Need some traveling advice (New York & Boston)

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    Oct 02, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    So due to miscommunication and people not listening to my request at work, and a non-refundable ticket which would cost 150 to change (pointless), ...I have a flight booked to New York Oct 10th, and leaving Boston on the 18th. I'll be in Boston 14th-18th for work (Natural Products Expo East baybeee!), but I'm stuck flying in New York for the weekend.

    What to do?

    Stay in New York for the weekend? If so...hostel? Or priceline.com? Or should I try to do a day in New York, day in Connecticut, day in Rhode Island, then Boston for work? I've never been to CT or RI so that second option might be appealing.

    Many spanks I mean thanks.

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    Oct 02, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    will you be renting a car for the drive to MA? I think a day in nyc is too short. I'd check out MA's cape cod bay; what with provincetown and the vineyard and all the little communities along the way, this could be a great weekend in and of itself. And it should still be warm enough to enjoy, and less crowded now that its off-season.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:01 AM GMT
    yo_mamali saidwill you be renting a car for the drive to MA? I think a day in nyc is too short. I'd check out MA's cape cod bay; what with provincetown and the vineyard and all the little communities along the way, this could be a great weekend in and of itself. And it should still be warm enough to enjoy, and less crowded now that its off-season.


    Probably going to take Amtrak. Even though it's $89 one way, that's probably a bit less than renting a car + gas. Thanks for the suggestions though on places to visit. =)
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    jakebenson saidWhat to do?
    I would cancel it and go on the Mexican Rivera cruise icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 8:26 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said
    jakebenson saidWhat to do?
    I would cancel it and go on the Mexican Rivera cruise icon_lol.gif


    If money permitted believe me I would be in Central / South America for the rest of my life.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 02, 2008 10:48 AM GMT
    It's too late in the season for Cape Cod
    unless you like complete solitude

    New York is great for a weekend
    hit the Park
    Chelsea
    some shows
    clubs
    ... whats not to like? icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 11:58 AM GMT
    It's a great weekend to be in New York. Check out colonialhouseinn.com, great little gay B&B right in chelsea on 22nd st. Not well known, cheap, clean, cute and can walk to almost everything. Depending on what you are looking for you can find in it New York. Great place to spend a weekend.
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    Oct 02, 2008 1:11 PM GMT
    As a CT resident, I'd suggest staying in NY until you have to go to Boston.
    CT and R.I. are nice but a last minute trip would give you only last minute options which are lacking here and since there are far more things to do in NYC, why not just enjoy that since it's a great place to decide what you want to do at the last minute.
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    Oct 02, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    Yah.... There isn't much between NYC and Boston.

    Just a bunch of woods and never ending suburbs icon_sad.gif

    Unless your into historic sites or fall colors I'd go right from one city to another. Of course if nature is something you want to see there is plenty of it along the stretch. As far as clubs it kinda dies off after Saturday and of course we don't compare to either city.
  • DJZ77

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    Oct 02, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    Hey... yeah definitely stay in NYC! CT and RI are great, but only if you want to get away from the hectic city life. You will find yourself amazingly bored if you go to either, but who knows... maybe that might be what you're looking for. In any case, if you do plan to stay in NYC for that weekend I'm posting a link to what my friends and I call the gay bible.. ha ha icon_lol.gif

    http://www.hx.com/index.cfm

    Go to the Listings section and you'll find a day by day breakdown of what's going on that week.

    -D icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    Also, if you're looking for a cheap way to get between Boston and New York, you can talk Bolt Bus (boltbus.com). As it goes the more northern route (ie not the shore route) to Boston, you'll probably see a lot of great foliage. Also, it's only $15. Takes a bit longer than the train (4-5 hours) but it's reasonably comfortable and you get to leap peep at the same time.
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    Oct 02, 2008 2:01 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidIt's nice when Jake grovels for help. It's the only time he's pleasant and doesn't hurl out insults.


    Why don't you two just get a room and f*ck - you know you both want to..... icon_surprised.gif
  • D972

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    Oct 02, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    Seems like you are coming into the city on a budget (and these days I'd say save save save regardless).

    Soo here is my advice to you. Try staying at a hostel or a bed and breakfast. Bed and Breakfasts start around $165 per night, some of them might be cheaper depending on the location.
    http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/

    Cheap parties:
    You can go to THE RITZ on a friday/saturday. Its a quaint gay bar with no cover charge.There is an excellent DJ there on Friday and he/she (nah its a he ... lol) plays a good mixture of techno, hip hop, and rock (i think its rock).
    Your age group +, lots of hot people, lots of drunk people. Very friendly (and sometimes touchy).

    The Ritz NYC:http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-ritz-new-york
    It gets packed on a Friday- Saturday, but the crowd is great.

    Mr Black is good too, though not as friendly. Same site has reviews of Posh and Therapy though those are mostly Bars

    http://www.mrblacknyc.com/2008/parties/ (MR BLACK) which is packed on Saturday.
    If you are into techno/Dance you have to check out HIRO Room on a SUNDAY night. http://www.themaritimehotel.com/hiroBallroom.html

    Its free (again) before 12. You _should_ get there before 12 because otherwise you will wait on line forever. 11pm is a great time to get there. Good music, good drinks, sexy people (and horny people). Your age range +, all types of bodies. Everyone seems really relaxed for a Sunday night (bitches don't work or what)??
    Have fun!
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    I love how New Yorkers say "on line" rather than "in line" like the rest of the country. It always make me look for the line they're standing on.

    I'll be in NY the same weekend. I love NYC in the fall. You're much better off spending the weekend there than in CT or RI. Go see a show. There's got to be a museum or two you've never been to before. Just enjoy having a season that we don't get much of in Los Angeles.
  • DJZ77

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    Oct 02, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    D972 said
    Cheap parties:
    You can go to THE RITZ on a friday/saturday. Its a quaint gay bar with no cover charge.There is an excellent DJ there on Friday and he/she (nah its a he ... lol) plays a good mixture of techno, hip hop, and rock (i think its rock).
    Your age group +, lots of hot people, lots of drunk people. Very friendly (and sometimes touchy).

    The Ritz NYC:http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-ritz-new-york
    It gets packed on a Friday- Saturday, but the crowd is great.

    Mr Black is good too, though not as friendly. Same site has reviews of Posh and Therapy though those are mostly Bars

    http://www.mrblacknyc.com/2008/parties/ (MR BLACK) which is packed on Saturday.
    If you are into techno/Dance you have to check out HIRO Room on a SUNDAY night. http://www.themaritimehotel.com/hiroBallroom.html

    Its free (again) before 12. You _should_ get there before 12 because otherwise you will wait on line forever. 11pm is a great time to get there. Good music, good drinks, sexy people (and horny people). Your age range +, all types of bodies. Everyone seems really relaxed for a Sunday night (bitches don't work or what)??
    Have fun!


    Yep... Those are some pretty good places to hit. I think we should also point out to Mr. Benson that NYC has different gay scenes and is not confined to just one specific area. Example...

    West Village: You'll usually find an older crowd, drag queens, leather daddies, etc... What to visit there? Stonewall, The hangar, The monster, Duplex.

    East Village: Total opposite of the West Vill... You'll most likely find younger, edgy, grungy rock fags and an ├╝ber laid back crowd. Hole in the wall bars (personally my favorite area)... Places to check out... The Cock, Urge, Eastern Bloc and Phoenix

    Chelsea: Yep... Gay Mecca NY! From 14th street to about 28th on 8th Ave. It's basically a friggin runway. It's where all the trendy 'mos go to see and be seen. You'll run into your buff Chelsea boys, bitchy queens and everything in between. Places to see... Gym bar, G Lounge, View bar, Barracuda, X|ES, Mr. Blacks, The Eagle, and as D972 mentioned... Hiro at the Maritime hotel on Sunday's is a must! One of the reasons I'm a mess on Monday's at work... ha ha

    Hell's Kitchen: Also nicknamed Hellsea being that it's not that different from Chelsea. What to see there: Posh, Therapy, Vlada, The Ritz

    There are other areas such as the Meatpacking district, The upper west side and many more, but I don't really frequent those, so I don't really have anything to say there.

    Hope this helps!
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    Oct 03, 2008 7:16 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidIt's nice when Jake grovels for help. It's the only time he's pleasant and doesn't hurl out insults.


    It's nice to know that you think I'm perfect, but I'm not. Anyway, shouldn't you be killing yourself right now?

    Anyways, thanks for ALL the advice guys!

    I ended up cancelling NYC because I found a cheap roundtrip ticket just to Boston and it was so cheap it offset the $150 fee. Plus I picked up a couple of days of work since I'll be in LA over the weekend now. Bills bills bills that's what this betch needs to focus on putting her money towards.

    FYI: this is very important advices if you're cheap like me:

    CHELSEA HOSTEL. It's $36 a night! If you call in ahead of time you'll get a room. Granted it's with 3 other people. But if you like sleeping with hot straight Europeans then this is the place.
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    Oct 08, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    New York would be fantastic for the weekend - lots to do and see and with such a short time you won't get burned-out. I would recommend staying at a B&B in the Village - usually inexpensive with good accomodations and a built-in tour guide/advisor who knows the great out of the way places. My Partner and I stayed at a B&B for a week and loved it!

    One tip that we got - if you would like to see a play check out the ticket office by Battery Park - they sell discount tickets a day in advance and its less crowded than the Times Square location.

    Great restaurants and shops in the Meat Packing District (including Chelsea Market) - nothing better than a glass of wine and appetisers while watching a photo shoot across the street.

    Enjoy - I'm jealous! icon_smile.gif