Itinarary review

Old Aug 8th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Itinarary review

Hi to all, Im planning a visit to NY the last week of October from th 25th to the 29th, here's what we've planned to check out (there like 7 of us going), IF THERE ARE ANY SUGGESTION please let me know, any comments, ANYTHING is welcome:

1st Day:
I'll be getting into LGA airport around 2.30 pm. Between the drive and hotel check-in,
we are planning to set foot on Rockefeller center and 5th avenue around 4.30 pm,
wandering around, getting to see St. Patricks with some daylight and, once the
sun goes down enjoy of the Radio City Music Hall and Times Square lights. Try to
grab a bite in the light venue and maybe start with some shopping in the great
Virgin Store.


2nd Day:
The earlier, the better (8 ish AM): we are headed to the Metropolitan museum to spend most
of our morning there. If the mood is ok, maybe visit the Guggenheim museum or
just to troll around the museum mile. Visiting the Central Park, having a soda
in the Bethesda fountain and finish up in the Strawberry fields in front of the
Dakota Building. Then we'll be taking the metro to Greenwish Village, Washington
Square, and finalize doing some SoHo shopping.


3rd day:
Starting early (8ish AM), we'll be taking the subway to downtown, scroll around Ground
Zero, the Trinity Church and Wallstreet ending in Battery Park to catch a sight
of the Lady Liberty. Around noon we are planning to get a bite in South Street
Seaport and maybe get lucky enough to buy some theather tickets.

Later, a quick sight of Chinatown/Little Italy and then head up to the MoMa
(taking advantage of free admission on Fridays after 4 pm) and later attend the
show we had bought tickets on the South Street Seaport.


4th day:
Stroll around midtown: starting with the great Grand Central Station, the UN and
5th avenue. Around midmorning we'll be taking the metro to see the legend of the
Yankee Stadium and later head back to the museum of sex or something near the
Flat Iron/Union square district.

For the sunset, hopefully the weather will allow us to see it from the top of
the Empire State and to wonder around the area later that night.


5th and last day:
We'll be reviewing anything that we might have missed during the other days.
Suggestions?

We might do barhopping at nights, suggestions are also accepted.
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Old Aug 8th, 2006, 02:32 PM
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"NYC" in your headling would help.
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Old Aug 9th, 2006, 06:09 AM
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Just a couple of things Ė Iím not sure you will be on 5th Avenue by 4:30. Thatís probably the earliest you could possible hope to be there. The cathedral is beautiful at night too so donít worry about losing the light. Itís very well lit. The Virgin Megastore is fun. Prepare yourself Ė everyone who answers you will tell you NOT to eat in Times Square. You should, however, eat wherever you want!

Your second day might be a little too ambitious. 2 museums, Central Park and the Village is a lot. If you canít split the days save the Village for the night. Great food and bar hopping around Bleecker and McDougal. Good live music at The Bitter End and you wouldnít have to spend all night there. Café Wha is also a blast.

For your third day Ė if you go to the museum for a (very) quick stop after 4pm you wonít be able to have dinner before a show. Have a big lunch later than your original plan and get a bite after the show. Or grab something on the run before.

What is your plan for Yankee Stadium? I donít know if tours are available then. If not, it isnít worth the trek to the Bronx to just stand outside. Also, if youíre a big fan there is a Stadium Store in the Seaport (not in the mall) where you can get some great stuff.

It takes a long time to get to the top of The Empire State Building. Really long lines. Keep that in mind if you want to time it for the sunset. Or think about having a drink at The Top of the Beekman and going up to Empire SB after dark. Itís great when all of the lights have come on.

Think about walking at least part of the way over the Brooklyn Bridge Ė really beautiful. And you must have a knish or ďdirty water dawgĒ from a street vendor. Itís like throwing a coin in Trevi Fountain Ė youíre just not allowed back if you donít.
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Old Aug 9th, 2006, 06:13 AM
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I have to ask - what's the significance of having a soda in the Bethesda fountain? I don't know if you mean that you are going to pick one up from a hot dog vendor, but it's a water fountain - just to clarify!

Also, the line to get in to the MOMA free on Friday nights is very long. Don't plan on showing up at 4 and breezing in for a quick peek - people start lining up after 3.
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Assume you realize the Met Museum doesn't open til 9:30? Have breakfast and/or grab a bagel and coffee and have a bit of a walk through the park at the south end first, before getting to the museum. Suggest having your soda (or maybe your coffee) at the fountain rather than in it. What about going to the zoo?

Your day 2 sounds absolutely exhausting. After the Met, the Guggenheim and Central Park you will not have time, energy or inclination to go downtown to shop.

On day 3, why not take a roundtrip ride (for free) on the Staten Island ferry to see the SOL?

I agree you likely won't have time to see much of MOMA at the free hours and have dinner before the show. Why not grab a snack late afternoon and plan to eat after the show?

If you go to ESB, buy tickets in advance online. Do you know about the new observatory at Rockefeller Center?
http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/

Have no idea how old you are or what sort of bars you want. murphguide.com is one bar search engine and sheckys.com is another.
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What is the Virgin Mega store? Like the cd company?
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