Introduction – New York Trip

Introduction - New York Trip
Park Hyatt New York
Central Park, R Lounge, and Phantom of the Opera
9/11 Museum, One World Observatory, Circle Line Tour, Aureole, Cats
Achilles Run, NYC Pride March, and Wrap Up

The planning for this trip began about a month before.  We had a companion pass on Delta and two free nights at any Hyatt that were expiring so we decided to take a long weekend to New York. It had been a while since either of us had been there, so it seemed like a good choice. We did the normal touristy stuff while in the city including shows, boat cruise, and the 9/11 Museum.  We also took advantage of the some great dining options.

We stayed at the Park Hyatt New York. We would never have stayed here without using free nights as the starting room rate was $875 per night while we were there.  Just another example of the power of credit card sign ups.

We had two things we really wanted to do during our time in New York City. First, go to a show each night. We both really enjoy going to musicals and want to make the most of all the Broadway shows available. We got really lucky and were able to win a ticket lottery for both Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Second, we wanted to run a race while we were there. We ran a fun 4 mile race through Central Park.

Here is a summary of our expenses for this trip

Money Notes
Airfare – DL PIA-LGA  $605 Used companion certificate
Hotel – Park Hyatt New York 2 Free Night Certificates
Phantom of the Opera $80 Won discounted tickets through lottery
Cats $80 Won discounted tickets through lottery
Food $300
Activities – 9/11 Museum, Circle Line Tour, Race $250
Totals  $1315

This was a bit more than we like to spend for a weekend getaway.  However, New York City is inherently expensive, and we did the best we could to keep costs down but still do everything we wanted to do.  I will have a review of the Park Hyatt New York and our daily activities in future posts.

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