It’s difficult putting your itinerary together when planning for a city as dense as New York. After 4 separate breaks to the city I finally feel like I might have got it down to a tee. Here’s my ideal itinerary for catching all the tourist hotspots in just 2 days.
9.00am – wake up early and head down to Brooklyn Diner (just off Times Square) for a great New York breakfast.
10.00am – jump onto the Downtown loop on the hop on hop off bus departing outside the Renaissance hotel on Times Square.
Everyone’s got to do NYC at some point in their life, preferably when its fashion season. I did. 2 weeks ago in fact! It’s not the first time I’ve been to New York, but judging by the constant shrieking of a typical ‘Yorkshire lass’ you’d of thought it was!
We flew into JFK on the morning of the 15th (cheeky 4sq check in.. Keching! Jetsetter badge unlocked). We hailed a Yellow cab from outside the airport, with Norris the Nikon in hand I began to snap everything in sight. Ok, priorities. Staying in the Roosevelt hotel, just off Times Square we dropped off our bags and hit the city. That first moment when you stop and take in your surroundings is breath taking. I had to take a minute to compose myself as I stood on the corner of a busy sidewalk.
Hopping on a Grey Line tour bus we headed downtown to Ellis Island. Being 3pm by this point, the last ferry over to Ellis Island had departed. Error. So we casually jumped on the commuters ferry to Staten Island, listening to New Yorkers discussing their affairs as we went. Continue reading →