Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 9, 2012 4:51 PM Last Post By: travelbug2011
Feb 9, 2012 2:39 AM
NYC ItineraryHI all once again,
I will start with the pleasatries and say thank you for the advice thus far. Here is a itenerary for NY and while we these are plans we are still relatively flexible. We are also going to DC and Philly before this and then on to Boston afterwards. We will be in NY from the 4th-13 of June. But we will get in later on the 4th so these plans are for the 5th onwards.
These days are not in any order except for day 7 as this day, June 12 is the day of the Museum Mile Festival.
So here goes;
Day 1: Possibles during the day, Harlem heritage tour and explore some of harlem or Bronx Zoo. Night - go to a Yankees game, they play the Rays on the 5th -the 7th and Mets 8th-10th. We know only the basics of baseball, but we like beer and hot dogs, that has to count for something! What are the chances of getting tickets to the Subway series?
Day 2: The High Line, Chelsea, The Villages and Soho
Day 3: Financial District, Staten Island Ferry, Tenement Museum, Chinatown
Day 4: The Met and the Guggenheim (I know this may not be possible and if a choice needs to be made, we will do the Guggenheim on another day)
Day 5: Brooklyn Bike Tour (7 hour tour)
Day 6: Central Park and maybe some shopping (we are from Aus and have heard that clothes are much cheaper than here)
Day 7: Moma, Midtown, Possibly the UN, Top of the Rock, Night: Museum Mile Festival
Other Possibles: Uncle Sam's Walking Tours (Villages) at night, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, More time in Brooklyn, Big Onion Walking Tour
Our interests are food, art, music mainly if you want to offer some suggestions. We don't mind if we have one day were its quite low key and just involves eating an drinking so that could be that 8th day. We will also be looking for interesting places to eat at night. Our budget for dinner would be around 60/night for both of us, some nights more but that would be the average.
Feb 9, 2012 4:06 AM
1Looks like you've done your homework and planned a great visit.
What are the chances of getting tickets to the Subway series?
Still good, and the Rays would be a good option, Search this branch for posts within the last 2 months with "Yankees" and you'll find at least 2 threads with useful details. (I posted in both, so you could use my handle as another search parameter)
Day 3: If the weather's good, you could add a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Circle Line cruise makes for a nice rest in good weather.
Feb 9, 2012 5:11 AM
2Yankees tickets are not yet for sale.
I don't remember exactly, but the subway series may be one of those series where you must buy a plan to get tickets (i.e. they aren't offered as single game tickets). Check to be sure when they become available.
The Rays series will be readily available, and should have divisional standings implications.
The UN is very disappointing.
Day 4 should be entirely about the Met. It's a lot bgger than you may think.
You can visit the Guggenheim on Day 6. It's across the street from Central Park.
On Day 8, consider the Cloisters. It's the Met's adjuct facility located in a medieval cloister.
The park setting is also very nice.
Feb 9, 2012 8:28 AM
There's more than one? That's a lot on day 2. Be prepared to skip some.
You can do the Met and the Guggenheim on the same day. Just pick and choose what you really want to see.
I don't think you need a whole day for Central Park so you could add the Frick Collection to that.
Shopping, you will find that just wandering around you'll be shopping, I wouldn't plan a special day for that. Also, major stores stay open until 9pm, so you can shop in the evening if you absolutely have to.
Baseball - please keep an eye on the actual team websites for tickets and heed #3's advice.
Feb 9, 2012 3:11 PM
4Perhaps we will return to do one of the villages on another day. As I mentioned, could try to fit the Guggenheim in another day. Will follow up on the baseball tickets. As we are not baseball afficianados, are the cheaper tickets usually the rowdier funner sections to sit in? This is usually the case in most sports I have found. Shopping certainly won't be planned per se, its not a big focus. Yeah days 6 and 8 are a little bit more open ended at this stage.
Feb 9, 2012 3:41 PM
5Best section for that at Yankee Stadium is covered at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleacher_Creatures
Feb 9, 2012 4:29 PM
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