Also, I recommend Lazienki - it is very nice, but take some walking shoes, because it is a large area.
it's a must.. not negotiable.. if you don't see anything else.. better go to this park. everything else aphro recommends is right on too. + barbakan, the cathedral, st. maria church and any other church in the old town and on krakowskie przedmiescie. the saxon park with the tomb of the unknown soldier.. the palace of science and culture.. make sure to go to the top to the observation deck..
I'd like a Yankee perception of Poland, yes Kalifoornians count as Yankees. ;)
no they don't they are fruity flakes however. lol
be ware of pickpockets and drunkards.. definitely bring walking shoes.. walk by the river just below the old city.. also, check out the palace in Wilanow, if you have the chance.