we are arriving into newark on 4th nov at 12.30pm, no idea how long immigration will take but ive allowed up to 3 hours before we arrive at the metro hotel on W35th. times are guidelines but heres the plan:
Monday 4th November-Arrive at Newark around 12:30pm
-NJ Transit from Newark Airport to Penn Station, 10 min walk to Hotel Metro W 35th St.
-Check in around 3-ish, unpack, quick shower and change.
-Coffee and snack 4pm, Coffee Corner or Starbucks 6th Ave & W 27th
-Bottlerocket for wine 4.45pm W 19th between 6th & 5th Avenue
-Designer Shoe Warehouse 5pm on W 34th St, via Broadway, 15 min walk from Bottlerocket
-Macy’s 5.45pm for a browse, W 34th, 2 min walk from DSW
-Dump shopping at hotel. 6.30pm, 4min walk
-Thai dinner on 9th Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen. 7pm, via Broadway & W 46th, 21 min walk from Hotel. (Aceluck, Noodies, Thai Select)
-Pumpkin cider or beer at the Pony Bar on 10th 8-8.30, 2 min from 9th Ave
-wonder back to hotel through Times Square 12 min walk from Pony Bar.
-Back to hotel 10.30pm, W 35th, via Broadway, 16 min walk from Times Square.
Tuesday 5th November MY 30TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!-Lower Manhattan-early start! Breakfast at 7:15am, set off at 8am
-Metro from W 34th Herald Square to Whitehall St, 23 min
-Staten Island Ferry for views of Statue of Liberty 9-9:15. -9/11 Memorial-passes booked for 11am, Via Greenwich St, 14 min walk from ferry
-Coffee break. Midday
-Century 21 for a browse 12:30pm, via Albany St, 8 min walk from memorial
-Wall Street, Stock Exchange, Federal bank of NY. 2-2.30pm. via Trinity Place, 6 min from Century 21.
-Lunch. Shorty’s for a cheesesteak! 2.30-3pm via Wall St & Pearl St, 5 min walk from Wall St
-Brooklyn Bridge for views of Manhattan skyline 3.30-5pm, via Nassau St. 19 min
-Economy Candy on Rivington St 5pm. Via Ludlow St, 30 min walk from bridge.
-Metro from Delancy St to W 34th Herald Sq at 5.45pm to get back to hotel for shower & change. 15 min
-Take Metro at 7.45pm from Penn Station at to Canal St for La Sirene (Broome St) for Birthday Dinner. Table reserved for 8.30, arrive at 8pm., 18 min
-Metro from Canal St to Times Sq 42nd St for Top floor of the Strand for cocktail & views of ESB 10-10:30pm. 20 min
-Empire State Building- to the top for views of NYC by night, after 10:30-11pm, via W 37th & 5th Ave, 6 min walk from The Strand (maybe do this the following day after Broadway show if too tired)
-Back to hotel midnight. Via 5th Ave & W 35th St, 4 min walk from ESB
Wednesday 6th November-Midtown Manhattan-breakfast at 8am, set off at 8.30-9am
-Rockefeller Centre for TOTR & shops 9:30-10:00am. Via 6th Ave, 3 min walk from Hotel
-Central Park South (ice-skating) 11:30am. Via 5th Ave & W 59th, 3 min walk from Rockefeller Centre.
-Strawberry Fields in Central Park 12:30pm, via Central Park Driveway, 13 min walk from ice rink
-Lunch- Luke’s Lobster, South Central Park W 59th, The Plaza, 17 min from Strawberry Fields
-Bloomingdales, 2pm, via E 59th, 10 min walk from Luke’s Lobster
-Tiffany’s 3pm, via E 57th, 11 min walk from Bloomingdale’s
-Back to hotel by 4.30pm to dump bags, shower & change, via 5th Ave & W 35th St, 23 min walk from Tiffany’s
-Ellen’s Stardust Diner for milkshake & a main 6pm via Broadway, 18 min walk from Hotel
-Phantom of The Opera, Majestic Theatre 8pm, arrive 7.20pm to collect tickets via 7th Ave & West 44th, 3 min walk from Ellen’s
-Drink at Jimmy’s Corner 10:30pm, ($3 a beer! Great reviews!) W 44th St, 5 min walk
-Back to hotel 11:30pm, via 6th Ave, 12 min walk from Jimmy’s
Thursday 7th November-Shopping! Breakfast 8am, set off 8.30-9am
-Stroll around Greenwich Village area for shops & coffee 9:30-10am, via 6th Ave, 31 min walk from Hotel
-Lunch at Gray’s Papaya, midday for a tasty hot dog! Via Greenwich Ave & Perry St, 3 min walk from the village
-Union Square 12.30-1pm. via W 9th St & University Place, 12 min from Gray’s
-5th Ave for shopping. 1-6pm with coffee/drink break halfway
-Sit down for a drink and rest after shopping 6pm
-Dump bags in hotel, shower & change 6.30pm
-Dinner at Nino’s 46 7:30pm, 7th Ave & W 46th St, 4 min walk
-Back to hotel at 9.30pm for bottle of wine, start packing & early night.
Friday 8th November-Flight at 7:30pm. Breakfast at 7:30. Pack, head out by 9am.
-Times Square for any shops missed on the first day 9am, via W 35th & Broadway, 17 min walk from hotel
-Coffee Break, Starbucks? 11.15am
-View Chrysler Building 11:30am. Via E 45thth St & Lexington Ave, 17 min walk
-Explore Grand Central Station, 11.45 via E 42nd St, 3 min walk from Chrysler.
-Junior’s in Grand Central for lunch, people watching & best cheesecake ever! 1pm
-Collect luggage from hotel at 3pm (depending on check-in time) via Madison or Park Ave & E 35th St, 13 min walk
-10 min walk to Penn station to get NJ Transit from Penn Station to Newark by 3:30pm, airport check in at 4:30pm (3 hours before flight unless stated otherwise)