NYCkt Official Tour

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

OK folks, the official NYCkt tour is open for business.   Get in line and book those plane tickets.  

My cousin Adam came for a visit this weekend.  It was his first time to New York, so we saw pretty much every possible tourist attraction in this city.  We also ate.  A lot.  Eating is a key feature of the official tour, but don't should be prepared to walk around 10 miles a day.  It all evens out eventually...

Considering coming to visit for the weekend?  Here are the highlights...

Day One:
Authentic New York Bagels
Subway (You just never know what you'll see...)

World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial

Financial District
Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
Stone Street (plus a really great crepe place)
Brooklyn Bridge

DUMBO, Authentic Brooklyn Pizza, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Empire State Building

Macy's (The World's Largest Store!) and Herald Square
Madison Square Park
Union Square
Max Brenner (Seriously.  Best Chocolate Cake. Ever.)
Times Square

Day Two:
Brunch in Morningside Heights
Central Park Highlights

Shake Shack (I try to convince myself it's not good.  I'm so wrong.)
Fifth Avenue Shopping
Plaza Hotel
Museum of Modern Art (Along with the original I Heart NY design and my favorite painting.)

New York Public Library and Bryant Park
Grand Central Station (with Juniors in NY)
United Nations
Washington Square Park and NYU
Little Italy (Plus a street fair if you get lucky...)

Meatpacking District
Dinner at Dos Caminos

Day Three:
Brunch on a Rooftop
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park, round two (it's a big park, people)

Billy's Bakery (let's not even start about how good it is.)

High Line Park and Meatpacking District
Chelsea Market (home of the Food Network studios)
Secret Restaurant with Really Awesome Burgers
Times Square
SoHo and NoHo

Day Four:
Classic New York Deli
Upper West Side Shopping
Magnolia Bakery

Now, I'm working on multiple versions of the tour, but you get the idea.  This one was the boy tour...
minimal shopping, no musicals, special trip to the knights and armor section of the museum.  Next up is my mom and aunt, for the culinary tour of New York City.  I'm pretty darn excited about that one.  Until then, you can find me at the gym...

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