Next up…New York City

Lincoln Center
Outside the Lincoln Center

Two weeks out until my next trip….New York City. I have been there several times before, so this time I’m looking to go a little more in-depth and try some new things. My husband attends a conference there every year and most times I come along for the free ride, well almost free anyhow.
While he sits in meetings all day, here is what I have on the agenda:
City Pass— There are several city passes: New York Pass, New York City Pass, and New York City Explorer Pass. And each one is just a little different in how it works and what it covers. I made a list of the things I’d like to see and how much each costs separately. I added it up to see which pass fits best and if the price is worth it. I went with the NYC Explorer Pass this time. For $80 I can choose 3 tours or attractions from a list of 50 and I will have 9 days to use it. My wish list for this trip is NBC studios (I did this about 15 years ago, so it’s worth a repeat), the Natural History Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum including The Cloisters. I really wanted to go to Ellis Island (again), but it is still closed due to the hurricane damage.
Gourmet Food Truck Walking Tour– $48– I signed up for the tour that starts in the Financial District. We will visit and eat at 6 different food trucks around Manhattan.
Food— Here is the most fun of all: researching restaurants. We have our favorites, so that makes it hard to break away for something new. My husband insists on Nobu Next Door, and maybe Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. He also has a recommendation for a restaurant called Frankies Spuntino. Last time we were here it was NYC Restaurant Week, and, what do you know, we will be there during Restaurant Week again! This is great… 275 restaurants participate in offering a $25 lunch or $38 dinner, which is 3-course prix-fixe menu. Actually, this is how we had come to find our favorites from the last visit.
Broadway show—This one is still a ? (thinking about it).
That’s the line-up. I will be back later for a full report on how it goes.

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