Hi, we are looking forward to our 1. Trip to NYC next month. It will be our 50.Anniversary celebration & we are very excited.
Have purchased the 7 day NYC Passes and plan to buy the 7 day unlimited Metro passes. We hope to see as many of the tourist attractions as possible. Hopefully we will be able to come back in a couple of years and explore more of Brooklyn, Queens and surrounding areas.
Have reservations at the Staybridge (40th & 8th Ave.) We'll arrive at JFK at 8pm. Will probably take a cab to the hotel. I read that we can the Air Train to Jamaica & there get on the E Train to 42th & 8th. We will have 2 carry-on suitcases and handbag. Would it be fairly safe to ride the subway with luggage at this time of the evening? We are lucky enough that the stairs won't bother us too much and we plan on doing a lot of walking while in the city.
Sept. 11. (Wed.) will be our 1. day in the city. The Memorial will probably be too crowded, so we are planning to walk the city and maybe get on the Staten Island Ferry.
Sept. 14. (Sat) Circle Line Cruise. Take train to Brooklyn, check out the city and walk the Brooklyn Bridge back into Manhattan.
Sept. 16. (Mon) 9-11 Memorial
Sept. 17. (Tue) our plan leaves at JFK at 6pm. So we have a half day to explore.
I know that we have to have reservations for NBC Studio and the Wall Street Walk.
Don't know if we need reservations for the Sky Ride in the Empire State Bldg.
Hope to see a museum or Carnegie Hall, etc. if we have the time and appreciate any suggestions you might have.
So, here are my questions: Would it be o.k. to take the Subway to the hotel after 8pm?
Do we need any other reservations aside from NBC Studio & Wall Street Tour?
Does anybody have any experience (good or bad) with the NYC Pass?
This is a wonderful & helpful forum and I have learned a lot for our 1.trip.
Thanks everybody for all of the informative posts!!