Start spreading the news; Esther and Jim will be in Chicago and New York City this January! Esther celebrates her 30th birthday on the 15th of January, and I wanted to do something really special this year to mark such a milestone. Thanks to American Airlines (both of us – round trip – $540 out of San Antonio), and the fact that a 2-day layover in Chicago caused no appreciable increase in ticket price, we will be leaving Rachel with her grandparents and winging our way north (Jan. 10-17). But we need your help.
I haven’t visited Chicago in almost 20 years, and the last time I was in New York City was November, of 1995, with Reuben and Shawn. This time, we will be staying at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel (60 bucks a night on Priceline using some tricks from BiddingforTravel.com) in Chicago, and with our friends Shawn and Kathy Clark in New Jersey (visiting NYC during the day).
Here’s where you come in.
I am definitely eating a pizza pie at some point, but, other than that, we’re looking for suggestions for the best way to spend the two days we have in Chicago (keep in mind, this is a WINTER visit). What are some neat tours, museums, and essential things we should not miss?
In New York, the Clarks will be our local guides, but I am interested in which Broadway show should we make sure to see, and what other New York City suggestions you have. Two pastor friends recently said that we should not miss a Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Concert which is given every Sunday afternoon.
Because the weather is usually in the 20’s with snow likely, what winter clothes are ESSENTIAL for our trip? I don’t want to drop a ton of money on something that I will rarely wear again.
Please add your thoughts and suggestions to the mix, and we’ll tell you how the trip went.