Gavin Family NYC Itinerary

October 31st-November 4th

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Hotel Beacon-UWS

2130 Broadway


Near Hotel:

Levain (amazing cookies!): 167 W 74th St. 2-minute walk.

Shake Shack (burgers, fries, shakes!): 366 Columbus Ave. 7-minute walk.

Mille-feuille Bakery Café (great pastry & coffee!): 2175 Broadway. 3-minute walk.

Citarella (gourmet market): 2135 Broadway. 1-minute walk

Fairway (grocery): 2131 Broadway. 1-minute walk

Monday October 31st



Hotel Check-in, Dinner & Halloween Walk



Dinner Options:

Serafina, 2178 Broadway

Friedman’s, 130 W 72nd St.

Pappardella, 316 Columbus Ave.

Jacob’s Pickles, 509 Amsterdam Ave.

Walk the blocks from 65th St-83rd St. between Central Park West and Columbus for decorated porches and walk-ups!

Tuesday November 1st



Central Park, Midtown Sightseeing & Shopping, Dinner & Sunset Cruise



8:30 a.m. Sightseeing in Central Park (see map):

·      The Reservoir

·      The Bow Bridge

·      Bethesda Terrace and Fountain

·      The Mall and Literary Walk

·      Wollman Ice Skating Rink

Bicycle Rental Kiosks located at the SW and SE Corners of Central Park.

11:00 a.m. Pret A Manger, 100 Central Park South. A popular NYC counter-serve chain with ready-made items.


11:30 a.m. Sightseeing & Shopping along 5th Ave. (see map):

  • The Plaza Hotel
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Lego Store
  • FAO Schwarz
  • Rockefeller Plaza
  • New York Public Library
  • Bryant Park (Winter Village will be open)

Treats near Rockefeller Plaza:

Chip City Cookies, Concourse (lower level) 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Magnolia Bakery, 1240 6th Ave

Take a car to dinner location:

3:30 p.m. Early Dinner Options:

Empire Diner, 210 10th Ave

Cookshop, 156 10th Ave

Fonda, 189 9th Ave

Pepe Giallo, 195 10th Ave



5:15 p.m. Classic Harbor Line: Sunset Cruise. Chelsea Piers-Pier 62

 Take a car back to your hotel.

Wednesday November 2nd



Times Square, Grand Central, Summit One Vanderbilt, Dinner & Broadway



Walk 7-minutes to:

 9:30 a.m. Breakfast: Sarabeth’s-UWS, 423 Amsterdam Ave.

Take a subway to:

11:00 a.m. Times Square

11:30 a.m. M&M’s World, 1600 Broadway


12:30 p.m. Rise NY, 160 W 45th St

Take subway to:

2:00 p.m. Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St.

2:30 p.m. Summit One Vanderbilt, located inside of Grand Central Terminal-Vanderbilt Passage


5:00 p.m. Dinner Options:

Black Tap, 136 W 55th (8-minute walk to theater)

Toloache, 251 W 50th St. (2-minute walk to theater)

The Blue Dog, 308 W 50th (3-minute walk to theater)

 7:00 p.m. Gershwin Theater: Wicked. 222 W 51st St.

 Take a subway back to your hotel.

Thursday November 3rd



Little Island, Chelsea Market, The High Line, Hudson Yards, NY Pizza & NHL Hockey



Take the subway to:

 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Options:

Cafeteria, 119 7th Ave

The Grey Dog, 242 W 16th St.

Walk to:

11:00 a.m. The Little Island, Pier 55 at Hudson River Park (at the very west end of 14th St.)


Walk to:

12:30 p.m. Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. Food and shopping in a reclaimed factory.

 Walk to:

2:00 p.m. The High Line, nearest entrance is the stairs at 16th St. and 10th Ave.

3:30 p.m. Hudson Yards: The Vessel, The Edge (same day tickets available), Shopping and Food


Walk to:

5:30 p.m. NY Pizza Suprema-Pizza by the Slice. (Across the street from Madison Square Garden)

7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden: NY Rangers, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza.

Take subway back to your hotel.

Friday November 4th



Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO



Take a subway to:

9:00 a.m. Statue City Cruises: Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island. Choose the Pedestal Reserve Ticket-New York Liberty Island. You don’t have to get off at the Statue but can stay on the ferry for the next stop at Ellis Island.

Note: Queue for the ferry is at the Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park. Be prepared for airport-type security screening prior to getting on the ferry.


Walk 13 minutes to:

1:00 p.m. Lunch: Hudson Eats food court with many fast-casual options inside Brookfield Place, 230 Vessey St.

Walk across the street to:

2:00 p.m. 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St.


Walk 12 minutes to:

5:30 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway at City Hall Park. Walk the bridge to Brooklyn.

Dinner & Sightseeing in DUMBO, Brooklyn (see map):

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