Friday, April 8, 2011

Going to NYC!

So we are in the middle of planning our summer vacation this year and it looks like I might just get my dream come true and I will get to stay in a hotel and ride in a taxi in New York City!!!!!!!




So I need some help. Anyone have any hotel recommendations? Also anything that we have to do? What shoes to wear? Anything I have to eat? I love gas station food, so I am thinking that street food vendors will be my personal gourmet heaven. I'm classy like that.


Being me I pretty much have a game plan, but want to have all my bases covered. We will be there for 4 days and I am thinking I want to stay in the Times Square area or at least walking distance to most, but I may be totally wrong. Let me know.


I know it will be hot but lets face it I live in Alabama in 100 heat with 105% humidity, I can handle NYC. I've done Savannah in July and we go to the beach every year to bake in the 100 degree sun all day without complaining, so I think I can handle it. via

I would love any and all tips, I thrive on information over load.

14 comments:

Farrah said...

I've been to NYC twice and I don't care for Times Square. I make it part of my visit and its a must see, but I don't want to stay there. We stayed at the Hampton Inn Manhattan-Times Square North (851 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10019) and it was very nice and located so that we could still walk to most things. It says Times Square, but its not in the heart of it (which makes it also a bit more budget friendly).

Rachel said...

Oh how fun! You guys are going to have a blast.

Pine Tree Home said...

We live in NJ and take 2 trips a year for a weekend. We've stayed at pretty much all the Sheratons and I have no complaints. I do prefer staying outside of Times Square though. The city is a lot of fun though. I can say the best place was the Onmi near Central Park and breakfast at Norma's is an absolute must. No questions asked. Just do it.

Ben and Emily said...

Definitely try Serendipity 3 and their frozen hot chocolate! Yum! The wait is usually long to eat (their food was yummy too)there, so be prepared!

My Uncle lives in NYC, so I've been several times! If you have questions, let me know and I could ask him!


You'll have a blast!

Lori said...

I love NYC!!! My SIL lives there and we are planning to go in October! Were comfy shoes...i wore my yellowbox flips during the day and would put cute shoes in my bag for the stuff we did....we went to an airing of The View and some plays! u have to see a broadway play! H&M is a MUST for shopping...its huge!!! We also went to a mets game...yankee werent playing. THe W hotel is AWESOME. We usually stay with the SIL though!

Natalie said...

if you think about it, read my nyc post from last year - the hotel we stayed at was great - i think it was the sheraton towers or something? got a great deal. you have to eat at that mexican restaurant we ate at...worth the taxi ride. def do a play or two, and spend at least a whole day in soho...i bet money that will be your favorite. find stores, put them on a map, and then you will know where to go when walking around soho. rent bikes and bike through central park if you are up for the exercise. comfortable shoes...every shoe i wore killed my feet so honestly tennis shoes would be most comfortable if you dont mind sacrificing style. {tough call - cause i mean you ARE in nyc} honestly if i was to go back i would stay in soho. more my speed/taste, and take cabs or subway to plays and central park/times square.

have fun and love the new blog look

Morgan said...

I just got back from NYC last week! Absolutely loved it!! As a fellow Auburner, I can say that Time Square is the place to stay, I saw Auburn fans every which way :) I stayed at the Marriott Marquis in Time Square and looked out of my 39th floor window over Time Square, it was gorgeous! I recommend eating at Carnegie Deli one night, it can get pricey (as does everything else in NYC) but it is something to remember! Food is outrageous in price so I took great advantage of the street markets and vendors. Also, my best tip is look into Grayline Tours. They not only have amazing tours of the entire city but they allow you to hop on and off their busses at any point during the city, so it is pretty much like a free ride around town with your tour package. I took the entire tour once through to decide where I would get off and explore the next go-round. Lastly, wear COMFORTABLE shoes! My feet hurt for 3 days after returning home! I hope these things help :) War Eagle and enjoy NYC!

The Blockers said...

You will definitely want to see a few plays. There are several restaurants I can recommend as well. Babbo, Peter Luger's, Grimaldi's, Mary's Fish Camp, and Hell's Kitchen are all excellent places. I've stayed at the Marriott Marqui right in Times Square. The Met museum is great and definitely go to a baseball game. Wear comfy shoes because you will walk a lot although you may take the subway too. Allan's best friend lives theremso we've been tons of times. Let me know if you need some more info!!

Hannah Dixon said...

I've never been, but I know you'll have so much fun! Love the new look! :)

Deborah said...

My husband and I always stay at the Hotel New Yorker. It's lovely!

Nikki said...

Love the new header! I can't read what you wrote though because photobucket is doing something so your background has an update message that covers the text!

From what I gather you guys are going to NY?! Lucky ducks! Can't wait to see those posts!

You guys should check out www.airbnb.com. I think we're getting an apartment through them in Paris. You can rent someone's whole places, etc. Just make sure you fill out the right fields.

Cindy Sager said...

The last time I went to NYC, I stayed at the Belvedere Hotel about 2 blocks from Times Square - away from the crowds but close enough to walk. Old hotel but nice.
You must eat at the The Stardust Diner (Broadway wananbes sing while they wait tables) and Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar.

stephanie said...

Hi-
I just found your blog today:) I clicked over from another one. It is so funny because last week when my BHG came in the mail I thought you and your table were so cute! Anyway, we (me,my husband,and 2 kids) went to NYC last June. First time ever and SO amazing! I told my husband that when the kids are grown we HAVE to live there at least 1 year of our lives! I got our hotel on priceline or one of those other "discount"sites. I always put in the max # of stars possible and then some locations that I am interested in...and I have always had great luck. We stayed in a Marriot "botique" hotel. If I remember right it was on 5th street and Lexington. We went to time square and saw a show (The Adams Family) really funny btw! I am glad that we were able to see Time Square, but not an area that I would want to actually stay in. ANyway, there is my 2cents:) Have a FABULOUS time! Oh...and this is super cheesy, but the first day we were there we went on one of those crazy bus tours. My husbands aunt suggested it and we were SO gald that we did. It really gives you a good feel about the areas that you want to go back to and just alot of great information.

stephanie said...

I was wrong...the hotel was on 57th street and Lexington. THe Renaissance 57 by Marriot. I would for sure stay there again. It was right around the corner from Central Park. Also a few blocks from the Plaza...which we went to a few times for a quick lunch. They had just opened a really cool restaurant in the "basement". Super casual and inexpensive compared to other places we ate. You sit up at counters where they are preparing the food. One day when I sat down, the guy making my salad told me that TOmmy Hilfiger was just in my seat:) I read later that he lives in the plaza. Last thing...I wished that I would have brought a cute crossbody/small bag instead of carrying a full size purse. You prob already thought of that:)

 
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