The city that never sleeps offers more to the visitor than just sightseeing. The vibrancy of New York abounds and at the heart is the theatre district, Broadway. You’ll likely arrive with some theatre tickets in hand (or at the least, at will call), but spending the day entertaining yourself in the city is far more enjoyable when you take the approach of luxury – we have some suggestions.
Norma’s Zillion Dollar Frittata
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’ll want to start your day off right with a luxurious breakfast (there’s really no other way to describe it) of Norma’s Zillion Dollar Frittata at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien. It may be uptown, but it’s worth the excursion. Known as the world’s most expensive omelet, this hearty egg dish is filled with fresh lobster and your choice of one ounce or one hundred ounces of caviar. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can always opt for the Irresistible Banana-Macadamia Nut Flap Jacks. Plan ahead and make a reservation.
Stroll Through the Park
What is more New York than Central Park? If you’ve gone to Norma’s for breakfast and you’re already uptown, a visit to Central Park makes perfect sense. Take a stroll through the park, hop the carousel, tour the park on a horse-drawn carriage or pedicab, burn off that breakfast on a paddle boat, or just take a seat and enjoy the beauty of the park and the colorful people you’ll encounter. If you want to dig deeper than just enjoying some time in the park, there are a number of tours you can try, one of those that’s always fun is the Central Park Movie and TV Tour.
Soothe Your Body
The bustling city can take its toll on any traveler. Ease your mind and your body with a visit to the Lotte New York Palace Spa. Choose any treatment from their signature services menu, or opt for a package of multiple services. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, looking great, and ready to experience more of the city. They’ll also happily tailor their services to meet your needs.
Start at Saks
As one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York is home to some of the best shopping. While Midtown isn’t necessarily known for being the center for the best shopping, it is intersected by Madison Avenue. Make your way toward Madison, start shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue (just around the corner) and then shop upward toward uptown. You may be beat by the time you reach Bergdorf Goodman so you’ll want to take a car back to Midtown – after you finish shopping, of course.
Not Just For Bookworms
You may not immediately think of a library when planning a luxury trip, but the New York Public Library is far more than just a library. You’ve seen their Rose Reading Room in countless movies and television shows, as well as other locations throughout the facility, but this library is more than picture perfect, it features art installations, performances, conversation series, and more. And, it is the perfect complement to your luxury itinerary in and around Broadway.
With your days full of interesting activities, you’ll enjoy your Broadway productions even more. Make sure you see the best shows, though, with out suggestions for Broadway shows you must see in your lifetime.