The No Go Away Getaway:
An NYC Staycation

Shut out of the share house? Burnt out on Burning Man? No problem. Get down with our guide to the NYC culture, cuisine and craft cocktail cruises that prove you don’t have to go away to have the perfect getaway.

  • Step one: check out of your apartment and in to Brooklyn’s hip new B&B, The Urban Cowboy.

  • Sip bubbly and snack on oysters and fish crudo at Chapmagne Charlie’s, the newest addition to the High Line Hotel.

  • Missing the classic Labor Day backyard BBQ? Fear not, Brooklyn has you covered with the recently renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park. Take in sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and fire up a feast on their hibachi-style grills (available on a first come first serve basis)…yes please!

  • Take a day trip to Rockaway Beach and stop by the Playland Motel for an afternoon snack and cocktail at the Playland Tavern – featuring bites from Bolivian Llama Party.

  • Hop aboard The Water Table, a Navy Yard Patrol vessel turned craft cocktail bar & restaurant for a harbor cruise while enjoying a New England-inspired prix fixe dinner (think Peekytoe crab cakes, root-beer floats).

  • Take a break from overindulging and take in some culture: check out Curated by Nolita, an exhibition of New York-based artists crowd-curated by people living and working in Manhattan’s NoLita neighborhood showing at The Nolitan Hotel.

  • Take the Ikea Ferry (free on the weekends!) or bike from Manhattan to Red Hook ball field for real Latin fare from the Red hook food carts.

  • Experience some theater and dancing at David Byrne’s unbelievably fun show Here Lies Love at the Public Theater.

  • Catch Sunday night dinner and a movie at the Crosby Street Hotel Film Club…this weekend features Fading Gigolo.

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