Once again I called on the help of SuperFuture.com's Superguide. Combine it with the Red Maps you can't go wrong. It is the perfect guide for a young wanna-be jetsetter like myself. The newest and hippest stores, restaurants, bars (although the lizard lounge recommendation was kinda off-brand) and sections of town. It highly recommend it if you are heading off for a little trip and want to see and do more than just look at your run-of-the-mill historic sights.
You have to get the Red Map as well though. It's not so good at letting you know exactly where you are at or what subways are near by. It seems like that is a part of the fun though; getting lost and roaming around and discovering some things on your own.
well enough of my advertisement. must get back to packing up and getting ready to head out.