Myself and 4 others will be going to NYC August 27-29 for fun, and we want to hit as many ‘hot spots’ as possible. With that in mind, should we purchase a lot of “advance tickets,” or will there be enough on the day we go? The Empire State Building, for example. If it’s open from 9:30AM - midnight, will we have a problem just showing up and going to the Observatory?
How about the Statue of Liberty? The online ticketing system shows that there are a lot of tickets available for the dates of our trip (and even for, say, tomorrow or this weekend), so would we be alright to just show up the day of and purchase tickets then? (Apparently the statue itself is free, but the ferry ride over costs $10)
What are some other touristy-spots we shouldn’t miss?
Anyone have experiences with attending live studio audience tapings of various shows?
Stories of trips to NYC?