It’s no secret that New Yorkers are multitaskers, and keeping resolutions is part and parcel of that mantra. So don’t be discouraged about your travel to the city—you’ll have a plethora of options for staying in the groove. Here are our surefire suggestions for staying committed to your 2019 aspirations.
Be More Active
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your fitness resolution needs to falter. In fact, a New York visit may see your daily step count soar. Walk your way through the city, from the winding paths of Central Park to the stylish boutiques on Fifth Avenue to keep active. Or consider joining a class at one of the city’s many barre, cycling or dance studios. Consider ClassPass for a myriad of one-off options.
If food is one of your favorite pastimes, as it is for most New Yorkers, don’t fret. There are plenty of healthy and delicious options dotted about the city. The legendary dining at The Knick will undoubtedly get you started on the right foot with specialties like grilled swordfish and pan-seared scallops. There is also a spate of vegetarian and gluten-free spots sprouting around Midtown, including Natureworks, Sweetgreen, and the Little Beet Table. We would be remiss to not mention the superb vegetable-forward menu at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar.
The city that never sleeps may seem like the last place on earth where you can practice mindfulness, but that would be a misconception. The city’s bustling streets and round-the-clock activities have all but birthed a world of oases where New Yorkers practice their peace, calm and chi. The Knickerbocker itself is an example of this tranquility, sublimely just out of reach from the hustle, so you are already in the right space. Other options include walking to one of the city’s many green spaces, from Central Park to the East River, or seeking out meditation time at one of the city’s many yoga studios.
Focus on Self Care
The great thing about a world-class city like New York is that you can find spa traditions here from every corner of the world. Set aside some self-care time at some of New York’s best day spas, with a Swedish massage at Oasis Day Spa, and enjoy a day lounging in the sauna and steam bath. Soak in the Greco-Roman bath grotto at Tribeca’s Aire Ancient Baths. Or try a Korean scrub at the new age Asian-style bath house and soaking pools of Premier 57.
Discover More of New York
There’s so much to explore in New York City. Head to the Knick’s NYC Travel Guide for the latest recommendations on what to see, where to eat, and more.