This One’s For The Girls: Experience Days For Women In New York

Heather Dilts-Baiano
Experience Days for Women in New York

Thinking about going to the big city for the day? Grab a friend or two and take a look at a few experience days for women in New York.

The Whole Jazz Experience


Become immersed in Jazz history, culture and music at Minton’s. The famous Minton’s Playhouse closed in 1974, but reopened in 2006 and began a new era of music and legends.

Live jazz will thrill you with every seating, and there are even late night jam sessions. You will be expected to dress sharp, which will only complement the elegant decor and classy drinks. You can sit at the bar, or in the dining room, but you will be able to enjoy the music from both places. The food at Minton’s is from a revived cuisine called “Southern Revival Cooking.”

Minton’s is now registered on the New York State register as an Historic Place. If you would like to visit, but want more than just a meal or drink, make it an experience to remember. Have a private piano or vocal lesson at Minton’s and let the music make the memory.

History’s Little Gem

Fraunces Tavern

Nestled among the financial district’s tall, imposing skyscrapers lies an historical gem of New York. Fraunces Tavern is where George Washington finished his campaign of the Revolutionary War and bid farewell to his soldiers.

The tavern is more than just a bar, it is a restaurant, monument, museum and brewery as well. The tavern itself has stood since 1719, and the block was opened to the public as a restaurant and museum in 1907. There are five historic buildings and over 5000 artifacts.

If you are feeling like taking in some history and knowledge, having a delightful meal and enjoying a new adventure, Fraunces Tavern seems to have all these things in abundance.

The Rejuvenation Experience

The Plaza’s Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa

For the lady who is always on the go and working hard, a spa experience will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and renewed.

Among the symbolic vine sculptures, dark stones and warm, precious woods, you will discover world famous treatments at the only Caudalie Vinothérapie spa in the United States. With 14 treatment rooms, a private VIP room, a French Paradox Wine Lounge you can experience the the spa’s facilities, including the rainforest showers and steam rooms. A variety of wraps, massages and treatments like the 80-minute Divine Body Treatment awaits to rejuvenate your tired body.

We can’t forget to mention the option of enjoying organic tea, or the modern ambiance of the wine lounge where you can also discover the personally selected small plates of delicious food. Take a day and escape to an oasis of relaxation.


Soho Hotel Cinema

On With The Show

Luxury Cinema and Dining for Two

Spending your day with a good friend can only be made better by a three-course lunch followed by a movie in a luxury theater.

In the elegant and contemporary Crosby Street Hotel, you will find the state-of-the-art screening room. With 99 comfortable seats and top technology for sound and projection, you and a friend will be able to enjoy a new release or beloved classic. Don’t worry about being hungry, since the movie starts later, you will have plenty of time to enjoy your three-course lunch at The Crosby Bar, the hotel’s exquisite restaurant.

This gift experience brings a new meaning to having dinner and a movie with friends.

Tropical Paradise

Tropical Spa Experience at Waldorf Astoria

The Guerlain Spa in the Waldorf Astoria is renown for it’s personalized treatment and tranquil atmosphere. The spa is devoted to skincare and beauty, but also to giving a unique tropical experience to each guest with each little detail.

Treatments here include steam rooms, fitness rooms, massages, facials, makeup application and body therapies.

Experience peace and relaxation at the hands of experienced and thoughtful technicians. Begin your 80-minute gift experience with a full body exfoliation with an unique tropical honey scrub. Following the scrub, enjoy a 50-minute coconut honey massage and let the worries drift away like a warm breeze.

As you enjoy your treatments, close your eyes and dream of coconut trees and sweet tropical sounds.

Discover Tropical Spa Experience

This list is only a taste of the many experience days for women in New York. The city is alive with adventure!


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  • Heather

    What a great way to spend quality time with your friends!