There is so much to do and see while in New York. Even 7 days in the city flew by with us wishing we had more time.
Here are a few fun things to do while in New York.
Greenwich Village Le Poisson Rouge has great food, good drinks.
The night Thor and Friends was the featured band.
We enjoyed their unique sound and haunting melodies that kept the audience mesmerized.
Greenwich Village has a whole different vibe getting off the subway felt like stepping back into time to the late sixties.
Great music, fun people and delicious pizza are what you will find in The Village.
Museum of Natural Science –
Our visit turned into a Night at The Museum scavenger hunt.
We found a few of the displays from the movie such as Tiki Head.
Don got to sit with Teddy Roosevelt for a chat about the great out doors.
When you go to this museum or the Metropolitan Museum of Art they have suggested prices listed outside, but you only have to pay what you can afford.
Radio City Music Hall Tour –
This 75 minute tour takes you on an incredible backstage tour that includes seeing costumes
meeting with a Rockette.
Hearing the history of the building and those who built it.
From the incredible bathrooms to the apartment built for the former manager in the 1920’s.
This our was well worth the $26.00 price tag and kept us inside warm and dry.
Be sure to ask to hear the story of why the elephant had to climb the stairs.
Our tour guide Joyce was fun and knowledgeable and made us feel as if we were living the experience.
Hamilton An American Musical –
So we saw his portrait at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his grave at Trinity Church. But I wanted Don to have the chance to see the show that he so generously had sent all of us to.
So we walked over to the Rogers Theater and asked again if they had tickets.
This time the answer was not only YES but they were tickets in the 9th row and for face value.
The Broadway show was fabulous, and the theater is beautiful.
Later we found out theaters have occasional cancellations and sometimes have tickets at the door. Don’t go to New York and count on getting tickets to your favorite show, but know it is a possible option.
Central Park Carriage Rides – You can book a carriage ride on line and there are a variety of prices. The average price is about $150.00 on line for an hour.
We found that just going up to the park that the drivers will offer you a pretty good deal for much less if they are having a quiet night or day.
Our driver Ishmael and his horse Scooby gave us a lovely moonlit tour of the park, pointing out several landmarks during our ride.
There is no shortage of churches in the area. But St. Patricks Cathedral on 5th Avenue is a true experience.
They offer many times for Mass throughout the day so many that as we were leaving one Mass they were starting the next one.
Of course while in New York, we had to visit Fox News.
Just to give Don the feeling we had taken him to The Mother Ship.
We even had a Homer Simpson spotting.
New York is a unique beautiful city, whether your cheering on the runners for The New York City Marathon.
looking for fun photo ops
or just traveling the subway
there is always something fun to see no matter how often we visit.