Starting your day with an exclusive Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment and ending it sipping a Manhattan sundowner during a soiree on top of the Empire State Building bookends the perfect day in New York.
As travel to the USA is back, there’s no better time to explore the city that never sleeps. While a visit to these iconic landmarks is a must, be one of the first to dip into the new attractions lighting up the skyline.
Bold, brash, and bewitching new experiences beckon the adventurous traveller this winter.
The city has reinvented itself during the last two years and is now open for business. Observation platforms offer a new perspective, outdoor spaces expand over the Hudson River, old railway lines remodelled as walkways rise high above Midtown, new ‘hoods’ offer high-octane thrills and hot hotels are reshaping the hospitality scene.
Why not see New York at your own pace by booking a five-night city break over Thanksgiving or during the magical festive season?
In a city where sidewalks and skyscrapers are strangely familiar from the movies, you will walk a fine line in which the silver screen slowly starts to fuse with your own golden moments.
Five festive firsts in NYC
- Stand higher than anyone else in New York when you embark on the ultimate skyscraping adventure at Edge taking you 364 metres above the sidewalk of Manhattan’s newest ‘hood’ of Hudson Yard.
- Be the first to visit The Museum of Broadway which will showcase how the curtain rose on Great White Walk (named after its glitzy lights) and what goes into making a smash hit musical.
- Walk the High Line in Midtown Manhattan built on a historic elevated freight rail line, and enjoy the high-rise views, landscaped gardens, and eclectic art.
- Immerse yourself in digital art with the arrival of Hall des Lumières in Tribeca projecting images from the first artist Gustav Klimt which float across floors and walls.
- Stroll Little Island at Pier 55 a family-friendly park floating on the Hudson River and visit the rooftop park, winery, and new James Beard Foundation food market on Pier 57.
And finally… stay at Aman New York: the world’s hottest new hotel. This sanctuary features real working fireplaces which is a NYC exclusive and the perfect spot to hang your stocking on Christmas Eve.
Family adventures for Thanksgiving
Youngsters will delight in seeing this urban jungle immortalised in Spiderman and Home Alone 2. You can spend a real Night at the Museum with our insider access to the American Museum of Natural History. After hours join a private guide who will reveal the secrets of the characters featured in this classic movie.
For those of you who are in the city on the fourth Thursday in November simply step out of the museum and stroll down 77th street and you will see a jamboree of floats and giant balloons which mark the start of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The four-kilometre carnival of colour starting near Central Park features marching bands and cheerleaders culminating at the famous department store near the Empire State Building.
One of the best viewing points for the procession is from a suite at the Mandarin Oriental New York. Situated high above Columbus Circle, this family friendly hotel's central position means you are never far from the action. Home to one of Manhattan's favourite restaurants, Asiate, spa and lap pool this is the perfect place to recharge.
No visit to New York would be complete without heading to Broadway. We will ensure you are in possession of the hottest ticket in town and provide exclusive backstage access to mingle with the stars of your favourite musical.
Christmas shopping to ice-skating
Arrive in style for Christmas with a private helicopter ride to rival Santa that will swoop you over the symbolic Freedom Tower, built on the twin tower footprint of the World Trade Centre, and Statue of Liberty.
Nowhere does the festive season quite like New York so if you’re seeking the ultimate shopping fix look no further. We will hail a yellow cab for you to live like a local for your trip to Macy's where you can immerse yourself in festive grottoes and glitter galore.
Start the day in sparkling style with private breakfast at Tiffany & Co followed with a behind-the-scenes tour of their bespoke diamonds and jewellery collections which are beloved around the world.
Don your woolly hat and gloves for a spin around the ice-skating rink at Rockerfella Plaza. We will ensure you time the visit to coincide with the grand Christmas tree lighting ceremony attended by dignitaries and celebrities.
During your city break join our VIP shopping tour where you will get tips from your own personal stylist. During the day visit boutiques in Fifth Avenue, to Madison Avenue and the chic new stores in the Meatpacking district.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift you may find the perfect painting, going under the hammer when you join us on an exclusive tour of the city’s auction houses. We can also treat art lovers to an exclusive glimpse of the old masters, from Van Gogh to Hopper, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – which houses 490,000 artworks - before it opens to the public.
During your city break stay in a sumptuous suite at The Carlyle overlooking Central Park. Toast your last night with a glass of fizz from The Champagne Bar before allowing us to escort you back to the prohibition era with a visit to a secret wine bar – a fitting finale to your time in a city which is awakening with gusto from its temporary slumber.