It’s summertime in New York City, which is always a beautiful time to take advantage of all that Manhattan has to offer locals and tourists alike. Central Park is always a perfect place for a jog, or to sneak away to Sheep Meadow (just minutes from Columbus Circle) to sunbath with the locals. Shopping along Fifth Avenue, or the boutiques of SoHo, is a favorite pastime for most everyone in the city; and all of this combined with the numerous coffee shops and dining options around the city make New York an easy city to love.
Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf New York – Conveniently located in midtown, inside the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue, the Guerlain Spa offers a host of luxury treatments. While it may not be a very large spa and boutique, it’s a nice way to unwind after keeping up with the fast pace of New York.
Mamma Mia on Broadway – The large billboards for Mamma Mia in Times Square have become a permanent part of this vibrant landscape, but after more than 6,000 performances, Mama Mia will end its Broadway run on September 12, 2015. A truly exciting show filled with singing and dancing, it’s a fun experience for the entire family.
Del Frisco’s Grille – There’s no shortage of power-players in the heart of Rockefeller Center, and Del Frisco’s Grille is an ideal place to enjoy great food, an extensive wine list and plenty of people watching in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. It’s a diversified menu with something for everyone, but a personal favorite is the signature Prime New York Strip steak.
Spirit of New York Cruises – I’ll admit that cruises are not often my first choice, but you can’t argue with the view of Manhattan from the water. It’s a fantastic view anytime of the day, and the Spirit of New York is recently renovated, and a great operation. Look for their themed cruises including: yoga, brunch, happy hour and more.
Broadway in the Bryant Park – Just a few blocks away from Grand Central Station, Bryant Park is a favorite destination in New York for ice-skating in the winter, and then to savor the sunshine and free wifi in the spring and summer. Throughout the summer Broadway in the Park allows for hour-long concerts from the stars of Broadway.