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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Find out because the last thing you want to do is miss things because your friends would rather do something else cuz they already saw these things.
I have lived here my whole life and know how things go. NYC is HHHUUUGGGEEE and if you dont plan it right, you will miss a lot and waste a lot of time.
good idea. NYC has more people than our state...
I guess the only thing I could compare it to that I’ve been to is Tokyo ( a few years back for the opening game of MLB, A’s vs Bosox.)
And guess what? They are all crammed in a small area bound by water.
Myself and other posters gave a few good ideas. I would get a map and map it out and plan the walking toour and you wsill save TONS of time. With only 2 days time if of a huge premium
But Tokyo also had Mothra and Godzilla to worry about.
I will start looking for a good map.
The Fraunces is in my general neighborhood.
Club Quarters, Wall Street-52 William St.
I know exactly where that is. Very nice!
Let me know if you have any specific questions, etc, about the neighborhood.
It’s looking like Santana will probably pitch against Pavano.(Saturday at 1)
that should be fun.
Sunday the 27th looks like the most open day as far as plans. Are most attractions open on Sundays?
thanks, I’m getting a lot of great suggestions from wtc911 and GlockTheVote.
I need to buy a good map this week and start my recon.
There is also a TKTS near the South Street Seaport, which is pretty close to where WB is staying — and usually less crowded than the one in Times Square.
You can get same-day evening tix, and matinee tix for the next day at the Seaport location.
So I see, now that I’m actually *reading* the thread. :-D
I’m a longtimer in the neighborhood (lower Manhattan), so I can give you specifics on some things that people who haven’t spent many years living here can’t. For example, I can tell you a nice place to get some breakfast. Not only is the food and coffee pretty good, but if the weather is nice, you can sit out back with some nice scenery, including the Fed. :-) Or where to get cheap but decent Chinese and Indian food, etc.
Cheap is good :)
where’s a good place near our hotel for breakfast?
the most important meal of the day!
it’s been suggested...sounds like a good opening day(Friday) deal.
thanx for the info
Glad to help!
I usually get tickets in advance and go to the box office so that I can pick the exact seats that I want.
Contrary to what some have suggested, I would skip the Circle Line. Parts of it are boring, it takes a big chunk out of your short visit, and it isn’t really seeing New York.
Sunday, June 27, is the gay pride parade. You may want to go and be outraged, go and enjoy it, or avoid Fifth Avenue while it is going on if you have to get anywhere.
Dusk is the best time to see Times Square. Or if you get there slightly before theater time, you will see NYC energy at its craziest. Also Grand Central at rush hour: stand on one of the staircases and watch, and then attempt to walk through it.
I would skip the Cloisters also. It’s a long trip up there from where you’re staying and it’s more suited to a long day with lots of time.
Other thoughts: The Harlem tour bus if you want to take one of those tours. The Madison Avenue shops from the fifties up through the seventies. You’re going to be staying near the SoHo shops too—good shopping and celebrity watching.
Have a wonderful time in New York, where every day is Christmas and every night is New Year’s Eve.
I'm headed to Yankee Stadium on Friday for the game. Breakin out the ol Mets jersey. Should be a great night.
Depending on what airport you're leaving from, your trip may be affected but most likely not. Take it from me (NYC cop) stay away from the west side on Sunday.
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