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Monday, September 21, 2009

New York Preliminary Itinerary

Now that I've got the flight and hotel booked I've started to piece together what I want to do on this trip. New York has a lot to offer to I'm working with the following criteria:

It's a trip with my mom so...

1) Clubbing is low priority.
2) It's all about shopping.
3) I'm gonna have to go to a museum.

Based on that here is what I'm thinking so far:

Thursday, Nov 26, 2009
  • Arrive around 6am
  • Check into hotel and meet up with Mom
  • Watch the Macy's Day Parade
  • Spend the afternoon in Central Park (ice skating, zoo, castle, Strawberry Fields, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Grab dinner near Times Square
  • See a Broadway Show

Friday, Nov 27, 2009
  • Breakfast at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
  • Spend the day shopping on Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue (Bergdorf Goodman, Bendles, Tiffany's, Bloomingdales, Barney's, FAQ Schwartz)
  • Grab a drink at Grand Central Station Bar during the rush hour for great people watching
  • Dinner
  • Dessert at Serendipity

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009
  • Get a morning walk in by climbing to the top of the Empire State Building
  • Head to Soho for breakfast at Balthazar
  • Spend the afternoon shopping in Soho (Spring Street, Thompson, N. Broadway area)
  • Visit Ground Zero (World Trade Center)
  • Dinner at Blue Ribbon Sushi

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009
  • Check out of the hotel
  • Spend the morning in Greenwich
  • Eat at the Spotted Pig for lunch
  • Catch my flight home

From here it's just a matter of showing up and seeing how things go! If you have feedback on my itinerary let me know what I'm missing!


  1. Go to 'Top of the Rock' - aka the top of the Rockefeller Center. Best view of NYC.

    Also if you are in SoHo there is a great French restaurant - forget the name but it is very famous....could probably find it in any travel book. AND don't forget to go to Magnolia for a cupcake (def not my favorite cupcake but it's where the craze started...SJP in Sex and the City )

  2. Thank you for the suggestions! I will make sure to add them to my itinerary!