On Tuesday, after breakfast, we walked to Times Square to the store BB Kings Blues Club and Grill (6 blocks)and picked up our tickets for the New York Pass, booked through Viator ($250), including the Hop On/Hop Off Bus. The clerk told us the bus tickets were only good for two days, and we could buy an extra 3-day pass for $25. We bought them, and then walked to the GAP store to wait for the Uptown bus as we were going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We waited for 20 minutes - there are attendants to help you, keep you in line, and to sell you a ticket if you have not already bought.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can pick what interests you – so much to see. We used the New York Pass - regular price was $25. We were going to have lunch there, but were running a little late, so decided to wait. When you are leaving, there are lots of people sitting on the front steps – just like in the movies. The bus stop was not marked, but fortunately, the bus waits for a while.
Took the Hop On/Off bus back to Times Square and walked back to the hotel for rest - had lunch at the Red Flame Diner – ice cream sundae.
At 5 pm, went to the ball game – New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics ($120 plus tax). We walked down to Grand Central Station (3 blocks) and took the subway right to the game. We decided to eat at the game – I had a Nathan hamburger and coke ($12). The Hard Rock Cafe is overlooking the field, if you would like to eat inside. Lots of empty seats so sat in front row on the second deck – excellent view – and you have a foot rest. Met lots of nice people – game went to 11 innings and a loss for Yankees.
Photos belong to Phil Bianco