Plan an unforgettable NYC stay
As they say, “New York is not a city, it’s a world,” and no matter how long you plan to step into the singular world of New York City—if it’s only a day or the better part of a week—we’ve got recommendations for how to get the most out of your stay, whether you’re in town solo, with your nearest and dearest, or on a romantic getaway for two.
1-2 Day Manhattan Itinerary
- Before heading out, grab breakfast at our onsite restaurant L’Amico. You'll want to have the (delicious) fuel to make the most of the day.
- A short jaunt means starting with NYC’s heavy hitters like the Empire State Building where you’ll be treated to a storied history of New York’s most iconic tower. Of course you’ll want to head up to the two observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, for incredible views of Manhattan and beyond.
- Wander uptown along 5th Avenue and be sure to stop at Bryant Park where you can grab a bite at the Bryant Park Café or one of several other delicious spots and take in the buzzy scene. On summer evenings, you can often catch a film or a concert in the park.
- Make your way to Rockefeller Center. Reach new heights at Top of the Rock and then have a little fun on the ground at The Rink, where you can roller skate in the summer and ice skate in the winter months.
- Did you truly visit New York City if you don’t grab a slice during your trip? You could hoof it down to Greenwich Village to the original Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street or simply hit one of the outposts in Times Square or Union Square.
- In the evening, take advantage or your close proximity to the Theater District and see a Broadway show? Award-winning plays, legendary musicals and so much more await.
- If you’ve got a second day, indulge in a little retail therapy on 5th Avenue (window shopping counts), check out one of the city’s top museums, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) or visit the Flatiron District for people watching at Madison Square Park and tasty eats at Eataly or the original Shake Shack.
3-4 Day Manhattan Itinerary
- With a few more days to work with, you can more fully experience the best of Manhattan. Grab a cortado at Culture Espresso and head to Central Park for unparalleled people watching or just to lose yourself in nature in the middle of the city.
- Stroll south toward historic beaux arts masterpiece Grand Central Station, which offers shopping and dining opportunities including the world famous Grand Central Oyster Bar.
- If you’ve got your walking shoes on, why not continue moving south towards bustling Union Square. On the right day, you may even get to check out the Union Square Greenmarket, a beloved farmers market open several times a week year round.
- Another destination worth your while is Hudson Yards. Dubbed New York’s newest neighborhood, you’ll find an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, public art, gardens, live events and The Vessel, the massive interactive artwork that acts as the centerpiece of the neighborhood.
- On your final night, check out what’s on at Madison Square Garden. From NBA and NHL games to massive concerts and comedy events, no matter what you see, you can be sure it will be an event to remember.
Family Friendly Day Manhattan Itinerary
- Start your day with a journey downtown, to the southern tip of Manhattan. Just hop on the 1 Train at 34th Street-Penn Station (a quick walk from Eventi Hotel), then take the subway to South Ferry Station. There, you can hop on a ferry to Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, where you can tour the island as well as the Statue of Liberty Museum. If you book a tour in advance (recommended!) you’ll also likely get to visit Ellis Island and the National Museum of Immigration.
- In the afternoon, make your way back towards Hotel Eventi and pop over to Herald Square, just a 5-minute walk up 6th Avenue from the hotel, and explore the iconic flagship Macy’s department store (you may remember it from Miracle on 34th Street), then make your way to Times Square for all the hustle and bustle that’s made this area of Manhattan so famous. Here you’ll find kid-friendly staples like the M&M’s Store, not to mention lots of places to grab a quick bite. This could be the perfect time to indulge in the ultimate NYC meal, a hot dog and soft pretzel from a street vendor.
- For dinner, Skirt Steak is conveniently located onsite at Hotel Eventi, and if their unlimited handmade fries aren’t perfect for family dining, we don’t know what is. If you have room for dessert, Sweets Laboratory is just a two minute walk away and offers up crepes, parfaits and snow sundaes in flavors like matcha and mango.
- Depending on the length of your NYC stay, you can seek out other family-friendly destinations all around the city. Visit Chelsea Market for a mix of food, drinks, culture, art and shopping. While you’re there, step over to Little Island, the man-made public park floating on the Hudson River. Walk the 1.5 mile long High Line where you’ll see art, gardens, cool spots to relax and yummy places to grab a bite. Or, play the hits and explore the treasured parks and museums that make this city great.
Romantic Manhattan Itinerary
- Take a casual morning stroll towards Chelsea and enjoy a leisurely brunch at Cookshop and then make your way to 24th street between 10th and 11th Avenues, where you can do a bit of gallery hopping at some on Manhattan’s staples like Gagosian Gallery and Lisson Gallery.
- If you’ve caught the art bug, continue south toward the Meatpacking District and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
- Wander through the picturesque neighborhoods of the West Village, Greenwich Village and Tribeca for a look at the romantic vision of New York that romantic comedy dreams are made of.
- Make your way to the pedestrian friendly Brooklyn Bridge which will offers gorgeous skyline views of Manhattan.
- As happy hour rolls around, make your way back to Hotel Eventi for a drink at Back Bar. Of course a drink may turn into dinner, or you could put on your finest ensemble and take to the high seas (aka the Hudson River) for a romantic dinner cruise where you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of the Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn skylines as well as the Empire State Building, Battery Park, and the Statue of Liberty.
- For one last adventure, end your evening with a nightcap at La Noxe, a moody speakeasy that offers great cocktails, low lighting and velvet seating. You also might be surprised to find it’s hidden in the 28th Street subway station.