So we're headed to that concrete jungle where dreams are made of, New York City, for the first time ever... and in August. Suggestions for both touristy and non-touristy things to do in 7 days during the dog days of summer. Details on our tastes, etc, inside...
Book of Mormon has long since sold out, the Daily Show, Colbert and Fallon all seem to be on vacation, we're SOL on SNL as well. Obviously, there are about a billion other things to do in NYC, so we'd love some suggestions. We'll be staying in Midtown East, near 1st Ave and 49th Street. And I hear it will be crazy hot and humid.
Things already on our list:
- Empire State Building
- Central Park
- A Broadway show (suggestions?!)
- Ground Zero
- Requisite Visit to Time Square & Lady Liberty
- Mets game
- Working on tickets to Letterman
- The NBC tour at 30 Rock? (is that worth doing if you're an NBC fan?)
Some background, My boyfriend and I are 30, and will be accompanied by my 24 year old brother and his 22 year old girlfriend. All of us are from California, and not strangers to traveling.
We are pretty easy to please, open to new experiences, delight in both sightseeing and off the beaten path treasures, LOVE food and tend to eat our way through vacations (true food enthusiasts, not just food snobs... fast food to 5 courses are all game. Would love at least one fantastic and pricy dinner, ala Gary Danko(-ish)
in SF, while there). We enjoy nightlife, bars & music, love pop culture & entertainment, enjoy tours, history, activities & excursions, aren't afraid to learn a thing or two.
Less enthusiastic about art (although not opposed) & no need for kid stuff, unless adults would love it (we ARE kids at heart).
In addition to the TV shows mentioned above, I'm a big fan of the Food Network. Is Chelsea Market worth visiting? I'm planning on researching some of the places I've seen on Throwdown with Bobby Flay (there was a blueberry pancake place with maple butter syrup that looked crazy good).
In short, NYC is awesome, we love awesome things, please tell us some awesome things we need to do, go, see, drink, eat.