Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

Thread: NYC ideas - taking grandma for her first visit

  1. #1
    fgg
    fgg is offline
    Elite Member fgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    30,719

    Default NYC ideas - taking grandma for her first visit

    my mother and i are taking a quick two night trip to nyc with my grandmother at the beginning of december. she's in her mid 80s and has never been before and she is over the top excited.

    what i have planned so far:

    -double decker bus tour so we can hit the highlights without a lot of unnecessary walking
    -empire state building
    -rockettes or some broadway show
    -tree at rockefeller center
    -christmas decorations in the store windows
    -serendipity 3
    -central park

    any other ideas to help make this the quintessential nyc experience for her?

    thanks!

  2. #2
    Super Moderator twitchy2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Milliways
    Posts
    55,680

    Default

    Get mugged?
    As Canadian as possible under the circumstances

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    "What's traitors, precious?" -- President Gollum

  3. #3
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acerbia
    Posts
    33,880

    Default

    Looks like you've covered all the big Christmas themed things. The Bronx Zoo has a great Christmas lights winter wonderland. I always tell vistors to take a ride on the Staten Island ferry, it's a great way to see the city from the water and it's free. The statue of Liberty is open again. Ellis island is cool.
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone


    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.


    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

  4. #4
    Elite Member louiswinthorpe111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Middle America
    Posts
    12,189

    Default

    Don't forget Ground Zero.
    RELIGION: Treat it like it's your genitalia. Don't show it off in public, and don't shove it down your children's throats.

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,540

    Default

    If you are going to go to ground zero, go have dinner at Roy Yamaguchi's after.

  6. #6
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    30,451

    Default

    I agree about the Staten Island ferry. It's a fab way to see the city and the Statue of Liberty. Tiffany's (5th & 53rd?) always has gorgeous Xmas decos. The merchandise is quite nice too!

    Depending on the weather think about taking a horse-drawn carriage ride around Central Park, finishing at the Plaza Hotel for afternoon tea in the Palm Court. Check on the price first!
    I've never liked lesbianism - it leaves a bad taste in my mouth
    Dame Edna Everage

    Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

  7. #7
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,540

    Default

    And right in times square there is the TKTS booth where you can reasonably buy excellent tix to B'way shows that day.

  8. #8
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    This is such a great idea! She will have the best time-be sure and take good pictures & make them into a book, like on Shutterfly!
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  9. #9
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acerbia
    Posts
    33,880

    Default

    I don't get the ground zero as tourist attraction thing, but hey, whatever makes you happy. I live downtown and see it every day. It's just a big construction site.

    If you want a great NY dining experience get a cab to Brooklyn and eat at the River Cafe. Great view of the city, really special.
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone


    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.


    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

  10. #10
    Elite Member celeb_2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    13,468

    Default

    NYC is a must visit for me as I have never been there. I'd definitely think about doing one of those open bus tour things too, a convenient way to look around the city. I did that in Paris and loved it.

    Empire State and Ground Zero are two must sees, as well as Times Square.

    And I simply must try the pizza there, being a pizza fanatic and NYC being the birthplace of the American pizza. So many places to try saw that Travel Channel special on it.

  11. #11
    fgg
    fgg is offline
    Elite Member fgg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    30,719

    Default

    thanks for all of the good ideas! i'm going to check out the restaurants you guys suggested.

    i forgot to mention that we are staying at the marriott marquis in times square.

    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Get mugged?
    i did forget to put that on the list. i'd actually like all three of us to make it back home.
    Last edited by fgg; October 1st, 2010 at 10:05 AM.

  12. #12
    Elite Member CornFlakegrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Hanging with the raisin girls
    Posts
    13,392

    Default

    If you end up in Times square for a show (def check out the discount tickets line), Carmine's is a great place for dinner. Italian family style, good prices, great food. It's 200 West 44th Street.

    ETA just saw you are staying in Times square. Close to Carmines!

  13. #13
    Elite Member JazzyGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,227

    Default

    You are right in the theater district which is convenient. I recently saw "Wicked" at the Gershwin - IMHO on of the best shows I have seen in years, I highly recommend it.

    Not sure if you can get tickets for it at the TKTS booth, esp during the holiday season.

    Not sure how NY savvy you may be so I offer one precaution - Times Square and Rockefeller center are crowded and exciting any time of the year but can be mobbed esp during the holidays be aware of purses and where you keep your cash. I have never had a problem - but hear the occassional pick-pocket tale. No need to be paranoid - just wise.

  14. #14
    Zee
    Zee is offline
    Elite Member Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Camping with Einstein
    Posts
    5,469

    Default

    Carmines is great fun- another vote from me

    I take my Mom and her friends to go see the Naked Cowboy in Times Square.
    Drive a car, drive a boat, drive a plane. What does it matter? As long as I'm drunk!
    pəʇɐɔɐɯnpə ɹ ı

  15. #15
    Gold Member Janet296's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    926

    Default

    Ellis Island. If she enjoys history, then she will love it. I know I did when I was there.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 2nd, 2009, 12:12 AM
  2. Grandma at 29...in US
    By hotmommy in forum News
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: December 6th, 2007, 01:26 PM
  3. Don't ask Grandma silly questions
    By DontMindMe in forum Laughs and Oddities
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 23rd, 2007, 01:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •