While many adventure travelers would choose a week of wilderness camping over a weekend city break, there are times when a healthy dose of culture can be an adventure in itself.
Boasting some of the world’s best public spaces, museums, galleries, and live events, spending 48 hours in New York could offer the high-octane hit of urban culture you crave.
Unsure how to get your fix of cardio during your stay? Book into a New York hotel along one of the best running routes in NYC, and spend each sunrise and sunset elevating your heart rate on the streets of the Big Apple.
THE WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE
Partnering with City Running Tours to offer guests tailored and guided running tours across the 301 square miles that make up New York City, The Westin New York at Times Square is itself situated at the start of a superb 10km loop which takes in much of Central Park.
With in-room sound controllable with your iPhone and a 6th floor rooftop bar, the Wythe Hotel just north of the Williamsburg Bridge is the ideal destination for runners keen to experience the hipster vibe of NYC’s capital of cool.
Situated just off the Five Bridges running route (that wends its way through three boroughs and over five of New York’s river crossings) Wythe Hotel is perfect for seasoned runners keen to test their resolve on the streets of NYC.
THE HIGH LINE HOTEL
Nestled in the heart of Chelsea’s buzzing gallery district and just steps away from the famed High Line Park (Manhattan’s celebrated, elevated pedestrian park that was once a freight railway), the High Line Hotel is ideal for those searching for a base from which to head out on foot.
Take note that an early start is essential. Hit the High Line at 7am sharp for a solitary run. Any later and you’ll get caught up in the mealy of visitors that begin to arrive around 8:30am.
HOTEL WALES NYC
Indulge your inner diva and stay at the Hotel Wales on Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side.
Oversize suites and decadent interiors give this classic historic building endearing charm, and with easy access to the network of paths that navigate neighboring Central Park, this hotel is ideal for those looking for an unforgettable NYC morning run.
THE MARMARA MANHATTAN
Situated on the Upper East Side at 94th Street and 2nd Avenue, The Marmara Manhattan offers visitors a taste of local living in NYC.
Just steps away from some of the city’s iconic landmarks such a Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Goethe Institute, the Marmara is also conveniently close to the start of the East River running route.
With a wealth of routes to keep even the most dedicated of runners in shape, New York City is the perfect cultural alternative to your traditional active escape.