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After a long week at work, there are few things more relaxing than spending some time with members of your inner circle — you know, those charming people who aren’t contractually obligated to spend eight-plus hours a day in close proximity to you. If you’re feeling tired of your usual surroundings by the end of the week, there’s no easier way to relax and recharge than with a girls’ getaway with your closest friends, and for people who live in New York City in particular, nowhere more fun or more convenient to do it than the Hamptons.

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Manhattan may not have the sprawling yards you’d find in the suburbs, but that doesn’t mean the city lacks opportunity to spend time outdoors this summer. From private pools to yoga in the park, Manhattan is replete with activities that will get you outside while keeping you active and entertained. Those who call 555Ten home will find themselves at the intersection of some of the city’s hottest outdoor activities this year, with the building’s central location putting a wealth of fun at their fingertips. If you’re in the need of a change of scenery this weekend, make sure to check out these exciting outdoor activities…

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New York City summers are famous for their intense heat and humidity, forcing many of its residents flee Manhattan for more temperate climates until the cooler days of fall arrive. While an air-conditioned home or office can provide temporary respite, staring at the same four walls day in and day out can grow tired fast. If you’re eager to beat the heat this summer, discover these easy ways to keep cool.

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With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, New York is awash in exciting outdoor activities, with something to do on virtually every block in Manhattan. For those looking to enjoy the city’s natural beauty, there’s no better time to high-tail it to the west side and celebrate the balmy temperatures on the Hudson. Whether you’re in the market for a relaxing afternoon or a high-energy workout, these waterfront venues have you covered.

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Stylish men and women around the globe know that the right accessory can change your look in an instant. Whether you’re sporting a classic watch, a great bag, or a piece of jewelry that commands attention, the perfect accessory can boost your confidence while making your look more cohesive.  In fashionable enclaves like the Hamptons, having the right accessories this summer can make all the difference, allowing you to rub elbows with the who’s who of this Long Island locale and keeping you looking and feeling cool from the sunny beaches of Sag Harbor to social functions in Southampton.

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With the warm weather here and winter’s dark days officially behind us, there’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Luckily, for those who call New York City home or have the good fortune to visit this spring, Central Park provides a wealth of outdoor entertainment opportunities for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for some fun activities your whole family will love, here’s what to check out in Central Park.

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Whether you’re just passing through Manhattan on your downtown NYC trip or fortunate enough to call the East Village neighborhood home, going out for a family meal for parents with their little ones’ often hard-to-please palates, can sometimes make dining out a difficult endeavor. However with the neighborhood littered with restaurants that appeal to parents and little ones alike, you have more than enough diverse options for family eateries in the East Village to satisfy almost any craving.

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While weekends used to be reserved for sleeping in, when you’re a parent, you know there’s no greater joy than spending quality time with your little ones when you have a break from work. If you and your family are in Manhattan this weekend and could use some time to catch up with one another, try checking out one of these family-friendly activities.

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Ask anyone who spends their summers in Nantucket and they’ll tell you that the key to an enjoyable summer on the beach is the right accessories. While taking a dip in the water is always a nice break on a warm day, turning the beach into your own private paradise requires a bit more preparation than that. Before you head to Nantucket for the summer, stock up on these invaluable beach supplies and make any time the right time for sun and sand.

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Long-time residents and visitors alike can attest to the fact that there’s simply no place in the world like New York City. Spring is a particularly magical time in the city, when the weather is perfect for outdoor activities but the streets are not yet crowded with summer tourists. Whether you’re a New York native enjoying a staycation in the city or visiting the Big Apple for the first time this spring, the city is always a hit, even for the youngest members of the family.

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Monument Valley is an iconic valley that has been called home to generations of native Navajo families, and has been chosen as the location for hundreds of Western films. It’s a five square mile region located along the Arizona-Utah state line, inside the daunting 130,000 square mile Colorado Plateau that covers lands across western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, and northern Arizona.

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New York City may seem to have it all, but sometimes, you need a break from the same old scenery, no matter how exciting it is. While vacations to Europe and the Caribbean may be a nice distraction, they’re hardly a time-effective way of enjoying some relaxation. When you have just a few days to spare and want some time away from your usual surroundings, whether that means a break from work or just a break from your luxury NYC condos, New Jersey provides an ideal distraction.

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