By Joshuah Marshall
New York is perhaps the most famous city in the world and certainly one of the most overwhelming and bedazzling. In a single stroll around the block you can see restaurants selling every different cuisine as well as all manner of attractions from the sublime to the bizarre.
It has to be said though that this city is a lot to take in and seeing it all in a single weekend is not easy. So for the discerning traveler we thought we would put together a sample menu of some of the best that New York has to offer.
So, are you ready to see New York in style?
Take A Helicopter Tour
Image Credit: Madison Square from above
The New York skyline is spectacular at any level, particularly at night when lit up and on show. But the only way to truly take it all in is to view it from above. A helicopter tour of the city gives you the chance to rise above all of the chaos and enjoy the scale of it all in a way that is peaceful and serene.
Tours start at around $150 per person, but if you pay a little more you can have a helicopter to yourself with a loved one (plus pilot of course). There are few better ways to rise above the noise of the city below.
Or Maybe A River Cruise
It has to be said that getting around New York by road is just too inconvenient to be worthwhile and there are certainly more stylish ways to see the sights. So once you have seen the bird’s eye view of the city, taking a river cruise is a great way to get a peaceful look at the sights close up.
Image Credit: Statue of Liberty from the River
Simple river tours can cost $100 or less, but if you want to splash out then chartering a private yacht is the way to do it. There are also less expensive options such as taking a more exclusive cruise which includes dinner by the harbor.
Depending on the route you can see all of the sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the New York skyline without having to navigate through any traffic or crowds of tourists.
See A Broadway Show
This is arguably one of the things that New York is best known for and if you are going to see a live show anywhere than Broadway in New York is the place. As you walk down Broadway in your smartest evening attire you will see countless tributes to the stars who have walked there before you and on the night of a big show the atmosphere is simply electric.
Top Of The Rock
Top of the Rock is the named dubbed to the observation deck of the GE Building, which is itself a skyscraper and the center piece of the Rockefeller Center in the center of New York and going to the top to enjoy one of the most inspiring cityscapes in the world is practically mandatory.
Image Credit: View south from Top of the Rock
The real advantage of Top of the Rock compared to the observation deck of the famous Empire State Building is that from the Top of the Rock you can see the Empire State Building as part of the panoramic view.
Chef’s Table, Brooklyn Fare
Once you’ve had enough of sight-seeing you will undoubtedly want to experience some of New York’s famous food culture. This is a city where practically any type of cuisine is available 24 hours a day, so choosing where to eat can be tricky.
One real gem though is Chef’s Table in Brooklyn, this is a 3 Michelin starred restaurant but with a twist. The Chef in question is Cesar Ramirez and the restaurant consists of just 18 seats around one table.
For around $255 per person you will be fed a seemingly endless stream of small courses, all prepared right in front of you by Ramirez. The Cuisine is mostly Japanese but it really depends on what Cesar feels like cooking at the time and the details of the menu change on a daily basis
About The Author
Hi there, my name is Joshuah, I work at Quintessentially.com and I am something of an expert in luxury travel. I love finding and writing about the most exclusive and unique sights to see and things to do around the world. New York is certainly one of my favorite cities in the world and I recommend anyone to pay it a visit.
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