I will arrive at Newark Airport (EWR) on coming 21st June at 7:00 am. I will rent a car so it will be around 8:00am. I will have about 5hrs to visit few places before I head up for a meeting. Then I will return on Sunday evening say by 5:30pm. I will have all the night before I catch my flight on 7:00am on Monday morning.
What can I do? I have following in my mind. Please help me refine it and detail it.
1. See the statue of liberty. I know it is closed. I just want to see it because it is AWESOME !!!
i) Can I drive to a point and park my car for rest of the day?
ii) Staten Island Ferry is free. Is this the best for me or some other tour can give me more value given my time constrain? Also where can I park and from where to where should I go on the ferry to explore the rest.
2. Second on my list is to get a view from Brooklyn Promenade and see or walk the Brooklyn bridge.
i) Silly one: what is promenade? Is it a big building like empire state?
ii) From the ferry where should I stop for this. How long does it take to get done with promenade and the bridge. If it takes too long I will do just a bit of the bridge.
3. Take a quick stroll in SoHo.
i) I will be hungry by then so where can I eat?
ii) Can I buy an decent not so overpriced overcoat for my gf there?
iii) How do I get back to where I parked my car in the first place ?
1. See times square and the empire state building.
i) Where to park? Is it easier if I return my car leave luggage somewhere. (where?) and come to see this?
ii) Till what time is it advisable to be in the square?
iii) Can I buy tkts for empire state online and will that help me save time?
iv) How do I get back to my car or the airport?
I will also need some advice on ground transportation. Like which subway to take, what tkt is best for this plan etc. Are the directions to these places well marked on the streets?
Thank you very much for your help and time. I appreciate all you great advisors.