Take in the Views from The Edge Observation Deck
Living in the city that never sleeps means we can sometimes get desensitized to the stunning views and vistas that surround us. But your bride-to-be deserves to spend her bachelorette weekend feeling on top of the world! Bring your crew up to The Edge at Hudson Yards, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.
At 1,100 feet up on the 100th floor, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the Hudson River, the Manhattan skyline, and surrounding boroughs. The deck even has a 45-foot angled glass floor for those who dare to walk out over the edge and look straight down! Take plenty of photos posing in front of the skyline backdrop before heading down to explore The Shops and Gardens at Hudson Yards just below.
The Edge Observation Deck 30 Hudson Yards, Entrance on 30th St. and 10th Ave. New York, NY 10001 (833) EDGE-TIP
See a Broadway Show
You haven’t truly experienced NYC until you’ve seen a Broadway show, so make it happen during your bachelorette weekend! Surprise your bride-to-be with tickets to her favorite musical or play—whether she’s always dreamed of seeing Hamilton, is a longtime fan of Wicked, or has been dying for a chance to see The Lion King brought to life on stage.
Many shows offer rush tickets at a discount if you show up the day of, but for a popular show that may sell out, you’ll want to buy your tickets far in advance. After the show, pose for pictures in Times Square with your //Broadway Bound// sash before capping off your theatrical night with cocktails.
Some top Broadway hits:
Hamilton – Richard Rodgers Theatre 226 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036 (877) 250-2929
Dear Evan Hansen – Music Box Theatre 239 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036 (212) 239-6200
Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036 (800) 282-2986
Make Custom Perfumes and Cocktails
For a one-of-a-kind girls’ day, book a private class at MiN New York to make custom fragrances and perfumes. You’ll each get to concoct a signature scent from a selection of over 300 ingredients that you can take home with you. Then later that evening, come back to mix up perfume-inspired cocktails with the same notes!
If mixing potions isn’t quite your vibe, MiN also offers cocktail, chocolate making, and candle making classes too. No matter what you choose, you’ll leave with a personalized memento and memories of your creative afternoon putting your mixology skills to the test.
MiN New York 117 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 206-6366
Indulge in Retail Therapy
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so treat the bride-to-be to some sparkly retail therapy on iconic 5th Avenue. Peruse the jewelry counters at Tiffany’s, check out Saks Fifth Avenue’s impressive shoe department, or browse the latest fashions at Bergdorf Goodman. You can even make a pitstop in Grand Central Station to snap some pics of the stunning main concourse before you continue your shopping spree.
If 5th Avenue isn’t your style, NYC has no shortage of places to shop ‘til you drop. Head to SoHo to wander the trendy boutiques, poke around Chelsea Market’s stalls and food shops, or live out your Gossip Girl dreams wandering the flagship department stores along 34th Street. Just be sure to wear your most stylish walking shoes—you’ll be on your feet all day!
Saks Fifth Avenue 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022 (212) 753-4000
Bloomingdale’s 1000 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022 (212) 705-2000
Macy’s 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 (212) 695-4400
Hop Aboard a Yacht Cruise
A bachelorette party in NYC would be incomplete without seeing the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline from the water. Book your group a luxury yacht cruise that can take you sailing around New York Harbor and coasting under the city’s famed bridges. Spring for a multi-level boat with an outdoor deck so you can all feel the breeze in your hair as you toast with champagne and snap selfies with Lady Liberty in the background.
Many cruises offer dining and entertainment options too. Look for a cruise featuring a DJ who can play your bride-to-be’s favorite tunes or even a male revue show if that’s her style! Just be sure to make your reservation far in advance, as these cruises can book up quickly during peak season.
Some top yacht charter companies in NYC:
Manhattan by Sail Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers New York, NY 10011 (212) 627-1825
Classic Harbor Line Yachts Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 New York, NY 10011 (212) 627-1825
Luxury Yacht Charters NYC Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 New York, NY 10011 (646) 322-9287
Stay in Style at A Boutique Hotel
Treat your bride squad to a sleepover-style night at a trendy NYC boutique hotel, like The High Line Hotel. This Instagram-worthy hotel is set inside a converted warehouse in West Chelsea, offering stunning city views and stylishly decorated rooms. You’ll feel far from the bustle of midtown, but you’re still located close to plenty of nightlife hot spots.
Some other top boutique hotel options for your bachelorette include:
The Bowery Hotel – Uber-chic with a beautiful lobby bar and lounge where you’ll always spot celebs.
The Ludlow Hotel – Perfect if you want an edgy, Downtown vibe in a happening ‘hood.
The Marlton Hotel – Situated in charming Greenwich Village and close to Washington Square Park.
1 Hotel Central Park – Eco-friendly furnishings and a gorgeous rooftop bar overlooking Central Park.
Bike Around Brooklyn
If a casual Brooklyn vibe is more your speed, spend the day on two wheels biking around some of NYC’s coolest borough. Rent bikes and start your ride in Williamsburg admiring the street art and boutiques. Pedal your way through nearby McCarren Park, along the riverside Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and over the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan.
Fuel up in between with an al fresco lunch in Williamsburg or stop for Instagram-worthy milkshakes at the legendary Brooklyn Farmacy. Some key bike rental spots in Williamsburg include:
NYC Bike Rentals 99 Banker St Brooklyn, NY 11222 (347) 578-3468
Rooted New York Bike Shop 231 North 11th St Brooklyn , NY 11211 (718) 388-9788
Take In Iconic Views from Top of the Rock
While the Empire State Building has equally amazing city views, Top of the Rock offers a few key advantages. You can see the Empire State Building in your photos and fewer crowds mean you can linger and take it all in. Come around sunset and watch as the city lights begin to sparkle on below you.
Top of the Rock has three observation decks, so head straight for the top at the 70th floor. On a clear day, you can see up to 80 miles away so have your cameras ready! Cap off your visit with a cocktail at the swanky FIFTY lounge back down on the 50th floor.
Top of the Rock 30 Rockefeller Plaza Entrance on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues New York, NY 10111 (212) 698-2000
Taste Your Way Through Little Italy’s Cafes and Bakeries
Carbo-load on all the pastas and pastries! Little Italy is packed with old-school red-sauce joints and Italian bakeries where you can refuel after a day of adventures. Split massive plates of baked ziti at Emilio’s Ballato, nibble on cannoli from the 104-year-old Caffe Palermo, or feast on the fresh mozzarella and bread at Conca D’Oro.
Just come hungry and be prepared to share—plates are family-style and portions are huge! If you need help narrowing down the options, some of the top-rated spots in Little Italy include:
Rubirosa – Creative pizzas and pastas in a trendy setting. Don’t skip the Suppli!
Ferrara Bakery – Grab a bite from this century-old bakery and cafe.
Di Palo’s – Authentic imported Italian ingredients, plus prepared food and homemade sandwiches.
Veniero’s Pasticceria – Bakery dishing out Italian treats since 1894. Grab a box of assorted cookies for souvenirs!
Sip Your Way Through a Cocktail Crawl
Bar hop your way through the trendiest Manhattan neighborhoods! Start your crawl in the East Village at cocktail dens like Death & Co or Angel’s Share, then head west to the swanky hotel bars of the Flatiron District. Continue on to the buzzing nightlife hub of Chelsea, before ending your night out downtown in the Financial District or lively Seaport neighborhood.
Some bar-crawl-worthy cocktail hot spots to hit up:
The Raines Law Room – Speakeasy vibes and craft cocktails in Chelsea. Look for the green awning.
Attaboy – Another hidden gem for incredible drinks, no menu required.
The Flatiron Lounge – Known for its extensive whiskey selection and well-balanced cocktails.
Bathtub Gin – A secret spot in Chelsea hidden behind a coffee shop storefront.
The Dead Rabbit – Voted the World’s Best Bar, located in the Financial District.
Book Your Bachelorette Party Bus Rental
Once you’ve decided on the perfect itinerary for your bride, don’t forget to arrange transportation! Groups that want to bar and club hop all night long or have elaborate spa days definitely need a minibus or party bus rental to simplify transportation. You’ll have a reliable driver as your designated driver and a fun ride with plush seats, lights, and music. We can help you arrange pickup and dropoff at your hotel, restaurants, and any other stops on your bride’s big weekend.
Ready to get a quote for party bus rentals or charter bus transportation? Give Charter Bus Company Bronx a call anytime at (929) 480-9452 and we’ll walk through the booking process. It’s the easiest way to keep your bachelorette crew moving seamlessly from adventure to adventure!.