Our flights to NYC were uneventful. The girls were great travelers. Once we got checked into our hotel (the Hilton on Ave. of the Americas), we decided to walk up to Central Park. Unfortunately, we stepped outside and realized it was raining! Not pouring, but still not great weather for the park. So we walked up to FAO Schwarz. By the time we finished looking around and buying stuffed animals and candy, the rain had stopped and we decided to head into the park. On a whim, we took a pedicab tour. We really lucked out - our driver was awesome. He's an actor (isn't everyone?) so he's very outgoing and friendly, and his knowledge of the history of the city was impressive. We ended the day with dinner at a little Italian restaurant around the corner from our hotel. It was a great first day!