Post # 1
DH and I just received a Save the Date for a wedding in New York (in July). Since we will have to travel anyway we thought about foregoing our planned anniversary beach trip for June and spending a few days including the 4th of July before the wedding in NYC. We’ve never been and I really don’t know the first thing about the city.
Any recomendations on what to do and where to stay? Or what NOT to do and where NOT to stay?
Post # 3
@MrsPinkPeony: My favorite part of New York was seeing a play on Broadway. It was the highlight of the entire trip for me. Obviously, I love the arts and but it was magical.
Post # 4
I am from NJ and NYC is allot of fun. If you plan in staying in Manhattan get ready to shell out some bucks for your hotel. Its the summer time when you are going so you might be able to get some deals since most people go away on summer vacation. I would recommend going to time square and definately seeing a broadway play. There is so much to do in NYC that is hard to really tell you. I would say to go visit little Italy too for the great food.
Post # 5
Hmmm. Ya know, it’s really up to what you prefer. There’s museums, there’s clubs. There’s the hoi poloi, there’s the east village. If you’re like me… hang in the west village, chelsea, soho and tribeca. Little 12th Street. OK and catch a broadway play at the twofers booth too.
Post # 6
Yeah, I don’t really like Times Square because it’s super busy and over-priced, but you do have to see it if it’s your first time in the city. Check out the East Village, West Village and Chelsea (the highline and Chelsea Market) for some more authentic, low-key experiences.
My favorite touristy areas are Rockefeller Center (the NBC tour) and Macys (but I like the huge Lord and Taylor a few blocks away better because it’s less crowded).
Post # 7
I live in NYC – the summer is the best time here because a lot of people leave on the weekends and it’s not as crowded…ha…..go tomCental Park and walk around, visit the 9/11 memorial, eat at the seaport, cruise around ny, visit statue of liberty, great dining and shopping…personally I wouldn’t stay in time square….too hectic,,,I would try to find some thing around Union square,,,that way you are mor in e center and you have easy access to all subways….also you could catch a mets or Yankees game…