What can we say about “The Big Apple” in just a few sentences. People spend their lives in this great city and forever discover new hidden treasures. Central Park, Theater District, SoHo, the MET, Gramercy Park. Every block and every neighborhood shares a history rich in culture and celebrity. The food, the parks, and the nightlife are tops. The lure of New York City is enough to bring the worlds best in art and in cuisine and in so much more. Once you get a taste of “The City So Nice They Named it Twice” you’ll hardly ever want to leave New York, New York.

Food

Daniel Boulud, Masaharu Morimoto, Marcus Samuelsson, and Tom Coliccio are just a few of the world renowned chefs whose restaurants are spread all over the city. There are an estimated 24,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone, which means it would take you several lifetimes to visit them all. Not only are the restaurants delicious, they are famous too. You may have seen Katz’s Delicatessen in the movie When Harry Met Sally or The 21 Club in Wall Street starring Michael Douglas. There’s also Joe’s Pizza from Spiderman, Bubby’s in The Devil Wears Prada, Cafe Lalo in You’ve Got Mail, and so many more. In case it’s not on our schedule you may want to find your favorite here:

https://www.zagat.com/l/restaurants-with-the-best-food-in-nyc

Sightseeing

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, is located on Liberty Island and beckons to all ​“​Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched  refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp  beside the golden door!”​ ​ Nearby Ellis Island served as the gateway to over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954. ​Today, over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who crossed this island before dispersing to points all over the country. We will tour these great sights along with others like the magnificent Central Park, stretching over 843 acres and containing art, meadows, botanical gardens, outdoor amphitheaters, sports fields, fountains, play areas, and beautiful walking paths. For a bit of celebrity, we’ll take the NBC Studio Tour and enjoy behind the scenes access to the studios where shows such as ​Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon​, and ​Late Night With Seth Meyers​ are made. You’ll have private time to enjoy such other landmarks as Time’s Square, Wall Street, Fifth Avenue, and more.

Shopping

Luxury is all over the city, but no more prominent than Fifth Avenue. You’ll find Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Gianni Versace, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Sergio Rossi and on and on and on. We’ll hunt for bargains at the Woodbury Commons, a bit northwest of the city. Premium outlets include: Aeropostale, Aldo, Barneys, Dior, Hugo Boss, etc, etc. Check out the comprehensive list here:

https://loving-newyork.com/shopping-in-new-york/

Entertainment

George Benson said it all in his song about the theater district in New York City: “​They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, they say there’s always magic in the air.” ​We’ll catch a piece of that magic by taking in our own Broadway show. But there’s much more to do for entertainment all day and night. Let’s go to the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art), and share a drink afterwards in Bemelmans Bar inside the famous Carlyle Hotel. The bar is named after Ludwig Bemelman, author of the well known children’s books "​Madeline". ​We’ll also take a food tour of Manhattan’s Chinatown to experience the largest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. It is also the oldest Chinatown in the U.S. There is plenty more to do in NYC as far as entertainment, so read more about it here.

Transportation

Again you will be provided with luxury transport in our Mercedes Sprinter to all scheduled events.  If you should have other transportation needs you should know that Uber opened in New York City in 2011, one year after its launch in San Francisco.  Now you can choose Lyft or a Classic Yellow Cab as well to get around.

By the way, a 15%-20% gratuity is more than adequate for taxis and Uber or Lyft.  Apps like Uber, and the Credit Card processors in taxis, give you tip selections starting at 20%.  You can always decline these options and enter your own tip.

The New York City subway system is one of the oldest and largest public transportation systems in the world and serves as the primary mode of transportation for the majority of New Yorkers and tourists.  Hop on and ride anywhere uptown, mid town, downtown, or the boroughs with ease.

Weather

New York City weather is much like Boston, although it runs a few degrees warmer most of the time.

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