My husband and I will be visiting NYC Sept 9th -15th for the first time and will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sep 11th. We are staying in Times Square. We plan to use the subway/hop on hop off bus for transportation. We do have a wish list for a handful of city restaurants which I don’t know where to fit in my itinerary; Eataly, Seaport Café, Katz’s Deli, Lombardi’s, Tamarind’s. Any non-tourist suggestions are welcome. As for restaurants in Brooklyn, we are considering Francesco’s and/or Peter Luger Steakhouse. Again, I’m not sure where to fit any these choices in our schedule or if they are even decent restaurant choices. Also, would appreciate any recommendations for good night life hang outs. Preferably in East Village, West Village or Chelsea. But, not set solely on these areas. Somewhere local folks go to have a good time. Below is our very draft itinerary. Does seem realistic?
Sunday (arrive 2pm)
- Purchase our 7-day Metro Pass and jump on the hop on hop off
bus for a full ride around the city.
- China Town
- Little Italy
- Greenwich Village
- Chelsea Market
- West Village
- TOTR (morning)
- St Patrick’s Cathedral
- Grand Central Station (maybe the Oyster Bar for lunch)
- East Village
- Times Square (evening)
Tuesday – Anniversary Day
- Explore Upper East Side
- Lunch at Katz Deli (not sure if this lunch location is convince for
the remain of the days agenda)
- Explore Central Park explore (rent a row boat). We can’t decide
which restaurant to celebrate our special day. It’s between the
Boathouse or River Café.
- Find a romantic bar. Possibly a roof top bar (suggestions?)
- SOL and Ellis Island 9am
- Financial District
- St. Paul's Chapel
- 911 Memorial 5:30pm
- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
- Dinner in Brooklyn – Perhaps Francesco’s or Peter Lugers
- Walk back over the Brooklyn Bridge or taxis/subway back to
- Prospect Park
- South Street Sea Point and Fish Market
- Brooklyn Heights Promenade (day or evening?)
No set plans. I know we’ve missed a lot. Any suggestions on "must-do" would be greatly appreciated. We haven’t yet decided if we’ll do a Broadway show. If we do, it would most likely be Friday.
People watching in some of the parks: Washington Square, Union Square or Bryant Park. Would any one of these parks fit in our itinerary?
Saturday (depart LGA at 11am)
Breakfast and head to the airport.
Look forward to hearing back from you guys!