GET AWAY WITHOUT LEAVING THE CITY

Every once and a while, you need to break your routine do something you ordinarily wouldn’t.  Here are a few suggestions for places to enjoy a night out, and things to do for the day that are easy and affordable to plan.

Stay at The Jade Hotel

The Jade Hotel is a charming 113-room boutique hotel in the heart of the wander-worthy Greenwich Village. It’s where you come to let your inner-New Yorker run free—to absorb the magnetic energy of the city, then retreat to a romantic nook with a bustling street view. At The Jade Hotel, travelers create their own adventure, and aren’t afraid to get a little lost. It’s a place where the city finds you.

DETAILS: 52 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 // (212) 375-1300

Pamper Yourself at the Exhale Spa then Retreat to your Room at the Gansevoort Hotel 

Touting breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of New York City and sunsets over the Hudson River, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is the first luxury, full service resort in Manhattan’s vibrant and historic Meatpacking District.  Take a day to indulge at the Exhale Spa or break a sweat in one of Exhale’s famous Core Fusion classes. After your day at the spa get styled by one of New York City’s top hair stylists at the hotel’s Prieto Select Hair Studio. Once you’ve worked up an appetite head over to the transcendent TOY restaurant serving up Asian cuisine and late night beats. When dessert has fulfilled your sweet tooth desires, step into Provocateur Nightclub + Café, where models meet celebrity DJs for a night you’ll never forget.

DETAILS: 18 9th Ave, New York, 10014 // (212) 206-6700

Sail Along the Hudson

Take a New York Harbor escape, and set sail around Manhattan for a day, evening, or night.  Classic Harbor Line offers a variety of boats, packages, and deals, so no matter the occasion, they can hook you up.

DETAILS: Chelsea Piers Roadway #103, New York, NY 10011 // (212) 627-1825

Go to Outer Space at the Hayden Planetarium 

Hayden Planetarium, by Ralph Hockens, on Flickr

At the American Museum of Natural History lies the prestigious Hayden Planetarium.  The 429-seat Space Theater, which features a custom-made Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector and a Digital Dome Projection System to display a hyperrealistic view of the planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, uses a scientifically accurate 3D map of the observable universe based on millions of astronomical observations. Known as the Digital Universe Atlas, this map of the cosmos is maintained by a team of Museum scientists and visualization experts in collaboration with colleagues from organizations such as NASA. The Digital Universe Atlas also provides the foundation for the Museum’s Space Shows, which are screened in the Space Theater.

DETAILS: 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 // (212) 769-5100

Relax at The Gem Hotel in Chelsea

Stylish Chelsea has become the world headquarters for high profile art galleries. Charming brownstone and tree-lined streets make strolling a pleasure by day. And old Meatpacking District warehouse buildings pulsate after dark in Manhattan’s best nightclubs. In the midst of it all you’ll find The GEM Hotel Chelsea, an ideal vacation choice when seeking exceptional New York hotel packages, hospitable service in an unpretentious, accessible and sustainable manner.

Enjoy stunning accommodations at our Chelsea New York City hotel, friendly service, and accessibility to all the top picks in dining, shopping, entertainment and more. When considering a Chelsea boutique hotel getaway choose The GEM Hotel.

DETAILS: 300 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011 // (212) 675-1911

Featured image via amnh.org

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