New York City may be the city that never sleeps, but if you’re like most people, you still have time to catch up with friends during your free time. Whether you live in The Big Apple or are just visiting, there are plenty of things to do with friends in New York City, from going out to dinner at an award-winning restaurant to attending a show to sitting on the beach and watching the sunset over the ocean.
If you're looking for a less touristy place to visit in NYC, Central Park is an excellent option. It's a large park that offers a variety of activities such as bike rental, rowing boat rentals and even ice skating. There are also plenty of spots where you can just sit and enjoy the scenery - The Great Lawn is perfect for this.
Another good spot would be Belvedere Castle, which offers some amazing views of Central Park. Tourists and locals alike flock to Times Square for the bright lights, constant activity, and ability to find something new every time. From Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Toys R Us, or a Broadway show like Book of Mormon or The Lion King, there is always an attraction that will interest you. If you’re lucky, you can also see the ball drop on TV every New Year's Eve and buy a souvenir from any one of the many street vendors.
But for something truly out of the ordinary, you should get together with your buddies and rent a private space in NYC today. It's a great option for any occasion, including a hangout, photoshoot, or a delicious meal. No matter what your tastes are, everyone can find something they love on this curated list of fun things to do with friends in NYC.
Want to get together with some good friends, but not sure what to do? Sure, there are more than enough places to visit in NYC. Let’s be honest though, most of those places and activities are pretty similar at the end of the day. Public venue, crowded spaces and, depending on where you are, long lines.
Now there’s a solution for that: renting a private space just for you and whomever you’d like to invite. You can rent out these unique locations to experience something personalized and novel. Better yet, they come with the best views in New York. To get an unforgettable taste of it, book a few hours at this spacious rooftop in Nolita nestled within the Manhattan skyline.
This airy space is an outdoor area of over 2300 square feet, and is even equipped with amenities like lounge seating, a dining table and an open bar. There’s an excellent Bose Keynote Sound System installed as well, so you can play your favorite tunes while you kick back. Out of all the cool things to do in New York City, I bet this is one you haven’t tried before.
Moreover, even the popular places to go for a drink in NYC, including The Ready Rooftop Bar, 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, and Panorama Room NYC, can’t match the privacy and exclusiveness a private alternative offers you. If you need some inspiration for your hangout or have any special requests, feel free to contact the Host through Viewnary Chat or reach out to us.
Trying to create some new content and looking for places to take pictures in New York? It gets difficult at times. In the city that never sleeps and the city where dreams are made of, many of those dreams take place in front of photographers’ lenses. If you want to create some truly standout content, it's important to get creative. Sure, you could rent a NYC photoshoot studio like Pier59 Studios and Attic Studios NYC, but that’s what everyone does – nothing special.
There's something about New York that stirs up your creative side. Maybe it's the towering skyscrapers, or maybe it's the bustling crowds of people on every corner. It could be that feeling of being at the center of a hustling, bustling world. Whatever it is, there's no denying that New York is one exciting city. That’s why you should take your friends along to this rooftop terrace with direct views of the Empire State Building.
The space is surrounded by a lot of great urban architecture and elements for some really extraordinary shots. The Empire State Building is an iconic part of the Manhattan skyline, and having it in the background of your shots is enviable. Needless to say, this place is great as a filming location in New York City, too. The bare rooftop is located in the heart of Nomad, which makes it centrally located and conveniently accessible. Some of the best skyline views in New York are right here, so don’t miss out.
Where to eat in New York? That’s not an uncommon question by any means. The city is teeming with foodies that are prowling for their next hidden gem of an eatery. Despite there being numerous cool places to eat in New York City, you might want to take things up a notch and experience something more personal and unique. Mainstream spots in the area, like Cheeky Sandwiches and Russ & Daughters Café, might have some tasty bites and drinks, but they can’t quite match the exclusive feel of a meal with friends at a private space. If you want to experience that next level, book this historic, posh loft with sweeping Manhattan skyline views.
Situated in the famous Lower East Side, the loft offers 2500 square feet of light-filled living space along with other high-end finishings. There are original wood beamed joist ceilings, a contemporary fireplace, multiple sitting and entertaining spaces, and even a private outdoor terrace. The outdoor terrace is amazing for golden hour drinks with friends or dinner with a view, amongst other occasions. Since we’re talking about food, it would be remiss not to mention the full chef’s kitchen that the property features. Out of all the places to eat in New York City, few will be as versatile and spacious as this. Are you curious and interested in doing something unique with your friends? Reach out to the Host on Viewnary Chat or talk to us and kickstart your exclusive experience.