Im lucky to say I have been to NYC many times from England, but as I usually go in the summer ,im more than exited about going the weekend prior to Christmas this year.So was wondering if someone can give me some ideas ,things to do over this festive period .Flying in on 16th for 4 nts .I have done the typical tourist things so Im looking for something festive atmospheric.
I am surprising my 60 year old mum so want it to be really nice.
Firstly I was wondering if someone can recommend a nice hotel in Times Square.I am looking for a twin bedded room,as travelling with parent.I have stayed in this area many times,and although a tourist destination I like the idea of walking back to the hotel after a show at night and not hunting for a cab.The hotel I usually stay in is the Westin.But it is totally soulless! .Its great for location and rooms are nice but I stay here in the summer .Think it will be a bit grim at Christmas time. Was thinking of the Intercontinental in Times Square but guessing the same might apply. I ve looked at the Palace Hotel but as its an old hotel ,the rooms vary so much ,kind of like standardisation you get with modern built hotels. I'm open to suggestions .Thought of the Waldorf but reviews are so mixed as it depends on the room you are allocated .
Secondly ,I am looking to have some nice lunches in Manhattan ,Like American fare, not Italian. Anyone have any ideas ?Think I had lunch in the Waldorf once -casual -club sandwich etc and was nice ,but looking for traditional ,bit of opulence.
Finally ,can someone recommend a good show or play? I m going to Radio City to see the Rockettes Christmas Show so was thinking of the play with Rachel Weisz or Kinky Boots ???
Finally ,would like to do some nice things- like afternoon tea in the ??? or lunch in the ??? Want to visit a hotel which has the nice tree and decorations .Therefore the W hotels are not what I am looking for.
Also like to see something new -hate museums lol