2-3 Hour Itineraries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is another famous address in New York City, located at the heart of “Museum Mile” on 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue.  It is one of the world’s most renowned and largest art museums, offering a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, categorized into nineteen curatorial departments.  While one could visit for hours on end, the distinctive departments also make The Met perfect for a shorter visit.  Always popular collections include the Department of Arms and Armor, the Costume Institute, and one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian Art in the West.  The Met also boasts an impressive calendar of special exhibits from across the globe and a variety of educational events and programs.  Arrangements for a private tour of The Met can be arranged by The Plaza concierge team.  From May through late fall, visitors are invited to end their trip to the museum by sipping a cocktail on The Met’s Roof Garden Café while enjoying a spectacular view of Central Park and the New York City skyline.  

In The Neighborhood

Known as New York’s most celebrated and famous address, the iconic location of The Plaza on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South allows visitors to immerse themselves in one of Manhattan’s most famous areas.  Step outside The Plaza’s front door and pay a visit to upscale neighbors like Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harry Winston and more.  Feel free to treat yourself to as many purchases as you'd like- The Plaza Butlers will be happy to collect your new belongings and have them waiting in your room upon your return. Continue on to an architectural wonder, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located just blocks away on Madison Avenue and 51st Street. It is a “must-see” location for any New York City trip.

Finish off your neighborhood tour with a stop at The Plaza’s “back yard”, Central Park.  The Concierge team would be happy to arrange for a docent guided, customized walking tour of the park through the Central Park Conservancy (CPC).  Picture yourself in a movie scene as you embark on a romantic row boat excursion in front of the Boathouse.  Or bring the kids and pick up a special field kit from CPC containing everything you need to enjoy the park, from a Frisbee to a horseshoe set. 

Grand Central

Head south from one Beaux-Arts masterpiece- The Plaza- to another Beaux-Arts landmark- Grand Central Station.  Take a private tour that goes way beyond commuter trains and delves into the magnificent architecture of this enormous building.  Highlights of the tour include the famous constellation painting on the ceiling, the gorgeous marble staircases and the renowned four faced clock.

NYC By Sea & Air

Sightseeing is taken to a whole new level when you view New York City from a different perspective.  Forget the hustle and bustle of the city streets and take the luxury route to exploring the city.  The Plaza Concierge team can help charter a boat for your party from Chelsea Piers or Battery Park.  Both expert and novice sailors can perfect their skills, or simply sit back and relax with the New York City skyline in the distance.  For an even more dramatic experience, hop aboard a helicopter for a custom, pre-arranged aerial tour of famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium and of course, The Plaza and Central Park.  Both the sea and air excursions will provide priceless pictures and memories.  

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