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Basic tips for planning a luxury trip to New York City

Large cities like New York can feel intimidating for travelers. These tips can help you get started on planning the ultimate luxury trip to the Big Apple.



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When heading to a big city like New York, one can feel extremely lost in the crowd. Being lost in the crowd takes away the charm that New York has to offer. By planning right, you can enjoy a luxurious holiday in New York and enjoy the best that the city has to offer. You do not have to spend too much time to plan your holiday. Here is a checklist of things that you need to book to have a luxurious holiday.

Get the best season

The spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit New York and the Hamptons. The climate is mild and the crowd density is low. Christmas in New York might seem like a good idea, but most places are too stuffed with people. Quality service is hard to find when the city is swarmed.

Fly in style

Don’t settle for cramped spaces. Start your luxurious holiday with ample leg space. There are many flights in and out of New York from all destinations. You can even charter a flight from your city to New York airport.

Check into the best location

There are tons of luxury hotels within the city. If you are going to NY for the shopping and city life, then you can find the best hotels in the heart of the city. If you are looking to get away from it all, then you can go to the Hamptons. Apart from finding the right hotel opt for the suits that give you the best view of the city or the sea depending on where you are choosing to go.

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One of the best locations for finding peace and quiet in New York is the Hamptons. (Photo by Tomás Fano via Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0.)

Avoid lines

Wanting to see the main attractions of NY but do not want to stand in long lines? There is always a solution. There are multiple helicopter tour companies that offer luxury packages. Get picked up from your hotel, taken in a limo to the airport and then board a helicopter.

You can even opt for Airport Helicopter Tours from New York that will take you straight from the airport for your tour after you land. You do not even have to set foot in the city to get a luxurious tour over and around it.

Once you have boarded the helicopter, you will be taken around the city. This way you get to see the city and avoid the lines.

Eat right

The best luxury hotels come with the best fine dining experience. Do not be limited by that. Venture out into the city and check out all the top-rated restaurants. There are over 70 Michelin starred restaurants in NY for you to indulge in.

Get out of the city

New York City has a lot to offer. But there is much more beyond the city. Hamptons is the most popular and luxurious holiday destination near NY. You can hop on a helicopter and be at the Hamptons enjoying the weekend. The beaches are the best in the fall. Private beaches can allow you to avoid the weekend crowd that comes from the city.

DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation for writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.

Doron Levy is a Toronto-based business consultant and journalist. During his 15 year tenure working deep in the operations and marketing sides of the retail industry, Doron was impressed at the resilience and dynamics of the luxury category and began covering the industry through trade articles in 2010., That same year, he launched as a web magazine dedicated to covering all aspects of the business of luxury. The portfolio of informational websites has grown under the umbrella brand, TheTopTier Digital Media. Doron is still in the consulting business delivering training, marketing and operational solutions to up and coming elite and luxury brands.