(Closed) Honeymoon Booked today! NYC tips please!

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper

That is SO exciting! I’ve never been to NYC (dying to go!) or Barbados, but I’m hoping some other bees who have will see this and can give you some tips!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PrincessIncognito:  OMG NYC is one of my fav cities to visit in the US!

Definitely try to catch a musical on Broadway… Book of Mormon is HILARIOUS! Or you can stick with some of the classics. If you shop and buy something at American Eagle in Times Square, you’ll get your photo plastered on their big screen for a few seconds (that’s always fun! get your camera ready!)

Food wise you have plenty of upscale dining and cheap eats. Definitely check out NY Pizza, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, hang out in East Village and check out the bars over there, visit some speakeasies, visit the Statue of Liberty, etc.!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes, what MissPorkChops said- i recommend a lil speakeasy called PDT down in the village I believe. Stands for Please Don’t Tell and it is inside a hot dog shop and you enter through the phone booth inside. They have a lot of interesting old fashioned cocktails. I forget the name of it but there’s a really awesome pink one I like- it’s delish. Make a reservation, it gets crowded.

Enjoy your time in my beautiful city 🙂 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No tips…seriously realizing I haven’t been anywhere dagnabit.  Just wanted to say it sounds awesome and I’m totally excited for you.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Donno where in England you are but FYI you can see pretty much the exact same shows on the West End for 1/2 the price, so I wouldn’t waste the money in NYC.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I live in NYC! If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me!

I would highly recommend having dinner in Little Italy. That is where Fiance and I go on all of our romantic dates, and before I met him I used to have girl’s night out there all of the time. My favorite spot is called “Paesano’s” and is gorgeous on the inside, with exposed brick, wooden beams and candle light. The prices are very reasonable and the food is dreamy. The servers are quite charming as well.

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset is something you will always remember, and it’s free. Just make sure you bundle up because it will be cold!

Also, make sure that you always dress appropriately for the weather. It is very hard – nearly impossible to get a cab on New Year’s Eve, and walking can be absolute torture in the wrong clothes. Most clubs are going to cost you quite a bit to get into, the lines will be long and the smaller pubs will probably be packed. Your best bet will be going to an out of the way restaurant that has a nice bar. Fortunately there are a lot of those.

The Museum of Natural History is really interesting. So is Bryant Park which has local artisans and an ice skating rink at that time of year and is much less congested than Madison Square Gardens.

Make sure to book your hotel and flights very early because they will be sold out before you know it. I have heard horror stories about flights/hotels around that time from my flight attendant friends.

All and all I think you’re going to have an awesome time! <3

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in NYC too! It will definitely be cold, but I think the High Line is definitely worth a visit. It’s an urban park that runs above 10th Avenue and you end up with some amazing views of the Hudson. 

I would second ice skating in Bryant Park. WAY less crowded than Rockefeller Center (which is what the PP meant, I think) and Bryant Park is free to skate, you just pay for the rentals. And they usually have a pretty tree up too, so it’s still Christmas-y and romantic.

As far as going to see a Broadway show, I would DEFINITELY recommend that! I would recommend looking for discount tickets on broadwaybox.com, as they usually have pretty good deals.

Also, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is ‘pay what you can’ and you can spend all day in there. It has some stunning works and Central Park is right outside! 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to PM me, I’m more than happy to help and I hope you have a great visit!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Can you give more ideas of what you’d like to do in NYC so we can tailor ideas to your interests?  One thing about that time of year in NYC is that EVERYTHING is more expensive because of the influx of tourists, who are willing to pay big bucks.  We had DH’s cousins in town, and we were shocked at how much prices jumped for touristy things.  To the extent that you can avoid it, try to avoid the tourist traps.  Don’t eat in Little Italy (the one place in Manhattan that you can get bad Italian– since only tourists eat there, they don’t have to worry about serving good food to attract repeat customers), around Times Square, etc.  I’d say avoid all chain stores, but if you are in UK without access to certain US chain stores, that might not apply.  Central Park is beautiful, even in the winter, but skip the horse drawn carriage ride (they are so very cruel to the horses, so you don’t want to support that).  The walk over the Brooklyn Bridge is a must.  I could go on and on, but I’ll wait until we know more of your interests.  I love having visitors so we can play tourist in NYC 🙂

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