Me and my mum are visiting New York 26th September - 1st October. I am trying to arrange things, so we visit things we want to see while we are in one area, rather than keep going back on ourselves!
We arrive on 26th at around 3.30pm, so will find our way to our hotel and just get our bearings that evening, I think. We are staying at Comfort Inn, Manhattan.
We have a cruise tour booked, but not for any particular day. We will see the Statue of Liberty from this boat and don't think we need to go to any closer. Maybe we should?
Other things we want to see :-
Central Park - I see there is a pedicab tour for an hour or so. This would be ideal as my mum, although can walk, would enjoy it much more if she could view whilst being driven! Is this tour ok to do and suit that need?
Metropolitan Museum - go on the roof terrace
Rockafeller Centre/Empire State Building - Mum wants to go up both. One day and one night. Which is the best to do when?
World Trade Centre Memorial - I see we can book tickets but have to specify a day. Would any of the above sites fit in with this in terms of location?
Brooklyn Bridge - still undecided whether to go over it or just see it. Any views on whether this should be done, how to do, please?
Washington - This is my mum's first and probably only trip to NYC. She wants to go to Washington for the day. We are probably going to do this on the Monday before we leave on the Tuesday. I am happy to go along, and we know its a long day. Can anyone recommend whether we go by train or bus? I am more keen on train as I think it will be quicker but then wonder about a tour.
Basically we need an itinery for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the above places to see, except for Washington, and the best way to go about it so we don't go in opposite directions when we shouldnt have done!! I plan to go to see Mamma Mia at the Winter Garden theatre on Sunday evening, and we are going to watch Norwich City in action at around 8.30am on the Sunday morning, although, as yet, unsure of the venue. We will shop a bit but are not fussed on spending time in stores.
Sorry, I know I have asked alot of questions and probably confused everyone! Any help you can offer, I would be very, very grateful.