My aunt and I will be arriving on Wed July 9 and we are staying at the Millenium Hilton for 3 nights. We would like to see the 9/11 Memorial on that Thursday. I know the hotel is across from the Memorial. Would anyone recommend I get tickets in advance or would we be safe just to walk up whenever we are ready to see the Memorial? I like to plan ahead but my aunt prefers to "wing it". Any input?
Also, we want to do the harbor lights cruise. Same thing here..............best to buy tickets in advance or do we have a decent chance if we just show up at the pier a few hours beforehand? I'm not sure which day we will do the cruise.
I'm quite familiar with the city but have never done a harbor cruise so this is new to me. Thanks for any advice.