Arlo NoMad, a boutique hotel that serves as an ideal “home base,” offers several tips for solo travelers who want the full NYC experience. The hotel features an approachable design that elevates the ordinary and gives solo travelers the space they need to explore their creativity.
The magic of New York City is the juxtaposition of the grand spectacles and the tiny details. The majesty of the Chrysler Building glinting in the sun mixed with the scents of Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village. Solo travelers to New York City have an opportunity to fully take in the city’s sensory wonders without distraction. They aren’t pulled in different directions by traveling companions or engaging in “committee” decisions. They can make their own choices for entertainment, dining, and fun, even during the restrictions of COVID-19.
For eating solo, enjoy theabundance oftakeout restaurants and look forward to happy hours reopening in the coming months. If you’re visiting solo in springtime or summer, head to the rooftop lounge of Arlo NoMad, located 31 stories up with amazing Empire State Building views and delectable food and drinks. For other dining ideas, talk to the hotel staff about their local favorites for lunch, grab some takeout, and enjoy the sights of Madison Square Park.
Enjoy the crisp outdoor winter air with some socially distanced ice skating at Wollman Rink or Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Rink. It’s an ideal activity that’s fun solo and might provide you with an opportunity to meet a skating partner.
A solo traveler without an agenda should become “lost” in the city. Take the subway to a random stop and start daytime exploring. It’s the best way to stumble across a piece of the city’s past or one of the unique smaller green spaces and to live like a local, if only for the day.