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Hilton Garden Inn New York-Times Square South

326 W 37th St

New York, NY





New York City From Every Vantage Point

Today you will experience The City from every vantage point: from the ground, from the sky and from the water. The day will begin with a Secrets of New York Tour in lower Manhattan, where you'll travel through hidden passageways, hear fascinating true stories of the area, and learn secrets from the city’s origins. After the tour you'll grab a quick lunch and head uptown to NYC's newest (and arguably best) observatory, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. After the breathtaking views, you'll head over to Chelsea Piers and board a Classic Harbor Line Cruise, where you'll enjoy the beautiful skyline, the Statue of Liberty and and NYC's famed bridges. Dinner after the cruise will be traditional family-style Italian at Tony's Di Napoli in Times Square.


9:00 a.m. Breakfast: Black Fox Coffee Co., 70 Pine St.

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Secrets of New York Tour

Info: Meet up at 84 William St. outside The Howell Hotel (corner of William St. and Maiden Ln.) Contact your tour guide Marcus if you will be late or have questions (917)733-0981


1:00 p.m. Lunch: Gansevoort Liberty Market. Food hall inside the Oculus Center. 101 Liberty St.

2:00 p.m. Fulton St. Subway Station for uptown 4 or 5 train to Grand Central (see map for exact subway entrance.)

2:30 p.m. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Entrance is inside Grand Central Terminal. Look for signs.


6:00 p.m. Classic Harbor Line Cruise, 62 Chelsea Piers.

Info: Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Cruise is 90-minutes.

8:15 p.m. Dinner: Tony's Di Napoli, 147 W 43rd St.

Info: Reservation made on the Open Table platform using your phone number and email address.



Lower Manhattan History and Sightseeing

Today begins with a hearty breakfast at the SoHo diner before heading back to Lower Manhattan for an in-depth experience on the World Trade Center grounds. This will include admission to the 9/11 Museum, walking through the Memorial and going to the top of The Freedom Tower, One World Observatory. Between points on your schedule there is time for optional sightseeing, eating and shopping with various suggestions marked on your customized map. Your day will end with dinner along the Hudson River Esplanade at Merchant's River House.


9:30 a.m. Breakfast: SoHo Diner, 320 W Broadway.

Info: Reservation made on the Resy platform under your name and phone number.

11:30 a.m. National September 11th Memorial Museum, 180 Greenwich St.

Before and/or after you may walk the grounds and visit the Memorial Pools, Survival Tree and The Sphere.


Lunch options in the area (see map):

Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, 230 Vessey St.

Shake Shack at the Fulton Center, 200 Broadway.

Gansevoort Liberty Market inside the Oculus, 101 Liberty St.

3:00 p.m. One World Observatory, 117 West St.

Optional sightseeing in the area (see map):

  • City Hall
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • St. Paul's Chapel
  • The Oculus Center


6:00 p.m. Dinner: Merchant's River House, 375 South End Ave.

Info: Reservation made on Open Table platform using your phone number and email address.



Christmas Day



5:30 p.m. Dinner Reservation at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 1221 6th Ave.

Reservation information is in your email, booked through the Open Table platform using your phone number and email address.



Upper West Side, Harlem and NHL Game

Today begins on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with breakfast and coffee at Daily Provisions. From there you will walk one block to the Museum of Natural History where you will spend a couple of hours before heading uptown to Harlem. In Harlem you will enjoy authentic soul food at the acclaimed Amy Ruth's. After lunch you'll head to Madison Square Garden where you'll watch the New York Rangers play the Detroit Redwings. Dinner will be pizza by the slice, at Pizza Suprema, just one block from the Garden.


9:30 a.m. Breakfast: Daily Provisions, 375 Amsterdam Ave.

11:00 a.m. American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West.


1:30 p.m. Lunch: Amy Ruth's, 113 W 116th St. No reservation needed.

4:00 p.m. Rangers vs. Redwings, Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza.


After the game. Dinner: NY Pizza Suprema, 413 8th Ave. No reservation needed.

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