Whether it’s your first time or your 50th time to New York, this city makes you feel the same magic with every visit. With its sea of yellow cabs, lights that never extinguish, and an unmatched energy from the hustle and bustle, NYC is unlike any city in the world. NYC has anything and everything to offer its visitors and residences from world-class shopping and museums to sporting events and Fortune 500 companies. Not to mention the universities, architecture, iconic monuments, filmmaking, and, of course, restaurants. Walking down the street and all the sudden looking up (or maybe you don’t know where to look because there is so much up and down!) and seeing the Empire State building, you get that excited feeling in the pit of your stomach because this is the stuff out of movies! It can also be overwhelming, thinking of everything that must be accomplished on your weekend trip to NYC, but there may be a few things you have never thought to try. We’ve asked the staff at Hotel Elysee for their favorite hidden gems around the city and complied a list of a few Secrets of New York that will spice up your trip!
Paris is the city of love…yeah yeah yeah. I say NYC takes the cake on this one! Think of all the movies and romantic things that can be done here and Paris has what, the Eiffel Tower? If you’re planning a weekend getaway with The One you love, there is no better place than New York! Now, because there really are so many lovey-dovey things you two can get into in this city, I’ve narrowed it down to the most special! It may seem like a lot to jam into one weekend, but hey! you two go together like peanut butter and jelly anyway so it’s just a little extra sweetness to the deal!
Here is a (modifiable) itinerary for your weekend of Love:
The Holiday Season is officially here in NYC and love is in the air! People travel from all over the world with their loved ones to see the twinkling lights, shop, ice skate…and propose! Here are Library Hotel Collection’s favorite ‘hot spots’ for proposals during the Holiday Season:
Need some great ideas on what to do in New York City with your kids? Our concierges love kids and we are delighted to present you with a few fun activities that will fulfill the childhood wishes of travelers of any age.
1 ) Enjoy a little bit of nature right in the middle of the Concrete Jungle. The Central Park Zoo was originally opened in 1890 as a menagerie and was the first of its kind in NYC. It has since been renovated to accommodate the animals as much as possible. Whether you’d like to spend some time watching the penguins and puffers swim in the aquarium or petting the small animals in the Children’s Zoo, this is the spot for an afternoon in the park! Tickets start at $12 per person. The zoo is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. After exploring the zoo, you can rent a bike for you and your kids, using a kids seat, or even a tagalong attachment. Spend the day biking around Central Park exploring all it has to offer.
During your tour, you can thrill your little ones with stops by the Central Park Carousel and the Bethesda Fountain near the Loeb Central Park Boathouse. At the Conservatory Water be sure to sail model sailboats. Visit the Alice in Wonderland Statue or Balto Statue and of course, enjoy a picnic on the great lawn. If you are planning on visiting Central Park, be sure to also read our article on the top Five Spots You Must See in Central Park Before You Leave NYC!
The Library Hotel Collection wants you to get the most out of your trip to NYC! Sightseeing can really break the bank when you don’t know about all of the free and inexpensive ways to spend your time in New York City! Whether you are interested in activities for the whole family or something that adds some romance to your trip, New York has something for everyone. Below, we have put together some of our favorite ways to enjoy our beautiful city. Maybe we will see you there!