This is our second trip to NYC, this time for Christmas , 18th to 27th December.
Have tried to keep it a lot less busy than the last one, we are planning to take it easier and explore the neighbourhoods, people watch in coffee shops, wander the markets etc. Will also go to a few shows using discounts from Broadway box and taking them direct to the box office on the day as we did last time, not too worried about which show, and have already got tickets for the Rockettes. We are not high end diners I have a Restaurant/Diner/Deli list by area for places we will eat if we are hungry with back ups as they are not reservation type places!
First night: Arrive check in and then Bryant Park Market, Rockefeller Centre to see tree and Times square at night, eat from either market food trucks or Halal Guys.
Day Two Thursday:
Morning: Union Square Market, plus explore area
Afternoon: Macy's Herald Square plus shops in area
Grand Central Market and tour
Evening: Christmas Window walk
Day Three Friday
Breakfast at Clinton Street
Morning: Explore Greenwich Village
Afternoon: head up to Columbus Circle to see Christmas market.
Wholefoods, walk in park, then Levain Bakery and Zabars UWS
Day Four Saturday
Morning: Chinatown food tour, sample noodles, dumplings, pancakes, custard tarts, Steam pork buns etc. Self devised and will share lots so we can taste lots!
Afternoon Brooklyn Heights , Dumbo, Jacques Torres/Almondine ride on Jane's Carousel, walk back over the Bridge.
Evening: Rockettes at Radio City 10pm
Day Five Sunday
Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg
Day Six Monday
Morning: Explore Soho, Dominique Ansells, would like to get a seat and have a pine cone dessert and or DKA or NY Paris Brest, not bothered about queuing for Cronut.
Dyker Heights tour, organising ourselves.
Day Seven Tuesday Christmas Eve
Grand Central food market, shopping for a few nibbles for Christmas day tea
Then Greenwich Village, Carolling at Washington Square Park and Gramercy Park.
Day Eight Christmas day
Chinatown for Dim Sum early lunch then walk around Central Park
Nibbles tea in room of things collected over previous days.
Day Nine Thursday Natural History Museum
Evening Broadway Show
Day Ten last day
Museum of American Indian at Bowling Green
Last Minute Shopping LES Economy Candy, Katz's
Flight home 7.30pm