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2 weeks before our trip, what should we pre-book

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2 weeks before our trip, what should we pre-book

We are 2 weeks from arriving in NYC for a 1 week stay as part of our honeymoon.

We want to enjoy the best of the city and sights, but is there anything we would benefit from pre booking. Either to skip queues or save money.

To give you an idea some of the sights we would like to do is lion king, sunset sail on the Hudson, dinner in a nice restaurant, Statue of Liberty. Etc

Thank you.

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1. Re: 2 weeks before our trip, what should we pre-book

Happy Anniversary!

I would reserve Statue of Liberty - Reserve set time crown passes for as early as possible (open,bulk-like passes, or flex time tickets have to wait in a longer line) & get to Battery Park at least a 1/2 hour before your (Early AM) timed ticket (the lines build through the day)-


Tip- After you visit the Statue & Island, Brookfield Place has several lunch options and nice views of the Hudson river, Don't reserve their it is a not so known lunch spot for people that work in the large office buildings there & you may want to grab food at a cart and sit in their beautiful outside seating area-pop in to PJ clarkes or have their outside bbq- you will have plenty of options if you just show up.


Also reserve the Sunset Sail and get your Lion king tickets. If you plan on doing Empire State Building it is best to pre-buy tickets and get there 15 mins before it opens.

Here is a list with more ideas and a night life calendar-


Happy Planning & (Most importantly) Have fun!

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2. Re: 2 weeks before our trip, what should we pre-book

Pre-book your nice dinner, especially if it's Saturday night. Statue Cruises is good to pre-book but can also be left until the day before. I personally think visiting the statue on a rainy day is fine but if you want to wait for a nice day, you can book that the day before you decide to go. Although, if you do the statue on a weekend, you might just want to go ahead and book now. ESB tickets are untimed so if you are for sure going up, go ahead and buy them now. Lion King book right away! I just looked at Classic Harbor Lines sunset sail and they seem to still have tickets for this weekend, so maybe wait on the weather for that one. The South Street Seaport also does evening sails aboard a small 1880s schooner Pioneer, which is also not sold out this weekend.




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3. Re: 2 weeks before our trip, what should we pre-book

It's actually a bit on the late side to be booking.

It's very unlikely that you will be able to get crown tickets for SOL, but you should still be able to still get pedestal access. As others have stated, Statuecruises.com Again, as early as possible as lines get longer later in the day. Pedestal tickets do sell out, especially for the more desirable times.

For a special dinner, the most in demand places will be fully booked. Use Opentable.com to find restaurants with availability, then start comparing to decide which are appealing. Ask the forum for help deciding once you've determined availability.

Book Lion King tickets ASAP. They do not have last minute discounts but ticket prices vary, so compare availability and pricing for different times.

Have fun!

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