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Going to NYC for Honeymoon...any suggestions?

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  1. reptiman

    reptiman Go Ducks

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    The new wife and I are headed to NYC in June for our honeymoon. Neither of us have been there and we are looking for suggestions from people who live there, have been there on things to do, places to stay. Places to eat or stay away from, etc.

    We want to do some tourisy stuff...Empire State bldg, 9/11 monument, times square, Central Park, hit some museums, etc.
     
  2. fwm

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    Yeah, stay home.
     

  3. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    If you stay at a hotel in Manhattan, make sure you reserve a room away from traffic. Some windows face very busy streets and some face alleys.

    If you want to save on a hotel and don't mind a train ride, I recommend the Murray Hill Best Western in New Providence NJ. It was pretty good a few years back and should still be okay. The rates might have gone way up though. The train is walking distance from the hotel and goes straight to either Penn Station or Grand Central (can't remember which one). There also might be closer hotels now since that area has grown.
     
  4. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    reptiman- I dont have any suggestions. But please post some photos when you get back. Thanks!
     
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    stockshift 2 wheels > 4

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    Learn the subway system. The traffic sucks (in general) so unless you like sitting in your rental car in Manhattan gridlock, get a copy of the subway map and figure out how to get to your destinations ahead of time. It's not the cleanest subway in the world but it works.

    You'll find no end of things to see (and eat) in Manhattan. The tourist stuff is well and good. If you find the time, go and chow down some food where you can't get (readily) anywhere else in the US. Sure you can go and eat a pastrami sandwich at The Carnegie Deli, but where else are you gonna be able to get, say, Peruvian* cuisine? Use the opportunity well, as you're in one of the biggest food Meccas in the US!

    Hotels are insanely expensive. IMO it's not worth staying in a fancy place because you'll be out doing other things. I stayed once at the Waldorf in the late 1990s and it was over $400/night. I was working on a merger transaction so we worked late. I worked until 0100; got back to the hotel room and woke up the next day at 0700. Four hundred smackers for six hours of hotel time. What a deal! :upeyes: Unless you are high maintenance, go for a cheaper room and don't worry about the lack of amenities. You'll be too busy to notice.

    If you're into clubbing the Meat Packing District is the hot area right now. It's expensive to go drinking down there, but if you're in town you may as well go if you're into the dance scene.

    HTH!

    *: PS if you are interested in Peruvian I highly recommend Lima's Taste, in the West Village. Try the ceviche and the lomo saltado.
     
  6. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Believer

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    +1.

    I've been to NYC and I can think of a gazillion other places I'd
    rather honeymoon.

    Too much traffic
    Too much noise
    Too many people
    Too much garbage
    Too expensive
    Too much crime
    Too much frustration
    Too much pollution
    Too many non-English speakers
    Too much congestion
    Too much rudeness
    Too much apathy
    Too much Liberalism
    Too many laws
     
  7. KevR

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    You must be an adventurer if you're going to NYC for your honeymoon. If I could be so bold, I'd recommend something more relaxing like a cruise or something. If your wedding is going to be anything like mine was (normal, big church wedding and reception) you'll be running around like a chicken with it's head cut off the days before and after the wedding, you're going to be exhausted and want to chill out for a while.
     
  8. vafish

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    It's your honeymoon!

    You aren't going to get out of the hotel room so why waste your money on an expensive hotel in NYC?

    Wife and I did a cruise for our honey moon almost 22 years ago. It was great, got a nice outer cabin with a window. Food, very good food, available 24 hrs a day.

    I've been to NYC several times and I really don't see what it has that any other large metropolitan city doesn't have. DC, Chicago, LA, Baltimore, San Fran, all have just as good of food, just as much traffic and just as annoying of people.
     
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    Don't take a weapon.
     
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    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    Ellis Island is an awesome tour. You can take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty from Ellis Island. Statue of Liberty was O.K. It's interesting to see how some of our ancestors came to America legally back in the day.
     
  12. Gallium

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    Hi,

    NYC is indeed an odd choice for a honeymoon, but there is more to see there in more diverse (and safe!) ways than anyplace else in the United States.

    If I were you I would incorporate 2 days into NY as a part of the whole honeymoon thing versus making it the honeymoon destination...in 20 years it's going to sound corny that you went TO NYC for your honeymoon.

    You can see...

    Rockerfeller Center (2hrs)
    Museum of Modern Art (4+ hrs)
    Central Park (2+ hrs)
    The Planetarium (3hrs)
    Times Square (4hrs)
    Empire State Bldg (2hrs)
    Statue of Liberty (chopper 1hr or ferry-3hrs)
    Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Seaquarium (3hrs)
    Coney Island (Brooklyn)
    5th Ave, Grand Central Station
    Wall Street
    Jewelry District (2-3 blocks)
    Theatre District /Broadway (Great White Way) / off broadway (more shows than even Vegas)
    Nation's oldest gunstore
    Too many great restaurants to name
    Playland (in Rye, Westchester) (4hr)
    Lincoln Center
    Beacon Theatre (recently renamed)
    Madison Square Garden (2hr)
    General Grant's Tomb (2hr)
    USS Intrepid (3hrs)

    A bunch of comedy clubs, great restaurants, etc etc etc.
     
  13. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Stop!
    Try:
    ocean
    mountains
    anything but urban jungle.
    :supergrin:
     
  14. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    For an extra few thousand dollars, you might even convince NYC Drew to take you to an authentic Jamaican restaurant for ox tail. ;) (cash in advance, of course)

    :wavey:
     
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    +1 Been there done that. NYC is Beautiful in your, REAR VEIW MIRROR...
     
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    This maybe true, but I would love to see it just once.
     
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  18. Chad Landry

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    You should.

    I travel the world. NYC is really a wonderful place to visit.
     
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    You've got some good suggy's so here's some helpful navigational generalities that'll help you orient yourself and save you wasted foot steps. As a rule (to which there are execptions of course):

    1. even streets go one way east
    2. odd streets go one way west
    exceptions: major cross streets such as 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 59th, 86th

    3. even avenues go one way south on the east side, south on west side
    4. odd aves one way north on east side, south on west side
    Named aves could be either, no rule there. Broadway below somewhere in the 60s one way south. Above/along Central Park it's two ways.

    5th ave is the address dividing line starting at 0 working up as you go east, and west from 5th.

    Have fun, and don't believe the hype; NYC isn't so bad, and is a fun visit.
     
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  20. reptiman

    reptiman Go Ducks

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    We actually got married in November. This is a vacation/honeymoon. Both of us have always wanted to visit NYC and living in Oregon, it's not like we can take a quick drive to see all it has to offer. I think it's strange that you guys thing it's strange that we want to go there.

    Thanks for the legit info so far, really appreciate it.