sky view of lower manhattan new york cityWe are huge proponents of taking down New York City one area at a time. We are also fans of long weekend getaways to the city. Inspired by these interests, which we believe we share with many, we decided to write a little guide with some tips on how to enjoy a perfect long weekend here in Lower Manhattan.

Dinner At A New Restaurant Every Night

A long weekend means that you get to go out to dinner three times, instead of two. We recommend you take advantage of this opportunity, and use it to sample a variety of the best restaurants in the area. You can start making your selection by looking at our list Where To Eat In Tribeca Now, which includes our onsite restaurant Graffiti Earth.

Brunch Right

Brunch is a weekend staple in New York City all year long, and Lower Manhattan has many undeniable gems for a late-morning feast. We recommend starting at one of the long-running Jewish delis in the area. Our favorite is Russ & Daughters, which still maintains its century-plus old counter serve, and a new cafe down the street. Here in Tribeca, Bubby’s is one of the most popular and reputable brunch locations.

One Afternoon Hitting The Need-To-Sees

Get the need-to-sees all finished at once, just for organization’s sake, so you can focus on the hidden gems later on. In one long afternoon, you can visit the Freedom Tower, the 9/11 Memorial, the Wall Street Bull, and Washington Square Park.

One Afternoon Relaxing and Exploring

Now that you’ve seen the sights, you can spend your second and third afternoons relaxing and exploring the neighborhoods. There’s a lot to see and enjoy in nearby Nolita, and you can learn about out it on our neighborhood guide here. There are exciting events like Broadway Week and Restaurant Week, and some truly excellent local Tribeca shopping destinations.

Stay At The Duane Street Hotel

Another crucial element to planning a perfect long weekend getaway in Lower Manhattan is finding a hotel room that’s both comfortable and luxurious. Secure the ideal place to rest your head at night by booking a room at the Duane Street Hotel when planning your long weekend in New York.