Give an Irish some direction!

Hey ladies, I'm not a NYC bride, I'm from Ireland but I'm going to NYC for my honeymoon. Super excited! We're going to be there over St Paddy's day as well!


Does anyone have any recommendations of places to go and things to do that we mightn't have picked up from the usual tourist guides? We're already planning to do a show, see the statue of liberty, go up the rock, take a bus tour, go to central park, go to the time warner centre, go to grand central station...


TIA!

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 11:46 pm
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Yay! I love it when couples come to NYC for their honeymoon, bc despite what others may say, it can be a very romantic city.


Other options in Manhattan.  you should also check out Brooklyn but I do't know too much about it.  I'm on the otherside of the island.


- a couples spa at Great Jones Spa, uber romantic


- splurge with a dinner at Daniel or Per Se


- Dylan's candy bar is always fun  


- the meat packing district has some cool night clubs/bars.  I think Tenjune is still open but there is also Buddha bar.  Don't know that much about it since I lost my energy for that, ha.  oh but be prepared for power tripping bouncer, stick thin models and arrogant pretty boys.


- interested in singing kareoke with a live band? check out Arlene's Grocery in the lower east side


- while you are in the LES, eat at Stanton Social, trendy and delish! get the french onion dumplings or the mini philly cheesesteak with goat cheese or the pergories.


- i think ice skating might still be open at central park


- also check out Azya wine and chocolate bar.  there's also another wine and scotch bar that let's you try 2 oz wines from a dispense machine but i forgot the name of it. It's called SD26.


- there are a ton of irish bars around but if you are in the financial district you can stop by Ulyssess a few blocks from wall st, i just might be there!

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 2:27 am
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i can chime in on some brooklyn spots!


talking a walk across the brooklyn bridge can definitely be romantic. once you get to the brooklyn side, there are lots of places to eat:


Grimaldi's for pizza http://www.grimaldis.com/2/Index.htm


Bubby's for brunch http://bubbys.com/brooklyn.html


reBar (my good friend had a small wedding reception here and the food was fantastic) http://rebarnyc.com/


you can also check out Galapagos Art Space for some interesting off the beaten path entertainment: http://www.galapagosartspace.com


another nice walk is along the brooklyn promenade. you'll have such great views of the manhattan skyline.


if you want to experience hipster-ville, you can take the L train from manhattan, get off at Bedford Ave and you'll be in an area of brooklyn called Williamsburg. there are lots of interesting places to eat and shops to explore.


brooklyn also has one of NYC's best parks - Prospect Park. i love it because it's less crowded than Central Park: http://www.prospectpark.org/ and the brooklyn museum is also right there: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/


 


 

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Thank you ladies, lots of great suggestions - will put them into FI's NYC visiting app (lol we're such geeks!)

I had never thought of going to brooklyn, but will definitely give it a visit now!
Posted on February 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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