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NYC One Day Boys Itinerary

Boats, Bikes, Area Shuttles and Legos!

I was fortunate sufficient to create this good NYC in the future boys itinerary once I took my pricey associates’ 10 yr previous son across the metropolis for a day. Alex is usually pressured to share his days together with his two older sisters, so a whole boys’ day was a real deal with for us both and we coated as a lot as we might in our 6+ hours (10am-4pm) together.

I should observe this itinerary can also be good for women, teenagers, any youngsters and any adults!!! No gender or age bias right here…just labeled it “boys day” as a result of that is who I took, but for positive, I also had a implausible time this present day as well as enjoyed dozens identical to it as a kid!

Our particular NYC One Day Boys Itinerary covers:

  • Intrepid Museum (1.5 hrs)
  • Beast Speedboat Experience (1 hr)
  • Lunch (1 hr)
  • Prime of the Rock (1 hr)
  • Rockefeller Middle – Lego, FDNY and Nintendo stores (1 hr)
  • Other Sightseeing Choices: Central Park Biking, Museum of Pure History, Sony Marvel Know-how Lab and extra.

Save Over 25% With the Go Select Move

New York City Go Select Cross

We used the New York City Go Choose Move to buy our tickets prematurely and save 25% over the gate costs. I ordered the night time earlier than and in lower than 10 minutes my passes and instructions have been all on my iPhone, which was a breeze to make use of on the gates.

The price of the Intrepid & Area Shuttle exhibit, Beast Speedboat Journey and Prime of the Rock would have been $157 ($90 grownup, $67 youngster), however with the New York Go Select Card, we solely paid $118. We had a separate line at the gate, which nonetheless took a few minutes, but was faster than not having the cross.

We started our day at 9:15am and took a cab over to the Intrepid, because it is a pretty far stroll (15+ min) from the Occasions Square subway, nevertheless the M50 bus will drop you right in entrance of the museum. We received there around 9:40am, waited on line for entry into the museum (even with our passes) and have been inside just after 10am. Utilizing our smartphone move could not have been simpler!

Intrepid Museum and Area Shuttle Exhibit

We beloved the Intrepid! We discovered a ton about totally different previous and new struggle planes and ships and received to take plenty of cool footage with all of them.

Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum

The museum itself is on the the former aircraft service USS Intrepid, which fought in World Conflict II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. Then it went on to serve in the Chilly Warfare and the Vietnam Warfare.

NYC Insider Tip: While we beloved all the things within the common Intrepid Museum, we were not impressed with the Area Shuttle Pavilion. Probably the most fascinating factor we noticed there was how the Enterprise received it’s identify, which was principally avid Star Trek followers petitioning NASA. Both Alex and I say, save the $7 and skip it.

Time: 10:00-11:30am

More Information: Intrepid Sea, Air and Area Museum

We walked the 4 blocks, alongside the water, to the Beast…

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Beast Speedboat Experience

This was absolutely one of the best part of the day! The Beast Speedboat is a don’t miss for positive!

Beast Speedboat Ride NYC

The Beast (and the Shark) are run by Circle Line Cruises, which is true subsequent door, in case you’d like a special cruise expertise. We received on line at 11:30, which was the right time for the 12pm cruise. We have been third on line, which means we obtained to take a seat at the entrance of the boat, and about 40 extra individuals lined up inside Three minutes proper after us.

The tour was great and we obtained up shut views of the monetary district, Empire State Building, World Commerce Middle, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Road Seaport and more, with out ever leaving the water. The guides have been energetic, humorous and stored all us adults and youngsters laughing the whole time, together with some fierce and fast spins in the water. The guides come around with a surprise for everybody (no..I gained’t inform you what it’s, however let’s simply say, don’t deliver something that may’t get moist!) and they’ll additionally take pics with your personal gadget with the Statue of Liberty as a back drop. Don’t overlook to tip these guys – they’re so value it!

Extra Information: Beast Speedboat Experience Tickets and NYC Boat Tours Cruises

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

April – September
Beast Speedboat Journey
Pier 83, West 42nd Road
New York, NY 10036
10:00 am–6:00 pm, every hour on the hour, seasonal

Because the Beast is a seasonal tour, take a look at of one among these different yr round cruise choices if traveling during colder months:

Circle Line Landmark Cruise

Circle Line Liberty Cruise – see most of New York Metropolis’s major tourist points of interest in a single snug expedition. (1.25 hrs)

NYC Landmark Cruise – sails in a “U” across the island of Manhattan, giving passengers a implausible view of almost all that New York Metropolis has to offer. (2 hrs)

Best of NYC Cruise – circle all of Manhattan: equal elements leisure exercise, enjoyable history lesson, and unimaginable photograph alternative. (2.5 hrs)

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Journey from Intrepid Museum to Rockefeller Middle

We then cabbed it over to Rockefeller Middle. You’ll be able to easily take the M50 straight from the Intrepid to Rock Middle (get off at 6th Ave), about 20 minutes, however in case you have Three or more individuals, and don’t have a limiteless Metro Card, the cab is value the additional $2 or so.

Lunch at Rock Middle Cafe

We had worked up an appetite after our morning sightseeing, so we chose to take a seat proper beneath Prometheus and have lunch. You possibly can see we also managed to entertain ourselves whereas waiting for our meals.

Lunch at Rock Center Cafe

So the Rock Middle Cafe isn’t precisely a discount, nor is the food implausible by NYC standards, however we have been OK paying for the environment and experience of consuming proper in the heart of Rockefeller Middle. My salad and glass of champagne (don’t decide me) and his hen fingers and soda value us $60 earlier than tip. For us, it was value it to take these pictures, enjoy the waterfall and other people watch in all places.

For different lunch choices, see tons extra decisions at Visiting Rockefeller Middle

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Prime of the Rock

As we started the day, I took Alex to my very own 20th Flooring roof deck, which was great. After going to the 70th flooring of Prime of the Rock, he changed his tune “Why bother with your roof, you might as well be on the ground!!”

Top of the Rock One Day Boys Itinerary

In fact, we knew exactly where to go to take the most effective footage and where to search for the hidden animals in the wall, because of the Insider Ideas I supply from my private tour of Prime of the Rock.

Alex liked the views of the Empire State Building, Central Park and even this new residential midtown beast of a building, which fits to 88 floors. Do you actually need to stay on the 88th flooring of something??? After dropping electricity during Hurricane Sandy, the black out in the 90s and 9-11-01 (which means no elevators), I don’t know anyone who would reside that prime!

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

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Rockefeller Middle

After the Prime of the Rock, we walked around Rock Middle and wandered via the Lego Store, Nintendo World and the FDNY store.

Lego Store NYC
Tower of Lego Pieces

The Lego Store was for positive Alex’s favourite. There are big lego reveals all over the place including a model of Rock Middle and an virtually life measurement Prometheus statue. Then, there are wall to wall legos for two flooring, each child and worth range conceivable. As if that isn’t sufficient, there is a large tower of individual lego items of all styles and sizes you should purchase.

Nintendo World was a must-do for any players or Wii Lovers. There are at the very least 20 totally different large flat screens and Wii’s you possibly can play at no cost, every loaded with numerous games. There have been waits for some of them, however general, we acquired about 20 minutes of enjoying time in underneath 30 minutes.

FDNY Retailer was an amazing, brief pit stop. It’s actually there as a fund-raiser for the FDNY (and yes, we donated, because we LOVE our hearth fighters, especially right here in NYC!) but Alex really enjoyed sitting up in the entrance of an actual hearth truck, pretending to drive it and seeing all of the cool devices on the dashboard. Don’t go in with excessive expectations prefer it’s an amusement park, it’s just a small retailer, however do cease by and pay your respects to our beloved FDNY.

Time: Three:00pm – 4:30pm

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NYC One Day Boys Itinerary Sightseeing Choices

We ended our 7 hour day here, but had we needed to be more aggressive, listed here are another issues to try this have been on our record:

St Patrick’s Cathedral is true across the road from Rock Middle they usually supply a ton of free guided tours, a digital tour, an app or you’ll be able to just stroll round. Open Day by day: 6:30am to 8:45pm.

Sony Marvel Know-how Lab – If our day together was a Tues by means of Sat, we, for positive, would have added the Sony Marvel Know-how Lab, which is all the time free and just 6 blocks away.

Sony Plaza
550 Madison Avenue @ 56th Road
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Main Holidays

Paley Middle for Media – also close by and plenty of arms on and interactive TV and Film reveals for teenagers and adults.

25 West 52 Road, New York, NY 10019
Open Wed to Sun 12pm – 6pm (Thurs til 8pm)

Different choices are highlighted on this One Day in NYC with Youngsters Itinerary.

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Uptown Sightseeing Choices

Central Park Bike Tour – we might have easily made it to a day 2 hour Central Park Bike Tour (4pm) which is an choice on the Go Select Move and a straightforward experience, beneficial for teenagers.

Museum of Natural History – great choice earlier than, after or as an alternative of the bike tour.

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Downtown Sightseeing Options

Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) – I haven’t been yet, but this might have been an awesome downtown choice, together with visiting Madison Square Park and having a burger at Shake Shack.

11 East 26th St (b/w 5th and Madison)
10:00 AM to five:00 PM, seven days every week, 364 days a yr Closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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