Out on the Town in NYC

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Out on the Town in NYC

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A bit of a departure from the normal posts I wanted to get a little bit personal today.  Nothing serious, just a little light-hearted post about my first vacation as a married man.  I’m taking my lovely wife Natalie to the Big Apple, New York City!  And I’m trying to think of the best ways to go about spending our time in the big city.  I have a few ideas and I wanted to share them (don’t worry, Natalie doesn’t read this blog).  Maybe I can get some feedback from our wonderful readers?  Let me know what you think…

Central Park Horse Ride

Central Park is an obvious choice for activity in New York.  The carriage rides are especially historic, and I think it’s something my wife has always wanted to do.  I’ve heard that the Mayor was going to get rid of the carriage rides, so maybe it’s something we need to do before it’s gone.  Has anyone had any experience taking a carriage ride through Central Park?  Is it good?  Should I go for it or not?  Let me know!

I know Central Park is probably a gorgeous place anyway, so not sure if we really need the horse carriage to enjoy ourselves, but I think it’s still such a classic NYC thing to do that it makes a lot of sense.

Seeing a Broadway Show

Obviously we can’t go to NYC without seeing a legit broadway show.  I’ve never actually seen one, although I’ve seen some when they went on roadtrips here in Seattle and once in San Francisco.  Now the question is, what show should I see?

Wicked, The Musical

Wicked is, I think, the most popular musical among women (at least that’s the sentiment I get from my wife and her friends).  So this is probably an obvious choice.  Now I just need to find some tickets, and see if they don’t completely drain my bank account (I’ve heard broadway tickets can be a bit, eh, expensive, to say the least).

Are there any other shows that we should see?  Let me know!  I’ve heard “Book of Mormon” is excellent and hilarious, but it is also sold out for like 3 years.  I hate to get ripped off by a ticket reseller.  Maybe that one will have to wait until the hype dies down and I can get something for a reasonable price.

Also, are all broadway show’s musicals?  Or are some simple dramas or comedies?  I know the classic experience is the musical experience, but I’m not sure I’ll enjoy it so much.  My wife will, but I kinda think I’ll be sitting there bored, drinking wine, for 2 and a half hours.  Who knows, maybe it won’t be so bad.

Any other options?

What other options do I have?  I’m think the general touristy stuff like Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, Ellis Island, and maybe a Yankee or Met Game (if they are still in season, I don’t even know).  But other than that, what other stuff can I do? I need some feedback from you guys!