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Is this doable and what else can we see on route?

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Is this doable and what else can we see on route?

Ok so first visit to NY in August for our first wedding anniversary. I have been doing a little bit of research on places we want to visit etc but not sure on the timescales and whether it is all doable in one day so any help appreciated. (we are staying at The Hudson hotel and should arrive there on a friday at about 5pm and then leave on the monday at about 5pm.)


Walk down to columbus cirle and enter central park through the merchant gate. Take central drive going past the ice rink. Then take East Drive leading on to Terrace drive where we will see Angel of the waters, the lake, bethesda fountain and then on to Strawberry fields. Exit the park to see the Dakota building and then back in and walk down to Tavern on the green where we have reserved a table for 8.45pm(i know what you all think but it's more the atmosphere we are going for). Now is this all doable in time (say we get to the park a about 6.30pm) or can we possibly see more in the time we have before our dinner reservation? Looks huge on the map!


Walk down to Bloomingdales and have a look there. From bloomies walk down 5th avenue and sample some of the many delightful shops inc Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany's. See Trump Tower on route. Walk down to Saks where we will then visit Top of the Rock. Will then continue down 5th Av until 34th Street where we can see the Empire State building and go to Macy's. Dinner reservation at Rainbow Rooms


Whole day at Woodbury common and then Avenue Q down broadway. Obviously see Times Square whilst there


Not worked out routes yet but we have a helicopter ride from the VIP heliport at 10.30am to go round the Statue of Liberty. We'll then head down to Ground Zero site, St Paul's Chapel and the firehouse at Liberty and Greenwich street. We'll then make our way to South Street Seaport and pier 17 to catch some good views of Brooklyn Bridge and possibly go to river cafe for a late lunch.

Does all this sound doable in the timescales? Also is there anything we have missed off that is kind of on our route and worth seeing?

Any help/guidence all welcome!

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1. Re: Is this doable and what else can we see on route?

It all sounds doable. First, I just have to say you have picked 2 of the most touristy, bad value for money places to have dinner in all of NYC. I hope you'll reconsider. Both TOTG and the Rainbow Grill (I'm assuming you're not going to the Rainbow Room but rather the grill) are GREAT places for a drink for views and atmosphere, but both are pretty deadly and overpriced for dinner. Asiate in the Time Warner building (not far from your hotel at Columbus Circle) has a lovely view and very good food as an alternative to one night. Another idea is doing a dinner cruise. Yes, that's touristy too, but the


has gotten very good reviews here. Almost everyone who goes to TOTG is disappointed.

Bloomingdales is not on Fifth ave. but on Lexington. If you think you're going to really shop and buy things there, you might want to save that for the end of your day so you're not carrying around a lot of shopping bags. It makes most sense to walk from the hotel to Bergdorf, Tiffany's etc. and then head down Fifth ave.

Fyi, you'll need a reservation for the River Cafe and they do have a dress code, so going there as a spur of the moment thing is not nec. possible.

Hope you have a great trip.

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