New York city is one of the world’s largest urban areas with a population of over 8 million people. The city draw in tourists every year with the fast-paced environment and unique structure, there is something for everyone to enjoy. New York hosts a variety of museums, dedicated to history and art. There’s endless shopping opportunities, great restaurants to try and an entire street dedicated to Broadway performances. The city is full of a deep history and beautiful buildings. The first view of the Manhattan skyline is breathtaking, and one that promises to be a memorable experience.
There is so much culture in the big city and it feels like everyone has a story to tell. Manhattan is full of many famous scenes from movies, and TV shows. Tom’s Restaurant, at West 112th street and Broadway was used as an establishing shot for Monk’s Cafe in the TV sitcom Seinfeld.
Manhattan has some of the best shopping experiences in the world, and the section of Fifth Avenue that crosses midtown Manhattan is consistently ranked the most expensive shopping street in the world. For the kid at heart, a trip into FAO Schwarz is a must, and has the best and most expensive toys around. Visitors can take a turn on the famous giant floor piano as seen in the movie Mr. Big, or can buy there own for $250,000. Other popular shops include Tiffany’s and Saks, and the Apple Headquarters. So then what are the 10 thing you must do if money were option while visiting the big apple? Take a look and see if any tickle your fancy.
10. Watch a Baseball game with a Yankee Legend: $299
Head to the Yankee stadium and watch a game in a luxury party suite with the best views of the action. Meet at least two famous Yankee legends while watching a game in the iconic New York City Stadium. It’s the perfect time to bring any baseballs, photos or other items to be signed by the players you meet. The party suite has a high definition TV for watching close ups of the game and an all inclusive buffet with favorite baseball foods. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any Yankee fan.
9. Personal Shopping tour and makeover: $300
If you need to check the price tag, you most certainly can’t afford it. Shop on one of the most expensive shopping streets on the world. Explore fifth avenue with a shopping guide and personal stylist on a popular NYC shopping tour. Learn how to get the best deals and find clothes that fit your style. Be prepared to spend the day trying things on, and learning about designers. Fifth Avenue includes stores from plenty of names including Prada and Gucci and many more. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to revamp their wardrobe while in one of the biggest cities known for fashion.
8. Private SUV Tour: $425
Take a private tour in a luxury SUV with an experienced driver at your disposal. The average tour is four hours but longer tours can be arranged for a price. One of New York’s best guides will accompany you to any sites you want to visit in the city. Themed itineraries are available and there are opportunities to stop and walk if something along the tour catches your eye. Travel in style and experience everything the big apple has to offer, and don’t wait around in large groups. Guests are welcome as long as there is room in the SUV.
7. Order a Bellissima Pizza at Nino’s: $1,000
Nino’s Bellissima Pizzeria in New York City has one of the most expensive pizzas in the world. It’s topped with $820 worth of different types of caviar and the other remaining $180 covers the cost of the pizza and Maine lobster they sprinkle on top. This decadent treat is worthy of a king. The owner Nino Selimaj started as a dishwasher in 1958, and now owns five restaurants that cater to highly regarded clients. Some of his customers have included Regis Philbin, Chelsea Clinton, Hilary Duff and members of the cast of The Sopranos.
6. Bottle Service at Marquee: $1,000 minimum
Spend at night with the VIP experience at Marquee nightclub, on of the most exclusive clubs in New York. Order a table at the club to skip the line at the door, and guarantee entrance. In order to secure a table patrons will need to agree to costly table minimums, which change depending on number of guests and the popularity of the DJ. On average there is a two bottle minimum, so keep the drinks coming! Enjoy the high-energy Vegas style nightclub with the best seats in the house.
5. VIP Broadway Experience: $1,000
Get The Wizard Will See You Now tickets for the musical Wicked, which is celebrating a full decade on Broadway this year. The package includes premium orchestra seating, a three course dinner at E&E Grill house, personal concierge service to deliver drinks during the intermission, a meet and greet with the cast backstage and an autographed program book. New York is known for spectacular Broadway performances, after all there is a whole street dedicated to them!
4. The Red Door Spa: $1,040
Spend a day pampering yourself in one of New York’s finest spas. The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa has state of the art facilities and located in the prime location on Fifth Avenue. Enjoy the view of the shopping district on Fifth avenue from the outdoor penthouse and sundeck between treatments. They offer facials, massages, body treatments and hair and makeup services, all with Elizabeth Arden beauty products. A day at the spa will leave you feeling pampered and relaxed.
3. Charter a Yacht: $4,050
See the Manhattan skyline with a four-hour cruise on a luxurious yacht. Get close up views of the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park and other famous sites. Dinner cruises are available and even private deep sea fishing trips on the Atlantic Ocean. Yachts are a symbol of wealth and luxury and there’s no better way to spend the day than breathing in fresh ocean air, and enjoy the peace of drifting on the water. Also consider signing up for a holiday cruise on New Years Eve or Fourth of July too see the sky lit up with fireworks and enjoy a private celebration. Casino cruises can be a fun way to spend an evening in the big apple.
2. Diamond is Forever Martini: $10,000
Get engaged with this memorable cocktail at midtown Manhattan’s wine bar Uncorked. The diamond is forever Martini require 72 hours notice and a one on one consultation with Swiss Jewellery designer and co-owner of the bar Andy Goetz. The drinks contains 4 ounces of Chopin Vodka, a twist of lime and a custom made one carat diamond ring. The martini isn’t the world first thousand dollar cocktail but it is the first to offer the full services of an expert jeweler. Uncorked combines the best of luxury drinking with the relaxing friendly environment.
1. MetLife Stadium Luxury Suite: $375,000
Watch the New York Jets or the Giants play in style at the Metlife stadium with your own luxury suite. The stadium has four levels of suites available, that come with 12-30 tickets for guests and a special parking space and access to a private entrance. Enjoy watching the game from above from a your private viewing area and catching close ups on TV. Suites come with personalized service, a suite level washrooms and a wet bar. During the Superbowl the luxury suites went as high a $925,000 for the big game. It was the highest suites had ever cost, previously fans would have expected to pay $125,000 for the best suites on game day.