Mid-December NYC solo traveller travel plan
December 3, 2012 12:16 PM Subscribe
I have some vacation days I need to use this year and I want to go somewhere where I can spend a few days alone and get my mind off things. I also enjoy spending time at museums and art galleries.
So I am thinking about staying in NYC for three or four nights and basically just visit MoMA everyday. Is this doable and advisable?
posted by tksh to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (45 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I am thinking of flying in on the evening of the 12th (Wednesday) and leaving in the afternoon on either the Saturday or the Sunday via Newark airport, coming from Toronto on Porter Airlines. I have enough loyalty points to stay at the Element Times Square hotel for those nights and plan to simply walk to wherever I need to go. Food budget is about $50 a day.
All I have planned is MoMA during the day, window shop & people watch when I get tired, and quiet reading at night. Maybe splurge on a meal or two. I have never been to MoMA so I think I'll be OK but I do have the MET and Guggenheim as backup daytime activities. Other than Times Square, not sure where I can go to window shop or people watch in the evenings. I plan on using Yelp for dining options.
Last time I was in NYC was more than a decade ago and on a tourbus package with family so I am essentially visiting NYC for the first time and a bit overwhelmed with the possibilities when I am just looking for a slow, simple few days where I can collect my thoughts and relax.
How does my plan sound to you? Do you have better and specific suggestions of things I can do if all I really want is a bit of decadent alone time? How can I actually get from Newark airport to my hotel for a reasonable price and not much hassle?