Cheers to Video Games and Fun in this Beautiful City!
I love traveling, so choosing a theme for this article is especially hard for me because I am just always hiding at home and playing games on my computer, or putting puzzles together with my grandma.
Before I continue this story, I have to mention that one day she was building a 7200 piece puzzle, and the ol’ lady finished it within two days — what the heck, right? Talk about games genius…
Anyways back to what I was going to say… I have been to so many fabulous places and had so many cool adventures… But over-all I would have to say the place that makes my spirits soar, and my heart beat wildly when I see the city skyline. Is New York City!
There are so many wonderful things to do in NYC. This city has a rich travel perspective that includes the most popular and funnest video games ever made, as well as places like Long Island, the Lower East Side, Times Square, gay and lesbian museums, the Empire State Building, the Staten Island Ferry and many others. I could probably name off more than 101 things to do, but I wouldn’t know where to begin. Just kidding, I would totally begin and end at playing video games, them only thing I’m extremely interested in.
My first visit. Games, games, games.
I had heard that there are over 432 hotels and 651 attractions. Games of all sorts around. Museums abound. Tours are aplenty; and the average person sees for fewer attractions than they had originally planned. Get on Yahoo and check the reviews and sites and attractions or video games that best interest you. Maybe you don’t want to do the tour thing. Maybe walking the streets, seeing things for yourself, and choosing your own video games is what’s more interesting.
Visit Manhattan and take in some shopping time, and by some games. Play some puzzles and games at some Arcades. Travel around a bit by cab, that’s an attraction in itself and cab drivers and a great way to guide you through your private tour. Have them drive you through Brooklyn and East Manhattan.
Walking down the streets and staying in cheap hotels despite the facts that I have breast cancer, for me, it was fun. I spent my time wisely seeing more than the average visitor, as well as playing more video games than the average gamer. Sharing a bathroom that you could barely fit in with other people was a trip in itself. I loved the museums filled with art and fun games you can test out. They were a central attraction for me. The city center was great for that.
There is no place I have been to
No matter how many times I go there do I feel so excited. I feel like I will burst! As everyone knows, there is so much to do in this city regardless of the time of year. What holds a special place in my heart was staying at the Washington Square Hotel, which has one of the best games rooms I have ever been in in my whole life.
The Washington Square Hotel was the very first Hotel I ever stayed at. It was on a girl’s trip we were 27 and really into music, fashion, partying, building puzzles, playing video games, sports on the Wii and just hanging out. Our first trip to the big apple and was we pumped! After some research, we chose The Washington Square because of its central location. It is located in Greenwich Village which is the center of New York’s bohemian counterculture; reflected by the Beat generation who gravitated to the near-by coffee houses, Arcades that have the most interesting games, and jazz clubs as well.
The price was right (cheap) everywhere, even the video games.
The room had hook ups to video games systems; as well as ample beds. It is close to Soho, Tribeca, Shoe Shopping, outdoor markets, Clothes Shopping, and easy to get to night clubs, CBGB’s, Times Square, and Central Park. All in reach by a quick cab ride.
The other reason we chose this hotel was that of its awesome video games history. We learned this once-grand hotel was allowed to deteriorate into a shabby apartment hotel, making it an cheap location for struggling artists, actors, writers, video gamers, and musicians. We liked the sound of this!!
Admittedly, I was overwhelmed by the immensity of things to do in NY. Where do I start? Which sites, games, tours, and travel is the most important? Anyone you talk to will tell you something different than the next person. You have to figure it out for yourself. It helps to by a book of the city’s attractions and games; it will classify and reviews attraction and games type.
On a more recent trip with “the girls,” we are all much older and the things we did way back when were not topping our to-do list this time. CBGB’s is gone, things have changed. We now have husbands, kids, demanding jobs and want to be pampered! This time around we chose Affinia Shelburne. It’s still Murray Hill, one of the coolest and most convenient of Mediterranean meal plan neighborhoods.
The neat thing about this place, besides the video games.
Rumor has it that i loved to play the rooftop miniature golf course and tables for puzzles back in the day. Today, it’s a rooftop lounge; Rare View, with bar beds, private party space, your favorite adult beverages, even a huge gaming area (duh, I had to say it), and did I mention the views? Like you’re on a chessboard between two queens; the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building (Sorry, the mini-golf is long gone).
Lastly what I will say… about the girls trip… I cannot share much. As what happens in NYC stays in NYC! Except these video games; they’re obviously coming back with me.