"I always get goose bumps when I set foot in the cool, granite foyer of the Empire State Building
. Memories of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember
envelop my mind. From the observatory, if I look closely, I can see my dreams come true." Lillis Werder, Manassas, Va
"I discovered that I love New York three years ago. I've just returned from my fifth trip since then and have found another reason to love the city: Economy Candy
on the Lower East Side. It's been there since the 1930s and has an old-time atmosphere and more candy than you've ever seen in one place." C.E. Westwood, San Diego, Calif.
"The Hotel Roger Williams
staff remember your name and are genuinely concerned about your having the best possible experience during your stay." Lisa Mastin, Smyrna, Tenn.
"One word: Zabar's
." Lisa Brothman, Salt Lake City, Utah
"From outside, ABC Carpet & Home
looks unremarkable. Once through the doors, however, you'll feel like Dorothy when she realizes that she's not in Kansas anymore. The store is like an upscale, indoor bazaar, where each stall is filled to the brim with eclectic and beautiful housewares, textiles, rugs, and more." Susan Brauer, Minneapolis, Minn.
offers jazz until 4 a.m., with low lights, brick walls, and comfortable seats. It's like you've stepped back in time." Dana Bertotti, Philadelphia, Pa.
"When I bite into a bagel from H&H Bagels
, my whole face feels like it's smiling. Last time, we brought back three dozen." Melissa Vanefsky, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
"In Central Park, there's a slide cut into the side of a red-granite hill. It's in the back of Billy Johnson Playground, north of the Children's Zoo." Dennis Moore, El Paso, Tex.
"A taxicab ride is more thrilling than any roller coaster." Iris Crannell, Orem, Utah