Unfortunately Hotwire reservations can’t be cancelled so you are to some extent gambling that your trip plans will not change. This track was used to transport President Franklin D. Also the famous constellations on the ceiling are actually reversed, so that one would see the ceiling as how the gods would view the stars. Trip Tips It is fun to be planning our July 2015 trip to Washington D. I was born there and have visited several times, but D. offers a plethora of interesting and superbly iconic American attractions (Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Capital, War Memorials, etc, etc). Some of the challenges I’m facing so far are high hotel prices in the downtown areas, though Hotwire has been good about cutting those into more accessible reasonable rates. Here is a fun fact: there is a hidden train track in Grand Central Terminal, Track 61. Grand Central Terminal (89 E 42nd St) first opened in 1913 and it is still a major transportation hub.

C.s fantastic and cheap metro, an extensive subway network that extends well beyond the city in all directions. If you know where to look, you can still discover bits of NYC’s past.

has over 100,000 rooms in the larger metropolitan area at about 660 hotel properties. For living large on a middle class budget we are considering The Savoy Suites, a premier hotel with lowered rates during their remodeling (July 2015). ) downtown nice hotels, parking adds another $30 or so to the daily tab in a city where you don’t really need a car to get around, assuming you are willing to walk a LOT as well as use D. Another possibility is the option of staying outside the city, parking at the hotel or at the metro itself (about $5 per day) and using D. Dining (more to come during the trip) Everyone knows that New York City is rich in history, and most realize that is an evolving city as well.

There are quite a few secrets about the Grand Central Terminal, such as the whispering gallery and a hidden bar.

To find out more about these secrets, we suggest taking a scavenger hunt or a tour of Grand Central Terminal.

It was once the bloodiest street in the United States with more violent deaths occurred here than any other street in the USA.

The secret passageways that were once used as an escape route are now the location of a few small businesses.

Today, Doyers Street is the home to the popular restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor (13 Doyers St), the oldest tea parlor in Chinatown.

Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange (11 Wall Street) are the financial center of the world.

One of the more interesting facts about Wall Street is that back on September 16, 1920, Wall Street was attacked by terrorists and they were never caught.