If Paris is for lovers, that leaves New York City for best friends. Indeed, when it comes to being the ultimate destination for a BFF getaway, New York has a lot going for it: as a major transportation hub, it’s accessible; it has accommodation and dining options to fit every preference; it truly is a city that never sleeps; and there is a wide range of activities and culture to make even the most finicky of friends delight in the selection. From helicopter tours of New York to fine dining to dancing galore, New York City is the perfect spot for a ladies getaway. However, given all the choice that exists, it’s hard to know where to start. And with that in mind, we’ve put together some picks to help get you started. Without further adieu, here are some of our favorite activities for a girls’ getaway trip to New York.
1. Helicopter Tours of New York. If you and your friends are the kind of gal pals who bonded during a backpacking trip to Costa Rica, you’ll want to be sure to fit some adventure into your ladies’ trip to New York. Big on adventure and delight, helicopter tours of New York are worth checking out. Imagine sharing a view of the Brooklyn Bridge from above with your BFF: you’ll be talking about it for years!
2. Culture. New York City is full of artists and arteests, and it’ll be up to you and your friends to decide which is which. For a first trip to New York, we’d recommend sticking to the mainstream: think Broadway and the MOMA. If, however, you know what you like and are looking for something a little more esoteric, New York City most certainly has something to offer everyone.
3. Spa-aaaaaaaah! After hitting the skies enjoying helicopter tours of New York and pounding the pavement in search of the next Lady Gaga or Jackson Pollock, consider taking some time to unwind. New York is full of beautiful spas. Pop in for a treatment or two, and let the technicians wash away the sounds of the city that never sleeps.
4. Eat, eat, and then eat some more! All this adventure and relaxation is bound to make you hungry. Luckily New York is full of different eats: mix it up by grabbing some street food, hitting up a classic New York deli, and making a reservation for fine dining. New York is all about diversity, and experiencing the whole range of foods is one way to get a real taste!