A New Yorker’s Guide To Spending Labor Day In The City

When daily life becomes so consuming, the luxuries of your own city and everything it has to offer can feel out of reach. Weeks are spent in the office and weekends become days filled with obligations from weddings to family commitments and everything in between.

So why not opt for a staycation? Spending a holiday weekend in your city can be that break you so desperately need while still having a great time. Sure traveling may seem appealing, but what’s the point of a vacation if you come back even more tired than you were before you left?

We put together some of the best places to eat, drink, and treat yourself so that you can relax and indulge all at the same time!

Grab a bite at Beaubourg in Brookfield Place

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Having just wont the Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards, there is no better time to visit Beaubourg. The French brassiere housed within Le District in NYC’s Brookfield Place is the perfect spot to take in views of the Hudson while enjoying the last few moments of summer weather. 

Address: 225 Liberty Street

Indulge in an Infrared Sauna with HigherDOSE

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Whether you go alone or with a friend, HigherDOSE is a relaxing and fun activity that your body needs.  Within one single session you are able to detox your mind and body, get a workout without actually working out, feel euphoric, get beautified, and feel overall rejuvenated.

45 minutes of infrared are equivalent to a 7 day juice cleanse, running 3-4 miles, meditation, and more. Prices for a one-hour session start at $85, and $15 for each additional person.

Address: 11 Howard Street

Check out the pool at the newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

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New Yorkers and Brooklynites rejoice as the pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is open to non-hotel guests! Relax poolside and sip on a delicious handcrafted cocktail while you take in sweeping views of the NYC skyline. The pool opens to the public from 1pm – 6pm for adult-only pool parties on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.

Saturday’s party will be themed as a Santorini Beach Party – A European pool party meets NYC – with music by Chloe Caillet and E.B. Sollis and Sunday’s party will be themed “Lime and Kotch” with reggae and funk music –  A weekly party brought to you by Damon DeGraff and Gabija which celebrates diversity, music and culture. 

Reservations for tables at the pool party will be available, and there is no cover charge to get up to the rooftop.

Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Rent a yacht and cruise around the city with Boatsetter

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Boatsetter is the leading boat sharing platform that offers a worldwide fleet to choose from, connecting boat owners and licensed captains to renters so they can set sail on an adventure, regardless of boating experience. Through this peer-to-peer boating marketplace, Boatsetter makes a previously complicated, unattainable boat rental experience, as seamless as booking a room on Airbnb. Through its easy-to-use platform, users can go on boating adventures nearly anywhere in the world, from the coastal waters of California to New York harbor, and from Spain to Brazil.

Book a spa day at Premier57


Completely immerse yourself in 40,000 sq. ft. of relaxation and tranquility at Premier57 spa and spend some time in Sauna Valley or floating away in one of 14 hydrotherapy pools.

This indoor water wonderland not only offers soaking baths, steam rooms and spicy foods, but meditation rooms, infrared zones, full body scrubs, signature facials and AMMA Therapy that are typical of Korean spas. A fusion of Eastern and Western culture, Premier57 has taken all of the best spa and bathing practices from around the world to provide Manhattan with an all-inclusive wellness experience.

Address: 115 E. 57th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue