Hello there, NYC hounds! I need some help planning a weekend on your side of the continent. Based on very superficially perusing this board and talking to some friends, I have this very loose plan hashed out. I apologize about the caps, it makes it easier to organize my own thoughts!
-arrive Wednesday afternoon with my fiance, check into hotel (Belleclaire on Upper Westside--is it an okay choice?). Need an afternoon snack like a cafe or chocolate shop, and then dinner
-Thursday. What to do all day? We've both done the biggest tourist attractions and aren't interested in the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. We'd rather explore some of the neighborhood foodie places that we haven't been to yet. The Ferry Building in San Francisco is our favorite: should we do CHELSEA MARKET? MURRAY'S Cheese Shop? DI PALO on Mott? What is a good foodie day plan? We hope to hit either BABBO or LUPA around 5pm for an early dinner at the bar, then explore a little more and do some night life. BLUE RIBBON has been suggested for late night.
-Friday. Most of his day will be occupied with tux fittings, last minute bachelor party preparation, and then dinner and revelry with the boys. I'm actually super excited to explore the city on my own! I hope do do all the little Village and Soho type shopping excursions that he's not interested in. I'm going in search of chocolate. I remember VOSGES and MARIEBELLE off the top of my head, but I know there are more! For dinner, BALTHAZAR, PASTIS, SCHILLERS have been suggested.
-Saturday. wedding day, pretty filled up except for night life.
-Sunday. Completely blank. I figure I'll do whatever I didn't get to do on Friday?
-Monday. I just have time for a brunch spot before I hop on a train down to DC. Suggestions along my way from upper westside?
I know my plan is so not fleshed out! Can anyone point me toward recent posts of people who did three-four day trips to NYC? Maybe I just need to follow someone else's itinerary!
I'm basically just interested in a food-filled exploration of NYC, interspersed with walks through interesting neighborhoods and boutique shopping areas. I can do this with my eyes closed in San Francisco!