I think we have out itinerary in pretty good order with three weeks until we travel! However, before starting to buy tickets for things I thought it might be wise to post this draft, just to check it makes sense :)
Also, we haven't planned many meals so far so if you can suggest food places in the areas we're visiting it'd be appreciated. We're not fine dining types so more casual places would work for us. My other half is a big Italian fan, I'm a big fan of spicy food. We both love Indian/morrocan. I don't eat seafood but my boyfriend loves it.
So here goes:
Arrive Monday 30th dec at 1pm to JFK
Head to our hotel (Wall Street Inn), check in and dump bags.
Go to the subway and get week passes.
Head to Times Square, have some food at Juniors (cheesecake!) and have a wander around.
We're anticipating that we'll be quite tired so planning for an early night.
Tuesday 31st Dec
Wake up early (jet lag)
Head to the Tick Tock Diner for breakfast.
Empire State Building (intend to get there early (8ish) and will be buying the tickets in advance and printing the off).
NY Public library
Grand Central station (probably get some food here, apparently lots of choice- any rec's?).
UN tour (was going to book this for 3- do you think this is being a bit unrealistic? Should I book later?).
Nothing else planned in case we need a nap.
Plan to go to Central Park for the NYE fireworks.
Any recommendations for a bar that sells food/casual restaurant either nr the hotel or Central Park for before the fireworks?
Wednesday 1st Jan
9am Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (will be booking before we travel via statuecruises)
Potentially use the afternoon for walking around Greenwich Village/some other area.
Thurs 2nd Jan
Central Park in the morning
AMNH in the afternoon
(No food/evening plans as yet)
Weds 3rd Jan
Day trip to Niagara Falls (flights booked with Delta- I know there's plenty to do in NYC but we haven't got plans to visit the east coast/canada again so felt like it was worth the expense/time/freezing cold)
Sat 4th Jan
No plans for the morning in case we need a lie in- if we're up early, head out early for a wander about!
LES Mafia tour @12-1.30/2
Get the subway to Brooklyn and be at Brooklyn Heights Promenade in time for sunset at 4.30ish.
Pick up Nets tickets
Dinner at SOCO, BK (saw a pic of red velvet waffles and fried chicken, omg!)
7pm Nets game (what time should we aim to get there if the game is at 7?)
Sun 5th Jan
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn flea market
No other plans- open to suggestions
Head to TOTR for sunset (aim to get up there by 4 so we get to see lights/sunset/dark)
Mon 6th Jan
Fly our early for week in the sun.
Arrive back @mignight mon 13th.
Tues 14th Jan
Free day for anything we missed/shopping
Flight home at 9pm
We're so excited and want to get everything we can booked before Xmas, so wanted to check we had things looking in decent shape!
Thanks for all your help! I'm a TR addict and planning this trip has been hard, but awesome with the help of everyone here!