Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Jan 2017
Re: WrestleMania 35 - The Ultimate Travel Thread VI
I'm excited to go to NYC again, I went for the first time for Raw 25 and was only there for less than 48 hours, hopefully the Yankees will be in town as their season will start about a week prior to Mania. Finish the other touristy shit I need to do, but some thoughts regarding some info about going to NYC etc
Staying by Times Square for Raw 25 after flying into Newark. Man NYC has the mass transit thing figured out. Took a train straight to the 9/11 Museum *EVERYONE HAS TO GO SEE THIS, IT"S AMAZING IF YOU REMEMBER THIS HAPPENING* and make SURE you pay extra for the guided tour, it's SO worth the extra 20 bucks. The guy provides context to everything making it 100x better. Anyway. We walked and took a train everywhere. Walked 21 miles in <48 hours, mass transit is so cheap too. NJ Transit train was quickish and cheap from NJ/Newark, but I dont want to get a hotel there because *only* Mania is over there, everything else is a long way away at Barclays. Google Maps says it will take 90 mins on mass transit from one place to another, so I'm probably gonna stay in NYC.
View from the "Top of the Rock" at the Rockefeller center was great. Better than the top of the Empire State Building imo and less lines. Do touristy shit on like a Thursday/Tuesday if you can. I went on Tuesday after Raw 25 and there was literally zero waiting to do anything. Online I read sometimes the wait times for ESB etc are awful.
I've read that if you want to go to/up in the Statue of Liberty you need to book tix like 6 months in advance and it will eat up half of a day to go do/see.
Do not even think about renting a car, people drive like maniacs in NYC and they use a horn to say hello and you hear them every 30 seconds. When walking you ignore the walk/dont walk signs and just always keep walking. Use Google Maps to tell you how to use/where to go to use mass transit. Had no idea how/where and it told me where to walk to the subway station, what train to catch etc. Probably want to get a week long mass transit card if they have one.
Nintendo store was cool if you like video games, Times Square is cool.
Go to the basement of the Plaza hotel (where Home Alone 2 was filmed partially) and get some cake from Lady M. Little Home Alone "room" too with a photo booth thats themed. It's right across from Central Park. I've heard the food truck section on 56th? and ? are great.
I'm also calling Rhonda vs Asuka