Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New York City Suggestions Wanted

Well, it's the last week of school for the two younger teens. woo hoo! I am always ready for the end of the school year. We worked in the yard almost all day Friday and Saturday and it's set for summer. Just a couple of other smallish projects but my flower beds and the new patio are done. We had friends over for Memorial Day. Of course we cooked out...that's what ya do on Memorial Day. It's almost summer break and we're ready.

So, here's the reason for my blog today. One week from today we are taking the kids to New York City. In case you don't know, we have "the list." The list is something that Johnny and I came up with a few years ago. Neither of us traveled much with our families growing up so we have places we want to go with our own kids before the grow up and leave us....which is approaching way too fast. We got a fabulous deal on airfare and are staying in a great location -- which I proudly booked online by myself but was told by a travel agent that it's a great place to stay. The agent also gave us a few tips on staying in New York and things to do but if you've been and have a tip or did something really fabulous, will you share it?

Please let me know what you liked best about NYC, things that you definitely think we should not miss, and even if there's something we should not do. Did you go to a great show? What museums did you visit? What about great places to eat?

Thanks, in advance, for your help! It's greatly appreciated!

Serving the King,



Kathy W said...

Definitely do Statue of Liberty ferry; better on weekdays, less crowded.
Obviously see at LEAST one broadway show; Les Miserables is my favorite, but there are lots of good ones. The Producers is funny, but has some inappropriateness.
Times Square and Central Park for sure, too. We really enjoyed the MOMA(museum of modern art), but they are all great. China Town and Canal street are great for shopping.

China grill is great and different, but pricey, as are most NYC restaurants. Tavern on the Green is amazing too, but expensive. If you like hot dogs, a NYC dog from a street vendor is one of Hailey's favorites.
If you are going to be there on a Sunday, try to go to Brooklyn Tabernacle; we've never managed it, but want to some day!
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeanette,

So glad I found your blog. We are taking our family to NYC in 3 weeks, so I will be asking you these questions soon. Please stop by my blog and answer my pastor's wife question. Love your blog.


Sue said...

Oooooh I LOVE NYC! You must go to Serendipity (http://www.serendipity3.com/main.htm) for Frozen Hot Chocolate drinks like in the movies One Fine Day (Michelle Pfiffer & George Clooney) and Serendipity (John Cusak & Kate Beckinsale). They are SO delicious and lots to share between you.

The Museum of Natural History looks fun (like in the movie Night at the Museum)... okay apparently I live vicariously through movies.

When we went we saw Regis & Kelly Live on standby tickets but you have to get there before 6am to stand in line with no guarantee to get in - your kids might find that boring.

You MUST go to FAO Schwartz toy store (think Tom Hanks in BIG) and the Empire State Building was cool. Not sure if it's cheaper to go to the top of 50 Rockefeller Center.

Have a wonderful time! We hope to get back there someday soon. It is a great city!