation of interesting places to go and tips to avoid waiting or ideas of places that might seem interesting but that should, in fact, be avoided would be great. Also, perhaps ideas on interesting places to go shopping that isn't Bergdorf, Neiman's or Saks... or even discount stores (TJ Maxx and the equivalents maybe? The store names here are different )! All that, yes, would be insanely great!!! We went last summer but we spent SO LITTLE TIME there... like a day and a half, which is very little, and we spent a lot of that time on 5th avenue and Times Square (as we went with my sister's basketball team and let's just say we all had very different opinions on what was a must-see/must-do) !! Thank you SO MUCH in advance, I really appreciate the help!!