So sad we have left NY so reliving it here!
We came from Melbourne via LA so we’re pretty exhausted when we reached our hotel, Washington Square Park hotel in Greenwich Village at 6.30 pm. We perked up enough to go and look for sandwiches which we sat and ate and people watched in Washington Square Park before hitting our beds! We loved staying here, great history, excellent breakfast and the doorman Manny is pure gold, our boys aged 12 and 15 loved him!
Jetlag had us up early next day so we got our 7 day subway tickets easily but struggled to swipe them properly (this struggle lasted a few days!). Hopped on a subway and walked the Highline,it was fantastic and quiet early on a Sunday morning. We walked from there up to the circle line cruise and got tickets for landmarks cruise. We had a sightseeing flex pass with 4 attractions and a $40 credit which we used for EsB. We had no probs using it at all and shorter queues in some places with it, highly recommend! We loved the cruise and the commentary and getting close to SOL without long queues and security. Next stop was Gotham food hall where we got some yummy but not cheap chicken salads to share ( we found food pricy but it’s the crap AUD to blame).
We then walked back to Intrepid museum which we all loved, so much to see and do, spent several hours there! Family were starting to flag and complain of tiredness but I bribed them with ice cream at Gotham again ( boy was it good). Rain was forecast for next 2 days so I really Wanted to get up ESB that day. Hopped on subway again!
We did not have to q at al and the whinging family shut up when they saw how beautiful a building it is inside and out! Views were wonderful and we loved it! Hunger set in so we wandered down to Koreatown and BCD Tofu House , 15 mins later we had a table and soon after yummy Korean food at a reasonable price! Subway home and bed! Day 2 to follow!