Hope this will help someone.
I will be in NYC for 3 days with my two daughters for the upcoming Veterans Day weekend. I was just there in June with the family, my sister and brother-in-law. We had a great time BUT two things I am doing different this time when planning my itinerary.
Have a plan B for rainy day weather. We didn’t and it caused some unnecessary stress and anxiety as we (7 of us) had to decide what to do instead of Central Park. This included figuring out the subway, restaurants, etc.
Decide on restaurants ahead of time. Our party of seven included 1 with special dietary needs, one picky eater (nothing foreign) and a penny pincher. It’s not fun going from restaurant to restaurant, looking for a posted menu, studying the map and flipping thru guide books on a busy sidewalk when you’re tired and hungry. There’s only three of us this trip, but both of my daughters are picky eaters. Solution: This time I studied The Menu Pages web site, restaurant websites and on-line reviews. My daughters have seen and approved the menus and I’ve even made reservations at two places and checked to see that the others are still open. This was a little time intensive but now that I don’t have to worry about where to eat, I can use that energy worrying about navigating the subway. :-)