Your Perfect Weekend in New York City
Are you ready to embark on a perfect weekend in the bustling heart of New York City? To make the most of your weekend getaway, we recommend starting your adventure at one of the city's most iconic parades, steps away from AKA Central Park, and continuing with a magical winter wonderland experience throughout Manhattan, all topped off with a delightful fine dining experience.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Your perfect weekend in NYC begins with the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on November 23. The parade route starts on Central Park West, heading to 59th Street, turning east to 6th Avenue and then south to 34th Street and Herald Square. This event is a true spectacle, featuring larger-than-life balloons, Broadway performances, and marching bands. Find a prime spot along the parade route, and be prepared to be captivated by the magic of this beloved holiday tradition.
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
On your second day in the city, immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. This charming winter wonderland surrounds an ice-skating rink under the shimmering lights of the city with more food vendors than you can even imagine. Explore the artisanal boutiques offering holiday items for purchase, including clothing, decorations, and unique gifts. Sip on hot cocoa, listen to the carolers, and let the festive atmosphere warm your heart.
After skating and shopping, end your night with some sets at the Comedy Cellar in Lower Manhattan. This legendary comedy club is home to some of the biggest names in comedy like Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart as well as rising stars in the scene. Don’t be surprised if one of your favorites decides to make an appearance! Above the cellar is The Olive Tree Cafe, a restaurant where comedians often hang out.
As your perfect weekend in NYC comes to a close, indulge in a memorable dining experience at Rue 57. Located one block away from AKA Central Park, this delectable French brasserie offers something for everyone, with a continent-spanning range of American, broad European, and Asian dishes. This restaurant also boasts a sizeable room for private events, serving full-service at a capacity of 120 guests.
Your weekend in NYC promises to be a delightful blend of holiday festivities, culinary delights, and unforgettable moments. Your chosen activities in New York City will leave you with a deep appreciation for the city's vibrant culture and festive spirit. We hope you've enjoyed this guide to experiencing the best of New York during the holiday season on your perfect weekend getaway!