Heading to NYC- Do You Have Tips?

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by on July 26, 2010

I'm going

I am heading to NYC next week for the very first time. I will be attending Blogher’10, also for the first time and I am very excited. I will have the chance to meet with some amazing bloggers and network with incredible brands. I can’t wait…

Although I’m also nervous! NYC is just so big (and expensive!). I already have my hotel and schedule planned – it will be packed, that is for sure! I don’t think I’ll have a lot of time for sightseeing, but I would love to hear from all of you- what do you recommend? What should I definitely see? Any restaurant recommendations?

Also, I’m looking for some more guest posts for while I’m gone. If you are a blogger and would like to write a post with a frugal tip, craft idea, recipe, or money saving idea, please contact me.

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  • Margaret

    I love NYC! One of the best burgers I have ever had is at P J Clarke’s. A great old establishment in New York City. The orginial location on 3rd Ave is the best…. sometimes late after ball games, you’ll find Yankees in there.

    http://www.pjclarkes.com/

  • http://www.makingcentsofit.com Cori

    If you’ve never been to NYC before, make sure you see a show. (http://www.makingcentsofit.com/2010/03/hidden-secrets-of-broadway.html). Of the current shows I would say that my favorites are Wicked and Promises Promises.

    For food, I really recommend just picking a place on the street and try to avoid chains. You can eat at McDonalds anywhere. Use sites like restaurant.com to pick a place or two before you go.

    For transportation, I recommend buses over the subway. They’re a little slower because of traffic, but you’ll be able to see the city while getting from point A to point B. Maybe you’ll see a street fair and be tempted to get off and walk around. While the city is big, it’s hard to get lost because it’s designed in a grid so just keep track of if you need to go uptown, downtown, east, or west and you’ll be fine.

    Make sure you walk around Time Square and Central Park because there are lots of street performers during the warmer months.

    If you’re bring children with you, or love technology, check out Sony Wonder (http://www.sonywondertechlab.com/) which is a free museum about technology.

    Have fun. The city is a great place.
    .-= Cori´s last blog ..Free Wonka Bar at Target =-.

  • http://www.makingcentsofit.com Cori

    Just a follow-up to my suggestion of Sony Wonder. I’ve only gone there on field trips with schools so we always had group reservations. While looking at the site I noticed they do reservations for general admission as well (still free though).

    “Reservations guarantee admission and can only be booked a minimum of seven days and up to three months prior to your desired visitation day. We do not accept same day reservations. Tickets are valid for the date and time indicated.

    General Information Line: (212) 833-8100 (automated)
    Reservation Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST”
    .-= Cori´s last blog ..Free Wonka Bar at Target =-.

  • emily pannell

    Definately get a Metro card. It is good for the subway and buses. It is a pre paid card that will save you time and money. If you are going to see any of the sites/museums get a city card. Just like the other major metro areas it gets you into the big attractions. Have a great trip. Wish I was going. I am saving my pennies to make it next year.

  • http://savingsandstewardship.blogspot.com Alecia @ Savings & Stewardship

    Buy the Moon Metro NYC Book!! We live about 2 hrs from NYC, but first bought the book when we lived in GA and came to NYC for vacation. We love these books (used for Paris, Baltimore, DC – they’re great!! They have fold out maps of the city, include all the info for all attractions, restaurants, etc … plus, have the metro map & stops located in each fold out map. Trust me, I cannot do it justice in explaining. Head to B&N or Borders and flip through one of them. You can also get it on Amazon for only $6.28!!!

    Looking forward to meeting you soon!!!
    .-= Alecia @ Savings & Stewardship´s last blog ..Free Insiders Guide &amp Visitors Pass to DirectBuy =-.

  • http://www.carrieactually.com/?utm_campaign=comments Carrie

    a broadway show for sure! i’m seeing wicked tuesday night.

    i’m planning for 3 days of sight seeing while i’m there and i’ve got the metropolitan museum of art, empire state building, statue of liberty, bronx zoo, and botanical garden on my list and i’m planning to stroll around central park thursday morning before the blogher related events get started.

    my mom is going with me (sort of in case i have an medical issues since i just finished my treatment a week ago) and i have suggested that if she can’t find something to do on friday and saturday she can go shoe shopping for me since i unfortunately did not scheduled any time for myself to do so. (i think she has other plans though)
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Feed your iTunes Library- Risk and Buffy Season 8 =-.

  • http://atpanda.blogspot.com atpanda

    Totally agree you have to see Central Park and see a show. But for dinner? Just about anywhere in Little Italy.

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