Every summer, New York City locals head east—to the Hamptons. The Palace recommends its favorite ways to enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend, and get the Hamptons experience, without ever leaving New York City.
Enjoy Oysters and Cocktails in Tribeca
Can’t make it to Montauk? Head to Tribeca instead to celebrate Memorial Day 2017 with oysters and cocktails. Located aboard the last original salt bank fishing schooner in existence, Grand Banks is known for its special emphasis on Atlantic oysters native to New York. Wash down summer-inspired bites with a cocktail at the bar, considered to be one of the best in Manhattan.
Take a (Free) Boat Ride to Brooklyn
Free on weekends, the water taxi from Wall Street/Pier 11 takes passengers from the Financial District in Manhattan to Red Hook, Brooklyn. The quick boat ride ends at Fairway Market in Red Hook. Stop by the Fairway Patio Grill for a Memorial Day BBQ of baby back ribs, fried shrimp, and lemonade at the store’s waterfront deck overlooking the harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
Go Shopping on Madison Avenue
Shopping on Main Street in Southampton will never rival Manhattan’s Madison Avenue. Take advantage of Memorial Day sales, or simply go window shopping. Don’t miss the 100-year-old Brooks Brothers flagship store, upgraded last summer with a golf simulator that lets guests hit the links at St. Andrews in Scotland from the Upper East Side.
Reach New Culinary Heights on a NYC Rooftop
Which is the better summer setting: a beach or a rooftop? La Birreria at Eataly offers both. Each season, the rooftop restaurant and microbrewery hosts a pop-up with a different cultural phenomenon brought in from Italy. This Memorial Day, get coastal at Sabbia, a laid-back Italian seaside pop-up featuring a bruschetta bar, summer cocktails, and an extensive rosé menu.
Experience Fleet Week 2017
Yachting may be a mainstay in the Hamptons, but it’s the West Side of Manhattan where nearly 5,000 members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will dock for Fleet Week 2017. Have some maritime-themed fun at the Intrepid Museum on the Hudson River, with free activities including the arrival of Fleet Week ships and a screening of the movie Top Gun.
Ready to reserve a summer escape? Book a room between May 29 and August 30, 2017 to enjoy the perks of the Summer Like a Local promotion at The Palace, including exclusive rates, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary welcome amenity.