Experience New York
The 840-acre Central Park in New York City needs no introduction. The park which was open in 1873 is the most visited urban parks in the United States and welcomes 35 million visitors annually. Catering to these visitors, the park offers a number of activities from Boating, Ice Skating, Birding, playgrounds, a public theatre, the Central Park Zoo and what is probably the most popular of them all – Carriage horses. Visitors have since reserved customized rides for weddings, proposals, birthdays, anniversaries and much more.
The carriage horses are also a symbol of a bygone era before the advent of cars, buses and trains, when New Yorkers got around from place to place on horseback or horse-drawn carriages. As a result and over time, horses became iconic to the history of Manhattan and is today one of the best ways to get a taste of that old-time New York. It is recommended to pre-book your rides. A 45-minute ride starts at $165.
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Pampering in New York
A slice of heaven on the 19th floor of the legendary Art Deco hotel, the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York is known to be quiet, like you’re on your own private cloud. The luxurious 14,000 square-foot urban spa retreat offers signature treatments such as the Guerlaine Methodé and the iconic Orchidée Impériale treatment and skincare. Other services include signature massages that incorporate Swedish techniques, deep tissue, pre and post-natal massage, Shiatsu, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, four-handed massage, facials, Vichy shower and hydrotherapy.
The Spa features 18 treatment rooms, most of them with their own shower and bathroom as well as interconnecting and double rooms for couples and groups. Visitors can choose from one of seven Guerlain scents with which to personalize their Spa rooms. There is also a men’s menu, makeup applications, intensive pedicures, and several Spa packages including a Bridal package and in-room therapies available for guests.
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