New York is one of those places on everyone's bucket list to visit in the US, especially ladies seeking luxury experiences. The allure of the bright lights, vibrant nightlife, and incredible shopping have ladies craving unforgettable adventures in The Big Apple. So, if you are thinking of a weekend getaway with your girlfriends, here are the six activities perfect for a luxury ladies' weekend in New York.
Visit the Iconic Sites
Whether you're visiting for the first time or have been to New York several times, you should take the time to explore its iconic sites, which is even more enjoyable when done with your friends.
Famous sites include the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State, and the massive Central Park. You should not just pass through the park when getting around New York. The 843-acre garden offers numerous fun activities to delight you and your friends. It's the best place for a morning jog with friends, a picnic, or relaxing as you soak up the tranquil atmosphere. If you and your friends are into arts, admire the incredible works on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the American Museum of Natural History.
When evening comes, take the ladies to Broadway and watch your favorite shows. Whether it's a new musical, the latest hits or a long-running classic, watching a show on Broadway should be on the list of everyone visiting New York.
Tour the Museums
New York is a haven for art lovers. And if you and your friends are into arts, you will have a blast here. There is a museum for every interest, whether history, science, or art.
The Metropolitan Museum is a must-see. It showcases thousands of years of art history with an impressive collection of Stone Age objects to the latest examples of modern art. If you're into cosmopolitan art, visit the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of Art, and the MoMA or The Museum of Modern Art.
Don't miss the Brooklyn Museum, housed in an 1897 Beaux-Art building, featuring art pieces from different eras, including Ancient Egyptian and African Art. It's an ideal stop when visiting the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Jewish Museum is also worth a stop if you're interested to learn about the Jewish community in New York. It's set in the Warburg Mansion from 1908 and houses a collection of over 20,000 works of art and Jewish artefacts.
Partake in Unique Activities
Perhaps, you have already been to New York several times and want to try something unique this time. The good news is - several unusual activities are waiting for you to try in The Big Apple! One of these is to take Krav Maga classes, perfect for ladies. But if martial arts are not your thing, you can try yoga, art, or dance classes.
After exploring the bustling streets of New York, head to the Russian and Turkish Baths to relax. The activity usually starts with sweating out in the saunas before you take a refreshing dip in the cold plunge pool. After that, you will indulge in a relaxing massage. These facilities have been around since 1892, which makes it a unique place to visit with the ladies.
If you're looking for a unique place to visit in New York, head to the Greenwood Cemetery, only a few blocks from Prospect Park. It's the burial place of some of New York's most famous personalities, such as Leonard Bernstein, Horace Greeley, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Explore Central Park
Central Park is one of New York's most famous tourist spots, attracting thousands of visitors from all walks of life. It boasts scenic views and offers numerous opportunities to have fun with the ladies. Spend the day marveling at the beautiful natural landscapes, exploring historical monuments, and enjoying a picnic, as you share fun stories.
Enjoying a picnic in the Sheep Meadow is one of the top things to do in Central Park. Tucked under the shadow of New York's impressive skyline, the area is bustling with locals and tourists, especially during summer. You'll find plenty of shades for a picnic, and there are sunny patches for those who want to sunbathe.
Central Park’s Zoo is also worth checking out, whether you're an animal lover or not. The zoo is home to over a hundred animal species. You'll find wild and domestic animals, including polar bears, leopards, penguins, red pandas, etc.
Walk over Brooklyn Bridge
Nestled along the shores of the East River across lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge offers spectacular views, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, from the New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty.
Aside from enjoying incredible views, Brooklyn Bridge is an open and airy space, perfect for hanging out with friends. You can rent bikes, go for a jog, or simply enjoy a stroll as you take in the views.
Another good reason to visit Brooklyn Bridge Park with the ladies is the numerous dining options, from fancy eateries to casual restaurants and cafes. Some are open all year round, but others are seasonal. You'll find everything here, from New York pizzas to hotdogs and a vast selection of salads.
Go Shopping on Fifth Avenue
Shopping is often one of the main reasons people come to New York, especially the ladies. Fifth Avenue is the city's top shopping spot, offering something for everyone. It has a long line of shops, from luxury retail stores to fancy boutiques. Here, you'll find some of the world's leading fashion houses, such as Gucci, Prada, Versace, and more! Indeed, it's a paradise for ladies who love to shop.
If you and your friends are more into jewellery, you'll love Fifth Avenue even more. It's home to the iconic Tiffany & Co, the setting for the classic film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. You can also drop by Cartier, Bulgari, and other luxury fashion house brands selling jewellery pieces, watches, and accessories.