Hey guys. I've never been to NYC, so any and all advice/help is welcome and appreciated!
I'll be flying into LGA at about 8:30pm on Wednesday, Oct 10. We will be staying at the Quality Inn Woodside, which I found to be right next to the 7 train into Times Square. We will be flying out from LGA on a 2:55pm flight on Sunday, Oct 14.
So, first off - what would be my best best from getting from LGA to my hotel in Woodside? Would I be better off taking a cab or is there any sort of public transit that would be a better option?
I understand you can get a 7 day metro card for about $30 which would allow me to ride the subway (and buses?) for the full time.
Wednesday we'd like to do something that night, but I suppose it depends on what would be the best to do at night.
I haven't figured out at all what to do each day, though I do know of quite a few things that I want to do. Definitely want to check out Times Square, Central Park (maybe rent a couple of bikes for an hour or so), Ground Zero and WTC memorial, Grand Central Station, Battery Park, Top of the Rock Observation Desk, getting up for GMA, Empire State Building, as well as probably some museums, and hit up some bars for some drinks at night.
Within the next week I'll definitely be trying to time these out and planning them on a day to day basis, but as of right now I don't have much figured out.
I'm big into photography, so any places that will provide good photo ops I'll definitely be up for that.
I do know that on Thursday (10/11) night, we'll be going out to dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. I've been looking at various restaurants, I really did like the Little Owl restaurant, and we might go there.
Basically I'm just looking for any feedback possible. As you can probably tell it's a little scattered right now and we don't have much of a solid plan.