Because not everyone is dying for a ticket outta here.
We get it, not everyone’s thrilled about the idea of a home-for-the-holidays experience. If you are? Cheers. But if you’re inclined to say “nope” to traveling home for back-to-back “what are you doing with your life?” meals, we have a few alternatives to keep you sane. Whether you want a just-outside-the-city escape or would prefer to indulge in a decadent NYC meal (because holiday calories don’t count), here are three ideas for a non-traditional take on Turkey Day.
FOR THE (SORT OF) GET-OUT-OF-TOWNER
For culture junkies and nature lovers alike, escape just an hour north of NYC to the open-air sculpture garden, Storm King. Five hundred acres of fields, hills and woodlands set the stage for over 100 sculptures by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists, plus a variety of special exhibitions, smaller works, and materials shown inside the museum.
FOR THE NON-CHEF WITH FRIENDS
For many a city-dweller, Friendsgiving has become a veritable holiday. Since most NYC kitchens are inadequate for high-profile meal preparations and/or you’re not about that chef life, ordering a personalized menu from Savory is a great way to take the pressure off.
FOR A PRICEY (BUT WORTH IT) PRE-FIXE
Okay, maybe your family isn’t so bad and they want to treat you to a more-than-decent meal. Great, 21 Club it is. A quintessential New York spot, the $135 per person price tag is justified by sumptuous cuisine—plus swanky booze and iconic décor that oozes holiday cheer.