Partner and I are off to New York in 10 days and very excited! Staying around the Times Square area. However, not had a lot of time to plan our itinerary as we've both been so busy lately. We've tried to put together a few things we want to do for the 5 nights that we are there. I'll try and give a little more information with regards to the money side of things too - we're both in our twenties and love making the most of a night (not drinking ridiculously mind, but going out for 4 of the nights and a few drinks each at bars/clubs plus wine with meals), we've already paid for our tickets for Wicked and we're buying our ESB and TOTR combined ice skating tickets before we go. We would like to eat in a restaurant each night with maybe one slightly higher end meal (nothing more than $70 each). We've not got breakfast included at the hotel but would like to visit some diners. Lunch may be a mix of deli food one day, and a pizza place or something similar the next. We're planning on getting the subway from JFK. We both want to do a little bit of shopping but mainly souvenirs/gifts for home. So far we're budgeting $1700 each. Does this sound OK? I'm aware that everybody's different but just want confirmation that hopefully we won't be tight on money - I have tried to look at prices as much as possible!
Here is what we've planned so far:
Hopefully get in NYC for 3pm ish.
Top of the rock before dusk.
Statue of Liberty
The Spotted Pig for lunch
Times Square at night
Boathouse for lunch
Upper East Side e.g. Bloomingdales
Roosevelt Island Cable
Pre-theatre Dinner - any suggestions here?
Show 8pm Wicked Gershwin theatre
Shopping around this area?
Brooklyn Bridge/Dumbo area
Gramercy park area
Butter for dinner
Empire state building at night
Ice skating at the Rockefeller
River Park walk
Maybe visit Central Park again. We only fly late at night so we've got nearly a full day to fill but think I'd like to leave this free in case there's anywhere else we want to revisit!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.