Memorial Day Weekend Staycation: Be a Tourist

Stay home this Memorial Day Weekend and experience your city through the eyes of tourist.

It’s the official kick-off to summer and if Memorial Day Weekend seemed to sneak up on you, you’re not alone. Instead of scrambling to find last-minute hotels, why not stay at home and enjoy NYC as the tourists do? It’s the perfect recipe for an unforgettable staycation. Follow our guide for an action-packed day that will take you all over Manhattan. Who knows, it might just make you fall in love with New York all over again!

Here are some perfect staycation ideas…


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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Start your morning at The Blue Box Café at Tiffany & Co. and channel your inner Holly Golightly.
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5th Avenue Shopping
Every tourist dreams of shopping on 5th Avenue, so do some window shopping after breakfast and stop into the iconic Henri Bendel for some summer accessories.
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Picnic in the Park
What's more New York than Central Park? A few blocks north of Henry Bendel you'll find the Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza Hotel where you can fill a picnic basket with an eclectic mix gourmet prepared food and set up a nice picnic lunch in Central Park.
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Battery Park City
Spend the rest of the afternoon down in Battery Park City and visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. With it being Memorial Day Weekend and all, this feels fitting and is an important part of the City’s new history. Plus the breathtaking fountain and even more impressive museum are an incredible experience that should not be missed.
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South Street Seaport
Time for a much deserved break at the South Street Seaport. Unwind after a day of touring the city with a drink at Watermark Bar at Pier 15
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The Spotted Pig
A burger at the The Spotted Pig is a New York must for any tourist. Hopefully with the masses fleeing the city for the weekend the wait won't be too long!
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Classic NYC Dessert
Finally, head over to Little Italy for a New York classic, a cannoli at Ferrara Bakery & Café.
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