Hello, I am planning in advance because we will be travelling for a number of weeks before arriving in NYC. We arrive early August for 6 nights, 2 adults and 2 children aged 4.5 and 7 from Australia.
Thanks for any advice you might be able to give on this draft itinerary. Especially given we have no idea about travel times, and while aware our walking will be slow with kids, it's difficult to know how long the walking sections of our trip will take as we may be stopping to sight see along the way.
Anything else we should do? This itinerary should give an idea of our interests.
We have the NY sightseeing pass already paid for (maybe unnecessary, but bought now).
Dinner maybe around times square ?Juniors.
Monday - Landmarc for breakfast vs wholefoods for picnic supplies before central park day, maybe hire bikes, consider walking from columbus circle across towards zoo, then up to Bethesda fountain, alice in wonderland statue, towards Met, then onto Ramble and great lawn (can revisit the latter later int he week). Should cover conservatory water and Hans Christian anderson statues. Consider visiting central park zoo - does this take long?
Maybe instead spend a good few hours at the Met.
Tuesday - Subway to chelsea market, breakafst at Bubbys, explore the market then walk the Highline to the vicinity of Circle line cruises (options for landmarks cruise are 11am, 1230am or 2pm, takes 90 minutes). Aim for 1230? cruise to return by 2pm. Maybe explore Tom Otterness playground before Intrepid air, sea, space museum for an hour or two (this is included in the Sightseeing pass so no dramas if we don't get the full value of admission).
Wednesday - Natural HIstory Museum, consider Alices Tea Cup upper west side for breakfast first.
Thursday - Brooklyn Bridge/Financial district - subway to DUMBO area, maybe check out Brooklyn Heights for views and architecture, then walk across Brooklyn Bridge and on into Wall street, charging bull, 9/11 memorial, oculus, One world tower observation deck.
?Ninja restaurant for dinner.
Saturday - no plans yet, maybe I'll have to move things here if some days are too full,
Sunday fly out early.
Concerned my chelsea/highline/circleline cruises/intrepid museum might be too much and similar with brooklyn bridge/wallst/9/11/freedom tower day.