The good thing about visiting foreign cities is they have this ability to provide something to everyone. It is very much so for New York City – an impossibly diverse metropolis divided into numerous neighborhoods, with each of them having its own unique atmosphere. Your entire Big Apple experience can be defined by where you choose to stay, independently of whether you are a curious newcomer or came here for the weekend, to explore targetedly.
Central Park area for nature lovers
Although Manhattan can seem not the first place that appears in the head of a true National Parks lover, it is a perfect pick for those who prefer staying in a green surrounding. Choosing a hotel that borders Central Park will give you some benefits like a morning hike through the ramble, a brunch at one of the local taverns, and a relaxing night walk along the Great Lawn.
The Plaza Hotel
This is the Big Apple’s legendary hotel, and a real landmark. The Plaza Hotel is a chic five-star lodging establishment located at the lower edge of the Central Park. For the best view, try a room looking out over the park. To arrange a wonderful breakfast picnic, drop in the food hall on lower ground floor for a takeaway, and make a few steps towards the grass.
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
The Pierre is perfectly located between 5th and Madison Avenues steps away from the Central Park’s gateway, and is as elegant and peaceful – which you will need, to hide from Manhattan’s noise and clutter. During winter, a beautiful Christmas tree decorates the lobby suite and visitors can enjoy delicious hot chocolate. In summertime, there is a luxurious cocktail rescue on The Rotunda.
This giant hotel became especially well-known after the “Gossip Girl” series. Placed over against Lincoln Center not far away from the largest cultural center of the city, the Empire Hotel offers relatively small rooms and a spacious communal area. By the way, a cocktail dedicated to the series’ character Chuck Bass is still on the menu of the local rooftop bar.