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New York Xmas / New Years itinerary

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New York Xmas / New Years itinerary


My partner and I are going to New York for the first time 23 dec - 2 jan and obviously want to make the most of our time.

We would like to do all the touristy things but does anyone have suggestions of what things we should group together by areas of NY?

I wouldn't want to go to one section then realised we missed something and waste time.

Also any suggestions of what to do Xmas day? Still unsure about New Years as bubba gumps was out of our price range and am not standing outside for hours either!

Thanks for your help :)

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1. Re: New York Xmas / New Years itinerary

Do you have a map yet? The best way is to plot all the things you want to see on a map and then organize your days.

Midtown is one area and may take a couple of days. You can do all the Financial District things in one day, although if you want to go to the Statue of Liberty it can eat up a few hours. (Book tickets now through www.statuecruises.com as they sell out of Crown access tickets.) The Met and AMNH can take a half day each.

Post your draft itinerary on the forum once you have done it, and we can advise if it is realistic.

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2. Re: New York Xmas / New Years itinerary

Understand that you won't see ALL of the tourist attractions (and you probably won't want to!). The first step is to identify which attractions you want to see, make a list, then use maps.google.com to help you roughly organize them by location. The forum's Top Questions section and the regular TA "things to do" section can help you start identifying things that seem interesting. A guide book is a good idea too.

Don't forget to leave time to just explore various interesting neighborhoods on foot.

You'll find lots of prior discussions on what to do Christmas Day. Use the forum's search feature. Rockefeller Center will be busy and TOTR will be open. Rockettes Christmas Spectacular will be performing. ESB is also open. It's a fine day to explore Central Park (and the Zoo is open). Some of the touristy Times Square businesses and attractions will be open. Do a holiday window display walk.

Typically, some (not all) Broadway Shows have Christmas night performances.

Lots of restaurants will be open. Booking in advance is a good idea.

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