Skip to comments.Vanity- NYC trip...best tour(s) suggestion
Posted on 06/14/2010 12:31:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
I did some searches on tours, so far Onboardnewyorktours.com looks to be a possible choice with their "See the Best" tour... I like Revolutionary War history and American history in general. (I also like pubs.)
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Any idea what the total mileage is for that?
I may do that, weather permitting.
Try to avoid the typical touristy areas.
If you like history, though, take a trip down to lower Manhattan, in the Wall Street area. Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern and on the other side of Broadway is a very old church, where George Washington went to pray when he was first inaugurated.
I can relate to that being from MN.
I’m going with 2 buddies. One is a jazz afficianado(I am not) and the other a baseball nut.
They have been there dozens of times, I have not- just once many years ago.
(this will likely be my last trip for a while as I will probably be losing my job in the next year)
The average walker can do this all between ten and four. The beauty is that you can stop anywhere you want and head for the shed.
I am going to try to figure out how to print this out on
a google map somehow and plot my route in advance.
Yankee stadium is a much better experience than citi field for baseball.
btw...tell your jazz friend that I used to tend bar and run the door at an after-hours joint in the early seventies. Everybody from Myles Davis to Benny Goodman stopped in at one time or another.
he would kill to hear those stories!
anyone know how to print this to fill a landscape page on 8-1/2 x 11 ? (so I can actually read the small print?)
One of the highlights of my last trip to NYC in 2004 was seeing a band I like at a small rock and roll venue down in Alphabet City.
If you like meat, you should go here and eat http://churrascariaplataforma.com/
If it’s your first trip I’d say take the Staten Island Ferry.Not because Staten Island is a must see...but because it passes right by the Statue of Liberty and the view is breathtaking.Also,you’ve gotta do the Empire State Building but expect a long line on a summer weekend..
The Circle line Cruise around Nanahattan is fun.
Arte you staying a full three days or two and a half.
Just pm me if you have questions. Nyc is so big its easy waste time if you don’t know where to go.
I would also try to go city island if you have time.
Also go walk around wall street and lower manhattan some of the cobble stone streets and narrow blocks are very cool to be around.
Another idea is to see a broadway show or concert there is really a ton to do if you plan it right.
after TSA check-in rules, more like 2 -1/2.
Some other suggested Fraunces Tavern, too. Looks like we’ll be fairly close from our hotel.
How about this. Give me the things you want to see and what time you have for running around. If you do it right and have the stamina for it we can cobble together everything you want. I’m just worried about the mets game. Not because the muts suck, cuz they do, but because that is at least 5 to 6 hours of time away.
Do you want to do museums?
What about dinners?
Me- I would get up crazy early and do the city hall brooklyn bridge intrepeid circle line at the break of dawn and go from there. Once the crowds start later in the day everything gets crazy.
Let me run this buy my fellow travelers.
Since they’ve seen most everything, they will want to see things I have not.
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