Being one of the most enjoyable and iconic places to visit in the United States, Manhattan radiates life and energy with a sleek, stylish vibe. While you are in the city, you will want to get the most out of your business trip. Work and play can easily be combined during your trip to the Big Apple, and there are a few ways in which you can seamlessly transition between the two.
Make the Most of Your Trip
Yes, your trip to New York may be a business trip, but once the work day is over, take advantage of all the city has to offer. Manhattan is brimming with culture, entertainment, dining opportunities and scenery that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Save your novel or your Netflix binge for a business trip to somewhere less interesting. Get out and see the latest show on Broadway, visit Time’s Square, take a stroll through the Museum of Natural History and if your trip falls near the holidays, take a stroll down and around Fifth Avenue to check out the amazing window displays at Bergdorf Goodman’s, Saks, Barney’s, Lord & Taylor’s and Macy’s department stores.
Sample the Local Cuisine
You can’t visit New York City and not get excited about the delicacies that fill most foodies’ dreams. With it’s warm and inviting ambiance, Chef’s Club is a favorite among visitors to Manhattan. Delicious and comforting options like gnocchi and short ribs ensure that Chef’s Club will not disappoint.
For a sleek, urban vibe that embodies everything New York dining has to offer, make reservations at Daniel. Unique and perfect pairings of food and wine will thrill your palate and showcase upscale dining at its finest. From foie gras to rhubarb tart, the menu offerings are prepared with skill and plated beautifully by Head Chef Daniel Boulud’s team.
There are also the local, well known delicacies that you simply cannot pass up on a trip to Manhattan. A hot dog in Central Park, large slices of New York style pizza from local pizzerias, a bagel and lox from a neighborhood deli and, of course, a slice of New York cheesecake are all iconic foods that the city offers and you definitely don’t want to miss.
Spend Time Networking
Many businesses call New York City home, and a trip to the city would not be complete without taking full advantage of the networking opportunities present. Call on clients that have home offices in Manhattan, hit up any network events available, and schedule meetings with potential clients. Consider renting a temporary office space if your company doesn’t have an office in New York. Renting a day office will give you a professional spot to conduct business and host conferences if needed.
Whatever business brings you to Manhattan, make sure you pack everything your heart desires into your trip. With so much to see and do, you can relax when you get back home. When you are in the Big Apple, fully enjoy the sights, the scents and the general buzz of a city that is truly alive.