Perfect central location and a very cool, beautiful hotel.
The Highline Hotel
Small luxury boutique hotel in an old church. Very cool spot and designed so well!
Located in the Meatpacking District, this hotel is walking distance to NYC’s greatest shopping and nightlife.
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Has revolutionized indoor cycling and taken the world of fitness by storm. 45 minutes to take your journey. Change your body. Find your SOUL.
A heart pumping, calorie-burnin, and total body workout. The innovative Megaformer/Lagree Fitness workout is as challenging as it is effective.
A strength and cardio interval fitness experience that provides an immersive, high-intensity, one-hour workout – “The Best Workout in the World.”
Mile High Run Club
A New York gym that provides unique treadmill fitness programs and group treadmill classes. Try this indoor running studio today!
Take a walk or jog along the path on the Hudson River. Make sure to stop and take in the views.
Take a walk or jog through Central Park. The main road in the park goes all the way around the park, and is about 6.1 miles long. This loop is extremely runner friendly.
Walk down the Highline and enjoy the view of the west side of Manhattan from a lovely spot high above the bustling streets.
In Nolita and Tribeca. Serving up fresh eggs, avocado toast, and bowls full of fresh veggies and grains. Perfect for a post-workout weekend date with your girlfriend.
A small cozy spot on one of the cutest blocks in Manhattan and in one of the cutest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Great place to go for a cozy brunch on a winter weekend and then walk around and shop after.
Walk in for a matcha latte and you probably won’t be able to resist the delicious baked goods staring at you, but we won’t tell…
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There will inevitably be a line, but the brunch is well worth the wait! Not in the mood for brunch food? Get the tuna salad, which is always available. So simple, yet so delicious.
Go for the vibrant cocktails and equally exciting décor and stay for the delicious food. The gluten-free cecinas are not to be missed!
Tucked away on a cute alley-way on the lower east side is this haven of fantastic cocktails and comfort food all set in what feels like a barn.
They don’t take reservations, but the pizza is worth the wait! While the “Classic” is known for its age-old family recipe, the star is really the Pizza with Vodka Sauce. I was skeptical because I don’t even really like penne a la vodka, but there’s something about the combination that works! And if you go for brunch, the smoked salmon pizza will not disappoint!
Authentic Greek fare in a casual setting on the Lower East Side.
Comforting Italian food in the middle of nowhere. This place is definitely a destination location!
Dan Kluger, who was responsible for putting ABC Kitchen on the map, decided to go off on his own and open his own take on farm to table. There you’ll find a slightly cozier version of ABC Kitchen.
Farm to table meets New York chic. Go for brunch and then look for some (pricy!) home goods at ABC Home and Carpet.
Union Square Café
Though it is no longer in it’s original location, this is still the OG Danny Meyer restaurant and its celebration of the Union Square Greenmarket is still the main focus of its menu.
Cozy spot in Nolita. The hummus and pita are not to be missed, but make sure you have enough people to share it with, or you will end up eating the whole thing…it’s that good!
Marco Canora’s display of where he believes culinary and nutrition intersect, with the addition of an insane wine list. Don’t be deceived by the casual décor, this meal will cost you.
Fantastic middle-eastern inspired food in the East Village. People rave about their kubaneh bread, but the rest of the menu is just as good, if not better.
Tiny vegan spot in the East Village that serves up delicious, comforting vegan fare…and if you’re not actually vegan, walk over to Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for a kitchy take on soft-serve ice cream!
Café serving Israeli food with a trendy vibe.
Don’t come here for the ambiance or décor. Come for the pure macrobiotic food that will fill you up and leave you feeling like you just did your body a favor.
Best (and biggest) cookies in Manhattan. Call your order in before you get there and bypass the long line out the front door. These cookies are Instagram famous!
One of the best brunches in Manhattan—they have several restaurants in the city. They have the best gluten free menu, ever! The owner’s sister has Celiac so he’s incredibly conscious of the ingredients. When you go, ask for Jonah, the owner—and Emily’s cousin!
The quintessential NYC brunch full of bagels stacked tall and towers of thinly sliced fish and mouth-watering bagel spreads. Make a reservation well in advance. Not to be missed!
Emily’s favorite bagel spot in NYC. They have several locations, but the best one is on 8th Ave, one block from her old apartment in West Chelsea.
The Chinatown dim sum experience! Go early as the lines here can be outrageous (but it moves fast). This is such a fun (and pretty unhealthy—everything looks like it’s in dough or fried somehow) experience to go to with friends or family. Not to be missed!
The best soup dumplings in Chinatown!
Visit the Upper East Side for NYC’s best hamburger! Say hi to the owner, Jane, for Emily! (Emily married into her family!)
The best ramen joint in Brooklyn. Check them out on Instagram…and take a look at their unique seating options. So cool!!!
Picnic in Central Park or along the West Side Highway
Grab a lunch to go from many of the casual restaurants around Central Park South or West Chelsea (Chelsea Piers) and carry them with you into the park!
See a Broadway show! Get your tickets early!
Empire State Building
A tourist trap, but what a view!
Statue of Liberty
A must see!
A huge tourist trap but you must see it once in your life. Don’t spend too much time here.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A wonderful museum!
You could spend the entire day at this museum!
A beautiful collection of art.
Emily’s favorite way to see a city! Wear your helmet. The driver’s in NYC are insane!
Union Square Farmer's Market
A fun local food shopping experience.