Memorial Day Weekend, aka the unofficial start of summer, has snuck up on New Yorkers, leaving many looking for plans for the long weekend. If you’ve procrastinated on booking a trip for this holiday weekend, fear not: below are some of our favorite places and fun packages – in the city and out – that would be the perfect way to kick off the summer.
New York City
Following a multimillion-dollar rebrand and renovation last summer, the fully refreshed Gansevoort Meatpacking reopens as an established art destination, housing works by Banksy, Hasan Hajajj and most recently, Enrique Cabrera, who debuted his sculpture El Toro de Oro outside of the hotel on Cinco de Mayo. In addition to the hotel’s own collection, the hotel is home to the iconic Gansevoort Rooftop that features a plunge pool and a new omakase experience, Saishin is led by a Michelin Star-trained sushi chef and 20+ year veteran Chef Frankie-Yong Doon.
To kick off summer, Gansevoort is offering the Summer Sessions package for an elevated city stay. Guests can book any room or suite Sunday through Thursday and receive 20% off their stay and a chance to enjoy poolside perks like suncare goodies from new brand DUNE, poolside reads from Random House, skincare from KORRES, and popsicles. They will also receive $25 to spend at Coffee + Cocktails for al fresco dining in the heart of Meatpacking. To top it off, all suite bookings include a chilled bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé.