NYC is the home of Savvy Navigator and we love living and working here. The ever-changing metropolis really and truly never sleeps, and there’s always something new and surprising right around the corner. Whether it’s food, cocktails, culture, shopping, the classic tourist sites, or a Broadway show, there’s something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you spend 2 days or 2 weeks here, the visit will be magical and you’ll want to return again and again.
Sleep — centrally located, north of Madison Square Garden in the Parisian influenced NoMad Hotel.
Experience — the marvel of Brooklyn Bridge by foot, offering some of the finest views of the city, and connecting the central borough of Manhattan with the up and coming, super trendy Brooklyn.
Hike — the Highline urban park. Once the elevated railroad along the west side of Manhattan, it’s now the second-most visited park in the city after Central Park.
Splurge — in Manhattan institution and elegant flagship store, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Eat — from a selection of baked authentic goods at Absolute Bagels on the north end of Broadway.
Drink — a sundowner whilst absorbing the late afternoon sun at one of New York’s rooftop grass floor bars, Le Bain.
Savor — the electric, pulsating energy of the original city that never sleeps by visiting Times Square – probably the best place to people watch on the planet.
Visit — One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and home to the 9/11 Museum. An elevator ride to the top takes the visitor on an interactive 515-year tour of the history of Manhattan while the view at the top from the viewing deck is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
See — the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the skyscrapers of Manhattan from the famous Staten Island Ferry – in operation since 1817 and still the best freebie in the city!
Shop — the cobblestoned streets of Soho, home to some of New York’s hippest goods (and the Savvy offices). Once an artist’s haven, the area has now morphed into an outdoor mall of considerable character.
Know — the feelings of excitement and passion that come with being a New York sports fan by visiting Yankee Stadium, home of the iconic New York Yankees.
New York Guidebooks:
1. This quintessential guide to the Big Apple is updated daily with insider info as to where to eat, shop, explore and visit. You can also buy tickets directly from the site.
2. Fabsearch operates in cities around the world and provides the ultimate travel and going out guide from local trendsetters.
3. Afar takes all the hassle out of planning your trip by putting it all in one place. Plan where you want to stay, eat, drink, shop and be merry then save your itinerary to your smartphone. The site also comes with pre-planned excursions ranging from 1 day in the City to three or more.
4. At any given time in New York there are countless events from which to choose and it can get a little daunting. The Village Voice Calendar simplifies things by filtering events by date, event type and area.
5. New York City’s official guide is packed with useful information for tourists and locals alike. Regularly updated with user reviews and staff columns, the site features the extremely popular ‘Top Five Events Happening Now’ which gives you a short and sharp look at noteworthy highlights.