21 Great Ideas for your New York Staycation

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21 Things to do during your NEW YORK staycation

A New York staycation is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and explore one of the world's greatest cities. This guide is for those who want a change of scene, for parents who are ready for a well deserved break or simply for anyone who wants to enjoy infinite exciting things to do on any given day.

Discover the best of New York with our list of the top things to do and see at Crosby Street Hotel and throughout the city. From sailing on the Hudson River, visiting the designer and independent boutiques of SoHo and browsing the local McNally Jackson bookstore to a leisurely brunch on The Crosby Terrace, this is our ultimate New York checklist for your next staycation.

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  1. Stroll through Central Park and discover landmark fountains, monuments, sculptures, bridges, meadows and forests. Take a picnic along to enjoy on the gentle slopes of Cherry Hill, overlooking Bow Bridge
  2. Wander through the cobbled streets of SoHo, discovering independent and designer boutiques, including Prada, Dior and YSL
  3. Walk across the East River at Brooklyn Bridge. Connecting lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights, the suspension bridge has sweeping views of the city’s skyscrapers rising in the distance
  4. Dine like an Italian with a trip to Eataly, the renowned gourmet Italian market and food hall, or why not experience a taste of European cafe culture, with streets closed off for alfresco dining in Little Italy
  5. Enjoy a spot of retail therapy in iconic department stores, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdales 
  6. Pay a visit to The High Line, a 1.45-mile-long abandoned freight rail on Manhattan’s West End which has been transformed into an elevated, mixed-use public park with walkways, benches, and chaise lounges with grass, perennials and trees
  7. Browse in the city’s best bookshops, including The Strand Bookshop with more than 2.5 million titles, Rizzoli Bookstore on Broadway or independent local bookshop McNally Jackson, moments away from Crosby Street Hotel
  8. Explore 'Art on the Grid', the free citywide exhibition transforms the five boroughs into the world’s largest open-air art gallery, featuring works by 50 emerging artists 
  9. Pay a visit to the Marian Goodman Gallery, currently showing a Gerhard Richter exhibition
  10. Go kayaking or sailing on the Hudson River, boasting breathtaking skyline views. The sunset sailing trips are perfect for a special celebration or romantic day out
  11. Feel nostalgic with a drive-in movie experience. Many drive-ins have been given the green light to reopen for the summer season so simply pull in, and tuck into your popcorn
  12. Work on your swing with a session at the Chelsea Pier Golf Club Driving Range, with stunning views over the river
  13. Pay a visit to the New York Botanical Garden located in the Bronx, with 250-acres of wondrous green space filled with over 1 million plants
  14. Spend an evening at 'Candlelight Open Air'. Relive the greatest works of classical music, from Beethoven to Chopin to Vivaldi, bathed in the gentle glow of candlelight in beautiful NYC rooftops and gardens.
  15. Take a trip to Roosevelt Island to see a brand new sunflower art installation which has taken over the large set of stairs at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park. The floral staircase is a 12-by-100-foot installation specifically created for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote


  16. Enjoy an evening cocktail in the Sculpture Garden, as the leafy courtyard space is illuminated with twinkling lights at dusk 
  17. Settle down with a good book in the hotel's charming Drawing Room
  18. Take time for tea and enjoy Crosby Street Hotel’s delicious Afternoon Tea or enjoy a leisurely brunch in the sunshine on The Crosby Terrace
  19. Discover Crosby Street Hotel’s eclectic art collection, from Fernando Botero's iconic 12-foot cat sculpture, welcoming guests at the entrance of the hotel to a dramatic painting by Anselm Kiefer and Justine Smith's fabulous sculptural dogs
  20. Settle in for the night with movies and popcorn in your stylish guest room or a romantic dinner for two
  21. Enjoy a cinematic experience as you watch a movie in the hotel’s state of the art private screening room