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Just 4 hours of sightseeing - what can we fit in?

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Just 4 hours of sightseeing - what can we fit in?

Afternoon! My husband and I will be in NYC from 7:30 AM to noon-ish prior to a week-long cruise. We'll be there on a Saturday morning. The following is my plan - please let me know if it makes sense:

- 7:30 AM land at Port Authority Bus Terminal: 625 8th Ave

- drop off luggage at Schwartz Travel: 34 W 46th Street

- find something quick for breakfast (any recommendations for good bagels nearby or on the way?)

- walk to Top of the Rock, be there by 9 AM, spend an hour or so, leave by 10:30 AM (will pre-purchase tickets)

- wander/walk back to luggage storage via Times Square (in a bit of a circle), taxi to 12th Ave @ 55th St (port used by Carnival)

Does it work? Any alternate suggestions or places to go on the way? We're fine hopping in a taxi if we're in a hurry, and I'm giving myself lots of time (though I want to be at the port by latest 1 PM).

Thanks so much for your help! :)

Anna

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1. Re: Just 4 hours of sightseeing - what can we fit in?

Don't pre purchase tickets for Top of the Rock-- what if the weather is bad and no visibility-- there rarely is a line there so you will be able to go right up. The rest of the plan is fine and about all you can do in such a short time. Times Square is not very exciting during the day. I would jump on the F train from Rock center and head towards Central Park instead if the weather is nice.

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2. Re: Just 4 hours of sightseeing - what can we fit in?

There are no runways at Port Authority, you can't "land" there - do you mean arrive at PATH?

I too do not reccommend pre purchasing tickets to TOTR

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3. Re: Just 4 hours of sightseeing - what can we fit in?

Times Square Hot Bagels is the best I know of right around there -- it's a little "hole in the wall" at 200 W. 44th Street.

Top of the Rock will probably offer another $3 discount coupon for box office ticket purchases (not online, advance purchase) like this one that expires on 12/31/10:

www.theatermania.com/extras/TopOfTheRock/

Edited: 24 December 2010, 17:30
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4. Re: Just 4 hours of sightseeing - what can we fit in?

I know what you're saying about pre-purchase. It's just that neither of us have been to NYC (although we plan to visit someday) and I'd like to get a good look at everything (and I don't want to wait in line). We don't have to do Times Square, it's just that it's nearby. Alternative ideas are much appreciated too.

Cocklecove - Thanks for the recommendation for the bagels, and Teeny - I guess 'land' is just a personal colloquialism in this case - I really just mean 'stop'. :)

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