Thursday, March 17, 2011

New York State of Mind

This summer our big vacation of the year will consist of a trip to New York for my cousin's wedding, followed by a journey to New York City for a few days of touristing (no, that's not a word, but it should be).
I heart my soon-to-be-cousin-in-law (the lovely lady in the center)!

While I've floated by Ellis Island and checked out the Statue of Liberty (many moons ago), I have never been to New York City, and Husband has never been to the state. This will also be Husband and my first plane trip together, which is almost unbelievable!

We're not so interested in the typical tourist spots (though I would really like to see a Broadway show and visit MoMA!). Husband's main interests center upon Katz's Deli and the Hayden Planetarium. And we would both love to catch a taping of "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report." Otherwise, we'd love to hear special spots and tips and tricks. We need all the help we can get, country bumpkins that we are. Have you been to the city? Known someone who has visited? Share in the comments. We need guidance, people!


John Whelan said...

It's been quite a while since I've been to NYC (I was a freshman at SJC). There's lots of great stuff to see. I enjoyed the MET, and saw a comedy show (but can't remember the name of the place) that had some people i recognized from comedy central.

It's a neat city. Learn to love the subway and all the characters you will see there. Beware beggars - I don't know if it has changed much since I was there but I got approached multiple times asking for money. I just kept walking.

I am off, next week, on my first international trip. To London. Yay. (secretly a little scared).

Katie said...

I'm jealous that you get to travel, and to do things that interest adults. I've never been to NY but I hear it is magical. Also, that you haven't really seen New York until you've killed a cockroach or peed in the Subway. Good luck to you in your endeavors, and have fun!!!

KittyMarie said...

Thanks, John! Someone else also recommended the MET to us, so it must be worth it! Have fun in LONDON! Me=jealous!

I think I could kill a cockroach, Katie, but I'm not so sure about the second requirement, hehe. Maybe I can get my husband to take on that challenge ;-)

John Whelan said...

Whatever you do - don't pee on the third rail.

Im in the Newark airport waiting for my flight to Heathrow - it's goign to be a long night.