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Embassy Suites by Hilton Times Square
Address: 60 W 37th New York, NY 10018
Sunday March 13th
Statue of Liberty
10:00 a.m. Walk to Grand Central Terminal (12 min. walk). Take a downtown bound 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green (final stop-approx. 19 minutes). Walk toward Battery Park.
11:00 a.m. Statue of Liberty Cruise. Security screening and boarding is at the Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park.
1:30 p.m. SeaGlass Carousel (optional)
Walk 4 minutes to:
2:00 p.m. Brunch: Fraunces Tavern. 54 Pearl St. Reservation for 7 on Open Table under your name and phone number.
Walk 14 minutes to:
4:00 p.m. 9/11 Memorial (closes at 5 p.m.), Survivor Tree, The Sphere
5:00 p.m. One World Observatory (optional)
6:00 p.m. The Oculus Center. (Shopping, food court, restrooms, etc.)
7:00 p.m. Dinner: Eataly Downtown, La Pizza & La Pasta A Calori. 101 Liberty St. 3rd Floor. Reservation for 7 on Open Table under your name and phone number.
Take Uber or Subway back to your hotel.
Walk to the Cortland St. Station. (On Church St. b/w Cortland and Dey)
Take an uptown R or W train to 34th St-Herald Square Station (8 stops, 13 min.)
Walk 5 minutes to your hotel.
Monday March 14th
A Day in Central Park
10:00 a.m. Take an Uber to 180 Central Park South, across the street from the park entrance at West Drive.
10:30 a.m. Horse Carriage Ride through Central Park. NYC Horse Carriages (516)606-6212
12:30 p.m. Lunch: Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. E 72nd St. Reservation made on Open Table under your name and phone number.
2:30 p.m. Central Park Zoo. (Ticket says 2 p.m., enter any time between 2-3 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. Central Park Carousel
5:00 p.m. Heckscher Playground
Walk 9 minutes to:
6:00 p.m. Dinner: Blacktap. 136 W 55th. Reservation made on Resy under your name and phone number.
Walk (20 min.) or Uber back to hotel.
Tuesday March 15th
Sightseeing in Midtown
10:00 a.m. Walk to New York Public Library. 476 5th Ave.
11:00 a.m. Stavros Niarchos Children's Center Library (across the street). 455 5th Ave. I've heard there is a lovely view of the city if you go up to the 7th floor!
Walk up 5th Ave toward Rockefeller Plaza
Lunch options in the area:
- Chop’t Creative Salad Co. 145 W. 51st.
- Little Beet 135 W. 50th
- Dos Toros Taqueria 52 W. 52nd St
- Chipotle 129 W. 48th St.
- Fresh & Co 1211 6th Ave
- Chik-fil-a 1180 6th Ave.
Treats in the area:
- VanLeeuwen Ice Cream 1250 6th Ave. Inside Rockefeller Center. DF/GF options
- Chip City Cookies (basement level) Rockefeller Plaza
- Magnolia Bakery 1240 6th Ave. Floor 1 Rockefeller Center. GF Banana Pudding
Shopping in the area:
- Lego Store 636 5th Ave
- NBC Store 30 Rockefeller Plaza
- American Girl Store 75 Rockefeller Plaza
- Disney Store 1540 Broadway
- FAO Schwarz 30 Rockefeller Plaza
4:00 p.m. St. Patrick's Cathedral. Free Admission.
Walk east on 51st St. (9 min) to:
5:30 p.m. Dinner: Ellen's Stardust Diner. 1650 Broadway. They do not take reservations.
Walk (20 min.) or Uber back to hotel.
Wednesday March 16th
Natural History Museum
9:30 a.m. Take an Uber to the American Museum of Natural History.
10:00 a.m. American Museum of Natural History. 200 Central Park West.
12:30 p.m. Lunch: Shake Shack (behind the museum). 366 Columbus Ave.
Take an Uber to the Color Factory.
2:30 p.m. The Color Factory. 251 Spring St.
Take an Uber to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
4:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane's Carousel.
Walk to Time Out Market (2 min.)
5:30 p.m. Dinner: Time Out Market. 55 Water St.
7:00 p.m. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge back toward Manhattan staying in the pedestrian (vs. bike) lane.
At the end of the bridge walk across the street to City Hall Park and call an Uber from there to take you back to your hotel. There will street vendors and people around. It's safe!
Thursday March 17th
Summit One Vanderbilt
Walk to breakfast (15 min)
9:45 a.m. Breakfast: Friedman's in Hell's Kitchen. 450 10th Ave.
11:15 a.m. Walk to Pier 83 Midtown (15 min)
11:30 a.m. Arrive at Pier 83 (at the far west end of 43rd St.)
12:00 p.m. Circle Line Landmarks Cruise
Walk to Hudson Yards (12 min.)
2:00 p.m. Hudson Yards: NYC's newest and largest real estate development. There are shops, restaurants, restrooms and a gorgeous interactive art structure called "The Vessel".
Take an Uber to Grand Central Terminal
4:00 p.m. Grand Central Terminal walk to Summit entrance within GCT.
4:30 p.m. Summit One Vanderbilt (get in line within +/- 10 minutes of your ticket time)
Take an Uber to dinner
7:00 p.m. Dinner: The Smith, Nomad. 1150 Broadway. Reservation on Open Table under your name and phone number.
Walk (12 min) or take an Uber back to your hotel.
Friday March 18th
Walk south from your hotel to 34th St.-Herald Square Subway Station. Take a downtown bound N,Q,R or W train to 14th St.-Union Square (3 stops).
10:30 a.m. Union Square Park Greenmarket
Walk (1 min.) to:
11:30 a.m. Brunch: Max Brenner. 841 Broadway. Reservation on Open Table under your name and phone number.
Optional: Drive to Economy Candy. 108 Rivington St.
Take an Uber to:
2:00 p.m. New York City Fire Museum. 278 Spring St.
Walk (12 min) to:
4:00 p.m. Sloomoo Institute. 475 Broadway
Walk (15 min) to:
Optional: Washington Square Park (less than 2 blocks from restaurant).
6:30 p.m. Dinner: Senza Gluten. Cash or AMEX only. 206 Sullivan St. Reservation on Open Table under your name and number.
Be sure to check out the Senza bakery next door. Entirely GF!
Take an Uber back to your hotel.
Saturday March 19th
Madison Square Park,
Walk 14 minutes to:
10:00 a.m. National Museum of Mathematics. 11 E 26th St. Entry time is flexible. 5 tickets purchased, confirmation in your email. Enter your information at the museum ticket kiosk.(Confirmation #43270866907)
11:00 a.m. Playground across the street at Madison Square Park.
11:40 a.m. Walk to 28th St Station. Take an uptown R or W train to 57th St Station. Walk to your final destination.
12:00 p.m. Brunch: Carnegie Diner and Cafe. 205 W 57th St. Reservation on Open Table under your name and phone number. (Confirmation #14504)
2:00 p.m. Aladdin. New Amsterdam Theater, 214 W 42nd St.
(Subway instructions from Carnegie Diner: Walk to 57th St Station. Take a downtown NQR or W train to 42nd St-Times Square Station. Walk to theater. Total time approx. 15 minutes.)
2:00 p.m. Children's Museum of Manhattan. 212 W 83rd St. Ticket confirmation is in your email. (Confirmation #100168857)
(Subway instructions from Carnegie Diner: Walk to 59th St-Columbus Circle Station. Take an uptown 1 train to 79th St Station. Walk to final destination. Total time approx. 15 minutes.)
5:00 p.m. Meet back at hotel and walk to dinner.
7:00 p.m. Dinner: Mexicue-Times Square. 1440 Broadway. Reservation on SevenRooms dining platform under your name, phone number and (incorrect) email address. I called and verified that they have you. It was secured with your Credit Card.
After Dinner: Times Square.
Walk back to hotel.