Now it’s time to re-remember some interesting places in the cities which I visited:
– If you have limited time, visit Asian Art, Central Asia, Ancient Near Eastern Art and Arts of Africa,Oceania, and the Americas in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I think that that will take more than 2 full days if you want to see all collections. http://www.metmuseum.org/
– Go and relax in Bryant Park or in the small park at the Union Square. Central Park is another world…
– Visit Strand Bookstore; this is a four-storeys book palace and the Mecca of book lovers. http://www.strandbooks.com/
– If you want to experience a Broadway musical, you can buy reduced price tickets in the ticket box in Times Square.
(And thousand times thanks to “Jasmin” who suggested me most of those itineraries.
In SF :
– The Cheesecake Factory, located at the roof top of Macy’s in front of Union Square. One of the bests. (http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/)
– Breakfast or lunch at Lori’s Diner…. Forget your blues thanks to tasty omelettes and pancakes and the cheerful ambiance… (http://www.lorisdiner.com/)
– Drink a “Ginger Ale” in one of the cafes/ bars in the piers. Its taste is one of the wonders of the world!
– Eat ice cream in Ghirardelli (their chocolates are tasty too)( http://www.ghirardelli.com/)
– Although everybody will tell you to rent a car, you can use metro / trains / buses for wandering within and around the city. Take bus No. 720 or 734 to go to Santa Monica / Venice Beach. It takes approximately 1 hr to get to these places from downtown
– Visit Universal Studios and if possible go there in the early morning. Don’t miss Transformers’ Ride. I waited 2 hrs in the line for that ride and it’s worth to wait.