I took a trip to the big apple over half term on a school trip and it was truly magical- despite being a school trip. We did all the typical touristy things, Top of the Rock, 5th Avenue (where I spent wayy more than I should have), Statten Island Ferry etc. Our hotel was situated right in Times Square which was amazing, we snuck out a number of nights to squeeze in some more shopping.
5 days was definitely not long enough though, I didn't even get to visit Maccy Demarco's house, or go to Chinatown..
Guess it totally makes for an excuse to go back again though.