I'm taking my other half to New York for her birthday in Janruary (its a supprise, so shhh) however I have no concept of time when it comes to getting around as it will be the first time I will have been also, just wondering if those who have been think that i'll have enough time to do all the stuff i've planned in the 3 nights we'll be there.
Were due to land at JFK at 12.55pm where I've already got a limo to pick us up drop us off at our Hotel in Midtown 3 blocks from Times Sq. assuming it'll take and hour to get out of the airport, a hour to get to the hotel and an hour to check in and get everything ready so we can go out again, so lets our break starts at 4pm Friday, I've tried to be as efficient as possible so far but heres what i want to do:
See Times Sq. (always wanted to have a hotdog in front of the big coca cola sign)
(possability of fitting something else in here?)
Saturday: Early start:
Do the whole 86th floor observatory thing on the empire state building (im aware you can pre book your tickets for the elevator
Shopping at Macy's, FAO Shwarts (gotta see the big piano) then up 5th Ave to Rockerfella Centre, then Bloomingdales (her birthday present will be a shopping spree)
Drop off bags at hotel:
Walk in Central Park, see the zoo hopefully
Find a nice restaurant for tea (any suggestions)?
Subway down to ground zero
Carry on down to get Statue of liberty ferry
Subway to Grand central (want to the go for proper New York Cheesecake an dont want to go as far as juniors in brooklyn - I hear Little Pie Co in Grand Central is good)
Back to Central Park for a skate on the rink
(fit anything else in here)
about 3 hours last minute gift shopping before our ride back to JFK
Ok so thats my plan thus far, most importantly is all that doable? anyone think of anything I could have missed (museums etc are not really her thing) anything else I could possibly fit in or tips to enhance our trip? or could I rearrange the order of visitings to make more time, any other shops I should visit?
Thanks in advance :thumbsup: