As far as getaways with the girls go, New York City is truly a place that can’t be beat. With clubs, shops, and spas on practically every corner, the ultimate New York trip can be managed with minimal effort. Although a whimsical approach to a girl’s trip can offer plenty of cool things to do in New York, with a little planning your getaway with the girls will offer a tremendous amount of fun. If you and your girlfriends are searching for special things to do in New York, then consider these five ideas.
1. Dress up for a Broadway show
As Brooke Shields once said, “The thing about Broadway, they always welcome you with open arms.” This is most definitely the truth with the countless plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer; there is truly something for everyone. Shows like Pretty Woman, Waitress, Wicked, and Mean Girls are fun choices that should please all of your girlfriends. Or get tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Dear Evan Hansen, or Hamilton for a heavier dose of Broadway’s finest.
2. Shopping and spa day
Nothing says girls trip like a day of shopping, relaxation at the spa, and make-up trials! Fortunately, there is no better place to have all these options at your disposal than New York. Not sure where to go first? The Great Jones Spa offers group bookings and can accommodate food and beverage requests through catering recommendations and set-up. Once you are finished at the spa, consider taking the girls to Rogue Makeup Salon in Midtown East for a private party that includes custom lipstick or lip gloss, airbrush service, faux lash application, and an exfoliating skin prep. You and your girlfriends will feel refreshed and ready for some shopping or a night on the town.
3. Drinks overlooking the city from a rooftop bar
A rooftop view of New York City is so breathtaking and something that everyone should do in their lifetime if given the chance. So drinks with a view is just the thing that your New York trip needs. Rooftop bars such as Northern Territory and Berry Park are NYC’s best-kept secrets and will leave your girlfriends wishing they could stay all night. While both bars are first come first serve, the Berry Park does offer packages for private events.
4. Outdoor yoga class
Nice weather during different times of the year offers several advantages in New York City including outdoor activities like canoeing and even outdoor yoga classes! Outdoor yoga in New York isn’t your average yoga class. With so many different locations and incredible views to choose from, the only challenge you will have is picking your favorite one. Enjoy some organic tea after class in Prospect Park with Bend + Bloom Yoga, or take a rooftop class at Yo Yoga. There is no shortage of outdoor yoga classes to choose from in New York, and your girlfriends will love the experience.
5. Boozy scavenger hunt
If you are looking for something a little fun and different to do, then a boozy scavenger hunt may be just the activity you need for your ultimate New York trip. But don’t worry—you won’t need to create the hunt yourself. Since New York City is filled with so many unique and fun places to find and enjoy, a number of experienced scavenger-hunt companies have done the hard work for you. Watson Adventures offers public or private scavenger hunts designed for your interests. If you are looking for a fun way to explore New York with your girlfriends, then this may be a great option.
Whatever you’re envisioning for your ultimate girls’ trip to New York City, you’re sure to find it here—and definitely mix and match from these ideas. A morning of yoga, afternoon on Broadway, and rooftop drinks at night, followed the next day with a scavenger hunt, shopping and spa treatments, will keep you and your bffs busy with the best NYC has to offer—and will create memories to last a lifetime. If you need help putting together your itinerary, contact us today. Our professional NYC trip planners can do it all for you—so you can sit back and relax, knowing everything is expertly arranged.