2013 Summer East Coast Trip Itinerary

2013 Summer East Coast Trip Itinerary (Planned version)

(This itinerary was created before the trip, during the trip we adjust it accordingly)


8/8: (Thursday) leave Houston at 5:45pm and arrive at NYC at 10:30 PM, stay in NYC
8/9: (Friday) NYC: tour Columbia U, Met Museum, stay in NYC
8/10: (Saturday) NYC: Empire State Building, Time Square etc, stay in NYC
8/11: (Sunday) NYC: World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, leave for Providence (Rhode Island), stay in Providence
8/12: (Monday) Tour Harvard and MIT, Stay in Providence
8/13: (Tuesday) Tour Brown University, Tour Yale University, stay in NYC
8/14: (Wednesday) leave for Philadelphia, tour in Philly, stay in Philly
8/15: (Thursday) Tour Downtown Philadelphia, tour UPenn, leave for DC at 5:00 pm, stay in DC
8/16: (Friday) DC: Tour Capitol, mall etc, stay in DC
8/17: (Saturday) DC: Tour Wax Museum, mall etc, stay in DC
8/18: (Sunday) DC: Tour Space Museum, mall etc, stay in DC
8/19: (Monday) leave for New Jersey (4 hr drive), tour Princeton University, stay in NYC
8/20: (Tuesday) leave NYC going home.

Day 1
8/8/2013: Thursday

Depart HOUSTON HOBBY (HOU) at 5:45 PM on Southwest Airlines (Confirmation# B9ZPS)
Arrive in NEW YORK LAGUARDIA (LGA) at 10:25 PM

Stay in NYC
Hotel: Clarion Hotel La Guardia Airport – NYC, New York All Airports
(718) 335-1200
Check In: Thursday, August 8th 2013
Check Out: Friday, August 9th 2013
Free airport shuttle, free breakfast, free internet, fitness center etc

Day 2
8/9/2013 Friday NYC
AM: Depart from Hotel, take taxi/Bus M60/subway to Columbia U, campus tours registered under Stacy’s name at 10AM.
Columbia U: 10AM Info Session 11AM Campus Tour

Taxi: $25 (from LGA) + $10 (bridge/tunnel tolls/tip), how long it takes?
Bus: M60 $2 from LGA to Columbia U., bus runs every 30 min. The ride may last 45-60 min.
Subway: MetroCards can be purchased at any subway and the fare is $2 per ride. The #1 train stops at the Columbia U station is West 116th street and Broadway. how long it takes? Call 718-330-1234

NYU is full for a guided campus tour on that day, so we will skip NYU, or maybe take a few pictures
From Columbia U take subway/taxi/Bus to NYU ?
NYU: 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Columbia – NYU: 1/9 train at 116th Street to Christopher Street. It’s a short walk to NYU.

PM: From CU take subway/taxi/Bus to Central Park Met Museum
Stroll in Central Park

PM: Met Museum, need reserve ticket?
1000 5th Ave New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
Advance tickets to The Metropolitan Museum of Art allow the visitor to avoid waiting in admission lines at the Museum. Tickets include admission to the Met’s collection and all special exhibitions. Tickets also include same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. Tickets are valid for up to one year after the date of purchase.

NIGHT: Take subway back to Hotel, pick up rental car @ 6PM and luggage, drive to Jing’s house.
Stay in Jing’s House at Old Greenwich, CT

Day 3
8/10 Saturday NYC

AM: Empire State Building
350 5th Ave New York, NY 10118
(212) 736-3100 Open every day, 365 days a year rain or shine 8AM to 2AM

Ordered tickets online:
Your order number is: 20130806-3805637, printed out tickets.

Main Deck + Top Deck
86th Fl and 102nd Floor

Rockefeller Center
Time Square
United Nation

PM: Cruise on Hudson River
Fleet Street

BBQ dinner with Jing’s family

Stay in CT (Jing’s House)

Day 4
8/11 Sunday NYC (Street Parking FREE on Sundays)

World Trade Center (Ground Zero)
Financial District: Wall Street
( Intrepid museum(Jing has the free pass), http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ )

2PM: Statue of Liberty (Reserved ticket time)
Your confirmation number is 20130805-3887052
Wall Street is very close to Battery Park Ferry terminal. Statue of Liberty, can only go to Monument level. Crown level is full. Reserved Monument tickets to skip normal line.
The time on your ticket is the entrance to the Boarding Queue for the ferry. Please line up in the Reserve ticket line prior to the time on your ticket. At the appointed time, you will be allowed to enter the Boarding Queue. Upon arrival at Battery Park or Liberty State Park you will pass through the screening facility. After passing through screening, you will board the next available ferry to Liberty Island. If you have crown tickets, we recommend you proceed directly to the information booth upon your arrival at Liberty Island.


PM: Drive to Providence at night

Stay in Providence
Hotel: Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India St
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Day 5
8/12 Monday Boston

AM: Tour Harvard Univ., walk in (no registration) campus tours at 10AM

PM:, Tour MIT, campus tours registered at 2PM.
“Your registration for an Admissions Information Session (followed by a
Campus Tour) on 08/12/2013 at 2:00 PM is confirmed.”

Tour Boston : duck tour /whale watch tour?

Dinner at Fei Luo’s House

Stay in Providence
Hotel: Wyndham Garden Providence
220 India St
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Day 6
8/13 Tuesday

AM: Drive from Boston to Providence Brown U (1 hr to 1 hr 15 min.)
Brown U: Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
Tour Brown University, campus tours registered at 11AM. Need to leave early from tour
The one hour tour begins at the Stephen Robert Campus Center located at 75 Waterman Street, Providence Rhode Island. Check-in is not required but we do recommend you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

PM: Drive from Providence to New Heaven ( 100 mile, 1 hr and 40min)
Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (203) 432-4771
Tour Yale: campus tours registered at 2PM
(Yale museum is FREE, eat Clam Pizza there)
Drive back to NYC

Stay in CT Jing’s house at Old Greenwich, CT

Day 7
8/14 Wednesday

AM: Drive to Philadelphia (4 hr drive) from NYC
PM: tour Philadelphia Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell ?? or Thurs AM?

Stay in Philly

The Inn at Penn, Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Day 8
8/15 Thursday

AM: Tour Downtown Philadelphia

PM: Tour UPenn, registered guided tour at 1:00 PM under Stacy’s name.
Info-Session Time: 1PM, Tour Time: 2PM

Leave for DC at 5:00 pm
Dinner with Jennifer’s family
Stay in DC Jennifer’s vacant apartment

Day 9
8/16 Friday Tour DC
National Mall :

** U.S. Capitol (reserve via Congressman Pete Olson)
The tour will meet at our office Cannon House Office Building 312 on August 16th at 12:00pm, Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. The building is located across the street from the Capitol South Metro Stop on the Orange/Blue Line on Independence and 1st Street SE. Our office is on the third floor. Cameras are allowed, but no foods or liquids are allowed. At the conclusion of your tour, you will go to the House Gallery. If you have any other questions about how to locate our office please contact me at 202-225-5951.
**Library of Congress
You are also welcome to join an unreserved public tour of the Library of Congress on any weekday at: 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, or 3:30

**The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Congressional Tours are full for the days you requested. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers same-day tickets that are distributed daily at 8:00am. For more information about obtaining same-day tickets, please go to the website below.

Supreme Court in Capitol Hill
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Korean War Memorial
World War II Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (new)

White House (outside pictures only)


Dinner at Jennifer’s house
Stay in DC

Day 10
8/17 Saturday Tour DC
National Gallery of Art or National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Adam prefer)
International Spy Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dinner at Jian’s house and other HS classmates
Stay in DC

Day 11
8/18 Sunday Tour DC

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Washington D.C. (Stacy wants to go)
1001 F Street NW (Corner of 10th and F Street)
Washington D.C. 20004
PreOrdered Ticket online, save 20%
Sun – Fri. 10am-6pm Sat 10am-8pm
Line waiting 5-15 minutes, no eating and drinking in Museum.
Back to the Mall?
Georgetown ?
head to the Arts District/U Street/Shaw neighborhood?

Stay in DC

Day 12
8/19 Monday

AM: leave for Princeton University in New Jersey (4 hr drive)
PM: Tour Princeton University, registered guided tour at 2PM under Stacy’s name

Leave for NYC
Return rental car

Stay in NYC Airport
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
104-04 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY, 11369
Free airport shuttle, free breakfast, free internet, fitness center etc

Day 13
8/20 Tuesday
Depart NEW YORK LAGUARDIA (LGA) at 12:40 PM on Southwest Airlines
Arrive in HOUSTON HOBBY (HOU) at 3:45 PM

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