Hi everyone: I've been scouring the Internet in order to put together a weekend trip in celebration of my daughter's 16th birthday. She loves Broadway musicals, all things Japanese, punk music and is a vegetarian (quite a mash-up). So I'm emptying the bank account and buying tix to Book of Mormon and Avenue Q and we're heading to NYC Columbus Day weekend. Here's our itinerary thus far. It's quite open since she's been to NYC before and has seen many of the popular touristy spots. I'd like to explore some of the less popular sights which would appeal to her adolescent age group.
Friday: Arrive at the Newark airport 6:18pm. Take the AirTrain to Penn Station. Walk to the Chelsea Savoy Hotel for check-in. Eat in Chelsea or someplace close by? After dinner - Any recommendations for a place for live music that allows under 21 entrance?
Saturday: The day is open since Avenue Q doesn't begin until 8pm
My daughter wants to go to shops that specialize in Japanese goods such as Toy Tokyo, Forbidden Planet, Kinokuniya Bookstore, etc. Any more suggestions? What are your thoughts about the restaurants near St. Marks Place? Any with vegetarian selections?
She also loves bubble tea and NYC is inundated with these shops! Teado's reviews looked good. Does anyone have a favorite?
Maybe go to the Japan Society's art gallery. There's a new art show opening. Worth the trip?
Any other suggestions for exploring particular neighborhoods that would appeal to a teen's perspective.
Only plan is the BOM matinee at 2pm
The whole day is OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS.
Our flight leaves Newark at 12:25pm. What time should we leave for the airport? Will we be affected by the parade craziness?
Thanks so much!!Edited: 10 August 2014, 15:43