New York City has a great action-packed weekend planned for its visitors during the Easter Weekend. You can take in the fun of the Easter Parade and Bonnet Parade – a tradition that dates back to Civil War days – where hundreds of people parade up and down Fifth Avenue in full Easter garb. Alternatively, you can enjoy a wide variety of family-oriented fun in other venues around the city, with the Eggstravaganza event in Central Park a firm favorite for people of all age groups. Hungry visitors can enjoy great traditional Easter dinners or brunches at a number of top eateries.
Next week we’ll be posting on where to enjoy Easter Brunch and more on the New York City Easter Parade.
With accommodation and shopping in New York costing more than other vacation destinations in the world, it is great to know that there are plenty of exciting and worthwhile places to visit that are totally free of charge.
- Central Park: Possibly the most famous of New York City’s landmarks, this expansive park of over 843 acres is the perfect escape destination from the sky-scrapers and hustle and bustle of the Big City. Includes parks, pathways, a zoo, lakes, play areas, sculpture and other exciting features.
- Staten Island Ferry: Not the fanciest of vessels, but a visitor can grab a great view of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
- Grand Central Station: Might not be considered a typical tourist spot, but this building originally constructed in 1913 has recently been renovated and restored.
- Times Square: Become one of the 26 million people who visit Times Square every year to see some of the Broadway shows, fancy dining venues, exquisite lights and experience the general vibe.
- Rockefeller Center: A classic Art-Deco building constructed during the 1930s, this location is a combination of very interesting and attractive features.
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral: This cathedral first opened to the public in 1879 and is the largest gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the country.
- New York Public Library: A large marble building constructed in 1911, the library has an extremely impressive collection of books as well as several interesting temporary exhibitions.
For a list of other great things to see and do in New York City both free and paid, check out our attractions guide.
The Four Seasons Hotel New York is located in Manhattan’s chief shopping and business district, between Park and Madison Avenues. This impressive hotel boasts gorgeous views and supreme style and offers guest the utmost luxurious standards.
The Four Seasons offers guests almost everything they could possibly desire. Culinary needs will be catered for with the hotels two exclusive restaurants (??L’Atelier de Jo�l Robuchon’ and ??57′), two lounge bars (??The Bar’ and ??TY’) as well as an extremely wide range of food and beverages on the room service menu.
A fully equipped spa ready to pamper any desiring guest is also on the premises, offering massages, body treatment, hand and foot care and facials. A guest’s pampering can continue in the Four Seasons’ Fitness Center by using the exercise equipment provided or by ordering a personal fitness trainer to come to one’s hotel room.
Four Seasons is also known as a family-friendly holiday and aims to be the perfect holiday base for families visiting the Big Apple. Children’s special needs are catered for such as child-proofing gadgets, crib and bed guards, complimentary baby toiletries, complimentary toys and books, baby sitting service and a DVD lending library.
Businessman will also have their needs catered for at the Four Seasons with around-the-clock communication services, computer rooms, conference rooms, secretarial services, internet access and travel arrangements.
The Four Seasons Hotel is a centrally located, luxurious holiday destination within itself and the perfect vantage point for a vacation in New York. Head to New York Journey for a detailed review of the Four Seasons Hotel.