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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I’ve been there many times—it’s my favorite place on the planet to visit—but I’ve never done an organized tour. If I’m there just for a weekend, I always try to:
- Catch a Broadway show.
- Eat at Ellen’s Stardust Diner (Times Square).
- Spend some time just walking in Manhattan with no particular place to go.
NY has an energy in the air that I’ve never felt anywhere else.
MM (in TX)
Rent a video on NYC. Save yout money and time. It’s hot, stuffy and crawling with people that don’t speak English. Watch out for pick pocketers too.
PS. Make sure you tell her you know me, otherwise my cousin Cee Cee has a tendancy to break things. :)
Obama Fanatics Harlem Walking Tour
Community Organizing served as the platform for Barack Obama to rise to the Presidency of the United States. Walk through Harlem as we identify community organizers/organizations and their impact on Harlem. Sights include but not limited to: National Action Network, Harlem Childrens Zone, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Childrens Aid Society, Harlem Business Alliance + more. Its all about community.
And you will still be energized long after you are back home.
Visit the Intrepid too.
Ground Zero Mosque.
NYC is is more foreign than Baghdad.
Visit the US instead.
I’d spend some of your weekend downtown - See Clinton Battery, South Street Seaport, WTC. Fraunce’s Tavern (since 1762) may be reopened by then. All sorts of pubs in NYC.
I’d try to get a steak dinner at Peter Luger’s over in Brooklyn. One of the best steak houses in the country.
Try to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. If you walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn you will be near Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. There are 2 really nice parks on the Brooklyn side of the bridge—the Promenade is an elevated walkway along the Hudson/ East River entrance to NY Harbor—it is a restful place to sit and see the skyline—also Brooklyn Heights (Montague Street) is right there—good restaurants for breakfast’ lunch, or dinner. There is also a really nice park under the Bridge itself in DUMBO (acronym stands for Down Under Brooklyn Manhattan Overpass). Or you could take a train to Brooklyn Heights from Manhattan, visit Montague Street and then walk back over to Manhattan. The bridge is less than 1 mile across but it is a beautiful piece of engineering. The walkway is delightful. (I am a lifelong city resident. Lived in Queens and Manahattan but Brooklyn is by far the most interesting borough. I live there now and love it.) Also try to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the eighties on the East Side—their medieval collection as well as the Impressionists are spectacular. Enjoy. Go to their website to see if there are any special exhibits. Then a walk in Central Park. If you have kids there is a great playground near the Met and the Central Park Zoo is down in the sixties also on Park Avenue.
Forgot to mention—great pub in Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue not far from the Bridge called Pete’s Tavern—large selection of draft beers and they make a mean chili as well as terrific burgers and chicken fingers (mmmm...bar food)
Stay in Bayonne. It’s nicer.
Fraunces Tavern on the southern tip of Manhattan is the inn where Washington spoke his farewell address to his troops. Recent digs have unearthed a slave graveyard whose location escapes me. I think a Google will tell you where it is. The Natural History Museum is a must see, as is the Cloisters at the north end of Manhattan. Don’t miss McSorely’s Ale House. It’s old and historic and the beer and ambiance are incomparable. It historically barred women. It is where Karen DeCrow (notorious libber par *^&^&%$#) had a pint poured on her head. my2cnts. sd
My main event that wknd is seeing our Twins play the Mets.
thanks, I believe we will be staying in Manhatten.
COOL. history and beer together. what could be better?
Offhand, do you happen to know any kewl spots in NYC for freeper WOBBLYBOB to tour over the weekend?
I’ll pass on that one. ;)
Chinatown/ little Italy (they’re almost intermingled0
Chinese-16 Mott Italian- Umberto’s, Broome and Mulberry Sts
Take the ferry to Staten Island and back- total 1 hour great view of NY and Statue of Liberty
“Red Bus” tour of lower Manhattan
See a B’way show- South Pacific is GREAT
Have a nightcap at the Top of the Marriott
He'll give you a list of sites. I can suggest Fraunce's Tavern down on Pearl and Broad Streets. That's where Washington gave his farewell speech to his officers. There is a museum on the 2nd floor. From there it's a 30 second walk to the Staten Island Ferry. You can ride that for free to Staten Island and back. Nice views.
As for tours, try Big Apple Tours. They are double-decker red buses and you can hop on and off wherever you'd like. They go all over the city.
free? how’s that possible?
A visit to McSorley’s Old Ale House is a must. Drink ales and eat aged cheddar with saltines, onion and pub mustard. mmm, mmm, mmm!
Get a real samich at the Carnegie Deli. You won't have to eat for a week.
Sit on a bench in Central Park and watch people.
The Staten Island Ferry isn’t free, but without a car the fare is nominal. The best buy in NYC...and, you’ve got freepmail.
Fraunces Tavern is really cool, but I think it’s temporarily closed for business. Be sure to call and check before you go. Have fun.
The SI Ferry has been free since 1997. No cars allowed anymore. It’s free because the bridge toll to Staten Island os so darn expensive! They want people to ride the ferry.
Burp Castle is a pretty cool (but expensive) place to get a beer. It’s right by McSorley’s, too.
thanks...got to check it from home .
I live here and love NYC.
If I were a vistor here is what i would see and these following are pretty close to each other. Start out EARLY!
1. City Hall - historic Site
2. 60 Centre Street - famous Court house scene from Law 7 Order and Godfather. Foley Square.
3. Brooklyn Bridge - right next to 60 Centre Street. You can walk half way on the foot path.
4. WTC center site - which is about 6 blocks away. Its more built out now than 10 years ago obviously.
Go south to Battery Park
5. go on Statue of Libery trip but go EARLY! Gets crowded.
6. Take cab up west side to the Intrepid Museum. You only need an hour there.
7. Go on the Circle Line tour. Its a boat trip around manhattan. For 39.00 its worth it.
8. If you have time, go north to Grants tomb.
Save the Time Square, Madison Square Garden, Midtown stuff for the evening.
Central park is nice, but be careful at night. Its getting crazy lately.
I dont know how long you are staying, but the Bronx Zoo and Metopolitan Museaum of Art, museaum of Nat. History, are nice to go to.
Wall Street is what it is.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, most peopel are firnedly.
Also, dont miss Grand Central Station.
Oh, I forgot something important: DON'T RENT A CAR. YOU WILL NOT LIKE DRIVING THERE, and you also don't need it. Walk. Subway. Taxi.
just there 6/25-6/27
staying in Manhatten( I think) not sure on hotel yet...
is something like this worth the $25 payout?
Skip the organized tour. If you have a few days and you are in mid-town, take the number one subway down to Battery Park. Walk along the esplanade - you will see Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and a little to the West, you can see ground Zero. That’s half a day.
In mid-town, visit Times Square, take in a show if you can, and maybe visit the Intrepid. (I’d take a cab to the Intrepid.)
If you still have time, take in some of the museums. Moma and Museum of Natural History are my favorites.
NYC is a great city, despite the fact that socialist creeps run the place, like Emperor Bloomberg.
Oh, also - take ALOT of money. You’ll need it.
Also - try to catch a Yankees Game. The new stadium is great and only a subway ride from Grand Central.
I would also rent a bike a and ride the pth along the West Side Highway.
I take my jetski down the hudson every weekend and always envision the black and white pictures of all the steam ships up and down the hudson in the harbor and imagine myself as part of that. Crazy me huh?
I would also check out Broadway just to walk around and get the feel of the hustle and bustle of the city.
and dont eat at the tourist traps! you will get ripped off!
Go to Little Italy and its not that expensive at all.
True. Dont rent a car. Waste of money unless you plan on going well into the outer bouroughs.
I spent 4 weeks in NY once. Saw the parking lot and inside of a power plant in New Jersey across the river from the Statue of Liberty.
Does that count as a NYC tour? 8<)
I learned that from Tokyo. (not to even attempt)
Some places are meant for transit...
They are ok. But you dont get the real feel of the city.
I gave you a pretty good plan to go on to where all the places are not too far apart and can be done.
Check on the statue of liberty tour since those get packed as hell very early and you dont want to waste 4 hours standing in line.
The Circle Line is good to go on and you will go around the island on Manhattan on that. You will see the entire City that way from the water.
If you have a few days, you can definately see everything if you start out early with a plan.
What part of town do you live in, Glock?
Go to upstate new york. Like Lake George or anywhere int he adirondacks. Or Finger Lakes. It is a whole lot nicer.
In NYC, You MUST do the Intrepid, it’s awesome. And chinatown/little italy. Everything else pretty much sucks. :)
Bronx, N.Y., born and bred.
Lived here my whole life. i love it and hate it at the same time.
Geez...thanks for the correction. The last time I was on the ferry was the weekend BEFORE 9-11 with my daughter and son-in-law, AND my car. Things have changed...it is indeed free and no vehicles.
Lived here my whole life. i love it and hate it at the same time.
How affordable is living in the Bronx as compared to Manhattan? I was considering a job in NY a few years back and was stunned by Manhattan apartment rent prices.
thanks again...I’m staying at
Club Quarters, Wall Street
52 William St
New York, NY
Its lower than Manhattan, but still insanly high compared to most other places across the nation.
While I would love to leave for a more rural setting, i still am drawn to the energy and 24/7 nature of things.
Ok. From there, if I were you, and you can map this out, wake up early and start and at City Hall (Historic) (20-30 min), go to 60 Center just to look around (10-15 Minutes), walk over to Brooklyn Bridge and go on pathway (30-45) min.
Walk across Chambers or Warren and make a left on Broadway and proceed down to WTC area. Take as long as you like over there.
From there you can go to either Battery Park to Statue of Liberty or mess around down there and make your way up the west side to the Intrepid. You need probably and 1 or 2 over there. After that, go to the circle line which is very close by. That is about 2 hours soup to nuts by the time you are on the boat, go around manhattan and come back. Once you come back, you can either go north to Grants’ Tomb or the Empire State Building. Its up to you.
I would save the Times Square stuff till night time.
I will be going to the Mets/Twins...may try to squeeze in a Yankee stadium tour if time permits.
Just as important as where to go...where should I avoid?
I would avoid the tourist trap resutrants in times square. They suck and are expensive. Better off eating at a small off the block type place.
I would also make sure if you want to go on the Statue of KLiberty tour, you get there crazy early.
How can you go to Citi Field and not Yankee Stadium? LOL.
I'd love to live there, even if for just a couple years. I think I would find that energy to be addictive.
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