I have summery public parks on the brain. When friends visit the city, I immediately turn into a super-tourist, heading straight for Strawberry Fields in Central Park with my wicker picnic basket (then I have to fight for a place to park it, but that’s another story). The Ritz gets that I don’t want to be dragging my foreign friends on tour buses or to a sweaty tourist mosh pit (e.g.Times Square), which is why they’ve introduced a Summer in the Park package.
Package: Summer in the Park Includes: Deluxe room, daily continental breakfast, bike and private gondola ride with The Ritz-Carlton Central Park, a gourmet picnic in the park. Option to cycle downtown and picnic along the Hudson on the gorgeous waterfront. Guests can also enjoy a tour of Manhattan by Sail with The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park. Booking: May 1st through October 16th Pricing: $725 per night at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park for a two-night stay with one full day bike rental for two, one picnic, and a Venetian Gondola ride at the Lake in Central Park. Pricing starts at $445 per night at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park for a two-night stay with one full day bike rental for two, one picnic, and a 90-minute sail with Manhattan by Sail.