Despite its moniker of “The City That Never Sleeps,” there are plenty of ways to have a relaxing weekend in New York City. While the city is known for its hustle and bustle, you can find quiet spots if you know where to look.
One of the most relaxing things to do on a beautiful weekend day is to stroll through Central Park. There are paths where people go to jog, ride their bike or walk their dog. You can choose to sit on a bench in Central Park and read a book or just people watch. The grounds are an excellent place to have a picnic as well. If you are an animal lover, you owe it to yourself to check out the Central Park Zoo. General Admission starts at $7 and you will be able to see some the most beautiful wildlife.
If you would enjoy relaxing in a spa, you have plenty to choose from in New York City. These luxurious spas offer everything from mud baths to facials to massages for individuals and couples. You can get a manicure or a pedicure, and have your hair done. Going to a luxury spa is one of the most relaxing things you can do in New York City.
Theatre buffs can take in a Broadway or Off-Broadway show. At any given time there are many shows running on and off Broadway, most of which have weekend matinees.
If bird watching or fishing is something you find relaxing, you will want to visit the Hudson River Park. The park is a great place to spot a large variety of birds. To see nesting boxes, you can make your way over to Piers 34, 46 or 66.
It is easy to have a relaxing weekend in New York City if you visit these places.