Get In A New York State Of Mind

Travel feels a little different these days, but the energy and allure of New York City stays the same. There’s always something new to discover in this glittering, global metropolis. From top-notch dining to towering skyscrapers, NYC never ceases to amaze.

They say the city never sleeps, but you can rest your head and rest assured that your resort is Vacation Ready with enhanced cleaning practices and updated safety protocols. While you’re out exploring, expect to see businesses operating at limited capacity, ensuring a safe, comfortable experience. Find out what’s open in New York City right now and get your bucket list NYC getaway booked today.

Important Landmarks

Many of NYC’s most iconic sights and landmarks are open again for visitors. From sky-high skyscrapers to magnificent architecture, here’s what’s open right now in New York City.

Birds eye sunset view of the Empire state Building in New York City, New York
Empire State Building

One of the most famous attractions in NYC, the Empire State Building has officially reopened for guests. Updated safety protocols include updated hours, reduced capacity, and reservations required. Book ahead to secure a spot and the view of a lifetime from the building’s main observatory on the 86th floor.

Central Park

Central Park is a New York City icon, stretching 843 acres across central Manhattan. The park remains open, though visitors are required to practice social distancing. Enjoy the park’s many cycling and running trails, or stop by the newly-reopened Central Park Zoo to see snow leopards, red pandas, and more incredible wildlife.

Grand Central Terminal

More than just a transportation hub, Grand Central Terminal is also an iconic NYC landmark. The main attraction is the terminal’s incredible architecture, including its famous clock, but Grand Central’s many shops, cafes, and restaurants are beginning to reopen as well.

9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex. While the museum and exhibits are temporarily closed, the memorial itself is a powerful place of remembrance and reflection.


You’ll never be bored in NYC. If ticking off a few top attractions in New York City is on your bucket list, read on to find out which ones are welcoming visitors right now.

Where To Eat

New York City is a food lover’s paradise, with cuisines from all over the world on offer. Thousands of NYC restaurants, bars, and cafes have reopened with outdoor seating or take-out only. Expect to see more pedestrian-only streets on evenings and weekends, giving restaurants even more space for al fresco dining.


Rockefeller Center’s famous outdoor skating rink has been transformed into a happening spot for outdoor dining in Midtown Manhattan. The Rainbow Room restaurant has been reimagined as an outdoor pop-up cafe, open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Lower East Side

Head to Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side for a wide range of NYC restaurants with outdoor dining. Try an Aussie-American cafe like Dudley’s or visit the top-rated LES outpost of iconic Russ & Daughters.


Several streets in Brooklyn have been closed to cars, allowing for more outdoor dining. This includes Washington Street in Dumbo, the most-photographed block in Brooklyn, where visitors can dine al fresco with a perfectly framed view of the Manhattan Bridge. Local favorites include Los Tacos Al Pastor and Oddfellows ice cream.

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