NYC HOTEL LOCATION
Hard Rock Hotel
159 W 48th St.
Tuesday June 28th
Midtown Sightseeing and Shopping & Dinner in the Seaport District
8:45 a.m. Breakfast Reservation: Sarabeths: Central Park South, 40 Central Park South
10:00 a.m. Midtown Sightseeing and Shopping (see map):
- The Plaza Hotel
- Nike NYC
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral (free, go in!)
- Sak’s 5th Ave
- *Rockefeller Plaza
- H & M
- Adidas Flagship
- NBA Store
- Urban Outfitters
- New York Public Library (free, go in!)
- Bryant Park
- Times Square
* The concourse level (basement) of Rockefeller Center has food options (I recommend Alidoro Italian Sandwiches or Ace's Pizza and Chip City Cookies.) Rockefeller Plaza has Magnolia Bakery and VanLeeuwen's Ice Cream.
4:00 p.m. Return to hotel to drop bags get ready for dinner.
5:30 p.m. Take a subway to the Seaport District.
Subway instructions: Walk approximately 8 minutes to Times Square-42nd St Subway Station at 41st and 7th. Tap your enabled credit card or your phone (Apple Pay) at the turnstile and it will charge your card $2.75 and let you through. Take a downtown bound 2 or 3 train to Fulton St (5 stops). Walk 5 minutes east to The Seaport District and Pier 17.
Explore the Seaport District prior to dinner. Pier 17 is very photogenic with fun places to sit and enjoy the view!
6:45 p.m. Dinner Reservation: The Fulton, 89 South St. on Pier 17.
To get back to your hotel: use the above directions in reverse or take an Uber.
10:00 p.m. The Skylark, 200 W 39th St. 30th Floor. Reservation under Heather Gates.
Wednesday June 29th
The Upper West Side, Central Park, Hudson Yards, Dinner & Broadway
8:30 a.m. Take a Subway to Coffee/Breakfast.
Subway instructions: Walk 4 minutes to 50th St. Station at Broadway and 50th. Take an uptown bound 1 train to 79th St. 4 stops. Walk 3 minutes to Daily Provisions at 375 Amsterdam Ave.
9:00 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast: Daily Provisions, Upper West Side, 375 Amsterdam Ave.
10:00 a.m. American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West
12:00 p.m. Lunch: Shake Shack, 366 Columbus Ave. (behind the museum)
1:00 p.m. Central Park Sightseeing (see map):
- Strawberry Fields
- Bow Bridge
- Bethesda Fountain and Terrace
- Mall and Literary Walk
- Wollman Rink
- Continue south toward 59th St.
Take an Uber (12 minutes) to:
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Hudson Yards.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Edge, 4th Level. Tickets are good any time between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
I also recommend an afternoon cocktail at The Queensyard, overlooking the Vessel. 4th Level.
Take an Uber to dinner (15 minutes) or to your hotel and then walk to dinner. Your hotel is a 7 minute walk to dinner.
6:00 p.m. Dinner Reservation: The Blue Dog Cookhouse and Bar, 308 W 50th St.
Walk 4-minutes to:
8:00 p.m. Music Man: Winter Garden Theater, 1634 Broadway
Walk through Times Square at night and then back to your hotel.
Thursday June 30th
Chinatown, Little Italy, The Lower East Side, Skyline Cruise & Italian Dinner
8:30 a.m. Take a Subway to Coffee/Breakfast
Subway instructions: Walk 3 minutes to 49th St. Station at 49th and 7th Ave. Take a downtown N, R or W train to Canal St. Walk 5 minutes to 239 Centre St.
9:00 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast: Maman: Soho 239 Centre St.
10:00 a.m. Explore Chinatown and Little Italy (see map):
- Canal Street Market
- Columbus Park
- Pork buns at Mei Lai Wah
- Doyers St
- Mulberry St (all of Little Italy is on this street)
- Cannoli at Ferrara Bakery
Walk (10 minutes) to:
12:45 p.m. Tenement Museum: Hard Times 1880's Apartment Tour, 103 Orchard St. Check in 15 minutes early.
FYI-Empanada Mama is right behind the Tenement Museum, 95 Allen St.
Walk 4 minutes to:
2:00 p.m. Lunch: Essex Market. An indoor Public Market with Food Hall and The Grand Delancey Beer Hall is downstairs. (I'd grab empanadas to go--say yes to the green sauce-- and eat them at the Beer Hall!)
4:00 p.m. Take an Uber to Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 (allow for 30 minute commute since this is across town during rush hour).
4:55 p.m. Statue and Sightseeing Cruise: Classic Harbor Line, 62 Chelsea Piers. Arrive 15 minutes early.
7:15 p.m. Take an Uber (15 minutes) to dinner.
7:45 p.m. Dinner Reservation: Locanda Verde, Tribeca. 377 Greenwich St.
Take subway back to your hotel.
Subway instructions: Walk 5 minutes to Franklin St. Station at Franklin and W Broadway. Take an uptown 1 train to 50th St. Station. 10 stops. Walk 4 minutes to your hotel.
Friday July 1st
Grand Central Terminal & Summit One Vanderbilt
11:30 a.m. Walk 15 minutes to Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St.
12:00 p.m. Summit One Vanderbilt, enter through the Vanderbilt Passage inside Grand Central.
Allow 90-minutes for the experience from the line to being done.
There are food options on the dining concourse (lower level) of Grand Central including a Shake Shack, Magnolia Bakery and Pizza.
Walk back to your hotel (15-minutes) to collect your luggage and take an Uber back to the airport!