New York City is one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire world… but not for RVers. You won’t find any RV campgrounds in Manhattan, or the Bronx, or Queens, or Brooklyn or Staten Island for that matter… but it sure is an amazing place to visit.
Have you ever spent more than a day in NYC? Have you ever lived there at any point? We’d like to know! Leave a comment too and tell us what you think of the Big Apple.
Worked in Bergen County, N.J. and stayed in the New Yorker Trailer City (long gone, now a transit facility, halfway between G.W. bridge and the Holland tunnel.
Fondly remember Conlon’s diner, Shoprite, and a small bodega just up the street.
I’ve stayed in town overnight, also have set up camper in a waterfront RV park in Jersey City and ridden ferry across to Manhattan.
The 1964 Worlds Fair counts, yes? So a week for that with my folks and older brother. During The Summer of Love I spent time in Greenwich Village NYC and Georgetown, DC. I spent some weeks at a high school debate team workshop at Georgetown University and met another girl my age who lived on LI and she played hostess to me a couple of times I “ran away” from DC to NYC during the era of the Eastern Shuttle- an airplane every hour on the hour. Also took the Greyhound a couple times when I was a little lower on the pecuniary scale. I tried to incorporate NYC into the summer trip I took with my 14 and 8 yr old grandchildren- we spent the month of June driving north with the spring- wound up not going to a lot of places I had wanted to go to. BTW if I was to travel pet-less I would definitely stay at the AYHI (Hostelling INternational) in a coed dorm. You guys have NO idea how loud and petty girls can be.
We took a field trip to NYC. Yes a field trip with our daughters choir to sing at Carnegie. They were invited there. That was one heck of a trip. Just me and my mother as chaperones because the other parents bailed. The choir director was a trip as well. Try chaperoning 20 high school choir students was a learning experience in of itself. But we did tour the city and let me tell you its an adhd experience. Was so glad to get back to my quiet midwestern town. So if you go? Be prepared for an experience like so other.
Not just NO but HELL NO!
I wouldn’t want to stay there more than one day. Tying with California, they are the two screwiest states in the US
As city’s go, that would be the absolute last one I would ever visit. Years ago, wanted to visit a famous deli located there. It has since closed, and NYC has nothing I would ever want to see except the Statue of Liberty, and liberals are going to tear that down if they get their way.
Tear it DOWN…………Really?
Took day tour from campground near there.Enjoyed leaving the driving to bus driver
Too big to crappy.
I answered no, because I have never been there and have no desire to ever go there.
as a newborn only. i would like to go but feel it’s just too dangerous. we live in the chicago ‘burbs and won’t go into that city or the closer-in suburbs, either.
Yes. I never wanted to but our daughter really did. We four spent a couple days in summer 2011 and liked it so much we went back in 2012. Didn’t see nearly as much as we wanted. The people were soooo nice. I want to go back and see what we missed (Central Park, for one).
My wife and I grew up in Brooklyn and went to school and work in NYC in the 60’s. The city has changed a lot. The Times Square area was always a cesspool until cleaned up in the 90’s. It seems to be heading back down again.
We live on Long Island and used to go in to see Broadway shows, Holiday decorations, etc.
Haven’t been back in over 5 years. The city is not the same.
Spent a week there after Gulf War 1 during Fleet Week. Wish I had taken the time to go to the party they threw at ‘Windows on the World’, but Navy history fan-boy that I am, I spent most of my time on the USS Intrepid Museum.
Hopefully people won’t confuse the rest of New York, with NYC. The state is beautiful. So much to see. Went to NYC for business in the 90’s when subways were clean & safe. We stayed weekend to take in a couple of plays, see the sights. Later, knew a work friend that lived in the city. Seemed exciting. Thought I might like to live there maybe for 6 months just to experience. No longer. Doesn’t seem like the city it was in the 90’s.
Yes, spent a week in Manhattan a few years ago and had a wonderful time. There’s so much to see, fantastic food (Junior’s Deli New York cheesecake!), amazing architecture, history and culture everywhere. We all loved it and can’t wait to go back.
I personally haven’t nor do I even care to visit. I just don’t like crowds so it would drive me up the wall. That’s the same reason I don’t shop in malls and avoid WalMart except for mid-week, mid-day, and middle of the month.
Just spent a week there. Stayed across the River in a New Jersey RV park and took the ferry in daily. This was my third trip to NYC, and I’ve always found the people to be just as nice as anywhere else.
My wife and I have not -yet. But my son and daughter were flown there to be interviewed by John Stossel, on his show.
I was born and raised on LI. Took a few field trips when I was in elementary school back in the 60s, even climbing up to the statue of liberty’s crown. Got a job driving a truck in 1979 that took me into Manhattan and New Jersey five days a week, even driving past the world trade center. Most of the people that live there are nice. Knowing your way around there and what times the traffic is flowing in or out is key to not getting stuck in a traffic jam. I currently live in northeast NY but have family there so I make a trip or two a year, usually with the motorhome. My biggest complaint is the what they charge for bridge tolls.
Never stayed overnight and I could never live in such a crowded area in a cubicle.