2021 is turning out to be #shotgirlsummer, and New York City is in full swing. If you find yourself in the Big Apple, here are 5 unique things you must do:
Equinox and Edge have reunited for Sky High Yoga—an experience not to be forgotten. Find zen along with breathtaking views at the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Yoga mats are provided and spaced 6 feet apart, guests also receive a bespoke gift bag featuring wellness samples.
Have a Luxe Picnic
As one of the most popular artists in the world, artist Yayoi Kusama sells out everywhere and millions of people have admired her work. Cosmic Nature is inspired by her fascination with colors, patterns, and the lifecycles of nature. New monumental sculptures Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020) make their debut at the New York Botanical Garden, joining the artist’s first-ever obliteration greenhouse, Flower Obsession (2017/2021). Tickets till October 31st.
Collective Governors Island
Collective Governors Island is the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of the city with a short ferry ride to a quaint, relaxing dining experience overlooking the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Formerly a retreat center, they are now welcoming day guests for brunch, happy hour, and dinner, the Fire & Water menu at Three Peaks Lodge offers contemporary farm-to-island foods, including fresh seafood. The Sunset Terrace bar is the place to be for seasonal cocktails and a fully stocked bar.
Governors Island ferries have been extended on Fridays and Saturdays with the last ferry departing the island at 10 pm, perfect for an NYC date night.
Stay at Westgate New York Grand Central
You will want to have luxury accommodations while you are in NYC, and the historic, 23-story hotel Westgate New York Grand Central is the perfect place to stay. Originally constructed in 1931 and recently renovated, opt for the Luxe King Suites with a private balcony overlooking the city that never sleeps. Additional perk: steps from fine dining, shopping, local attractions, and Grand Central Station.
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.