You arrive in the city that never sleeps for Fashion Week, and want to stick around and see the sights. Well you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of 5 luxurious things to do in NYC during your New York Fashion Week trip.
Get ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple, with the best New York City has to offer, listed below:
Take To The Skies Over Manhattan
You want to have some fun in New York City. But what about fun above the city? You read that right. If you’ve never been on a helicopter flight, here’s your chance. Start the day on a high note. Book a flight through Hellotickets and enjoy one of the most exciting things to do in New York City.
There are different flight packages to choose from, but most last 15-20 minutes. You will see New York City as you’ve never seen her before. You’ll feel like a celeb as you fly over Manhattan in a helicopter. What a fabulous way to start the day.
Visit New York’s Top Fashion Museums
New York Fashion Week has arrived. But the fashion show doesn’t have to end when fashion week is over. New York City is not only at the forefront of developments in sustainable fashion. It has had a long-standing love affair with fashion, with more museums devoted to fashion than the rest of the US.
The Museum of the City of New York contains over 25,000 garments from the late 1600s to the present. Feast your fashionista eyes on stunning gowns and theatrical costumes, as well as creations by Claire McCardell, Vera Maxwell, Norman Norell, and Valentina.
The Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses thousands of costumes and accessories. It represents seven centuries of fashion, from the fifteenth century to the present.
Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition a museum can have. Established in the late 1960s, it boasts a collection of 50,000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present day.
Shop Till You Drop
Looking on-trend doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to look stylish on a budget. But if you see designer goods at unbelievable discount prices, be sure you’re getting the real thing.
Learn how to spot the difference between designer and faux goods. There are several websites dedicated to mastering the art of brand authentication. We highly recommend you check them out before purchasing designer goods that you’re unsure about.
Stick to shopping at the legitimate retail outlets for these brands, or their online shopping sites. New York City has several high-end consignment stores offering excellent condition designer goods at great prices.
Two of the best are Michael’s Consignment Shop For Women on Madison Avenue, and The Buffalo Exchange on West 26th Street.
Enjoy Some Natural Beauty
After a few hours of walking through the top fashion museums and shopping till you drop, you’ll want some fresh air. There are plenty of State Parks around NYC that offer beautiful hiking trails.
We recommend a boat rental on Greenwood lake in Sterling Forest State Park. Grab your friends and host a boat party. Professional skippers and crew are on hand so you can truly unwind.
Lake’s End Watersports provide exciting water activities if you’re looking to get your blood pumping. Sterling Forest State Park is a nature lovers’ paradise and is one of the last undisturbed areas in New York.
Visit Central Park Cop Cot for some of the most amazing views of Central Park and the city skyline. The Cop Cot is a large wooden structure on top of a hill, found along a hidden pathway. Take a book, grab a coffee and soak up some quiet time away from the crowds.
Dine Like A Diva
All that fresh air worked up an appetite? You’ll spot quite a few models and icons from the fashion world while dining at French/Moroccan eatery Cafe Gitane.
If you like to eat breakfast for dinner or want a sublime cheese and wine selection, head over to The Smile. This trendy spot is often packed with celebs.
Miss Lily’s is another fashionista hot spot. Is it because of their delicious coconut cakes? Or because designer Anna Wintour lives right next door? Either way, it’s worth the visit.