We're booked for Dec 16-23rd and I'm trying to sort out an itinerary and have a list of questions.
1. I know it's New York and I know it will be busy, but it seems that the time we're going is less busy than the week before or the week after which is crazy. But how busy is "less busy"? Should I spend a lot of time trying to plan museums for their recommended quiet times?
2. Which would you recommend for first timers - the full 3 hour Circle Line Sightseeing cruise or the semi-circle which starts at 4 and presumably may get the evening lights? Or should we do both?
3. What are the Statue Crown stairs really like? How stressful are they to climb? Will it be horribly crowded and tight up there? Is it worth it considering I'll have to book tickets now and take a chance on the weather?
4. I have two tween girls - we're looking at Alice's Tea Cup, American Girl Cafe, Ellen's Stardust Diner & Benihana. Are there any other restaurants they would get a kick out of?
Thanks in advance!