We are going to New York from 1st-4th Oct 14 staying in the Wyndham New Yorker on 34th St. I have planned each of the days, and would appreciate some advice if it is feasible/realistic. Itinerary is as follows:
Arrive at hotel late afternoon
Empire State Building
After breakfast walk to Times Square and purchase '48 hr Hop on Hop off' ticket
Downtown loop towards lower Manhattan
Get off at SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy and have a walk around/shop/get coffee
At approx 1pm, start Brooklyn loop of Hop on hop off tour
Walk to Empire Fulton Ferry Park / Jane's Carousel
Get Pizza @ one of the Pizzerias located by Brooklyn Bridge (not sure which one)
Walk back over Brooklyn Bridge
Depending on time, possibly do the night tour loop of Downtown and Brooklyn
9/11 memorial and museum. Do you have to book the museum or can you just turn up?
If we have to book, I think a time of approx 10.30am is best.
Walk towards Staten Island Ferry via the Charging Bull. After reaching Staten Island, we plan on going straight back.
Walk down Wall Street, continue on Downtown loop to Central Park (hope this to be before 3pm)
Walk around Central Park / possibly doing some of the Uptown loop
Night tour loop of Downtown and Brooklyn if not done previous night
I am a bit concerned with the timing of this day, as I don't want to be wandering round Central Park if it's getting dark.
After breakfast Grand Central Station
Go to 5th Avenue and do some shopping, walking back down Madison Avenue
Possibly get lunch somewhere around Central Park
Later on I would like to go to a rooftop bar and have some cocktails (recommendations would be great as we would be celebrating a 30th birthday)
Dinner @ a Uncle Jack's steakhouse (booked for 8.30pm)
Leave for JFK at approx 1.30pm