Monday, February 20, 2012

Christmas in New York

Realizing that some of our friends do not Facebook, and haven't seen our photos from our trip to NYC, I am posting the link here:

We had a wonderful time.  New York City is quite a place.  Our hotel was right in Time Square, which made access to everything easy!  By taking advantage of the "New York  Pass," the "Hop on-Hop off" bus, the subway, and all of the free things NYC has to offer, the trip was a bargain as a replacement for Christmas gifts this year.  The weather was in the mid 50's.  No Snow!  I won't bore you with a narrative travel log, but here is a list of the fun things we did. 

Ellen's Stardust Deli (The Wait staff sings and dances)
Window displays along 5th Avenue were spectacular
Rockefeller Center - Tree at night is beautiful
NBC Studio Tour
Saw the Ball that will be dropped on New Year's Eve - Had photos with it
Pizza in Little Italy
Black and White cookie from the deli (Seinfeld)
Saw "How to Succeed in Business" starring Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter)  AMAZING!
Pizza after Show in Time Square.
Subway to Statten Island Ferry
Ferry past Statue of Liberty
China Town - Lunch at WoHop (Recommended to us, and well worth the walk)
Ground Zero - Memorial (Museum still under construction)
Subway to Empire State Building
Sky Ride attraction at Empire State Bldg.
Observation deck was crowded, but very cool!
Nathan's Hotdogs for dinner
Rockette's Christmas show at "Radio City Music Hall." 
Top of the Rock observatory - took night photos of the city.
Cheesecake for dessert
Sony Wonderlab
Trump Tower
Bike Riding through Central Park
LDS Temple - came across it quite by accident, but so glad we did
American Museum of Natural History (From the movie, Night at the Museum)
"Anything Goes" starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey - fun show
Toys R Us - in Time Square, has an indoor ferris wheel. 
Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center on Christmas Eve
Shopping at a 4-story "Forever 21" store in Time Square
FAO Schwarz toy store.  Kids danced on the "Big" Piano from the movie.
Tried to have Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3, but there was a 2 hour wait, so we went to Dylan's Candy Bar instead.  HUGE candy store. 
Carnegie Deli for lunch.  Sandwiches bigger than your head!
Milkshake at the Shake Shack