Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Itinerary for June 29- July 5 for Young Couple

Itinerary for June 29- July 5 for Young Couple

May 9th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
Itinerary for June 29- July 5 for Young Couple

I have been to New York twice before in the last 4 years. My boyfriend however has not. We are two 23 year olds from Southern California. We like to go to bars and lounges that aren't too swanky, because we're really laid back beachy people... do dive bars would be a great suggestion. I want to make sure he has a good time. If you guys can read our itinerary and give suggestions, that would be great. Thank you so much in advance for helping us plan our trip!!!

June 29 (Sunday)-
-Buy subway passes
-Eat dinner
-Go dancing or drinking in/around Tribeca (where we’re staying)

June 30 (Monday)- *Downtown*
-Wall Street
-Ground Zero
-Ellis Island
-South Street Seaport
- Are there any guided tours downtown? Is the Wall street tour still around???

July 1st (Tuesday)-
-Spend morning/some afternoon in Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich walking around checking out the neighborhoods. Hopefully we can find a nice café to rest at and people watch and have lunch
-Go to Bryant Park and NY Library
-This is pretty much an open day… any suggestions for what we could do?

July 2nd (Wednesday)-
-Buy food from the Union Square Green Market in beginning of day
-Strawberry fields and The Dakota Building is a MUST
-Walking or bike tour or central park with a guide. (I’ve NEVER been to Central Park… so this should be really fun!)
-Picnic at the Jackie O Reservoir
-Maybe the Met at the end of the day?

July 3rd (Thursday)-
-Guided tour in the morning in Manhattan
-The yankees stadium tour?
-Yankees vs. Red Sox Baseball game

July 4th (Friday):
-Where can we see fireworks?!
-Are there any parades in the day???
-This would be an open day as well… I have no idea how holidays go in NYC

Saturday July 5th (Saturday):
-Go Home!

lovelyliezl is offline  
May 9th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,365
Your itineary looks busy but doable. I would question whether Monday is possible with Ellis Island included. Maybe just do the Staten Island Ferry instead?

Do you have Yankees tickets already? They are going quick, and with it being the Red Sox, they may already be sold out. Would advise getting them ASAP. Warning: if you get bleacher seats, you cannot access other areas of the stadium. This may be ok if you do the tour earlier in the day.
tchoiniere is offline  
May 9th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
Ellis island does take a long time. Maybe he wouldn't want to go there anyway? I can fit that in on another day if we don't get to see it on that particular day.

Also- The reason of this trip is to go to the game I've been wanting to see a yanks/sox game for years! I can't miss the last year at the stadium!

lovelyliezl is offline  
May 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Posts: n/a
Ellis Island is really interesting. It only takes a half day, and the rest could be spent Wall Street, Ground Zero and South Street Seaport. Or you could walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Actually all of the above is easily doable (if you get up early enough to get an early ferry).
May 9th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,963
My 23 year old daughter loves this place: http://www.yelp.com/biz/wicked-willys-new-york
trippinkpj is offline  
May 9th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Yankees/Red Sox games sell out the day they go on sale - so I assume you have tickets already. If not - you'll have to go to a scalper rand pay about triple face price.

Also - check about the tour of the Stadium, I thought that they do tours only on days the team isn;t playing - but I may be wrong - but you definitely need to reserve tours in advance.
nytraveler is offline  
May 9th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
Nytraveler- The Yankees don't do any tours on days they have games? I was assuming the open the stadium early to do those tours. Well, thank you for letting me know. I wouldn't want to waste my time going up to the bronx early if that were the case.

Trippinkpj- I'm going to check out that website in a minute... i'll let you know what I think. Thanks!!!

Anyone else have suggestions for 4th of July? I have no idea what to do on that day yet...
lovelyliezl is offline  
May 10th, 2008, 06:13 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 989
For fireworks, you might consider buying a ticket for the activities on Roosevelt Island. There are great views there, and also food and live music. I think tickets are around $20.

Pretty much all of the viewing locations are really crowded, so if you buy a ticket you'll at least be guaranteed a spot.

I couldn't find any information about this year's festivities, but keep checking back and you should find something soon!
TarheelsInNj is offline  
May 10th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 38
You should walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on July 4th, have dinner in Brooklyn and watch the fireworks from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. It is the best view you will find and there will be thousands of people out there partying and having fun. And then it is a very easy subway ride on the 2 train back to Tribeca.

scottsara is offline  
May 10th, 2008, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
lovelyliezl -

There are 2 different things. There are guided tours of the stadium - which cost about $20, occur in the morning and give you a tour of the whole place, occur in groups - and I believe (but check the web site) they don;t do on game days. For these you MUST reserve in advance since groups are limited in size.

Separately, if you have tickets for a game you can go early and visit Monument Park (and only that area - not all the "backstage" areas of the stadium). You must there there very early - since Monument Park is on the far side of the Stadium and closes 45 minutes before the game starts. To enter you must have tickets for that game - but bleacher seats do NOT qualify - since bleachers are a separate section with a separate entrance.
nytraveler is offline  
May 10th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 18
tarheelsinnj, scottsara, nytraveler-

all of your advise is really great! I'm going to save all of this information, because I WILL use it! I don't know why I have not used Fodor's before... everyone is so great! Thank you all so much!!!
lovelyliezl is offline  
Jun 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,880
The 4th here is alot of fun, there are concerts in Central Park and Battery Park.

There's also a huge street fair on Water St, from the Staten Island Ferry to the South St. Seaport, lots of stuff, food and people watching, lots of fun!! (I will be there in the afternoon)

The Seaport is a good place to watch the fireworks, since you can see all three barges and there are no buildings in front of you to block the views. The fireworks start around 9pm.
travelbuff is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Sep 3rd, 2017 05:29 AM
May 25th, 2017 04:50 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Apr 20th, 2007 03:26 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Aug 25th, 2005 07:43 AM
United States
Apr 6th, 2004 07:29 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:11 AM.