Hey all - changed my screen name was janit0r but people kept thinking I was Janet! Lol so here goes: we are 2 friends both 28 travelling to NYC from 7th feb to the 11th not a great length of time but intend to make the very most of it! My 1st time here and my friends 2nd. So I've a rough idea of an itinerary - if there's anything you guys don't think we'll get done let me know, or things to swap around your input is most valued! Thanks to all on the forums - so many tips!!
Right we depart from Dublin at 9am on Friday the 7th and arrive at Newark airport at 11.50am providing all is running on time! We get our immigration all done at the Dublin side which is good - we're intending to grab our bags and get the NJ Transit to Penn station and walk to the hotel edison to get checked in! I presume we can pick up our 7 day unlimited ticket at this stage? Guessing we'll be checked in and bags left approx 3pm-ish and go exploring the area and grab a bite to eat! Want to make the most of this Friday and stay awake as long as possible!! So have jotted down Grand Central Terminal, NY Public Library to have a look and pass the Chrysler Building - somewhere to eat in the evening (any ideas?) juniors for cheesecake, and up the ESB at night, back to hotel for much needed snoozes!
Saturday 8th Feb: up early breakfast probably beside us in cafe edison, TOTR 1st thing, once finished head to Greenwich village (Saturday market I've heard?), Washington Square Park grab a sandwich, then maybe a bit of shopping on the way back - thinking Keens for dinner tonight. Wouldn't mind trying to get tickets for a show from the TKTS booth for this eve!
Sunday 9th February - lower manhattan day! V early start, Statue of Liberty tour @ 10am crown & Ellis's island included - so have to collect tickets at 9.30 - thinking of breakfast somewhere close by? Any suggestions? Guessing we'll be down around 2-3? So back for our 911 memorial at 3.30. On the way home have a look at the charging bull, Wall Street, ny county courthouse etc, depending on how tired etc we are would like to see the irish hunger memorial, St Paul's and century 21 - know this is a v heavy day intending to take as many small coffee/tea breaks as we can to break up the day!
Monday 10th last full day! Want to do the Roosevelt Island tram and FDR four freedoms park, had planned a night at Birdland for a few drinks and entertainment, and shopping for the daytime - wanted to keep this day as light as possible and do some wandering - no real itinerary in place just take it as we come!
Flight home from Newark at 7pm on Tuesday 11th am guessing we need to leave the city around 3pm? :( Boo!!! So up early today and get any last minute things we didn't get squeezed in! Get some food and off to the airport
Any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated to make the most of our trip!!!