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What to do in your free time while on business in New York

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As the city that never sleeps, New York offers up no end of thrilling activities to keep you amused during your business trip down time.

Whether its world-renowned theatre, endless retail therapy or admiring some of the world’s finest art, you can do it all in the Big Apple.

You might have stayed in serviced apartments in New York countless times,  or it could be your first trip there on business, whatever the case, our guide to where to spend your free time has you covered.

No matter if your business has you attending the biannual fashion week or greasing palms down on Wall Street, you will find something to keep you entertained right here.

Consider pandemic protocols

The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously caused many restrictions across the world. While New Yorkers are currently enjoying more relaxed restrictions, there might be regulations you need to be aware of before you go.

Check with the New York tourist board or government website before you travel, to make sure you know the rules and have a great trip.

Where to spend your spare time

The Village

Greenwich Village, often referred to as ‘The Village’ might just be New York’s most charming neighbourhood. On summer evenings, al fresco dining spills onto the sidewalks of the areas poetically lit streets. Imbuing The village with a thoroughly European atmosphere.

Spend an afternoon strolling around recognisable film and television locations, before pitching up at a café to watch the city go by.

Upper East Side

Home of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, the Upper East Side is a fantastic place to head to for world-renowned art and captivating exhibitions of international artists, collectors and up-and-coming names.
Elsewhere you’ll find some of New York’s best luxury shopping on 5th and Madison Avenues.

Hudson Yards

New York’s latest multi-use destination is teeming with excitement and countless ways to spend your spare time. Located just a stones-throw from Midtown, Hudson Yards hosts some of the city’s finest restaurants, bars and luxury retail experiences.

Its riverside location makes it perfect for rooftop drinks with a view too.

The Hamptons

Technically not in New York City, The Hamptons are well worth the journey if you have some extended spare time during your trip. Head to one of the legendary beaches to relax and take in the wild Atlantic shore.

Alternatively, tour charming towns by bike, stop in at a winery or two along the way, or indulge in some luxurious food or shopping.

Regardless of where you decide to spend your spare time in New York, you are more or less guaranteed a fantastic time.

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