I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep and find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap

New York City Tours

What’s there NOT to love about our New York City Tours? From its iconic skyline to the High Line, to Central Park any time of year, to 24-hour restaurants and markets, endless events and exhibit, this loud and restless city has something for EVERYONE, in EVERY season. And, some of the best people-watching in the world. Add in the colorful variety of different communities and abundance of talent and creativity, innovative urban gardens and sculpture parks.

Overview

You want a New York City Vacation!
We know New York City like no other city in the world. They say New York is the city where dreams are made of, so what better place to turn your vacation dreams into a reality? We’ll curate your New York City vacation with a personalized itinerary to explore the hidden gems of the city on your own terms of luxury. Art gazing at the Met, cocktails in the West Village, sunsets from the Observation Deck, fine dining in Little Italy, not to mention a private shopping experience for a taste of the luxurious. The options are endless and nothing is left to chance unless of course, that is what you want. Leave the planning to us, as we transform the city that never sleeps into your personal oasis. Contact us!

*consultation fee is applied to package

Itinerary

Chloe Johnston Experiences will turn your travel dreams into memorable realities. Sometimes, however, despite those special experiences we create, we understand that you don’t always need a travel concierge. We can still totally spin some magic on those DIYs, but with just a list to start, you can begin the journey on your own and leave the tough part to us!

Here’s some suggested DIYs!!

1. Times Square
2. Statue of Liberty
3. Empire State Building
4. Central Park
5. Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observation Deck
6. Metropolitan Museum of Art
7. Broadway and the Theater District
8.One World Trade Center
9. Brooklyn Bridge
10. Fifth Avenue
11. Radio City Music Hall

FAQs

What to wear in NYC
-Dress comfortable chic, in shoes that you can walk in. We suggest bringing your favorite boots or flats, as heels may not be the best idea when walking around the city.

-Don’t forget your rain gear. Be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof boots for rainy days.

-The great thing about New York is everything goes when it comes to fashion. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to express your style as there is no “one look” in this city. In the winter, New York transforms into a wind tunnel so dress for the occasion. We suggest a chic trench coat or faux-fur jacket with your favorite pair of jeans or trousers. Add a scarf or hat to your outfit to dress it up!
In the summer, be prepared for extreme heat. Bring along your favorite summer dress with a chic pair of flats. Add a trendy hat and accessories to show off your style.

-Don’t forget a fun pair of sunglasses to compliment any outfit.

Will I be driving?
-It is better not to rent a car or drive in the city due to the heavy traffic and aggressive drivers. To get around we suggest hopping on the subway as it is a much cheaper and faster option! If you have access to the Uber or Lyft app, this is another option to navigate around New York at a lower cost than taxis.

Best city to fly into?
-If you intend to stay anywhere in Manhattan, we recommend flying into Laguardia Airport (LGA) or John F. Kennedy International (JFK) as those are the two closest airports in proximity to Manhattan hotels. Once you land they are easy commutes to your hotel via Uber, Lyf, and Airport Shuttles. Newark Liberty International (EWR) is also an alternative depending on your selected travel airline.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?
-The easiest and most stress-free way to navigate from the airport to your hotel is by ordering an Uber or taking a taxi. However, that is not the most cost efficient way. For a cheaper alternative, you can take the AirTrain from JFK to Howard Beach and hop on the subway from there. You could also jump on the M80 bus from LaGuardia which drives straight into Manhattan.

Cultural differences?
-Don’t block the sidewalks. Sidewalks in New York are like highways. You should never stop in the middle of one and always be sure to check your blind spot before changing lanes.
-Know when to tip. Tipping is a must for restaurants, taxis, bellhops or any other services. A general rule is to tip between 15% to 20% when dining out.
-NYC has a lot of acronyms that you should be aware of before your stay. Some of the less obvious ones are DUMBO: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge, NOHO: North of Houston, SOHO: South of Houston.

What’s the weather like?
-The weather in New York will all depend on what time of the year you plan to travel. Fall and spring tend to be cooler and call for light layers, though they do not last very long. Summer and winter are more on the extreme side of the spectrum. Summers in New York are very hot both day and night, while winters can drop down to freezing temperatures. Always be prepared for the occasional rain shower!

Do I need trip insurance?
-Chloe Johnston Experiences STRONGLY recommends all participants purchase trip cancellation insurance for protection against trip cancellation, modification, unforeseen circumstances, delayed flights, additional costs incurred due to events which may happen as part of travel, medical or family emergencies, lost baggage situations, full medical coverage abroad, and more. Chloe Johnston Experiences is NOT an insurance provider.

-Chloe Johnston Experiences is not responsible for costs incurred by participants preparing for a trip that is altered or canceled. We are not responsible for airfare purchased for a trip that is altered or canceled. These are items that should be covered by the insurance policy. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to determine the extent to which the chosen policy covers any event.

Physical Demands

1. Dress comfortable chic, in shoes that you can walk in.
2. Bring rain gear.
i.e. small umbrella or light rain jacket
3. Dress in layers, NY weather can change within a matter of hours.
4. Carry a medium sized bag, not too big to hinder your movements, but large enough for camera etc.

Before You Go

  • Call credit cards
  • Stop mail
  • Create a new music playlist
  • Talk to your neighbors/local friends and family to inform them that you’ll be away
  • Call phone company and set up an international plan
  • Check that your passport is up to date (must not expire within 6 months of travel) and take a copy with you
  • Check to see if you need a visa
  • Wash your clothes/laundry
  • Check outlet compatibility
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pick out a favorite book, movie
  • Download a favorite show, movie, book or games
  • Organize pet sitters if needed
  • Prepare a carry on according to airline demands considering size, weight and liquids
  • Arrange transportation to the airport
  • Check map of transportation
  • Confirm hotel or lodging arrangements, if not booked with CJE
  • Check in on your flight 24 hours in advance
  • Confirm transportation after arriving in destination; print details, if not booked with CJE
  • Buy tickets ahead of time to travel to neighboring cities, if not booked with CJE
  • Pack medicine and vitamins you made need
  • Pack chargers

Things to do

2018 KIDFITSTRONG
May 19th, 2018

The Kid Fit Strong Fitness Challenge is the nation’s largest fitness event that travels from coast to coast. A free event for kids of all ages, that gives them the opportunity to show off their muscles. This event is free to the public.

Sportsman’s Show at Seneca Allegany
Feb. 24th – 25th, 2018

Escape the cold and enjoy a preview for the upcoming hunting and fishing season. Over 400 tables with experts exhibiting the latest in trapping, archery, sporting and fishing equipment and antique firearms throughout this two-day event.

Public Kitchen

215 Chrystie Street

New York, NY 10002

212.735.6000

Located inside hotelier Ian Schrager’s latest landmark hotel, Public, this eclectic restaurant by iconic chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten covers all tastes and diets, and serves up dishes that bring together all the best of NYC and the many ethnic cuisines of its diverse cultures.

Empire Diner

210 Tenth Avenue New York,

NY 10011

212.335.2277

If you are wandering around Chelsea, consider stopping into this gastro diner where you can indulge in elevated comfort food (think pretzel-coated friend chicken), including insanely so-good-who-cares-if-it-is-bad-for-you desserts such as the naughty coconut layer cake.

Hà Nội House

119 St. Mark’s Place

New York, NY 10009

212.995.5010

One of the latest haunts to cause a buzz in the East Village, this Vietnamese hotspot was opened by Stephen Starr alumni and comes with all the “cool” you’d expect, and many lip-smacking, out-of-the-box Vietnamese dishes. There is also a solid selection of wine and beer, as well as addicting Vietnamese coffee and exotic desserts.

Margaux (The Studio)

The Studio

37 W 20th St, Suite 1206

New York, NY 10011

347.855.4803

There is something about visiting NYC that compels even the most frugal of us to go shopping. And if you are a shoe fanatic, it’s probably one of the most tempting cities to be. Just in time for the next transition of seasons, we discovered the ballet flats at Margaux, made of Manolo-quality Italian suede and available as ready-to-wear or custom options, both crafted ­specifically for the optimum comfort and style needs of your hardworking feet.

Todd Snyder

25 E 26th St.

New York, NY 10010

917.242.3482

For menswear, we love the new flagship store from Todd Snyder, former head of menswear at J.Crew. Located off of Madison Square Park, you’ll find everything from tees and stylish sweatpants, to tuxedos, watches and grooming products.

Contact Us

Once your travel itinerary has been outlined with the critical logistics, we will spend time exploring your interests so that we may deepen your experience in each location. Are you a food lover? A fashionista? History buff? Design aficionado? Impassioned golfer or fitness fanatic? Our network of experts are at-the-ready to deliver an unforgettable experience customized just for you.

To learn more, simply drop us a line at info@chloejohnston.com, and one of our experience designers will be in touch within 24 hours to review sample itineraries and to discuss the activities and interests that most excite you.