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Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

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Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

I always like to have a rough itinerary or check list, but nothing too rigid for my trips. Looking for any thoughts on interesting attractions I maybe don't know about that I should match in with what we're already planning to do.

This will be my 4th trip to NYC, but first in 5 years so suspect there has been some change! It's my friends first trip so looking forward to seeing the city through the eyes of an excited newbie again!

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1. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

Saturday

Get to hotel by 4pm all going well.

Explore Times Square

Grand Central Station

Bryant Park

Chrysler Building

New York Public Library

Dinner

Sunday

Big early breakfast!! (thanks to jetlag!)

Walk and explore neighbourhoods, see buildings up close.

Empire State Building

Madison Square Garden

Macys

China Town

Little Italy

Flatiron Building

Monday

Central Park

Possible MET visit.

Bloomingdales and 5th Avenue shops

SoHo

Greenwich Village

Highline

Tuesday

Statue of Liberty Crown 11am

Wall Street

9/11 Memorial

Battery Park

Brooklyn Bridge

Wednesday

Day trip to Washington booked. Away from NYC 8-9:30pm.

Late dinner

Thursday

Top of the Rock and ice-skating package

St Paul’s Cathedral

NBC Store

Radio City Music Hall

Roosevelt Island

Broadway show

Friday

Keeping it clear for now to go anywhere we didn’t get to see/want to go back to

Leave city about 4pm

Edited: 18 February 2014, 11:17
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2. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

Given we don't know what you're planning to do or what your likes/dislikes are makes it hard to help. How about you post your current itinerary to give people some idea.

Edited - OK. Now you've posted it. :-)

Edited: 18 February 2014, 11:18
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3. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

Any thoughts - anyone? We fly out in a couple of weeks and are staying close to Times Square.

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4. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

That sounds really good. I want to go New York soon also. How did you manage that day trip to Washington?

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5. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

If you want to go inside the library, you need to know it closes at 6.

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6. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

Very good plan! I mainly return to NYC for the musicals and theatre. If you can afford a couple Broadway shows, you can't go wrong! Also check out the Birdland Jazz club for some excellent entertainment. Another museum (much smaller then the Met) is the Frick Collection, just a block or so East of Central Park on 70th, always good exhibits. Also, if your at the Met Museum be sure to go to the roof for excellent views of the city and park! Have fun!

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7. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

It's hard to know, but some days seem very full - though you might just mean 'walk-bys' of some buildings, rather than visiting the inside.

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**Thursday

Top of the Rock and ice-skating package

St Paul’s Cathedral

NBC Store

Radio City Music Hall

Roosevelt Island

Broadway show**

You mean St Patrick's Cathedral? St Paul's is no where near that area.

If you want to see St Paul's, go on Tuesday. If St Pats...just update your itinerary.

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9. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

Ter said it first and do make time for the Library when it is actually open as Forgot mentioned.

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10. Re: Finalising my itinerary - any suggestions?

Thanks everyone!

Going to Washington with Amtrak, giving us about 6.5 hours there.

A lot of the buildings will just be a walk past - ESB, Flatiron etc... May pop into lobby where we can but not planning to spend much time there. "See and Snap" will be our plan!

Thanks for the tip for the MET roof, wouldn't have thought about that!

Yes, I mean St Patrick's Cathedral, I'm terrible for remembering the names!

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