Hi I think my itinerary is finally taking some shape after hours of trawling TA and the internet! I don't think I've ever researched any trip so intensely! I'll be there from 5-10 Dec, with my husband and 3 kids (11, 9 and 4):
5 Dec- arrive 11.10 am at JFK, Dial 7 to Hotel Beacon (the rest of the day we will try to keep awake exploring the UWS after our 24 hr flight and hopefully fall asleep after dinner!!)
6 Dec - AMNH, Central Park Zoo, ESB at sunset (bought express tickets - my son really wants to go there!)
7 Dec - American Girl Store (for the girls)/Nintendo &Lego store (for the boys), followed by a walk down 5th Avenue, hopefully covering Grand Central. If we didn't get to do ESB earlier, I'll do it today. If not, maybe end off the day with a visit to the Met (I believe it opens late on Friday?)
8 Dec - SOL (reserved Crown access tickets) and Brooklyn/Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square in the night. Hope to squeeze in some time for Financial District too. Possible?
Qn: Which is the best way to get back to our hotel after we have crossed the Brooklyn Bridge? (assuming we do make the walk over - we might just turn around and take the train back from Brooklyn!)
9 Dec - 9 am Rockettes show, Rockefeller Centre (hope to make reservation at the Rock Centre Cafe, Tea at the Plaza (4.30 pm reservation)
10 Dec - morning flight to MCO.
Is this the best way to arrange it, or is something out of place here? I would also appreciate any suggestions on where to eat near Battery Park after our SOL trip. thank you!Edited: 3:16 am, October 27, 2012