Things to Do on a Short Stay Getaway to New York City – Even if you’re a native of New York, you have to admit – staying abreast of all the incredible things to do and see, foods to sample, and shows to attend is mind-numbing. But there’s nothing wrong with attempting to see and do as much as you can on your stay, even if it’s just a short, weekend getaway.
On Saturday, opt for an early supper at Daniel. This posh restaurant is located in Manhattan, and is one of the city’s only restaurants to have earned the coveted rating – Michelin stars. The spot offers French cuisine and lavish wines to pair with your meal from Daniel’s exclusive and vast selections. Throughout the year, the chef offers various five-course menus that include seafood selections and carefully chosen wines. Daniel opens at 5:00 pm, and it’s advisable that you request reservations a week in advance.
After your meal, head to Broadway – but make sure you’ve done your research before you book. If you can, book your Broadway tickets when you’re booking the rest of your getaway. Newspapers offer show reviews, usually on Fridays, that detail the city’s best shows to see. The shows with high ratings normally sell out quickly. If you were a bit spontaneous in your trip planning, some theaters offer last-minute house seating, which sometimes are the theater’s best seats.
After your show, consider grabbing a cocktail at one of the many celebrity bars or go dancing at a glamourous club. The after-dark club scene in the city famous for never sleeping will more than live up to any expectations you may have had – it actually might even cause you to question your previous definition of a great night out. For great cocktails, check out Pegu Club, Pacha Club to dance the evening away, or Marquee to rub elbows with the city’s elite.
After you’ve slept off Saturday night, go enjoy what for the majority of natives is considered the week’s most important meal – Sunday brunch. In fact, it’s so important that to list the restaurants offering brunch menus would take a while, but for starters, the spots to check out are Lafayette in Downtown, The Cookshop, or Wrighteous Farms.
If all you have are a couple of days, this will keep your itinerary – and your belly – full.