7 Day Week Trip to New York City

by Aug 13, 2012

Day 1

Day 2

  • 9:00 am: Breakfast with Yolie at East Dumpling in Chinatown
    • Met up with an old friend over dumplings
  • 11:00 am: Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Statue Cruise
    • Give yourself 3-5 hours depending on what you want to see
    • There’s a lot to see
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner at Ippudo Ramen
    • Met some amazing people
    • Tried out Lady M Crepe Cake for the first time
    • Discovered sake in a pop top can
      • Who knew?

Day 3

  • 10:00 am: Check out Doubletree
  • 10:30 am: Drop off bags at Hotel Indigo
  • 11:00 am: Go to breakfast
  • 12:00 pm: Katz’s Delicatessen
  • 1:00 pm: Go back to Clinton St. Baking Company
    • Must get pancakes and sugar cured bacon
  • 2:00 pm: Rice to Riches
    • Pick up an order of tasty rice pudding
  • 2:30 pm: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Got lost in halls of art for a while
  • 5:00 pm: Wandered Central Park
  • 6:00 pm: Get free drinks at Doubletree Hotel
    • They gave us drink vouchers as apart of our stay
  • 7:30 pm: Watch Avenue Q at New World Stage
    • That’s an adult puppet show
  • 9:45 pm: Grab a quick bite at Shake Shack
    • Tasty, but still like In & Out more
    • But I do love Shake Shakes variety of options
  • 10:30 pm: Check into Hotel Indigo

Day 4

  • 8:00 am: Have breakfast at Hotel Indigo
    • Free breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Check out Hotel Indigo 
  • 10:00 am: Check into The Standard Hotel
  • 9:00 am : Get Lost in NYC
  • 6:00 pm: Happy Hour at Flex Mussels
    • Drinks and Mussels!
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner with friends

Day 5

  • 9:00 am: Get Lost again
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner at Crif Dogs
    • The “bar” was full
    • Suggested that they offer syrup to put on tater tots

Day 6

  • 9:00 am: Get lost and relax
    • Found and bought canned sake
    • There were so many different flavors of canned sake
    • Proceeded to drink the many flavors of canned sake
  • 8:00 pm: Watch Zarkana at Radio City Music Hall
    • I admit that I passed out from all the day drinking
    • The canned sake was amazing
  • 10:00 pm: Dinner gyro plates at Halal Guys
    • Love their white sauce with just a couple drops of their red sauce
  • 11:00 pm: Drinks at Russian Bar
    • Get flaming drinks!
    • Leave with burned throat…

Day 7

  • 12:00 pm: Check out of the Standard
    • Store bags till your return?
  • 9:00 am: Get lost again in the City
  • 3:00 pm: Head to the LaGuardia Airport
    • Estimated 20 minute wait time to get through security
  • 5:07 pm: Flight from NYC
  • 11:02 pm: Arrive at San Jose Airport

Price Breakdown | $880 Per Person

United Round Trip Flight to New York from San Jose for both of us came to about $900 USD.

The entire stay in NYC came down to about $600 USD for the 2 of us minus airfare.

You and another could do our entire trip for less than $1,500 USD.

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