Post # 1
So excited – we are going for a week in September and staying in an apartment I found off VRBO. Our first time doing that so I will let everyone know how that goes.
Any Bees who have been have any tips for the Big Apple? (besides the typical tourist-y stuff 🙂 )
Post # 3
Eat yummy food! Definitely check out the Meatball Shop/Rice to Riches/Eileen’s Cheesecakes/eat NY pizza (Lombardi’s/Grimaldi’s)/Katz’s/Catch a musical/explore Times Square, get your photo up on the billboard by buying something at American Eagle!
Post # 4
@missporkchops: those are great suggestions! I had no idea about the billboard thing!
Mmmmm, can’t wait for the food 🙂
Post # 5
Where’s the apartment?
Here’s what I posted on our wedding website for suggestions for OOT-ers:
Walking The High Line
. This is where < > proposed! There is also great shopping and dining in the Meatpacking district at the south end of the High Line. Our favorites: Icebreaker for ski clothes, Ted Baker for clothes, and Dos Caminos for margaritas!
Shopping in SoHo
. Some of our recommendations include stores like Burton, Apple, Original Penguin, and more. For a casual lunch, check out Burger & Barrel or Fanelli Cafe.
Reading on the lawn in Hudson River Park
. Grab a picnic snacks at Foragers in Chelsea or bring a book and enjoy the newly developed park with its gorgeous river views. Afterwards, have a drink at The Frying Pan or Half King.
For out-of-towners, some popular tourist activities include:
Climbing the Empire State Building
. It may seem cliche, but there is no better view of the city and its surroundings than from the observation deck here.
Shopping at Macy’s Herald Square
. The first and biggest department store of its kind when it opened in 1858. It is worth a visit to see the old wooden escalators and to go shopping. When you are ready to relax, take a seat in Herald Square and people-watch.
Visiting Times Square
. No matter what time of day it is, Times Square is always bustling and bright.
Relaxing in Bryant Park
. A mini version of central park in midtown Manhattan. Take a seat on the lawn, play ping pong, or have a snack in one of the cafes. Or try Madison Square Park and get a burger at Shake Shack!
Post # 6
@CityBearBride: the apartment is in Midtown, overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park!
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this, it will definitely help us out a lot! I had never heard of the Highline before a few weeks ago, now it is definitely on my list of must-do’s!