My bf and i (25 from Australia) are counting down the weeks to our 1st New York Trip!! Dates are 28th Dec- 3rd Jan. (6nights) and location of our hotel is listed as times square south but from reviews i think it is more like chelsea.
Arrive JFK 7pm 28th Dec. By the time we get through customs and to our hotel we will be just about ready to pass out im sure!
29th-walk up from our hotel passed empire state building/macys etc to timesquare. visit gc station, 5th ave shopping, top of the rock for sunset. Night- back to timesqaure to see the lights and grab some dinner. (timesqaure will now be done and dusted no need to return for rest of trip).
30th- subway to brooklyn. any ideas/itinerary on how to tackle a day in brooklyn- hoping to explore park slope (beacons closet), brooklyn heights and dumbo. breakfast and lunch suggestions? perhaps breakfast at bubbys or a late lunch at river cafe or even grimaldis just to say we did!
walk the brooklyn bridge. quick wander round lower manhatten- battery park to see statue of liberty from a distance, wall st n century 21.
night- meatpacking district for dinner and drinks. spice market?
31st- explore soho, greenwich village, little italy. where to start?
NYE- looking for something different - eg warehouse party in brooklyn.
1st- lazy day with no plans other then NFL game giants v cowboys @ 1pm. early night catch up on some sleep!
2nd- last day with no plans.
things on my list to still see include central park n iceskating, highline park, east village. not sure if its possible to squeeze them all in this day or if you can make suggestions on whether they can go on another day.
There was a Knicks game scheduled for this night however not looking likely so perhaps a broadway show (although not sure if the bf would be to keen on this) any other ideas?
As you can probably tell our plans are rough and perhaps to full on? There seems to be so many amazing must see and do things in New York planning a short 1st trip is VERY overwhelming, so if anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. cheers!