10 More Reasons to Visit New York
Discover some of the many ways to enjoy Central Park plus other reasons to visit the Big Apple. The experts at Four Seasons Hotel New York offer their 10 top picks.
Updated May 30, 2012—
Central Park: On the Water’s Edge
Head over to the Kerbs Memorial Boathouse in Central Park and rent remote-controlled sailboats for a friendly race between you and your kids. Inside the boathouse, you can view rows and rows of impressive model boats.
An Escape to Nature
Get lost in The Ramble in Central Park—38-acres of scenic enclaves, hidden walkways and meandering trails. A must for nature enthusiasts and bird-watchers.
Rock the Boat
Rent a rowboat or a kayak at the Central Park Boathouse for a completely unique way to take in the beauty of the park. Bicycles are also available for land-lovers interested in more exploring.
Brooklyn Bridge: Ice Cream Awaits
Take a walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge and take in the delectable delights of the renowned Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, located in a landmark fireboat house.
Macy’s Parade: “The Big Blow-Up”
The night before Thanksgiving, this year on November 22, go watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons being blown up in Central Park. The best time for viewing is after 8 pm, and the best place to view this is West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. It’s crowded, fun, festive and yet another thing that one can only do in New York.
Neue Galerie: Arts and Sweets!
Head to the Neue Galerie, truly one of the city’s hidden museum treasures, to see the collections of famed German and Austrian artists. Afterward, head into Café Sabarsky in the gallery for Viennese desserts served in a beautiful cosy setting with fireplace.
Tenement Museum: A Lower East Side Experience
The Tenement Museum, located on Manhattan’s lower east side, is housed in a landmark building that was once an actual city dwelling. It is also where the city’s garment industry evolved as immigrants worked and lived in the same tenement space. Following an afternoon at the museum, walk just minutes to Katz’s Delicatessen and enjoy New York’s most unique deli experience. Be sure to go hungry!
Weekends at the Greenmarket
Every Saturday, dozens of New York State’s farmers and food artisans set up shop outdoors in Union Square. This popular al fresco Greenmarket is a favourite weekend activity for locals and visitors alike. After strolling through the market, head over to ABC Kitchen for contemporary American food in the famed ABC Carpet & Home just a few blocks away.
The Arts at Lincoln Center
During November, The Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet are in full swing with their new season at the newly renovated Lincoln Center. Before heading over to Lincoln Center, visit The Garden Wine Bar at Four Seasons Hotel. With a menu of 200 wines available by the glass and small plate options, it’s the ideal setting way to start an evening of live entertainment.
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