(Directions: Walk east on 45th Street and take a left on 5th Ave.)
Next, we're onto an exciting day at Rockefeller Center! A bit touristy? Yes. But fun too! There are many things you can do while you are at Rockefeller Center; the following are your options. I recommend choosing two so you still have plenty of time to enjoy other activities today.
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Rockefeller Center Tour: Get an interesting glimpse into the history, art, and architecture that comprise Rockefeller Center. [They also offer a combo of the last two items for a much better deal$.]
NBC Studio Tour: Get an inside look at NBC Studios, including peeks at the sets of some of their most popular programs, like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and NBC Nightly News.
Visit the Channel Gardens: Rockefeller Center's year-round outdoor garden.
The Ice Skating Rink: (November-April) Rockefeller Center's famous ice skating rink has appeared in dozens of movies.
Lunch today is, of course, at the Rockefeller Center Underground Concourse. You have quite a few dining options, from AJ Maxwell's Steakhouse which offers burgers and steaks, to Wichcraft, where you can have an Asparagus Frittata Ciabatta, or a Grilled Flank Steak & Cheddar Sandwich.
(Directions: Walk south on 5th Ave. until you reach 34th St.; take a right on 34th St. and walk one block to 6th Ave.)
Next is a short tour of/shopping expedition to the famous Macy's at Herald Square on 34th St and 6th Ave. This is the Macy's that was featured in the original Miracle on 34th Street (the one with Natalie Wood). Macy's has stood at this location since 1902, and now boasts eleven floors.
(Directions: Walk north on 7th Avenue 10 blocks to 44th St.; make a left and walk 1 1/2 blocks. Or take a taxi.)
Next, you are up for an evening of live jazz/big band and dinner at Birdland Jazz. You can make reservations by calling 212-580-3080. Birdland is located on W. 44th Street between 8th and 9th Ave. Live music goes from early evening to the early hours of the AM.
And that's your day in New York. Get some rest, for tomorrow's a new adventure.
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