While it’s true that there’s more to New York than New York City (the state also has a beautiful countryside, making day trips from NYC to spectacular beaches and free-flowing wineries easy), the fact remains that New York City boldly offers visitors a unique brand of beauty—quite unlike any other metropolis on earth, which has led to countless portrayals of the city in film and literature. Must-sees like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, and out-of-this-world museums and galleries are a real draw all on their own, but book your next luxury vacation rental in New York City, and you’re in for a series of treats above and beyond what you bargain for. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a getaway with friends, or a romantic escape, there are so many reasons to choose The City That Never Sleeps. Let’s start with 5:
1. Ice Skating at Rockefeller Plaza
The famous Rockefeller Plaza is best experienced at night when all of the beautiful lights are at their most spectacular. Fun for the whole family, but also highly romantic. You can rent ice skates on location and take a spin around the rink, followed by a delicious cup of hot coco and a bite to eat. The Rink also offers numerous packages, including an Engagement on Ice package for those wishing to pop the big question in the middle of the rink. For an unforgettable New York luxury vacation rental in the area, book the Midtown Jewel Amethyst.
2. World-Class Shopping
New York City is regarded as a shopper’s paradise. From internationally renowned department stores to high-end boutiques and outlet centers, you can find anything your heart desires: clothes from top designers, unique items from all over the world, and more. Take in the painstakingly decorated window displays on West 34th Street or along 5th Avenue. Be sure to visit luxury giants like Bergdorf’s, or the famous Saks Fifth Ave, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus. Then there is the huge selection of avant-garde stores like Dover Street Market.
3. Top Performance Destination
Theatre fans have indeed come to the right place. There are 41 theatres on Broadway today, most of them situated in an area known as the “Great White Way.” Make sure to see at least one show, whether an old-time classic or contemporary work. Additionally, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the world’s largest performing arts center and houses 12 resident arts organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Opera, and the New York City Ballet. Catch an extraordinary performance by only the best of the best and make time for a tour too. Booking a gorgeous luxury vacation rental is a great start. Try the Midtown Jewel Ruby. It’s as royal as it sounds.
4. Big Apple Haute Cuisine
New York is simultaneously the land of the celebrity chef as it is the ideal place to find the best tried and true pizza shops or delis. Foodies should definitely put Little Italy or Chinatown on their list. When in search of fine dining, the city is truly your oyster: you have your unfaltering French fare, your colorful Indian restaurants, cocktail-peddling American dining rooms, reputed Italian restaurants, and some of the best, most beautiful Japanese food one could imagine. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, or simply sit back and enjoy your luxury vacation in New York with a stellar meal, the city more than has you covered.
5. A City of Green Spaces: Central Park
Believe it or not, New York is the greenest city in America. Central Park, running 843 acres and home to about 25,000 trees, is the most famous park in the city, and yet is only the 5th largest of about 1700 parks throughout the city! Jog, walk, bike, in-line skate, horseback ride, ice skate, rent row boats, play basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, enjoy festivals in the park, or just pick a bench and people-watch. Central Park is not only the most visited urban park in the US but is also the most filmed location in the world and well-worth a visit. Book a private luxury condo with sensational views of Central Park, and stay close to all the action on your next luxury vacation in New York.
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