Winter weekend getaways sound great — in theory.
In practice, it’s an evening of bumper-to-bumper traffic followed by a solitary day of repose (Saturday) followed by … more bumper-to-bumper traffic.
So, we recommend staying put, with three damn fine NYC staycations.
Inside: exceptional eats, a tent cabin and at least one NSFW secret-society masquerade ball.
And no traffic.
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STAY: Arlo Soho
In collaboration with
Self-described as “accidentally vegetarian,” you’ll be dining on thoughtfully sourced, Cali-centric fare from Echo Tacos to
DO: Dance With Me
Ready to kill it
STAY: The Frederick Hotel
The former Cosmopolitan Hotel was NYC’s longest continually operated hotel, originally opened in 1845 as the Gerard House. To give you some context, Abraham Lincoln stayed there. Now the urban retreat has been renamed and reimagined with 130 very comfortable, no-nonsense rooms. And, yes, they’re considerably larger than a closet.
DINE: Noodle Bar at Brushstroke
Think speakeasy-meets-traditional ramen house. Go for the Tonkotsu Ramen with a creamy pork broth, egg
DO: Must-See Week
With 2-for-1 tickets to all the city’s most iconic attractions, we say, “Go ahead, play tourist.” It’s a perfect way to burn right through your bucket list, from oyster tours to the Times Square NFL experience.
STAY: The Tillary Hotel
For a truly Brooklyn experience, the high-design
DINE: Epicurean Nights
Prepare thyself for a multi-course series of immersive multi-sensory fine-dining and art experiences. In partnership with some top-notch chefs, the evening offers a symphony of wine, cocktails, musical, atmosphere and aroma at avant-garde creative space National Sawdust.
DO: The Illuminati Ball
Let’s get weird. The second incarnation of the Illuminati Ball is returning to the Weylin. It’s a mid-