Anniversary surprise

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  1. michael21

    michael21 Silver Member

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    My wife and I are going to NY nov 16-18 morning for our anniversary. We're staying at one of the Marriotts in Time Square, going to a musical and getting dinner. I was hoping for some suggestions to take it to the next level. What can I do to make it a trip she'd never forget?
     
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    Margarita Boxers.
     
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    margarita_boxer_shorts.jpg
     
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  4. michael21

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    I don't get it...
     
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    I think dinner and a show pretty much sums up everything there is to do in New York City.
     
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    Well what is she into and what's your budget? There is obviously plenty to do in NYC, like the tourist traps that are Hansom cabs in Central Park, but it depends on what she's into.

    The skating rink at Rockefeller Center is open now, and you can "splurge" with a VIP pass that gets you a "skating concierge" and hot cocoa -- for the low low price of $95 a person.
     
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    "taking it to the next level" could mean a whole lot of things.
     
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  8. michael21

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    Well the show is already $200 so I'm not looking to spend another 500 but another 200 would be alright...very nice idea with the ice skating except I don't know how :)
     
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    It's like roller blading ... except a lot colder if you fall
     
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  10. LarryInNYC

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    Three words: double bird strike. Seriously, New York can offer a lot of "unforgettable" experiences that you probably would rather forget.

    That's a pretty tough time of year, cold and dark but not yet the holiday season (with markets, decorations, etc).

    Do you both like cocktails? You could visit one of the romantic, secret cocktail spots around town, or a rooftop bar (like the Grammercy Hotel.
     
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    Take her shopping on 5th Avenue? ;)

    There is virtually an unlimited number of things to do in the City that Never Sleeps. Only your imagination is the limit..
     
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    and budget ... NYC from my recent trips is awesome but just hella expensive
     
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    Yeah but rooftop bars in mid November are a toss-up, even if they have heaters, unless they have an indoors section but that kind of defeats the purpose... :) I remember both Mad 46 and Bookmarks were rather chilly even just a couple of weeks ago, and that was before it was 45° by sundown.

    I'd say 2 weeks later the tree will be up, or during the Macy's parade would actually be a nicer tourist-y time, but you're right he's basically catching New York between seasons right there. Not that there's anything wrong with that though...
     
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  14. LarryInNYC

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    Grammercy Hotel has inside rooms (with fireplaces) and retractable glassed in terraces. Should be nice that time of year.
     
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    They are looking for something unforgettable. The sticker shock would accomplish that...:D

    For New Yorkers, we are okay because if you are going to come to work and live in this city, you'd better be sure to negotiate yourself a nice salary package.;)

    Enclosed venues that are so high up that they give a great view of the city could be cool while also taking care of the weather. The Mandarin Oriental at Columbus Circle has a lounge/bar/restaurant way up that's all glass and offers a breathtaking view of the city at night...
     
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    yeah friend too me to some really good thai noodle place and wow it was good. Reminded me of Thailand for reals. Then the bill came and I was like wait I just paid $10 for this tiny amount of noodles per bowl?!? LOL
     
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    • Email the hotel and tell them you are coming for your anniversary ... it doesn't hurt if you are a Platinum!
    • Get the City Pass book: Up to 50% Off combined prices for admission to must-see 6 attractions
    • Book your shows through TKTS Today booths to make it easy on your wallet
     
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    Get mugged on the subway, surely something you will not forget!
     
  19. NYCUA1K

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    They'd have to arrange to find someone to play the role of mugger for this cheap thrill since, contrary to the folklore, muggings are rare in NYC subs... they'd probably do better walking at night in their hood; may be cheaper too;)...
     
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    yeah subways seem safe; dirty for sure ... but safe.
     
  21. NYCUA1K

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    May depend on the line, but most got their fleet revamped and there has been effort to keep the trains looking new, so that I do not recall the last time I rode a 'dirty' subway...
     
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    I'm available that weekend. :)
     
  23. michael21

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    We're staying at the courtyard manhattan/times square south. Does anyone know who I can email?
     
  24. viguera
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    Well whoever the manager is, they haven't been on the job long, but hopefully that won't be a big deal.

    http://newyork.jobing.com/operation...are-south-new-york-ny/job/employment/39349094

    What I do whenever I'm dealing with a similar situation is make a note on the reservation, or call and speak with the concierge and see what they suggest.
     
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    To all those waiting with bated breath, I opted to have the room filled with rose petals :)
     
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