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The Perfect Weekend in New York City

The Perfect Weekend in New York City

New York City should be on everyone’s bucket list. Spring breaking to NYC is a great way to enjoy the city—there’s no end to the list of wonderful things to eat, see, and do in the Big Apple. Here are a few fantastic ways to enjoy a perfect weekend getaway to New York City this spring!

A Big Apple Weekend

Eat

KYU NYC offers a modern take on Asian cuisine, focusing on wood-fired dishes that capture the essence of smoke and char. Beyond its innovative menu, which seamlessly blends techniques and flavors across Asia, KYU NYC is celebrated for its commitment to sustainability and a zero-waste philosophy. The restaurant’s ambiance complements its culinary ethos perfectly, providing a warm, inviting space that encourages diners to linger over their meal. The fun menu encourages sharing, so it’s a meal at KYU NYC is a great time to catch up with friends and family, or enjoy a date night for two. Make sure to try menu standouts like the Stone Pot Thai Fried Rice, the Korean Fried Chicken, and the Dark Chocolate S’Mores Cake. Get a more in-depth look at the menu here.

(Courtesy KYU NYC)
(Courtesy KYU NYC)

Philippe Chow stands out as a beacon of upscale Chinese dining, delivering an exquisite blend of traditional Beijing-style cuisine with a contemporary flair. Renowned for its signature dishes like the Peking Duck and Chicken Satay, this elegant eatery offers an unparalleled gastronomic experience characterized by bold flavors and impeccable presentation. Philippe Chow’s chic, sophisticated interior—accentuated with mood lighting and opulent décor—sets the stage for an intimate and immersive dining experience. Don’t miss menu faves like the Peking Duck, Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns, and the Fortune Cookie Red Velvet Cake.

(Courtesy Philippe Chow)
(Courtesy Philippe Chow)

The Rosevale Kitchen + Cocktail Room is a sanctuary for cocktail lovers. Nestled in a cozy nook, this establishment takes pride in crafting exquisite, innovative cocktails that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. The Rosevale’s ambiance exudes a vintage charm with a modern twist, offering guests a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy their drinks. If you’re planning to catch a show, book an earlier reservation and try the Broadway Prix-Fixe Menu—it’s $52 for three courses and gives you a taste of Rosevale’s specialties. Sunday Brunch is also a fun affair with$38 unlimited boozy shakes.

(Courtesy The Rosevale Kitchen + Cocktail Room)
(Courtesy The Rosevale Kitchen + Cocktail Room)

Play

Six: The Musical has stormed the Broadway scene with its electrifying retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. This pop-concert musical, combining history with a modern twist, features an all-female cast and band, delivering powerhouse performances that bring the stories of these six remarkable women to life. With catchy tunes, witty lyrics, and a vibrant atmosphere, Six not only entertains but also empowers, offering a fresh perspective on historical narratives and reclaiming the voices of the past. It’s a must-see for those who love innovative theatre that breaks traditional molds.

Six- The Musical (©Joan Marcus)
Six- The Musical (©Joan Marcus)

Top of the Rock provides an unparalleled New York City viewing experience from the heart of Rockefeller Center. This iconic observation deck offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Central Park, and beyond, giving visitors a unique vantage point to appreciate the city’s majestic beauty. Whether visiting by day to witness the bustling city life or by night to marvel at the twinkling city lights, Top of the Rock ensures an unforgettable experience highlighting New York City’s grandeur.

Top of the Rock (©Matthew Jones)
Top of the Rock (©Matthew Jones)

The American Museum of Natural History’s Gilder Center is the latest addition to one of the world’s most renowned educational institutions, further enhancing its mission to explore, explain, and protect the natural world. This state-of-the-art facility brings forward new exhibitions and innovative learning spaces that engage visitors in the latest scientific research and discoveries. Highlights include interactive exhibits that take patrons on a journey through time and space, immersive environments replicating Earth’s diverse ecosystems, and a cutting-edge insectarium. The Gilder Center not only educates but inspires curiosity and wonder for the natural wonders of our planet.

The Gilder Center (A.Keding / © American Museum of Natural History)
The Gilder Center (A.Keding / © American Museum of Natural History)

Stay

Thompson Central Park New York, stands as an oasis of luxury and comfort, offering guests a serene escape amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. Boasting views of the iconic Central Park, this hotel combines sleek, modern design with warm, attentive service to ensure a memorable stay. From its well-appointed rooms to its high-end amenities, including gourmet dining and a rooftop bar, Thompson Central Park New York caters to both leisure and business travelers seeking unparalleled sophistication and convenience in the heart of the city.

The Thompson Central Park New York (Courtesy Hyatt Hotels)
The Thompson Central Park New York (Courtesy Hyatt Hotels)

The Time New York redefines the boutique hotel experience with its avant-garde design and intimate atmosphere. Located in the vibrant Theater District, this hotel offers a unique blend of modern luxury and artistic flair. It is an attractive destination for those interested in New York City’s cultural scene. With sophisticated accommodations and a renowned restaurant that serves as a social hub, The Time New York provides an unforgettable stay where guests can enjoy the city’s pulsating energy right at their doorstep.

The Time New York (Courtesy Hyatt Hotels)
The Time New York (Courtesy Hyatt Hotels)

Andaz Fifth Avenue embodies the spirit of New York City through its stylish yet comfortable interiors, exceptional service, and prime location opposite the New York Public Library. The hotel’s design pays homage to the city’s rich history while incorporating contemporary elements, offering spacious rooms that serve as tranquil retreats from the city’s frenetic pace. Guests can enjoy culinary delights at the on-site restaurant, which sources local ingredients to create delectable dishes. With its commitment to providing an authentic and personal experience, Andaz Fifth Avenue is a gem for travelers wishing to explore the city in style.

Andaz 5th Avenue (Courtesy Hyatt Hotels)
Andaz 5th Avenue (Courtesy Hyatt Hotels)
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