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Top of the Empire State Building

On this outing, we will go to the observation deck of the Empire State Building to see extraordinary views of New York City and its surrounding areas.  Views can be seen from two points: the main observation deck on the 86th floor with high-powered binoculars, and the top observation deck on the 102nd floor.  We will then experience the sights and environment of Times Square through a casual walk through the area.

Our final destination will be the Museum of the City of New York, an art gallery and history museum detailing the history of New York City.  The collection includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and objects related to the city’s history and presence.  Visit www.mcny.org for more information.  We will conclude our journey with dinner in the Upper East Side neighborhood.

Important Note: The main observation deck (86th floor) of the Empire State Building is $25.  Access to the main and top observation decks (86th and 102nd floors) is $42. 

The cost of admission to the Museum of the City of New York is $10.  The museum is optional for those who want to venture around the city or nearby area on their own.

 

*A detailed itinerary will be emailed one week before the date of the trip.

 

Important Information

-We will meet at Union Station at 7:45AM.  We can all meet in front of the Starbucks in the Food Court.

-We will be traveling to New York through the Megabus service.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($48 - $60 average for round trip).

-When entering website, schedule bus trip for 8:30AM - 1:00PM (Depart to New York), and schedule the return trip for 8:30PM - 1:00AM (Return to DC).  The date of the trip is Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Please be sure to enter information correctly, as Megabus does not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trip 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.

-Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE  Washington, DC.  Union Station is also Metro accessible on the Red Line at the Union Station Metro Station.  Parking at Union Station is available at their parking garage; however, the maximum cost is $22.00 for one day parking.

-Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

See you there!

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  • Sherry

    It was a great trip! Well planned and fun people. Thanks Mario!

    October 14, 2013

  • Pam M.

    Great fun!

    October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Experience!

    October 13, 2013

  • Diahn

    Got caught up in shopping and shenanigans in NYC, and never
    made it to the Empire State bldg. I'm sure it was fun. See you soon!

    October 13, 2013

  • Audrey

    Hi everybody! I would like to know how to reach you! I am already in New York City. I am wondering how I can meet you. Let me know.

    October 12, 2013

  • Sonya-Charie

    Hi. I will not be able to make it....school work guilt. If anyone needs a free megabus ticket...send me a note. Have a great time!

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • Azure

      Hey Sonya..Im interested in going and would be very grateful for the ticket :)

      October 10, 2013

    • Sonya-Charie

      Hi..sent you my email address! Glad you could go

      October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking Forward to this

    October 8, 2013

  • Terry

    where can we purchase the tix online???

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just called the Observation Deck - they are open regular hours.

    2 · October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping the shutdown won't still be going on next weekend

    October 5, 2013

  • Henrietta T.

    Just joined the group. I am interested in the Oct 12th travel. Due to the shutdown will this trip still take place.

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentative for now.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentative for now.

    October 2, 2013

  • Melody

    Good question...

    October 2, 2013

  • Ursula S.

    Hello- Will the empire state building be open for tours?

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heading north for Thanksgiving (Canada of course).

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see I did not check my calendar! I am returning from out of town the day before. So I will miss you all this trip. Have a great time.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan to run the Brooklyn half this morning. I should definitely be done by the time you all get there. Where will the meeting location be?

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great trip idea! I look forward to this trip, meeting everyone and taking some great pictures.

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is going to be awesome!!!

    June 21, 2013

  • Nicole S.

    Nice!

    June 17, 2013

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