Hiya TA's ! Can you lovely people please help me plan our trip?
Were going to NY on 27/10/12 and staying until 29/10/12 where we'll head off to Las Vegas for 12 days after.
We've never been before and finding this planning lark a little overwhelming!
Alittle bit of information about us and our plans thus far ..
Nat (me) = Chief planner/organiser, Chief worrier, 29 Year old big kid ... will be 30 during this trip, so planning on dealing with this milestone by...you'll have to wait and see.. Ive wanted to visit NY since I was about 18, as the world was opening up to me and LV since we got talking to a Scottish couple who told us how fab it was, on the way to Animal Kingdom in Florida last year
Steve = My lovely OH 31 - (will be 32 by the time we travel), who is quite happy for me to get on and plan everything (As per the Orlando trip), very laid back, fulfilling a lifelong dream by visiting both cities, looking forward to visiting some comic book stores in NY (Marvel fan) oh and getting dressed us as Batman during Halloween in LV.
So...Our Itinerary ..
(Flight Day) 27/10/12
Our flight is at 9.25am, so we'll be up at around 5.30am, have breakfast at the Radisson Blu hotel, Manchester, then leave the airport by 6.30am and take the walkway into T2 for bagdrop. Not booked an Airport loung yet, still undecided, as we both enjoy people watching, so we might not bother this year
We are flying Continental Airlines and are due to arrive Newark Airport at approx 12.15pm NY Time. No transfer booked yet, but i'll get around to that over then next few months..
I hear it take approx 40 minutes to get from Newark into Times Square via taxi so were anticipating getting to The Manhattan @ Times Square Hotel by approx 3.00pm, dropping our bags off then heading out to grab a bite to eat .. possibly Applebee's as I have looked on Google Earth and it is just around the corner .
We are yet to plan the rest of our afternoon/evening, however we plan to cram as much in as possible as were not here for long!
(Our Full Day in New York) 28/10/12
As we will probably be awake at "silly o'clock" so we are planning on getting as much done as possible via the subway/Metro network:
These are some things we'd like to fit in:
Central Park (Not all of it, just the outskirts)
Grand Central Station
Nice scenic trip over to Staten Island on the Ferry - passing the Statue of Liberty,
Toys R Us is also nice to see in Times Square (As we are big kids)
Walk across Brooklyn Bridge ... (Not sure we'll manage this)
Get tattooed at NY Ink..if its not $1000 for a tiny tat like ive heard)
Top Of The Rock + The Photo on the steel beam
Ground Zero Memorial
At least 1 comic book store
Food - Not sure yet, however it wont be top end fine dining as were both fussy eaters.
Can someone help with grouping these together in regards to their locations please as i really havnt got a clue!
(Our Last Few Hours in NY + Flight to Vegas) 29/10/12
We'll probably be awake at silly of clock again, so will head off to do some last minute site seeing & grab some breakfast as soon as were up.
We still need to plan what to do with the rest of our morning however..(Any suggestions??)
Were planning on Checking out of the hotel at around 13.30pm and will hail down a cab to take us to JFK Airport for our 16.30pm flight to Las Vegas. We'll grab lunch at JFK I think, ahead of the 6 hour flight to the Sin City.
Any information / advice on our trip would be gratefully received
Thanks in advance