New York may be home to hot dogs, baseball, and bagels, but it also a chic city with plenty of high-end activities and venues to visit. In fact, it can be an excellent choice for when you want to spoil yourself and experience some of the finer things in life, so keep reading for the lowdown on the high end of this famous city.
There are some pretty swanky hotels in New York City, as you would expect from such as large urbanized area, but to spoil yourself you will need to pick from the creme de la creme!
With this in mind, the first place you should try is Crosby Street Hotel in Soho which has an elegant if quirky decor that makes it a most beautiful place to rest your head at night. It’s also something of a hot spot in the evenings too, so if you want to soak up the New York City Atmosphere Without leaving your accommodation, it’s an excellent choice.
Then there is the uber chic and minimalist Mercer also located in Soho. It is housed on an old, characterful building, yet the rooms are light, bright, airy and clean in a minimalistic way. Something that makes it the perfect place to sit back and spoil yourself during your stay.
Lastly, when it comes to accommodation, you can’t get much more high end than the opulent offerings of The Sherry-Netherland Hotel. Decorated like a baroque style palace inside, you will find spectacular views of the New York Skyline to coo over, and its central location is convenient both for the Park and 5th avenue shopping.
Speaking of shopping, New York is a haven for designer stores, and as well as plenty of high-end department stores it also boasts individual shops for many of the most famous names.
Sadly though, the stores are not all located in one single area, so that does mean you will have to travel around a bit. Something that I recommend you hire a car for, instead of hailing a taxi or taking the train, as this is the more luxe option.
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If you are looking for Balenciaga and Prada, then Soho is your destination, while you will find Valentina and Tiffany in Midtown. Then why not finish off your shopping spree with a trip to Chloe or Tom Ford in The Upper East Side? Just try not to spend your life savings on their latest handbag creations!
Of course, New York is the city that never sleeps, and is therefore packed with fun, high-end things to amuse yourself with during your stay.
If you are looking for something entertaining but not too taxing then why not catch a show like A Bronx Tale on Broadway, playing at the Longacre Theatre. There are plenty of good restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat after the show as well, so you can easily make a night of it.
Alternatively, you could treat yourself to a helicopter flight over the city at night, an experience that will allow you to get some fantastic photos for your albums and social media. Then there are the private yacht charters that offer exclusive trips around the Bay, so you get to see major landmarks like the Statue of Liberty from the water.
Of course, if you would rather stay put and spoil yourself doing your New York visit, why not head up to one of the many luxe rooftops bars where you can sup on a specially mixed cocktail, and glance out across the city skyline?
Now, as promised here are some of the best restaurants in New York to visit during your stay, and you won’t find a hot dog in sight!
First of all, there is The Modern on 53rd Street; this is a chic Italian place. You will find here that the portions aren’t large, but they sure do pack a lot of flavor into each bite, and they look like mini artwork as well! Try the Beef crusted in Comté cheese if you are looking for a rich, decadent treat, or go for the Fricassée of lobster and fava beans if you are looking for something a lighter?
Then there is the dark and trendy Momofuku Ko on Extra Place. This is an Asian fusion restaurant with an open kitchen so you can see the chefs working away at creating their masterpieces. There is also edgy artwork on the wall, and they offer a tasting menu experience that lasts 2.5 hours, making it a perfect way to indulge your senses in New York City.