Alone Again, Thankfully. Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in NYC When Traveling Alone

Check out my article in Sunday’s Boston Globe about the best places to eat, drink and stay for women. Now, these places are also great for men, too, of course. But sometimes a woman traveling to NYC alone needs a little help choosing the best spots. I included some of my favorite places like Balthazar, Café Lalo and the balcony at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in Grand Central Station. The Hotel Giraffe is a great hotel to stay. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop garden and MOMA have amazing restaurants/lounges for solo travelers. New York City is absolutely magic for any woman who finds herself in the City for an hour or–lucky you–a weekend or longer. Check it out.

Author: Laurie Bain Wilson

I write about travel, food and lifestyle, for outlets including The Boston Globe and As a contributing writer to, I was the site’s NYC expert and wrote dozens of pieces. I have also written for other publications and websites, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY For Kids,,, Boston Herald, New England Travel & Life, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, Parenting and more. I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I have written several travel guidebooks and a children’s baseball novel, Catcher in the Sky. I also co-authored several Murder, She Wrote novels--they are Manhattans and Murder, Rum and Razors and Three Strikes, You're Dead. If you’d like to check out some of my articles, please visit If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @laurieheather And my linked in profile can be found at

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