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3 day itinerary Thoughts?

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3 day itinerary Thoughts?

Girlfriend and I will be in NYC for 3 days next week and wanted feedback on itinerary:

We are In town for sightseeing. Enjoy exploring(walking), good food, speakeasy/rooftop bars

-Hotel in Financial District


Arrive early JFK

9/11 Memorial

Battery Park

Wall Street


Walk Brooklyn Bridge, maybe grab a drink in DUMBO

Visit Chinatown

Dinner in Little Italy- any recommendations?



Friends experience

Circle Line Landmarks Boat Tour


Broadway show(already have tix)

Times Square


High Line

Central Park

Empire State Bld/Top of the Rock( explore midtown)



depart from LGA midday

This seems like a reasonable schedule , anything we should add? Is there anything to do near LGA while waiting before a flight out? Bar reco's?

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1. Re: 3 day itinerary Thoughts?

Little Italy in Manhattan is nowadays a very small area, practically engulfed by Chinatown. There are some Italian restaurants there and while some may be better than others, I'd say it's likely that you find even better ones or at least more to choose from if you're willing to dine elsewhere. I hope others have some recommendations since it's been a long while since I've had a meal in that area - I love Italian food but have frequented elsewhere mostly.

I like Felice on Gold Street in the Financial District - took Risa's recommendation a few trips back and highly enjoyed it. Just mentioned that one since you are staying in the Financial District.

Keste has an outpost in the Financial District (the remaining one I believe) if you want pizza.

There are some good ones in Tribeca as well, if you feel like meandering through that area on your way back to the hotel.

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2. Re: 3 day itinerary Thoughts?

I like Industry Kitchen for pizza & it is a great place for drinks too. For Italian food their is Gigino's in Wagner Park with a view of the statue of Liberty. For really Good Italian food in a small place, Lupa on Thompson St in the West Village is good and then there are several bars a block or two up on Bleeker St (between 6th Ave & Thompson St).

Also, the central Park Boat House is a favorite for lunch when visiting central park.

Safe travels!

Edited: 18 October 2021, 04:40
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3. Re: 3 day itinerary Thoughts?

If you like speakeasies, you can do a speakeasy walking tour - we did two with Alex's Tours. They tell you lots about the history of new york, prohibition and speakeasies. You go into a few of them (drinks not included and then can always go back to ones you liked or didn't go into. Anyway, some of the ones we liked (not sure if they're all still open since covid) are:

Employees only

The garrett

Bathtub gin

Little Branch

Beauty & Essex

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4. Re: 3 day itinerary Thoughts?

I think your itinerary sounds good. You might want to do Central Park in the morning and then continue with your other plans on that day since it is pretty big.

As far as eating in Little Italy, it's an experience but there are so many better Italian restaurants in the city. Such as Lupa, Locanda Verde and Malatesta. Definitely checkout Rocco's on Bleeker Street for some of the best Italian pastries. Also if you want to eat near Little Italy there's an amazing traditional Chinese restaurant: Hwa Yuan Szechuan. Really good.

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