We followed this blogger on his Cruise and Land Tour in Provence, and now we are going to follow him to New York – 10 days to see The Big Apple.
Cost of New York trip – April/2016 - Airfare $376 - Iroquois Hotel $3176 (10 nights) American dollars.
I took a flight from Jacksonville to New York La Guardia, and then waited at the airport for my travelling companion – another solo traveler. We both had our own hotel room, and each paid for meals. We split cabs and tips – it is nice to have a companion in New York.
We had booked a Viator shuttle from the airport to the Iroquois Hotel for $34 for both of us, plus a gratuity. After driving around the airport and picking up a whole van full of passengers, we left the airport about 9:30 that night.
Every person in the van was on vacation, so everybody was in a good mood. It was about an hour ride in very busy traffic, including going over the historic Brooklyn Bridge.
The Iroquois Hotel is located right next to Times Square (about 3 blocks) and it is on a one-way street, which made getting into and out of vehicles easier.
We asked at the Front Desk for directions to the Perfect Pint Pub - it was only about two blocks away. We arrived at the Pub about 11:30; it was quite busy even at that hour.
We noticed that all the buildings are quite narrow - I went up steep stairs to their rooftop patio – there were landings to take a breath, but a long way up, so we decided to eat on the main floor.
I had a very nice Irish beef stew and a beer ($30 including tip). Then we walked back to the hotel - there were a lot of tourists walking around.
Photos belong to Phil Bianco