My family came to visit me in New York for the weekend (they flew in around 1am and had a whole day on a Saturday before they flew back to L.A. on Sunday morning) so here’s my guide on what to do in New York for a full day with your family.
I was staying downtown but moved to the beautiful Viceroy Hotel in midtown. I love this location because it’s so convenient to everything, especially if you want to do some sightseeing. Also, the hotel is absolutely gorgeous with beautiful brass details throughout.
I’m obsessed with the Viceroy New York’s bathrooms. The mosaic details and brass details give me a design orgasm.
This was the view every morning. You could see the beautiful fall colors from Central Park.
We started out with an early breakfast at Kingside which is attached to the Viceroy Hotel. The granola bowl is TDF which I had every morning while I was here. Then we headed to Estela in the heart of Noho for another breakfast. The Song Family eats a lot!
Since we were in Noho already, I took my family to New Museum of Contemporary Art which is walking distance to Estela. Chris Ofili had an exhibition and we saw his colorful art which included elephant dung. Not kidding. A must-see though!
Then we all walked through The High Line. It was a loooong walk which my dad and I absolutely enjoyed since we love walking and taking in the scenery but my mom and Dani were complaining at least half the time. Still, kudos for them for sticking through and walking about a mile through The High Line with us. We all exited somewhere around Chelsea and saw some more art at the art galleries in Chelsea.
After walking for about 1-2 hours we were all starving so I took them to Gansevoort Market. It’s quite similar to Chelsea Market but since it’s new not many people know about it so there’s less foot traffic but tons of delicious food vendors including my favorite Ed’s Lobster. The decor is so cute with rustic charm and all the vendors have their own decor. They even have a flower shop inside and have everything from coffee to tacos, to dessert to produce.
Of course, we had to eat Ed’s Lobster’s lobster rolls. So glad they have a booth in Gansevoort Market because the wait at the actual restaurant is always so long. We also ordered the lobster meatballs which was so delicious and some oysters. My friend Jared joined us and ordered tacos and sushi rolls. If you’re ever hungry with a group of people who can’t seem to decide where to eat at, Gansevoort Market is the place to come!
Dani and I. I wore a shearling jacket, Anine Bing Leather Pants, Sandro Boots and Dani wore a Criminal Damage Jacket, Alexander Wang Canteen Bag, and Chanel Sneakers.
After Gansevoort Market, we headed back to the hotel and chilled for about an hour then headed to Times Square which was right by our hotel.
We walked through Times Square again like tourists (which we actually were) and just enjoyed our time together. Then of course, the Song Family got hungry.
So we ended the night at Shake Shack.
For you New Yorkers, what is your favorite thing to do in New York? Any other New York tips? xo