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Myrtle Beach vs. New York City Essay

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Myrtle Beach vs. New York City

Picture a beautiful city surrounded by tall skyscrapers soaring into the clouds and the beautiful statue of liberty standing still on the water. You walk down the street passing hundreds of little shops and restaurants, all the while you are taken a back by the breathtaking beauty of the city that you are gazing upon. Now picture laying on the beach at sunset listening to the ocean waves. The air is crisp and the smell of saltwater is bitter sweet. The locations I’m describing are New York City and Myrtle Beach. I have 2500 dollars to take on vacation to one of these destinations and I am comparing and contrasting the two. I will be considering the cost of travel, food, hotel, and also activity and
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Some of the activity’s I would like to do are seeing the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, and Soho. I also want to experience Times Square to the fullest. For $37.00 I can do the hop on hop off double decker bus tour and experience all of these things in one day. Times Square will probably take a little longer. The price of shopping will be up to me. It will depend on how much I can control the urge to buy everything I see. I will need at least $500.00 to shop. I also must go see a Broadway show. The hottest show in New York right now is The Producers, created by Mel Brooks. Tickets are $120.00 a piece and that is for the nose bleed section. All together I will need approximately $800 dollars for activities.

I expect that there will be other expenses to come up such as cab fares, attractions that I want to do spontaneously, and midnight snacks. Just in case I will set aside the remaining $500.00 for these things and also emergencies’. My grand total in New York City is basically every penny of the $2500.00.

My second choice is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I find it fascinating that it is more expensive to take a plane here then it is to New York City. The cost of airfare round trip to Myrtle Beach is $242.00. However, the cheaper route would be to take my car. It is approximately four hours or 169 miles to get there. Since I have been there before, I already know that it takes a half a tank of gas to get to the beach. I
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