I just took a trip to NYC with my daughter that lasted about 44 hours. Used Frequent Flyer Miles for one of the airline tickets. Over-justified the cost of the other ticket. It’s been a challenging year –in more ways than one, so I decided this trip would be a good thing.
My daughter and I saw two Broadway shows. Rock Of Ages (SO ENTERTAINING), Scandalous (Interesting and informative). We loved being able to see both shows. We flew into LaGuardia and caught our cab into town at 5:00pm on Friday. Here’s a tip I’ll always follow in the future. If you arrive in NYC during rush hour, ALWAYS use a hired car. It will be less expensive. I spent around $60.00 for our cab to make its way to our hotel during rush hour. Carmel.com will probably offer a better rate.
As soon as we arrived into midtown, we checked into our Priceline hotel – The Broadway Millineum, then immediately went to a pub across the street. I ate a club sandwich and drank a“Stress” martini. My daughter ate a flatbread pizza and hard cider. The food wasn’t all that great. It was more important that we get to ROCK OF AGES on time. FUN show. They serve jello shooters and wine coolers to keep the focus on the 80’s rock era. My daughter and I got the hard stuff – water.
The next morning, we grabbed some extra zzzs and changed flight arrangements due to the Frankenstorm. We went to Brunch at Blue Fin (highly recommend!) and shared a frittata and pumpkin pancakes. Delish. Afterward, we headed toward Ground Zero/Century 21 (shopping). My daughter wisely chose to visit the 911 Memorial with beautiful pools and falls while I stupidly searched Century 21 for fashion treasures. The treasures may have been there, but I was overwhelmed by the crowds, SO next time I won’t feel bad if I don’t make it to Century 21, the amazing NYC discount store.
On Saturday night, my daughter and I shared a delicious Italian meal at Bond 45 then went to see “Scandalous”, a new musical. It was interesting and informative. I’m glad I saw it, but it wasn’t nearly as entertaining as Rock of Ages.
My daughter and I were in complete agreement about what to do after the play on Saturday night. Race for our room and change into jammies. It was a great trip, great experience and I’m glad I’m chillin’ at home now!!!
Everyone keep safe during Frankenstorm! How are you handling your current weather?