As the city that never sleeps, New York is synonymous with nightlife and is the perfect destination for those who just want to let their hair down. Follow in the footsteps of many celebrities and dine, shop and party your way across the city.
New York is an amazing city that really does offer something for everyone. If you want to make the most of your trip try emulating celebrity habits and frequenting their haunts in no time you will feel like a celeb yourself. North American holidays can be a bit overwhelming so knowing where to eat, shop and dine in New York will help you to feel right at home in this much loved city.
Dining in New York can be a real treat as there are many five star restaurants to choose from. Nobu on Hudson Street is a longstanding New York favourite, having been in business for over seventeen years and has a very upmarket clientele. Similarly, The Lion is tucked away on West 9th Street and is frequented by a wide range of New York movers and shakers so a reservation here can be hard to get but do get one if you can.
When visiting, you must make time to explore the Meatpacking District and a good way to do this is to eat in one of the area’s many award winning restaurants. The Darby on West 14th Street will enable you to explore the area and get a feel for the New York of the past with a retro atmosphere and menu.
One thing many celebrities have in common is their love of fashion, the first place you want to head if you want a real New York shopping experience is to Barney’s on Madison Avenue. Here you can find Fendi, Prada, Manolo and Gucci all under the same roof and experience what it is like to shop like a celebrity.
Next you will want to head over to Bergdorf Goodmans on Fifth Avenue where you are within walking distance of Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton and a number of other high end stores. This area is a shopping mecca for many New Yorkers and celebrity sightings are more common than not. If you really want to treat yourself, book an appointment with a personal shopper and revel in the high life even more.
The news is full of celebrity nights out so if you want to enjoy this lifestyle whilst in New York you will definitely want to experience the varied nightlife. New York is a veritable hotbed with something available for every type of party animal. Many organized activity holidays for singles will include a bar crawl or two but, in New York, it pays to know your playground.
For a fun, if exclusive, karaoke type night you will want to try Angels and Kings on East 11th Street. Co-owned by Pete Wentz, this bar offers fun karaoke nights with, often famous, guest judges as well as the opportunity to spot some of your favourite celebs.
For those looking to experience the “it girl’ phenomena up close, Butter on Lafayette Street is a good bet and Hotel Chelsea on West 23rd Street will allow you to party like a rock star.
The Bunker Club is set below ground in a wartime vault and is always a good bet for a good time athough dance clubs, jazz bars, after hours venues and private clubs abound throughout the city. To really make the most of your trip you will want to befriend your concierge or call in a few favours as many of the hottest spots require invitation.
Melanie is a keen traveller who writes for a wide range of travel sites and blogs. She is particularly keen on North American holidays and loves to write about the various activity holidays for singles she undertakes each year. http://www.trekamerica.co.uk/