New York New York
Welcome to the shiny big apple! Blue skies, bright lights, people, shopping, sight seeing, eating and falling in love with New York.
We disembarked into the city, took a cab to the Manhattan Times Square hotel on 7th and about 50 th street. In the heart of the theatres, and just a short walk from the ball drop in times square.
The cab was waiting for us outside the ship pier. He helped with all the luggage and promptly took us to the hotel in just a few minutes. As we arrived at the hotel door, a Bellman and doorman assisted with our luggage and took us right to the lobby desk. It was before 11 am, I don’t recall exactly the time, but our room was upgraded and ready for our arrival. The service was incredible. The hotel is clean and in such a great location. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.
There is a desk also for purchasing tickets for theatre shows in New York. A separate desk for arranging shuttles to airport and hop on and off buses, taxis and whatever form of transport might be wanted.
Internet complimentary in lobby. Recommendations and maps galore. Info on shows and shops. This city is ready for me.
We selected our shows for Friday and Saturday night, dinner included for Saturday. We also selected hop on bus, and headed outside for some lunch and exploration.
Selections include Wicked, Mamma Mia, Evita, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, the Lion King, Rock of Ages, Newsies, and Nice Work if You Can Get It amount so many more.
We sat on the open top deck of hop on tour bus and did the whole route today. We toured and took pics of the Empire State Building, recalling the movies we could remember that used this famous site. We saw Central Park. A beautiful sunset. The colorful sky and a view from the eighty sixth floor. I saw a Lulu Lemon store in Soho district on Broadway!
A long line of people camped out on the sidewalk out front of Rockefeller Center, in hopes to gain admission to Saturday Nite Live on Saturday night! It is only yet Friday morning and they are sleeping on the sidewalk, with blankets and some lawn chairs holding their spots. Brrrrrrrrrrr.
A quick dinner at Applebee’s and then off to Mamma Mia in the most beautiful theatre I have ever seen, and not a full block from our hotel!
The movie, the Bucket List is on tv, reminding me that it is never too early to be checking off the items on my list. This trip has certainly helped with that.