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Weekend in New York City

Weekend in New York City

New York City should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you’re visiting for a romantic weekend visit, a girlfriend getaway, or a family-friendly fun-filled stay, there’s something for every trip to the Big Apple. Here are three great ways to enjoy New York City for the weekend.

A Big Apple Weekend

Eat

La Grande Boucherie is a charming French brasserie located in the heart of Manhattan, and it offers a delightful weekend brunch experience that’s fit for any romantic occasion. The stunning atrium provides the perfect setting and boasts elegant decor, complete with polished wood floors, vintage leather banquettes, and decadent chandeliers, which create a sophisticated and romantic ambiance that’s perfect for an intimate brunch with a loved one. Their brunch menu is equally impressive, featuring delectable French classics such as croissants, quiches, omelets, and, of course, steak and eggs. With its beautiful atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and excellent service, La Grande Boucherie is a stellar choice for the perfect romantic weekend brunch in New York City.

(Courtesy La Grande Boucherie)
(Courtesy La Grande Boucherie)

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is an ideal spot for a fun and delicious Galentine’s Day meal with friends. This trendy restaurant is renowned for its mouth-watering burgers, shakes, and joyful ambiance. Black Tap’s burgers come in a variety of flavors, ranging from classic American cheeseburgers to vegan options, satisfying all palates. For the sweet tooth, its signature Crazy Shakes featuring glazed donuts, cotton candy, and cake slices will satisfy any sweet craving. In addition to the tasty food and drinks, Black Tap’s lively and upbeat décor creates a perfect atmosphere to share laughs and make memories with beloved friends.

(Courtesy Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer)
(Courtesy Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer)

Ellen’s Stardust Diner is a legendary institution based in New York City, located in the heart of the Theater District. Since its inception in 1987, the retro-styled eatery has been a cultural icon, famed for its unique and kitsch dining experience. The restaurant’s waitstaff is composed of singing servers that provide a live musical show for guests while they dine on classic diner fare. The restaurant’s enduring appeal and charm have earned it a place in the hearts of many tourists and locals alike, as evidenced by the winding queues outside its doors come dinnertime.

Ellen's Stardust Diner (©Melanie Lee)
Ellen’s Stardust Diner (©Melanie Lee)

Play

Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel is an immersive theatrical experience that has captivated audiences since its debut in 2011, and audiences have limited time to embark on the unforgettable journey through the dark and mysterious realm of Macbeth, as interpreted by British theatre company Punchdrunk. The production showcases a stunningly detailed environment encompassing interconnected rooms, corridors, and hidden passageways, allowing participants to explore and interact with the space and the characters within it at their own pace. Shows end March 31.

Sleep No More (Courtesy The McKittrick Hotel)
Sleep No More (Courtesy The McKittrick Hotel)

The Museum of Ice Cream is a whimsical and Instagram-worthy attraction that has become the ultimate playground for anyone with a sweet tooth. Located in various cities across America, this vibrant exhibit takes visitors through a playful and interactive journey that stimulates all the senses. Visitors can dive into a pool of sprinkles, ride on a banana swing, and devour tasty ice cream treats—it’s the ideal spot to gather with girlfriends and indulge in all things sweet.

Museum of Ice Cream (©Melanie Lee)
Museum of Ice Cream (©Melanie Lee)

The Lion King on Broadway is a theatrical masterpiece that has captivated audiences of all ages for over two decades. With a score by the legendary Elton John and Tim Rice and breathtaking visual effects and costumes, this show is truly a feast for the senses. Since its debut in 1997, The Lion King has become the highest-grossing Broadway production of all time, and for good reason. This show is a great night out for the whole family and an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Circle of Life at The Lion King (©Brinkhoff-Mogenburg)
Circle of Life at The Lion King (©Brinkhoff-Mogenburg)

Stay

The Plaza Hotel is undoubtedly the perfect destination for those looking for a romantic weekend getaway. This iconic property offers guests an unforgettable experience with its elegant and luxurious accommodations, impeccable service, and world-class dining options. Its opulent rooms and lavish suites overlook Central Park and provide the ideal setting for couples to relax and unwind. With its rich history, art deco design, and unparalleled location at the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The Plaza Hotel is the ultimate romantic destination.

(Courtesy The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Photo by Corey Stovin)
(Courtesy The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Photo by Corey Stovin)

Virgin Hotels New York is the ultimate destination for a weekend trip with the girls. This sleek and modern hotel offers tastefully designed accommodations that are perfect for a luxurious experience. Located in the heart of New York City, the hotel boasts incredible views of the city skyline from its rooms and suites. The hotel’s personalized service and world-class amenities, including a rooftop bar and multiple dining options, make for a truly unforgettable stay. With spacious rooms and luxurious amenities, Virgin Hotels New York provides the perfect place for a weekend getaway with the girls.

(Courtesy Virgin Hotels New York)
(Courtesy Virgin Hotels New York)

AKA Times Square is an excellent choice for families visiting New York City. Located in the heart of Times Square, AKA offers spacious and fully equipped suites, which provide a comfortable and convenient home-away-from-home. The hotel’s prime location allows families to easily access many of the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway shows, and the Statue of Liberty. Moreover, AKA Times Square is within walking distance of numerous family-friendly attractions, including the Museum of Modern Art and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

(Courtesy AKA Hotels)
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