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Good Morning Ladies,

 

I know we have several NYC ladies in this forum, so I figured I wouldn't have to go far for help and advice. :o)

My Fiance and I are wanting to visit NYC soon, so I was wondering...

 

When is the best time to visit?

Where is the best place to stay?

What are some must see sites?  

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I live in DC now, but I just moved here from NYC where I lived in Manhattan for 6 years.  I am a huge foodie so whenever people ask for recommendations about things to do in NYC I simply send then to where to eat lol  

 

This tour should not be skipped:  http://www.scottspizzatours.com/  PIZZA PIZZA and more PIZZA and Scott knows his stuff.  

 

Also best time of the year I would say now like the Fall months (October to mid-November).  Central Park is amazing with the leaves turning and it's not too cold.  I would not go during Thanksgiving and  X-mas as it's EXTREMELY expensive and CROWDED.  

 

Summer is miserable, crowded and hot.  Peak travel time.   Spring is also a good time to go post-any chances of snow but you might catch rain.  So I would recommend April/May and even early June is fine.

 

Make sure to see a Broadway show.  Not sure your style but I've seen tons of shows there and one of my favorites is Chicago. You can get discounted tickets here:  http://www.broadwaybox.com/

This site is virtually the same as going to the TKTS office which sells discounted Broadway tickets also, but you can get them ahead of time like weeks ahead instead of waiting until the same day or day before and having to go in person to get tickets.

 

 

To stay,  I would not stay in Times Square. AVOID.  You can visit there if you have never been, but don't stay there. It's rough.  Try staying in Midtown East or even Downtown.  You will thank me.  One of my favorite hotels is The Hudson which is really trendy and fun but tiny rooms.  It's in Columbus Circle.  More reasonable would be The DoubleTree or the Radisson in Midtown East. Of course there are TONS of hotels in Manhattan.  I am not recommending you stay in any of the outer boroughs. 

 

Also get this pass:  http://www.citypass.com/new-york  Save money, save time, see tons of stuff and have fun!  

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WOW.. you have a TON of insight!! Thank you sooo soo much!.. We were thinking December, so now I think we'll look into Early November or maybe next year before or after the wedding.

 

I LOVE Pizza!!! :o) So does FI, so we'll def have to check this tour out!!

 

Someone here at work recommended The Alex Hotel... Is this the wrong area we would want to be in? I looked on Travelocity.... and I have never seen soooo many hotels!!

 

I'm just gonna have to print your whole comment to share with my fiance. :o))) I'm soo excited!!!

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Although the holiday season is nice to see and tour with all the decorations..its far too cold and OVER crowded..you can barely walk the sidewalks because theres so many tourists!! I would definately hit up times square..its fun! And I recommend the madame tussaud's wax museum!! And CANAL STREETTTTTTTT!!

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Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 View Post

 

WOW.. you have a TON of insight!! Thank you sooo soo much!.. We were thinking December, so now I think we'll look into Early November or maybe next year before or after the wedding.

 

I LOVE Pizza!!! :o) So does FI, so we'll def have to check this tour out!!

 

Someone here at work recommended The Alex Hotel... Is this the wrong area we would want to be in? I looked on Travelocity.... and I have never seen soooo many hotels!!

 

I'm just gonna have to print your whole comment to share with my fiance. :o))) I'm soo excited!!!

The Alex Hotel is nice and right near Grand Central Station and is in Midtown East.  It's in a good area and you will find hotel prices to be cheaper on that side of town.  You really have your pick of hotels in Manhattan, it all will come down to how much you want to spend.   Also, I hope you aren't afraid of public transportation because the subway is amazing in the city.  It's cheap and takes you everywhere.  You can get a Metrocard and you've got your passport to NYC.  It's really not that scary and complicated. I see tourists who don't speak English in there all the time and they figure it out because they know it's the best way to get around too!  Taxis are plentiful but can add up.  I would only use them really for a night out on the town when you got your heels on and it's late/and or you've drank too much. Otherwise, I'd stick to the subway.  http://www.mta.info/

 

November is so nice in NYC.  It's crisp and lovely. You may even catch the NYC marathon if you chose to go in the first week of November! My Fiance is running in that and I will also be running that weekend too for the Dash to the Finish which is the last 5K of the NYC Marathon route!  

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Actually, I take that back, you do not want to go during NYC marathon weekend lol The hotels are booked up now and it's expensive because people come from all over the world to compete in that.  I'd say if you plan to go in November, trying going any time that's not Thanksgiving :) 

 

Ditto on Canal Street. I do a lot of my shopping there and in SoHo.

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Thanks Ladies!! I'll add these sites to the list! :o)

 

Transpertation.. I've never been in a Taxi or a Subway.. I don't go anywhere without heels, this ought to be interesting... Maybe I will go buy some tennis shoes... lol..

 

Hmm... I'm wondering if it will just be best if we wait til next year. that way we can have plenty of time to make plans, etc. I def don't want to freeze to death or not be able to get anywhere.

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Originally Posted by MissBubbles205 View Post

 

Thanks Ladies!! I'll add these sites to the list! :o)

 

Transpertation.. I've never been in a Taxi or a Subway.. I don't go anywhere without heels, this ought to be interesting... Maybe I will go buy some tennis shoes... lol..

 

Hmm... I'm wondering if it will just be best if we wait til next year. that way we can have plenty of time to make plans, etc. I def don't want to freeze to death or not be able to get anywhere.

girl you will die in NYC if you do not wear some sneakers or at least comfortable walking shoes.  You will have to do A LOT of walking.   If you haven't been before I'd say give yourself some time to properly plan.  NYC is an expensive city all around no matter what time of year you go.  Food, nightlife, etc will be costly even if you go for only a few days.  Hotels typically will cost you upwards of $200/night.  That's on the low side.  

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

girl you will die in NYC if you do not wear some sneakers or at least comfortable walking shoes.  You will have to do A LOT of walking.   If you haven't been before I'd say give yourself some time to properly plan.  NYC is an expensive city all around no matter what time of year you go.  Food, nightlife, etc will be costly even if you go for only a few days.  Hotels typically will cost you upwards of $200/night.  That's on the low side.  

 I will def get some good flat shoes! Thanks! :o)

 

You are soo right!.. I will start planning our trip but not actually plan to go until next year. Probably after the wedding will be best.  Thanks soo soo much for all your insight and help. :o)

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