Hello, everybody's posts have been invaluable at organising my 40th birthday trip with hubby to NYC. This is currently our work in progress timetable.
Sat - Arrive at hotel near Times Square by 4pm.
Subway to Staten Island ferry
Take hundreds of photos whilst staring gaping mouthed at everything on ferry.
Walk via South St Seaport (just to wander, no stopping as such) to Brooklyn Bridge and over it and back.
Wander to Chinatown for something to eat if not eaten in Brooklyn.
Subway back and sleep.
Sunday -( have Newyork pass for 2 days)
2 hour circle line cruise.
Intrepid air, sea, space (gotta keep hubby happy!)
Top of the rock while light but hoping to catch sunset if weather permits.
Monday - Subway to Battery park.
Cruise to Liberty/Ellis Island, visit the Immigration centre.
Visit Wall Street, pay respects at WTC.
ESB at night, maybe Madame Tussauds as we will get in free anyway, bit of Times Square shopping for the kids.
Tuesday - Have 11am tickets for Columbus Circle art installation.
Visit Central Park/ Ice skating (or is Ice Skating at Rockerfeller Centre recommended if open by then??)
7pm Evita show.
St Patricks cathedral
Grand central terminal
NY Public Library
Leave at 3.30pm for LIRR & Skytrain back to JFK
Would love to squeeze in a walk round Greenwich Village or SoHo but unsure as to whether time will permit.
Hoping to visit a few shops too, (loving google maps as so handy to work out how close places are in relation to each other)
Any thoughts much appreciated. Sorry to all you New Yorkers if its too touristy, I come from London and do appreciate that people visiting will want to visit certain things not necessarily what the locals would choose!
Thanks for reading