I am taking my boys, ages 26 and 17, to NY this coming Easter weekend. They have never been. The only thing they've requested is Times Square and Macys (the 17 yr old LOVES to shop). I'd like to give them a good overview of the city with a few stops along the way - maybe TOTR, Central Park (where specifically?) and Staten Island Ferry to see Liberty. I was thinking we would use the tour bus and get off at certain stops.
Our hotel is at Lexington and 49th. Do you think we need a metro card or taxi?
Restaurant suggestions are also welcome, i'm a foodie but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. I'd like to get to Marcus Samuelson's restaurant in Harlem but fear it may be too far away from where we'll be touring.
We'll arrive on Friday around 7pm and depart Sunday afternoon. I'd like to factor in some downtime to just wander around and shop and get a feel for the city.
Considering it's a holiday weekend, should I expect the lines at the tourist sites to be abnormally long?
Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks.