New York in October. Always a solid trip. How much has been written about this city? It is the most famous in the world. There’s probably more content in cyber space about New York than any other city.
I am always excited about about travel, especially to New York. My grandfather got out there every time he could according to my dad. So much happened there.
So much is happening there.
Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time, there’s always something to do, see, eat and spend your money on. The thing that I like about New York more than anything…is how easy it is to get around. Metro, cab, by foot…it doesn’t matter.
It’s an easy town to get around in. However you do it, just bring good shoes.
We stayed in Mid Town at a fairly decent hotel and took in as much as you can in 3 days.
- Times Square
- Grand Central Station
- Rockefeller Center
- Liberty Helicopter Tour
- Central Park
- Canal Street
- Mid Town
For admission to over 40 of New York City’s best attractions (including the Empire State Building) I always check out New York Pass for the best deals.
We also went up to Hauppauge by train to visit a new friend whose art we’ve been buying – Maria Noma Bliss.Â Maria picked us up at the train station and opened her home to us.Â Hauppauge is a beautiful two hour train ride north of New York.
While up there, we drove down to Terrytown – another small suburb of the Big Apple – and also did some shopping at one of the best outlet malls I’ve ever seen – Woodbury Common.Â In fact, I would suggest you skip shopping altogether downtown and make a day trip to this outlet mall call.
The deals here defy description ON EVERY BRAND NAME GOOD YOU CAN THINK of.
Just get yourselves up there and do it.Â You’ll thank me.
While just outside of NYC, near Terrytown, I couldn’t believe that I actually saw Sleepy Hollow cemetary.Â Yes, it DOES exist!
…it reminded me of that whole Halloween story about Icabod Crane and the headless horseman. I think I will watch the movie again soon. 10 days before Halloween.Â How fitting.
While up in Hauppauge, we went out for dinner and dined next to Paul Teutul Jr. from Orange County Choppers. I didn’t get the chance to talk with him, however on the next day while driving, we drove past their original shop and also saw the new one, which is quite a production.
Here are just a few shots.Â (Click on any of them to view them larger, in a slide show)