Hi trip advisors. I will be spending 6 days in New York 13 -19 April, staying with my nephew who has been lucky enough to land a 3 month position at Columbia University. I`m travelling with my sister, who, like me, is interested in art , history and beautiful buildings, and my neice and her friend who are basically interested in shopping - maybe with some tourist sites as well.So my questions are:
What are the best area/stores for shopping for an 18 and 20 year old? (we are talking budget shopping here, clothes, handbags/purses etc)
And of all New York City`s fabulous galleries and museums, what are the 3/4 must see`s?
I also wondered if anyone could recommend a day trip out of Manhattan that might appeal to all of us - was thinking Brooklyn, Coney Island?
We are so excited about our holiday , but need to plan or else I fear we will spend the whole 6 days arguing about what to do and when to do it!