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    Trip to NYC need suggestions

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    So I am heading to NYC with DH and his cousin and said cousin's wife well the cousin has NEVER been farther North then Virginia (and the poor kid is coming to Maine ) neways any suggestions on cool and maybe a little off the beaten track things to do and discounts? I am calling MWR on Monday to see if the office here or in CT can do anything for us and also the USO in NYC as well. We are gonna be there the Monday and Tuesday after Mothers Day BTW
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    The USO in NYC is inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd and 8th Ave, 2nd floor. They get great deals on tickets, and discounts on the different bus tours through the city, we've used them before. Sometimes they have tickets to musicals for free. Have fun!
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    Sweet! Free is AMAZING! His cousin wants to see a show and is being amazingly flexible... basically they dont care what one they just wanna see one
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    The free shows are like once a month, they give us a day notice, well I need way more time than that to get my babysitter But they do have reduced price, and they have a huge list of shows. Last month there were tickets to Shrek, and a few others.
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    I have been to NYC many times, but I learned a few GREAT tips the most recent time that I went:

    1. This is by far the best tip I've ever learned for the city.. For a GREAT view of the entire city, go to the top of the 30 Rock building in Rockefellar Plaza. It is called Top of the Rock. You get an amazinggg panoramic view of the entire city. AND it's exactly the same view that you would get from the top of the Empire State Building, but much cheaper and the best part.. NO WAIT! Another bonus: They give a military discount with ID on-site, I believe it's $8.75 for tickets as opposed to the regular $15-20. If you want a great view of the city, definitely do Top of the Rock instead of Empire State Building. It's totally worth it, the city is gorgeous from 80 stories up! (For more info, go to www.topoftherocknyc.com)

    2. The Museum of Natural History is FREE with the military discount. It's a huge museum and you probably can't do it all in one day, but my DB and I just strolled through because he had never been.. and it was free!

    3. Another cool thing that we did was take a ferry tour of the harbor. It was a gorgeous, sunny day and the tour was about an hour long. It took us right by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the World Trade Center site, under the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. We did this because it was the end of the day and there were no more tickets left to Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty (so if you are planning on going to those, I would get tickets early). You can get tickets for the Harbor Cruise right in Battery Park, where you would leave for Ellis/Statue as well. I can't remember if we got a military discount or not, but I think that we did.

    As I'm writing this, I'm thinking of more and more things, so PM me if you want! Have fun! You're going to love the city.
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    Oh man... I'm blanking on where this is... but there is a ticket booth (maybe around Times Square??) that sells discounted tickets to musicals for that day! Gotta get there early though to get tickets as they sell out fast.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art (AMMMMMMMMMMMAZING!!!)
    Central Park
    Central Park Zoo (it's small but cute!)
    Walk down 5th Avenue
    Times Square
    Wall Street
    FAO Schwartz
    Serendipity for a frozen hot chocolate!!!
    Battery Park
    Carriage ride around Central Park
    Double decker bus tour

    Have a great time!!!!!!!!!
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    Thanks guys! I am starting to get excited about this now lol
    a friend of mine grew up in the city so she is emailing me all the good places to eat at to
    I might have to mention the Top of the Rock to the cousin's I think they would enjoy that and I am DEAD SET on the Museum of Natural History even if I have to go solo lol
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    Tickets for everything cool runs out early, so get to whatever you want to see the most first thing in the morning.
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    Hey my DH and I are from nyc, born and raised, and there is so much great things to do here and to visit...
    since our men are in the military I know if you want to see the statue of liberty you can get in for free. My DH was wearing his uniform when we went so the people who worked there came up to us right away and said we didnt have to wait on the lines...it was pretty cool to cut the lines and get in places before the other people.
    I would definitely visit and stroll through central park...
    they even have a skating rink where you can roller skate or roller blade...
    42nd times square has a lot of attractions...
    got to chinatown and little italy...for yummy food or to buy trinkets and such...
    there's so much to do...email me if you want more info ill be glad to help!!
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    Museum of Natural History is awesome and is also where Night At The Museum with Ben Stiller was filmed , I would rent that if you havent seen it will probably make you want to go more.
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is fun.

    South Street Seaport is really cool to people watch and watch the sights.

    If you want to see a cheap play try to catch a matinee.

    Me and my brother always pick out sites from movies and then go find them.

    We also did little things like went inside the Plaza Hotel and Waldorf just to take pics lol.

    Oh and the Planeterium and the Central Park Museum is fun to .
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