Diane Carpenter NYC Itinerary


Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square Central

ADDRESS: 220 W 41st St. PHONE: (212) 221-1188

Nearby Grocery:

Whole Foods Market-1095 6th Ave

Nearby Pharmacy:

Walgreens-625 8th Ave

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Sunday: August 6th

Arrival, Central Park, Sightseeing on 5th Ave, Top of the Rock

  • 1:51 p.m. Arrive: Moynihan Train Hall

    Walk 12 minutes to:

    2:15 p.m. Check-in: Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square, 220 W 41st St.

    Walk 15 minutes to:

     3:30 p.m. Halal Guys Food Cart, 6th Ave at W 53rd.

     Note: Closes at 4 p.m. Take it to eat it in Central Park.

    Walk 10 minutes to:

    4:00 p.m. Central Park

  • Walk to:

    6:00 p.m. Sightseeing on 5th Ave:

    • The Plaza Hotel
    • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
    • Saks 5th Ave
    • Rockefeller Plaza

    7:00 p.m. Admission: Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

    Note: Purchase ticket on the concourse level (basement) of 30 Rock behind the skating rink. You’ll enter the elevators up to the top from there. There are also fast-casual food options and restrooms on the concourse level.

    Walk 2 minutes to:

    8:00 p.m. Dessert: Magnolia Bakery-Rockefeller Plaza, 1240 6th Ave.

    Walk 13 minutes to your hotel via Times Square.

Monday: August 7th

Food Tour-Chelsea Market, The High Line, Central Park, Natural History Museum, Sunset Sail

  • Walk 5 minutes to:

    7:00 a.m. Bryant Park

    Note: Blue Bottle Coffee, 54 W 40th (across from Bryant Park opens at 6:30 a.m.)

    Walk 10 minutes to:

    8:00 a.m. Breakfast: Best Bagel & Coffee, 235 W 35th St. (opens at 6 a.m.)

    Walk 25 minutes to:

    10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Foods of NY Tour: Chelsea Market & The High Line, 9th Ave at 15th St.

    Note: Meet your guide inside the Chelsea Market Building. Once inside the building (9th Ave entrance) walk 100ft to Damesfly Flowers to meet your tour guide.

  • Take the subway (approx. 25 minutes) to:

     1:30 p.m. Central Park-Walk around the Lake (see map):

    • Strawberry Fields
    • Cherry Hill
    • The Bow Bridge
    • Bethesda Fountain and Terrace
    • The Boathouse
    • Belvedere Castle

    Walk 7 minutes to:

    3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West

  • Walk 10 minutes to:

    5:15 p.m. Dinner: Sala Thai, 307 Amsterdam Ave.

    Take a car (approx. 20 minutes) to:

    7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Sunset Cruise: Classic Harbor Line, Chelsea Piers-Pier 62

    Note: Please arrive 10 minutes early to get your boarding pass

    Take a car to your hotel.

Tuesday: August 8th

SoHo, Food Tour-Chinatown, Brooklyn Bridge, Sightseeing in DUMBO

  • Take the subway (approx. 20 minutes) to:

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast: Jack’s Wife Freda-SoHo, 226 Lafayette St.

     9:30 a.m. Walk around SoHo and Little Italy (see map)

    Walk 5 minutes to:

     11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Food Tour: Ultimate Chinatown Food Tour, Hester St.

    Note: Hester St between Chrystie St. & Forsyth St. Meet in Sara D. Roosevelt Park between the public restrooms and the playground.

  • Walk 10 minutes to:

    2:30 p.m. City Hall Park-Brooklyn Bridge Promenade

    Note: Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

    Walk 11 minutes to:

    4:00 p.m. DUMBO Sightseeing

    • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    • Brooklyn Bridge Park
    • Pier 1
    • Emily Roebling Plaza
    • Jane’s Carousel
    • Pebble Beach

Wednesday: August 9th

Grand Central, Madison Square Park, Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, Financial District & Broadway

  • Walk two minutes to:

    7:30 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast: Bluestone Lane Coffee Shop-Times Square, 11 Times Square

    Walk 14 minutes to:

    8:15 a.m. Grand Central, 89 E 42nd St.

    Walk 15 minutes to:

    9:30 a.m. Madison Square Park

    In the area:

    • Flatiron Building
    • Eataly
    • Original Shake Shack

    Walk 7 minutes to:

    10:30 a.m. Union Square Park and Greenmarket

    Walk 3 minutes to:

    11:30 a.m. Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway

  • Walk 8 minutes to:

    12:30 p.m. Washington Square Park

    Walk 6 minutes to:

     1:00 p.m. Lunch: Bleecker Street Pizza, 69 7th Ave.

    Note: One of THE BEST by-the-slice joints in NYC!

    Bakeries in the area:

    Pasticceria Rocco-Italian Bakery, 243 Bleecker

    Marie Blachere Bakery-French Bakery, 301 6th Ave.

    Molly’s Cupcakes-American Bakery, 228 Bleecker St.

    Take the subway 15 minutes to:

     2:30 p.m. Admission: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, 180 Greenwich St.

    Note: You can purchase your ticket when you get there, so you can stay flexible on timing.

    4:30 p.m. Sightseeing in the area (see map):

    • Trinity Church (Alexander Hamilton buried on south side)
    • New York Stock Exchange
    • Federal Hall
    • Charging Bull
    • Fraunces Tavern
    • Stone Street Historic District
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner Options on Stone Street listed here!

    Take a car (approx. 25 minutes) to:

    8:00 p.m. Richard Rodgers Theater: Hamilton.

     Walk 8 minutes to your hotel.