Looks like I am the only person posting new threads in the forum. Anyway, I am going to NYC next week July 4th - and leaving July 12th. I will be in an office in midtown Manhattan Monday to Friday and leaving in the morning on the 12th. So, will only have a couple hours spare time after work during the week and want to get the majority of sightseeing done on Saturday and Sunday July 5th and 6th. I will be staying in Flushing Friday and Saturday nights and in Manhattan the rest of the week. The main places I want to see are: Cruise to take photos of Stature of Liberty and skyline from the water. Visit Top of the Rock to take photos from observation deck. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Visit Central Park, Wall Street, Coney Island. I'm not that interested in museums, but would substitute Coney Island and Central Park for some museums if it rains Saturday or Sunday. My Manhattan hotel is walking distance to Times Square, so I can walk there any day after work. I'd don't want to spend a lot of money on eating by myself, so I'd like to find some good places to eat that are a step up from fast food chains, but not much more expensive. I'm thinking of signing up for one of the hop on and off bus tours like Grayline or Viator for the weekend or else signing up for this tour that conveniently picks up and drops near the hotel I'll be staying in Flushing. http://www.taketours.com/new-york-ny/amazing-new-york-city-1-day-tour-542-377.html#inclusions It is $25 plus mandatory purchase of at least 2 attractions in their list: Otherwise, I could just take the subway into Manhattan and do it on my own. Any thoughts and suggestions?