My Summer of NYC Tourism (Update)

Since this might be my last summer in NYC as a resident, I decided that I am going to spend my summer being a tourist.

Here’s my checklist (I added some more things after receiving a bunch of suggestions):

  • Statue of Liberty – I went once when I was in grade school but I barely remember going
  • Top of the Empire State Building – The last time I went was with my girlfriend at the time freshman.  It’s be nice to go without the specter of Sleepless in Seattle
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Central Park Zoo – The only time I’ve been to the Central Park Zoo is when I accidentally found it while looking for a bathroom
  • Bronx Zoo –  Last time I went to the Bronx Zoo was in college when I took the kid I was mentoring.  He hated it and was more scared of being in the Bronx than of the animals
  • MoMA – I would have loved to go to the Tim Burton Exhibit but the weekday hours are ridiculous and it’s impossible to get weekend tickets at this point (Update: Got tickets to the Burton exhibit.  Thanks Tasha!).
  • Coney Island – One last “OH MY GOD! WE’RE GONNA DIE” ride on the Cyclone.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – Particularly the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
  • Circle Line 3-Hour Cruise
  • The Cloisters
  • Museum of Sex – Yeah.  And?
  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – It’s ridiculous that I’ve never been.
  • Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge – I already have plans to do that with Pam and Alex over the summer
  • Natural History Museum
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • NYC Transit Museum
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Museum of Television and Moving Images

Is there anything I missed?

I just hope being around the actual tourists doesn’t drive me absolutely insane.

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7 thoughts on “My Summer of NYC Tourism (Update)

  1. Well since you’re going to be in the BX @ the Zoo, might as well hit the Botanical Gardens.

  2. Tip: go the Empire State Building right when it opens. Shawn and I were able to zip up and down in no time because of it.

  3. ooh … can i join in some? I really want to do The Cloisters… ooh, how about the Mermaid Parade for the Coney Island trip?

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