Ready to use your Manhattan day use hotel to plan the perfect Big Apple adventure? Start planning your daycation using the tips below.
Make The Most Of Your Manhattan Day Stay
Embrace Nature - Take a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city with a stroll through one of Manhattan’s most iconic locations: Central Park. Central Park is the perfect place for a mellow mood. Spend the day people watching, bird watching, or gazing at the clouds in Sheep Meadow. Or choose from activities like renting rowboats at the Loeb Boathouse, ice skating at Wollman Rink, or visiting the penguins at the Central Park Zoo!
Mix it up with a Matinee - Manhattan’s Theater District and the quality of talent it draws is legendary, so why not take advantage and treat yourself to a Broadway show? The Theater Development Fund (TDF) operates three TKTS booths throughout Manhattan, including their flagship location in Time Square where you can purchase same-day tickets for a variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals, plays and dance performances up to half off!
Get Medieval - Fancy yourself a Knight in Shining Armor? Head uptown to explore one of Manhattan’s most underrated museums — The Met Cloisters. Here, you can not only take in picturesque views of the Hudson River, but also learn all about the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Bonus: your admission here is also valid for three consecutive days at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Breuer!
Bagels for Days - Embrace your inner New Yorker with a classic breakfast of a bagel with a schmear. Nobody does bagels like New York, and no better bagels, cream cheese, and lox can be found than at the Manhattan institution, Russ & Daughters. Bring your appetite and indulge in a delectable medley of different types of gravlax, smoked Norwegian or pastrami cured salmon with bagels!
Six Manhattan Facts to Mix it Up
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York holds up to 25% of the world’s gold bullion reserve.
Manhattan’s Central Park has been featured in more films (over 300!) than any other location in the world.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade used to feature live animals, such as lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!), but they scared the children and had to be replaced by balloons.
It costs hot dog vendors in $300,000 a year to operate their cart in Central Park.
Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park all used to be ‘potters fields’ (a.k.a burial grounds for the poor or unknown).
When the Dutch first settled Manhattan, the island was surrounded by massive oyster beds. Ellis Island was even called Little Oyster!