Nestled between Central Park and Riverside Park, this is the ultimate destination for culture (think opera, ballet, jazz, classical music, Michelin-starred restaurants) – and a taste of old New York.
Located just across the street from Lincoln Center, The Empire Hotel has become a haven for pre-and-post show patrons thanks to its sophisticated and romantic lobby bar. The guests-only rooftop pool is a seasonal oasis with private cabanas, DJs, and live entertainment at the weekend.
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Jacob’s Pickles charms the citified with good old-fashioned Southern comfort food – expect homemade biscuits drizzled with clover honey, fried pickles dipped in spicy mayo, and Vermont cheddar grits smothered in sausage gravy. And don’t miss the potent Apple Pie Moonshine.
Hayden Planetarium. In their full-dome immersive space shows, you can explore 13 billion years of the cosmos in under 30 minutes and witness the birth of the planet narrated by Liam Neeson. Admission is included with select ticket packages to the American Museum of Natural History.