The Ultimate Guide to a Girls Getaway — New York City
Updated: Mar 30
If you need an excuse to go on a trip with your girlfriends, here’s one: girls' trips are just what the doctor ordered! A study found out that a girls’ trip is actually very good for your mental wellbeing. If you will not go for the fun of it, go for the health benefits. And you know you need that time out to relax and catch up with your girlfriends.
You and your girlfriends can have a lot of fun in so many places in the Big Apple, but you can choose Manhattan for the perfect girls’ weekend getaway. New York Times Square is at the very heart and can be a lot of fun to walk through at night. Broadway theaters and numerous restaurants are also near Times Square. You and your friends can relax, chat, drink and have some snacks at the lounge opposite Times Square after a hectic day and enjoy the amazing view through the floor-ceiling glass windows.
What’s a girls’ trip without shopping? An excursion? Way worse. Luckily, NYC is just the perfect place to shop till you drop! There is always something for everyone. You can have your pick from the array of fancy stores and boutiques all over the city. After all, you can find ANY thing in The Big Apple!
You must not miss out on shopping on 5th Avenue. You can buy some of the luxury goods in Bergdorf Goodman and Saks 5th Avenue. Keep up with the ever-changing tech world and visit the inventive Apple Store. You can also shop for the perfect diamond at Tiffany’s. You can also do some window shopping with your friends as you take a peek at various goods. You’ll get to meet a lot of tourists there too so you can make new friends too.
The area is always overflowing with people, especially during the holidays and weekends. Ensure you plan your time well so you don’t have to leave in a rush and miss out on all the fun. You can also shop at Macy's store at Herald Square and discover the world’s largest shoe floor with brands.
Experience Breakfast at Tiffany’s with your girlfriends, and no, I’m not talking about the movie but that you should actually eat at the 5th Avenue store. You can book reservations a month before or you may be lucky to get a table after that period. It’s a really cozy cafe with a wide-ranging menu offering different breakfast, lunch, and even afternoon tea options. I wish I had known about this experience when I was in New York City!
You can take a break from your shopping and go to the restaurants in Macy's or Bergdorf Goodman for a meal or a snack. The restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman provides stunning views over Central Park while you can have a beautiful skyline view of the Empire State Building at Stella’s restaurant at Macy’s. You can also visit Central Park and the MET where you can visit their rooftop martini bar for a cool drink and snack if the weather’s favorable.
You and your girls can pamper yourselves by upholding the English tradition of New York City Style and have afternoon tea at the Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel. This is a perfect place for a unique girls trip to NYC. If you are like me, you have come to appreciate time with your girls, and this would be memorable.
There are many restaurants in New York City that you can eat some mouthwatering dishes from. One of them is John’s Pizza on 44th where you can buy some delicious pizza. If you are a pasta lover you can try the delicious pasta at Trattoria Tre Colori.
There is a reason NYC is called the city that never sleeps, you’ll find out spending a night there. If you and your friends are Broadway-loving folks, you can go watch a show there. If not, you can all get dressed and turn at the club for a good time. I, for one, love Broadway shows... But, I do love singing and dancing the night away... Decisions, decisions.
You can also do a bit of sightseeing if you don’t feel like watching a Broadway show or clubbing. You can watch the Manhattan skyline as it lights up against the night sky. You can also view the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Centre and the Empire State Building even late in the night. And of course, Times Square is one to watch at night.
There is always so much to see and do for fun in NYC. The Big Apple also serves as the set for a lot of movies and tv shows including Sex and the City and Friends. You can take a specialty tour to the top film spots.
You can get some amazing photos of yourself and your girlfriends during your girls’ trip. Pixaround offers photoshoots for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families. I did a shoot in San Juan, Puerto Rico with my sister, and Las Vegas with my girlfriends and I had some amazing photos. (See photo above!)
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