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first trip to nyc - october 2013

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first trip to nyc - october 2013

I was hoping someone could give input to my itinerary - any help would be greatly appreciated.


arrive 2pm

get to hotel - hilton grand vacation club

looking for easy way to fill out afternoon and evening ( restaurant suggestion helpful )


circle cruise

ground zero ( 1pm - reserved)

st pauls

st patricks

top of the rock ( 5pm reserved)

grand central - campbell apt



shopping ( macys saks)

appt at 1

public library

bryant park - cocktails bryant park grill

book of mormon (7pm reserved)

carmines or joe allen?



subway to brooklyn


brooklyn ice cream

brooklyn brewery

walk back over bridge

chinatown - shopping on canal

gotham bar and grill

greenwich village - cabanas rooftop?



russian tea room

natural hx museum

highline walk

cocktails at living room


travel late afternoon - otherwise open

help filling in central park, little italy, katz deli and anything else I'm missing including must have food!

Thank you so much.

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1. Re: first trip to nyc - october 2013

What are your dates?

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2. Re: first trip to nyc - october 2013

oct 18 -23

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3. Re: first trip to nyc - october 2013

"appt at 1"......what does this mean? If you are switching to an apartment, you might be in for some trouble. They are mostly illegal if staying for less than 30 days.

Day 2 is very busy. Move St Patrick's to Day 3 because it's near some of your Day 3 things (Library, Bryant Park). That will make Day 2 less busy.

You could include Little Italy (though it's mostly been taken over by Chinatown now) and Katz's on Day 4 after you walk back across the Brooklyn Bridge. Don't forget to go to the promenade in Brooklyn Heights for some awesome views of Manhattan.

On Day 5 when you are doing the High Line you could visit Chelsea Market if it interests you, it's right at the 14th St High Line stairs.

Put Central Park on your last day and hope the weather is nice. October has some beautiful weather for sightseeing (not too hot or cold) and you might also see some nice leaf colours on the trees in the park.

Happy planning :-)

Edited: 19 September 2013, 03:15
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4. Re: first trip to nyc - october 2013

You have a lot going on on day 5 and will have only a couple of hours to see each of the museums.

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5. Re: first trip to nyc - october 2013

Just saw where you are staying....well, for your first night eatings you are easy walking distance to a good casual eating area in Midtown West with a big choice in a range of foods from pizza to burgers to ethnic food.

The forum's food guru Ziggy has a good run-down of some favourite eating places, check it out: eatingwithziggy.com/category/…

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6. Re: first trip to nyc - october 2013

I'm relatively certain that "appt at 1" means appointment, not moving into an illegal apartment!.

For Little Italy, do it with Chinatown. There is not much left, but may as well explore what is there when in Chinatown.

You might consider seeing some of Central Park on your first afternoon.

Edited: 19 September 2013, 15:56
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