Moving to NYC, I didn’t realize I opened the cutest new boutique hotel in town which all of my friends could not wait to visit. Rooms come equipped with a shared bathroom, comfy air bed, and a puppy that jumps on you at 7am – but hey, I was still selling out!
Within my first year here, I probably had at least one guest per month [too many in a small apartment, right?!]. Like it or not, I have nailed down a solid NYC visit itinerary which isn’t for the faint of heart (or kidney) – let’s get into it…
Rooftops, rooftops, rooftops
No matter the time of year, you can’t have enough rooftops in your itinerary. Did you even come to NYC if you didn’t get skyline pics? Here are my favorites:
If you caught my breakfast spots post, you’ll know my sister makes fun of me because I take everyone I know here – but the vibes are impeccable. Good food, drinks, ambiance and views. You can’t beat it. [she won’t give up on this one…]
If you’re trying to have a day party – this is your spot. I have aged out, but I’m sure it’s a great fit for some of your friends! This fantastical rooftop is definitely a memorable spot – which helps if you happen to black out. [never been, I need to try it…]
This is a great option for those winter visits, as they do igloos and robes [questionable..] which allow you to keep warm and still enjoy that up close and personal view of the Empire State building.
Now, I am NOT a museum person… but there are some touristy experiences that bridge the gap and are actually pretty fun.
The views are impeccable – I would argue better than One World Trade Observatory [totally agree] – and you can drink up there! Grab a glass of wine and enjoy an afternoon on the glass bottom terrace. Just don’t pick a cloudy day…
This is an easy one – but so fun. If it’s nice weather, pack your drinks, snacks and a picnic blanket and enjoy the day! Not only is this budget friendly – but CP is iconic and you can’t go without a visit.
Who doesn’t love a good show? Broadway is back – and there are so many incredible options out there right now. Let me know if you need help picking a show – I’m no aficionado, but have seen quite a few and can give you some tips.
Everyone knows NYC is foodie heaven. There are so many incredible options. Check out my sister’s recs here. I will say we’re pretty aligned – but here are my picks:
My sister hit on this – but this is a perfect spot for dinner before going out. With their in house DJ after 7pm the pregame vibes are HOT (and so is the food).
Nothing better than an experiential meal. Your meal is cooked at a stove top on your table and it is very fun. I’d recommend it for lunch.
Key here is to book ahead – you NEED a reservation and there are very few. But, if you can get one, you almost guarantee a celebrity spotting. Which is very cool for locals and visitors alike. [the food is very worth the wait]
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