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Trip Report NYC over NYE and after

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My husband and I just got back from about 5 days in NYC. We left Kansas in the evening of December 29th and flew back the late afternoon on Jan. 4th. Here is my trip report, which I'm not that great at writing, but I figured might help some people.

Dec 29th: We somehow missed all the delays from the weather and arrived only an hour later than scheduled, 11pm, at LaGuardia. We didn't check any bags and were downstairs trying to find a place to buy a metro pass in about 15 minutes. We landed in D terminal and were told we had to go to B terminal to get a pass, which wasn't a big deal because there is a free shuttle between terminals. We then got on the M60 bus that headed to Manhattan. The bus was packed! This bus crossed path with muliple subway paths north of Central Park. We were headed to the Days Inn in the Upper West Side and made it there about 2 hours after landing. Our change from bus to subway in upper Harlem at 12:30am went smooth and we never felt unsafe (even though our mothers were somehow worried haha) because there were always a lot of people around.

Days Inn UWS Review: The location was really great, right next to a subway stop and near many shops. The room was decent sized but was in need of a renovation and a through cleaning. The bed was pretty comfortable for the type of hotel it was and the bathroom was nice. We could never figure out how to turn the heat down so we always had the window fan running. We could only get wireless in the lobby. The hotel seems very popular with Europeans and groups of friends traveling together. I wouldn't stay there again unless we were staying on NYE (like we were) and everything else in Manhattan was over $250 a night.

December 30th: For breakfast Taj Bagels which was right down the street, so we headed there. We found the bagels to be very tasty, I loved the everything bagel. After this we took the subway to Central Park and walked down 5th Avenue. The city was packed! There were lines to get into most the stores on 5th Avenue (or at least the one's most people can afford). After this we ate lunch at The Australian. The food was pretty good but prices a bit high for lunch, they did however have a KSU discount for the Pinstripe Bowl, of $10 pitchers which was a great deal. After this we headed on the subway to Yankee Stadium for the real reason we were in NYC, the Pinstripe Bowl! Yankee Stadium was very pretty but still can't believe the cost it took to build it! My husband loved the Yankee Museum in the stadium, and we loved the game until the very end when KSU ended up losing. For dinner this evening we headed to the Heidelburg on the Upper East Side. They sure did have some good German food! We ate way too much and walked back through a dark and empty Central Park, we weren't sure if it was safe as nobody was around so we walked fast!

I'll come back later with more days and hopefully sometime post a link to some photos we took.

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