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Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

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Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

We are coming to AC on August 11 & won't be renting a car ??? We are in our 50's & want to see NYC for the day???? so we need our friends from TA to help us outs on this ????

When we were there last year we had a great time exploring AC & when our trip was over someone told us something about you can get from AC to NYC by train or Bus. We will be staying at Harrah's so can anyone tell me the best way to do this ???? I've never been to NYC & would love to visit it for a day so what's the best way to do it.

You suggestions & ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Edited: 28 July 2011, 08:54
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1. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

How long is your trip to AC/NYC going to be? NYC has a lot to see in one day so don't expect to cover it all.

If you go to the bus depot (near Caesars/Ballys) you can take a bus into Port Authority in NYC and then catch another back to AC. Not sure of the charges or schedule, but I'm sure others will be along to offer up that info.

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2. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

I don't know if the ACES train schedule will work for you http://www.acestrain.com/ take a look at the schedule and see

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Check this link for a better idea of the bus schedule and fare to NYC

www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv…

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With a bus, I suggest a private company, as it will probably have less stops. And to take a bus back to AC directly to a casino, not the bus station, as it will offer slot$ back. I don't believe Harrahs has much bus activity. I know others will have more suggestions

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5. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

Hi Pruske long time no see. :)

Aces is a nicer ride than the bus but it is only a friday to sunday thing if you can swing it.

The buses that I am aware of are Greyhound, Academy, Hampton shuttle (to resorts) - there are many threads to read on the pros/cons.

I would try the NYC boards as i dont actually go into the city that often - perhaps a tour would be best bang for a short trip. You need to decide what you consider a must see ie statue of liberty, empire state building, a broadway show, chinatown, ground zero etc then go from there

have a great time

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6. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

If I were you I'd take an early Academy or Greyhound bus into Port Authority. Once there you will see a Greyline Booth that does the Bus Tours. Go for the Double Decker Tour and you'll be all set. It's a hop on/hop off thing so pick where you want to see on foot and get off at that spot. Tickets need to be purchased at least one day in advance:

grayline.com/New_York/Classic_New_York_Doubl…

My top NYC things to see in a day are (North to South)

1. Central Park

2. Times Square

3. Empire State Building

4. Little Italy

5. Ground Zero / Wall Street / South Street Seaport

6. Battery Park (where you can see the Statue of Liberty - you won't have time in one day to go to the island)

Just go an enjoy yourself - don't try to jam everything into the one day because you will leave thinking you missed so many things. Just take one place at a time and save the rest for your next trip.

Have a great time! :)

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7. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

Thanks everyone for the great info, I really appreciate it !!!!

I'm still not sure what is the best way to do it ??? since we arrive Thursday around 5:00pm & leave Sunday @ 2:00 pm

So I guess Saturday maybe a better day to do it or should we do it on Friday ????? I really want to do this.

Any suggestion are welcome & appreciated.

I can't believe it's this week already.

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8. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

Hi There!

I have been researching this very thing as I NEED ( :)) to go to NYC for a day during our sisters trip the Sunday-Wednesday after your visit. I have concluded it is just not worth it because I don't want to be on a bus for 5 to 6 hours total, but don't let that dissuade you. The train ( NJ Transit and Amtrak) is every bit as time-consuming unless you can take ACES.

Since you are from Texas, you are accustomed to hot weather, and it will be hot. And it will be heaving with tourists. A fall trip may be a bit more fun, and with three friends I think you owe it to yourselves to spend at least one night in the city. NYC is always fun!

You know, since there are 4 of you, I'm betting you could hire a limo to take you up. Food for thought.

Whatever you do, I know you will have fun! :)

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9. Re: Day Trip from AC to NYC, best way to do it ?????

Hi Pruske

If you are doing a bus I would do Saturday as the traffic may be better. If you are doing the train I would do Friday as the tours may be slightly less crowded than a weekend. Redeyes tour suggestion is good - crams alot into a little time. Weather wise the 10 day forecast which can be wrong this far out suggests chance of T storms on 8/12 and sunny on 8/13.

I would think - come in Thursday - eat, walk the boards unwind. Friday hit the city - you can make the day as long or short as you wish.You will be rested so walking if you hop on and off the trolley should be ok. Saturday sleep in - repeat Thursday with some gaming thrown in, party at night if you wish. Sunday catch a sunday brunch - ballys steakhouse or Caesars (Mias) are the best - edge to Caesars and head home full and happy and hopefully a tad richer. Have a great time!

Oh reservations suggested for brunch

Edited: 05 August 2011, 13:36
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