Memorial Day Getaways Idea #3 — New York

Memorial Day Getaways Idea #3 — New York

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With all the sailors in town for Fleet Week, New York is a natural choice for a girls’ getaway over Memorial Day Weekend. Seriously, who can resist a man in uniform? Plus with many locals out of town you can hit popular museum exhibits like the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s upcoming tribute to designer Alexander McQueen without having to deal with the same mass of crowds.

Alexander McQueen exhibit

If you’re looking for a beach experience, you can head to Governor’s Island on the free ferry (though it’s more of a grass lawn than a true beach). Come night time, it’s over taken by Water Taxi Beach for the 21+ crowd.

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For an affordable place to stay–check out the Grace Hotelin Times Square. Formerly the Hotel QT, it features what we’re pretty sure is the only swim up pool bar in the city!

Grace Hotel new york

We’re sorry the Yankees will be on the road; but you can catch a Mets game. When you’re there, hit the Shake Shack for a juicy burger or Blue Smoke BBQ for some tasty concessions.

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