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Planning Your Trip

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You have a wish list for your weekend getaway in NYC, and it’s more than likely you’re not alone. Broadway shows, coveted dinner reservations or priority admittance to your favorite museum are among the experiences to reserve prior your arrival.

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woman walking into lobby lounge
What to Reserve

You have a wish list for your weekend getaway in NYC, and it’s more than likely you’re not alone. Broadway shows, coveted dinner reservations or priority admittance to your favorite museum are among the experiences to reserve prior your arrival. For more information, please contact

Our highly skilled Concierge Team can make reservations for you in advance at one of the hotel restaurants by José Andrés or at the eatery of your choice. New York City’s vast selection of restaurants can allow you to experience cuisines from around the world and fine dining from award-winning chefs.

Exclusive treatments await at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Spend the day or a few hours luxuriating in body scrubs, personally crafted treatments or by receiving a facial featuring Augustinus Bader products. The spa also has relaxation lounges, saunas, steam rooms and a 24-hour fitness center. 

Aficionados of art and design will be wowed at New York City’s grand museums. Institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural History, The Guggenheim Museum and The Whitney Museum house some of the world’s most prized collections. From Brooklyn to Chelsea, numerous blue-chip galleries and curated collections are waiting to be explored. 

Within a few blocks of the hotel, guests can enjoy a sporting event or live concert at Madison Square Garden. While musicals and plays are hosted daily on Broadway, there are also opportunities to see shows at venues such as The Shed, The Comedy Cellar, Gramercy Theatre and Lincoln Center.

city skyline at night
city skyline at night

The experts at The Ritz-Carlton, New York NoMad have curated itineraries to help you make the most of your visit.

  • Neighborhood Favorites.

    Enjoy breakfast with locals at Banter on Hudson Street or start the party early with the fashionistas at Pastis, an iconic restaurant in the Meatpacking District.

  • Discover Luxury.

    Peruse the Meatpacking District’s tech hub and high-end designer boutiques –Diane von Furstenberg, Alice + Olivia, Louboutin Men’s, Hermés, Zadig & Voltaire and more. You can also visit interactive retail posts by tech giants Samsung, Apple and Google.

  • Spirits and Desserts.

    Walk to Aubi & Ramsa for alcohol-infused ice cream and then stroll to the High Line to grab lunch from one the sustainable food vendors.

  • Splendid Moments.

    Dress to the nines and immerse yourself in culture at Lincoln Center, where you can enjoy a performance by the Met Opera, New York City Ballet or The New York Philharmonic. 

  • Iconic Sweets & Treats.

    Start the day in SoHo. Brave the crowds for The Cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery or make like a local and stop at Butler for Petite French Toast or their famous Everything Cruffin. If you’d rather wait for brunch, try La Mercerie, a gorgeous restaurant located inside the Roman and Williams Guild store.

  • Shop the Streets.

    With upscale flagship shops on Broadway and never-ending boutiques on Mercer, Greene & Wooster Streets, SoHo has a little something for everyone.

  • Watch From the Sky.

    Let a concierge arrange a helicopter tour. You’ll see the greatest city in the world from a jaw-dropping perspective: 2,000 feet above the hustle and bustle. 

  • Jaw-Dropping Performances.

    Broadway is a must during your visit to see the world’s top talent take center stage for a play or musical. Want to laugh? See the best comedians at a comedy club like The Cellar or The Laugh Factory. Shows begin as early as 6 p.m. and as late as 1 a.m.

  • A Late Start.

    New Yorkers love their brunch. Snag a table on 6 1/2 Avenue in Midtown under the impressive atrium at La Grande Boucherie or try the historic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. If you’re after a picnic in the park, our Concierge team will be happy to arrange one. 

  • Inside the Park.

    See the Concierge for a self-guided walking tour of Central Park. Both deep-dive and overview tours are available.

  • Find Your Favorite.

    Fifth Avenue has something for all. Luxury and style meet at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Basketball fans can revel in their fandom at the NBA Store; young doll collectors head to American Girl; and jewelry collectors swoon at Tiffany & Co.

  • Take an Art Walk.

    In just a few hours you can visit several of Museum Mile's celebrated fine art museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, Neue Galerie and Frick Collection.

  • Entertain Your Palate.

    Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just getting away for the weekend, take advantage of the city’s never-ending restaurant options. Our Concierge can assist in securing a table for you at any moment.

  • Cross the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Explore the breathtaking DUMBO waterfront and take a nostalgic ride on the 100-year-old Jane's Carousel. There’s adventure afoot at the Cliffs at DUMBO, which offers rock-climbing (for all ages/skill levels) with the downtown skyline as your backdrop. 

  • A Feast for Foodies.

    Sit down for lunch at Cecconi's in Brooklyn Bridge Park or explore the bustling food hall at Time Out Market, where you can take your palate on a world tour. The food hall also has a rooftop with incredible views facing Downtown Manhattan. 

  • Head to the Seaport.

    After indulging at the market’s food outposts, walk the historic Brooklyn Bridge. It is a one-mile jaunt, where you can take in views of the Hudson River, One World Trade and South Street Seaport.

  • Discover More in Fidi.

    Spend some time exploring all there is do in this financial center, an attraction for visitors and business travelers alike. Take a selfie with the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues, and then head to the One World Observatory above the Freedom Tower, which has unparalleled views of the city from 100 stories above. Experience the history of Federal Hall, Stone Street, Fraunces Tavern and the South Street Seaport, or pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

  • Pick a Showtime.

    With an abundance of adult and family-friendly shows (The Lion King, Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin, Wicked, The Phantom of The Opera, Chicago and more) Broadway is not to be missed. Friday and Saturday evenings are the best time of the week to visit. 

  • Pose for the Camera.

    Explore Madison Square Park and snap a picture in front of the Flatiron Building, one of the most photographed buildings in the city.

  • Build Something Fun.

    Stop by the ultimate LEGO Store. This two-story, 7,000-square-foot flagship location offers several immersive activities, interactive exhibits and exclusive toy sets.

  • Views, Fun and Food.

    Head down to the Meatpacking District and grab lunch at Chelsea Market. Chelsea Market’s standouts include Los Tacos No. 1, Los Mariscos, Seed + Mill and Very Fresh Noodles. Then stop at the Starbucks Reserve, one of the largest locations in the world.

  • A Piece of the City.

    Set your sights on Little Island, an artificial park designed to resemble a leaf floating on water and then visit The High Line – a public park located on an elevated rail line. You can walk through the gardens, grab a bite to eat or check out the public art.

  • A New Neighborhood.

    Head to Hudson Yards to shop and stop in for a snack at José Andrés' Mercado Little Spain. Afterwards, take in the mind-bending centerpiece of the Yards, called the Vessel. Then head 100 stories up to the Edge, the highest open-air observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, complete with a see-through glass floor.

  • Delightful Cultural Immersions.

    Carnegie Hall is a historic institution that celebrates extraordinary musicians and performers. They also support and debut the work of young and aspiring artists.

  • Game On, Pal.

    Attend a sporting event at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, The Yankee Stadium or Met Life Stadium and cheer on one of the city’s many professional sports teams. 

  • Fossils and the Moon.

    Visit the American Museum of Natural History to see a life-sized T-rex fossil, a woolly Mammoth, and the famous blue whale, all familiar to youngsters from The Night at the Museum movies. Also in the museum is The Hayden Planetarium, one of the most popular destinations for space enthusiasts.

  • Take a Break at the Park.

    Enjoy brunch at the legendary Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Afterwards, rent a rowboat and take it out on the lake for a quintessential New York experience.

  • Wildlife in the City.

    Pay a visit to the penguins, sea lions, leopards and red pandas at Central Park Zoo or go ice skating at Wollman Rink with the incomparable Billionaires’ Row skyline as your backdrop.

  • Shop Luxurious Boutiques.

    Enjoy some shopping on Fifth Avenue as you approach Rockefeller Center. Come winter, you can take a spin on the rink and see the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. All year long you’ll find events in the skating rink and public art installations, as well as tours to the Top of the Rock for breathtaking views.

  • Authentic Local Eats.

    Take a five-minute walk to Koreatown for authentic Korean barbecue or hit the 2nd Avenue Deli, a staple in NYC since 1964. Be sure to order one of their locally renowned pastrami sandwiches.

  • New Heights.

    End the night on a high note by visiting the Empire State Building after dark. Open late, the Empire State Building offers 360-degree views from an open-air observation deck with sights stretching up to 80 miles on a clear day.  

  • A West Village Stroll.

    Manhattan’s most charming neighborhood is not to be missed. Take a romantic stroll along the tree-lined cobblestone streets of the West Village or reserve a private tour through our Concierge. Tours can be customized to focus on your interests — architecture, film locations, street art, history or even unique photo ops.

  • Lunch at Dante.

    Grab lunch at Dante on MacDougal Street — a legendary café and Village staple since 1915. Be sure to try one of their signature Negronis. They’re a big part of why Dante was recognized as The World’s Best Bar in 2019.

  • Rejuvenation Journey. 

    Head back to The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad to unwind with a world-class spa experience. Enjoy a couple’s massage in one of our eight treatment rooms or indulge in one of the many holistic treatments designed to promote rest and relaxation.

  • Mediterrenean Eats and a Show.

    Enjoy an early dinner at Zaytinya before heading to the Theater District. Hadestown – winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth where Orpheus goes to the underworld to rescue his lover, Eurydice.

  • 30 Rock at Night.

    After the show, take a short walk over to Rockefeller Center for a scoop or three of artisanal ice cream from Van Leeuwen and watch the skaters at the world-famous Rock Center Rink.

  • Nightcap Haunts.

    Finish your evening at the nearby Radio Wave Building where Nikola Tesla lived, experimented and pioneered radio wave communication. Top shelf mixologists now experiment with craft cocktails at Patent Pending, a speakeasy hidden behind an unmarked door in the subterranean coffee shop.