This will be our first shopping trip to New York which was rescheduled from December 2012. As a suggestion from one of our members, we will go Christmas shopping in the popular SoHo community, which is well known for its unique stores and wonderful boutiques.
Our destination also includes the Grand Central Station, which features over 60 shops, stores, restaurants, and a market that sells food and bakery items. Stores include Banana Republic, Grande Harvest Wines, Kenneth Cole, The Apple Store, and other interesting shops. In addition to shopping, we will also have the opportunity to view the amazing architecture, high ceilings, and large crowds of this one hundred year-old train station. Visit www.grandcentralterminal.com (http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/) for more information.
This is the itinerary of the trip:
7:45AM Meet at Union Station
8:30AM Leave DC
1:00PM Arrive in New York
1:00PM - 1:15PM Subway to Grand Central Station
1:15PM - 3:15PM Lunch/ Shop at Grand Central Station
3:15PM - 3:30PM Subway to SoHo
3:30PM – 5:45PM Shop at SoHo Neighborhood
5:45PM - 7:15PM Dinner in SoHo
7:15PM - 8:15PM Prepare for Return to Bus
8:30PM Leave New York
1:00AM Arrive in DC
-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 (http://www.megabus.com/) ($50 - $55 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, March 9, 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.
-We will eat in a restaurant in the SoHo neighborhood.
-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!