InterContinental New York Barclay
Delight in a hot breakfast and a delicious cup of coffee at The Parlour before venturing out to explore some of New York City's most famous landmarks. Head to Central Park for a morning stroll or bike ride through one of the city's most enchanting places. Visit the animals at Central Park Zoo or admire the wonderful views from Belvedere Castle. After, wander to the gorgeous Bethesda Arcade, which opens up to the famed Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. From visiting the American Museum of Natural History to St. Patrick's Cathedral, there are endless things to do near Park Avenue. Art enthusiasts can head to the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art or the culturally stimulating Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to spend the morning exploring numerous exhibits.
As the sun reaches its zenith and lunchtime looms, choose from a wide array of famous local delis and a plethora of street vendors throughout Manhattan and grab a bite to eat. Once you've refueled, bike the Brooklyn Bridge to get exercise as you marvel at astounding views. Next, visit The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a military and maritime museum where you can explore interactive exhibits, examine original artifacts, and view historic video footage. Take an afternoon stroll along 5th Avenue to shop for the latest trends in fashion. Make sure to visit Bloomingdales for a shopping experience unlike any other. Finish off your afternoon by visiting New York City's must-see icon — the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island.
From enjoying Broadway's theaters and musicals to catching a concert or New York Knick's game at Madison Square Garden, there are endless things to do in Midtown Manhattan once the sun goes down. Make your way to busy Times Square and marvel at the dazzling marquees and explore the countless art galleries and digital experiences. Let your evening adventures continue with an exciting tour through Radio City Music Hall, then get a magnificent nighttime view of the city at the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.
New York: A City of Business
A 2019 study from the Business Traveler revealed New York to be the top destination for global business travel — for its fourth year in a row. Beyond being an economic powerhouse featuring every industry from banking to technology, the corporate atmosphere has created a work-hard-play-hard environment. If you stay at InterContinental New York Barclay®, you'll be able to relax amid sophisticated city views in the same hotel where you field calls, attend conferences, or host important business meetings.
Reaching New Heights
The Edge is more than a contemporary observation deck from which to enjoy views of New York City — it's also the highest outdoor sky deck in the whole of the Western Hemisphere. It features cutting-edge engineering to suspend 7,500 feet of leaning deck space that provides a unique panoramic view of Manhattan's skyline. Those who aren't afraid of heights can get a thrill by looking down 100 stories from the glass floor.
Though the Brooklyn Bridge is known for its gorgeous views and unique architecture, there's even more to it than meets the eye. Constructed in 1869, the Brooklyn Bridge is even older than the Tower Bridge in London. P.T. Barnum, an American showman, made a public demonstration of the bridge's stability during its debut by parading 21 elephants across it. Pedestrians, bikers, and drivers alike continue to enjoy the East River views from this historical suspension bridge.
The Birthplace of Large-Scale Public Parks
Central Park is not only famous for its role in countless T.V. shows and movies, but for holding the title as America's first major public park to be landscaped. Originally an area of uneven terrain made up of bluffs and swamps, various designers came together in the 19th century and employed numerous architectural and landscaping techniques to create the rolling meadows and bridges Central Park is known for. Today, visitors and residents alike can enjoy scenic walks, concerts, sporting events, and other fun activities within the beautiful landscape of the park.