Travelling to NYC with my 16 yr old daughter. May 16 to the 20th. Once in a lifetime trip. I have been several times first time for my girl. We live in a very rural setting in Cape Breton. Were talking a one grocery store Village but beautiful. So want to take in the big city.
My husband is a professional visual artist and although he will be home working in our Gallery we really like the artsy scene if that helps. Dance, music, theatre and of course art.
We got great tickets to the Balelt at the Met. for sat which will be a highlight for our trip.
Planning to shop Thrusday/Friday, sight see sat/sun and then leave monday for last minute what we missed. Does this make sense?
Shopping will include looking for unique/bargains forever 21, century 21, perhaps an interesting market and oogling the upscale stores. Macy and bloomingdales. Getting our make up done somewhere like a cosmetic counter. Any suggestions for the first?
We are thinking of a food walking tour. Maybe hells kitchen or Greenwich Village. Any suggestions? Would love a combo food tour and history or interesting stories of the neighborhood.
A broadway show - Wicked, or Kinky Boots, and I'll Eat You last. Now I am a huge Bette Midler fan but the prices. So one or two of these. Maybe and evening and afternoon show or only one. Suggestions?
An Italian Restaurant to die for. Any suggestions.. Mid range does not need to be high end. We want authentic food not chains.
Desserts, perhaps a place for after the shows if possible? Any suggestions? Clearly we will not be bar hoping :)
Planning on doing top of the rock, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn bridge maybe the hop on hop off, stain island ferry, Soho, Central Station, Rockefellow Place. We really do not want to run from one tour to another. We want time to just absorb the city and just enjoy.
So the big questions what have we missed...in a city that never sleeps. I just mean is there a must do out there?
Oh yes any restaurant suggestions would be great $$, $$$ and of course $ and bagels. cheese cake.
Not afraid to use the subway.
Sorry for such a long post thanks for any help.