Business trips in New York: recommended activities
New York has something for everyone, whether you are visiting with your family, coming with friends, going on a little getaway with your partner, or let’s face it on a business trip to the Big Apple this season. If this is the case, there are still plenty of things to do for your entertainment during your free time in this exciting city, and which involve a relaxing and pleasant experience to help you unwind in the city that never sleeps.
La Tourette Golf Course
Do you fancy some teeing off time, do you need to brush up on your style, or do you basically need to learn how to hold a golf club? Well, in that case our first suggestion is the La tourette Golf Course located in Staten Island, and which comprises a very special venue. A restored historic manor house serves as the clubhouse, and 6,692 yards of golf course with a view of rolling hills and valleys overlooking Richmond is what you will expect when you come here. All the amenities that you need are on site, such as snack bars, club rental, and cart rental, etc. and they also offer golf lessons for those who need it or would like to brush up on their technique. Furthermore, this 18-hole par-72 course is a quite a favourite amongst the local pros for its challenging holes and well-maintained facilities, which is indication in itself of the quality of this club. To summarise, this fine golf course, the home to the annual March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Fund Raiser, is the perfect location for developing and refining your golfing skills in a natural and peaceful setting making it a must visit during your stay in New York.
New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Country Tours
Finger Lakes is home to almost 100 wineries centred around three main finger lakes; Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga. In addition, most of the wineries are also members of their respective wine trails and host year-round wine and food event weekends, which comprises our next suggestion. It is a world class wine producing region and wine tasting there is a world-class experience in a quaint and charming atmosphere. Most of the wineries, which are open more or less all year round, have a small tasting fee that is subsequently refunded if you purchase a bottle of wine, and tasting appointments are rarely required, although it is advisable to check ahead for special events and promotions. There are three wineries in particular that offer frequent tours all year round and which are free. The Swedish Hill Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, and Fox Run vineyards where you can try several wines, meet the owner, and enjoy a private and comprehensive tour of the vineyard. Alternatively, you can request a private tour with the other wineries in the region after you have decided which one is right for you in accordance with the type of wine you prefer. With almost 100 wineries in Finger Lake it can be overwhelming however, you can search through their database and find the perfect wineries best suited for your taste and location. Cheers!
Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise
Our final suggestion is a sumptuous 3-hour dinner cruise on New York’s only all-glass dining ship where you can enjoy gourmet cuisine, fine wines, live jazz, and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline in all its night time glory, a perfect way of relaxing during your free time in New York. You can enjoy this freshly prepared on board 3-course dinner whilst taking in the view as you sail along the Hudson and East rivers, which includes views of Manhattan’s majestic skyscrapers, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and of course the illuminated State of Liberty, amongst many others, comprising the highlight of the cruise. Furthermore, the Bateaux New York boats are entirely glassed over ensuring an unobstructed view of all the New York sites and the live jazz is a perfect addition to the relaxing ambience. Large parties are welcomed and you can upgrade to a First Class Premier Package which includes seating in the first class section of the vessel, personal service throughout the cruise, and a premium open bar. The choice is yours, so just relax and enjoy!