Monday, May 7, 2018


Although this isn't exactly what we ended up doing (because WE KNOW HOW TO BE SPONTANEOUS) -- THIS IS the itinerary I planned when we left Iowa.   Oh, yeah -- IT IS AMBITIOUS..!!


Leave Moline Saturday, April 28, 2018: 6:00 AM -- arrive LGA @ 2:30

Saturday, April 28:  Our First Day (half-day)
  • Edison Hotel: (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) Saturday April 28, arrive at 2:30.
  • Check into the Edison
  • Eat at the diner in the lobby -- Friedman’s?
  • Times Square!!
  • Empire State Building
  • Eat at Ellen’s? (Plan B: Subway up to Tom’s Diner for late-night...)

Sunday April 29, all day
  • 7:00 Breakfast at Westway Diner on 9th Ave
  • walk down to Macy’s Herald’s Square
  • Subway down Staten Island Ferry
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • 3:00 COME FROM AWAY!!
  • 7:00 at Tavern on the Green: RESERVATIONS CONFIRMED

Monday April 30, all day:
  • Take subway up to Kelly and Ryan show check-in at the Live Studio (7 Lincoln Square, NY, NY 10023).
  • Walk to Columbus Circle, CNN tower, escalator down into Whole Foods, etc.
  • Walk to Plaza Hotel -- lunch downstairs
  • Walk down 5th Avenue(Sak’s 5th Avenue, H and M, Tiffanys, Trump Tower
  • Rockefeller Center: TOUR Radio City Music Hall (Rita will go to Downton Abbey Exhibit)
  • Magical Nights Inc. pick-up your tickets, all you have to do is arrive at the box office prior to 7:45PM.

Tuesday, May 1st
  • Breakfast at Ellen’s/ or Grand Central Station
  • Walk to NYC Public Library
  • Plan B: Circleline boat tour
  • 2:00 -- cab to LGA

Return: LGA Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @5:30 PM -- arrive MLI @ 9:00


  1. A lot more in your itinerary than in our plans! We have Monday - fly to Albany, Uber to Cooperstown. Tuesday - Baseball Hall of Fame, Wednesday - Uber to Albany, train to NYC. Thursday - Garment district or 911 Memorial, Friday - Garment district or 911 Memorial, Theater - Dear Evan Hansen, Saturday - Theater - Frozen, the Musical, Sunday - fly home early evening. Everything else is whatever we feel at the moment.

  2. You'll be in NYC longer than I was -- and that sounds like a wonderful itinerary!!