Of the five boroughs of New York, Manhattan is the most densely populated while, geographically, the smallest. The city of Manhattan certainly leaves a lasting impression. This energetic city is filled with buzzing traffic, diverse groups of people, a fast-paced environment, and a 24-hour lifestyle. It's no secret that summers in Manhattan are seasons to remember. Fridays, as they usher in the weekends, are prime times to have some fun around the area.
Take in the views at The Top of the Rock
Relax at The Morgan Library and Museum
Visit the iconic Times Square
If you're looking to satisfy your appetite, you'll enjoy that Times Square has a variety of restaurants to meet your needs. Restaurants like Pure Ktchn provide healthier meals created by an array of nutritionists. For those in the mood for Italian, consider Bond 45, a New York Italian Kitchen and Bar, and if you're looking for a grab-and-go experience, visit the Goldfinch Coffee Shop, which prides itself on the perfect brew. You can also check out one of Caryl Berenato’s favorite Japanese restaurants, IZAKAYA E.A.K.
If you're looking for fun, take advantage of all the entertainment available directly in Times Square. Visitors will enjoy an array of theaters of all kinds, such as The Town Hall, Caroline’s on Broadway, and The Times Center. If you're looking for even more fun, head to Dave and Buster's for food and arcade games or Bowlmor Lanes for a fun bowling experience.
Can't get enough of Times Square? Then consider staying at a luxury hotel for a weekend directly within Times Square to make that summer Friday even more exciting. Enjoy a chic stay at the Row NYC Hotel; stay with a high-rise view at New York Marriott Marquis or The Westin New York at Times Square for a contemporary hotel experience.
Stroll along The Highline
Unwind in Central Park
For a quick break from the city’s more in-your-face experiences and a chance to immerse yourself in nature, Central Park is a must-visit. Comprised of 843 acres of land, Central Park offers plenty to do and see on a beautiful summer Friday. Central Park has a host of events throughout the summer months for everyone to enjoy.
Behold the views from the Empire State Building
Another New York icon is the Empire State Building. If you're looking for fun on a summer Friday, the Empire State Building certainly has more than enough to enjoy, with a variety of observatories and exhibits. On the main deck is the 86th-floor observatory, New York's most famous open-air observatory. Here, visitors can take advantage of a 360-degree view of New York with views of popular spots like Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty.
Visit a lounge
Located at 10 Columbus Circle, on the 4th Floor, this luxury NYC cocktail lounge and event venue is a great way to spend a Friday evening in Manhattan. Ascent Lounge is by City Night's Hospitality and introduces an elevated nightlife with a beautiful view of the city. Guests will enjoy premium cocktails and cuisine with exceptional service and elegant design for a luxury atmosphere.
Castell Rooftop Lounge
Located inside the AC Hotel in Times Square, the Castell Rooftop Lounge is sure to give you an experience you won't forget. Feel the warm summer breeze while enjoying one of their exclusive martinis. Guests will also appreciate the beautiful view of the city, the contemporary lounge aesthetic, and the comfortable atmosphere for the perfect night out.
Ophelia Lounge NYC
If you're looking for another lounge with a view, consider the Ophelia Lounge NYC, located at the top of Beekman Tower in Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a 360-degree greenhouse terrace, a complete panorama of Manhattan, and a 5-star menu.
Visit a restaurant
Located at 113 MacDougal Street, this restaurant offers a variety of authentic French meals. You can enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks from their extensive wine and spirits list.
Yet another French restaurant is Daniel. Located at 60 East 65th Street, guests will enjoy this luxury restaurant with quality French cuisine and a traditional dining atmosphere.
Located at 652 10th Avenue, Kochi offers authentic Korean cuisine in a more laid-back atmosphere. Guests will appreciate their select menu of popular Korean dishes with vibrant flavor and a unique dining experience.
Manhattan is undoubtedly the perfect place to spend a summer Friday. Whether you want to visit the iconic Times Square, spend time in nature, or relax at a lounge, there's always something going on in this vibrant city. Are you interested in Manhattan townhomes for sale? Contact Caryl Berenato today to see an exclusive listing.