New York is the City that Never Sleeps… with all the exciting meetings that take place here, it’s will be difficult to catch any zzzz’s!
One of Sarah’s & Ann’s favorite things to do when they travel to a podiatry meeting is finding new and interesting places to eat! Sarah is usually on the lookout for oysters and the rarest steak she can find, while Ann continues to seek out the best Mexican restaurants in the area! In NYC, it seems like there is an endless amount of places to choose from… but since you can only eat so much in single day, we offer up the following recommendations…
Endless Meat? Sign Sarah up! Head to Churrascaria Plataforma on West 49th St. for a delicious Brazilian steakhouse experience!
Tasty and convenient Mexican food is just a few steps away from the Marriot Marquis at Dos Caminos.
Is there a blizzard?? Well, we’ve seen it happen before; and most everything gets shut down… but not McDonald’s! Sure it may not be unique or your favorite cuisine, but it was there in the blizzard pinch of 2016!
Ann is always in the mood for Mexican! Here are her picks: Toloache Ja Ja Ja
If you want to have a southern experience while you’re in the Big Apple, try Jacob’s Pickle
And of course, you have to have pizza when you’re in NYC! Ann’s joint is John’s of Times Square with its unique atmosphere!
There’s truly never a shortage of things to do and see in NYC – especially in Times Square where so many of podiatric meetings take place! From admiring the Centennial Ball and finding a Broadway show to take in… to seeing street artists create amazing and unique pieces or plain and simple people watching; there’s not a lot of time to find yourself bored in such an exciting space!
You shouldn’t be hard-pressed to find something fun to do or see… so here are some travel tips to make your trip to NYC go even smoother!
Traveling on a budget?
If you’re not in a hurry to get to your hotel from the airport, book the SUPER SHUTTLE to pick you up ahead of time. Book in advance – it’s cheaper. Definitely take a Taxi or an Uber on the way back to the airport after your trip is through. There’s nothing more stressful than getting delayed by several shuttle stops while you’re trying to make a flight!
Busy, Busy, Busy.
When you’re at a meeting, it can be difficult to find any time for yourself. So if you are short on time, walk through Rockefeller Center and get in some people watching. You can also enjoy a stroll down 5th Avenue to Central Park.
If you do have a couple of extra days… take the time to tour some of our most historical landmarks – like Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial.
This One’s a No-Brainer for Our Industry/Profession… But Just as a Kind Reminder….
Please do yourself a favor and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t be one of those people limping around because they wanted to look cute. Wear your heels when you need to, but bring sneakers or flats to walk around the city.