I’m going to the US on vacation for 2 weeks.
Veeeeeery excited about this trip, I’ve never been to the US as an adult. I’ve been travelling so much for work in the past 2 years that I managed to score round trip business class tickets from Beirut to NYC via Paris for 410$ + 160,000 miles (I still have a lot of miles left, so it’s OK)
Some things I’m planning on doing in NYC:
– NBA game: New York Knicks vs. Houston Rockets
– Visit the NBA store
– Walk around Manhattan, I’m following the Lonely Planet guidebook
– NBC studios tour
– Visit Ground Zero
– Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade
– Experience Black Friday
– Visit Yankee Stadium
– Take a picture in front of the Seinfeld restaurant
– Eat burgers at Burger Joint in Le Parker Meridien
and about a million other touristy things, haven’t memorized all of them.
I tried getting tickets for shows like Saturday Night Live and Daily Show with John Stewart. Impossible, no tickets available 🙁
As for the Vegas part of the trip, I’m staying at the MGM Grand. I have tickets to a couple of shows (Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield…)
I’m mostly looking forward to go to Vegas for the outlet malls. I have trouble finding clothes that fit me in Lebanon, I think I won’t experience the same issues there. Apparently the flight from NYC to Vegas has WiFi internet on board, so that should be pretty cool.
I’ll keep posting from there.