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The Maritime Hotel (very expensive)
(212) 242-4300
We first learned about this stylish spot on a website for the world's more unusual hotels. And unique it is, for it sports a natty nautical theme throughout (it was built back in 1966 as the National Maritime Museum). What makes it even more popular are its trendy onsite restaurants and proximity to the happening Meatpacking District.


Panino'teca 275 (inexpensive to moderate)
(718) 237-2728
Brooklyn's picturesque Carroll Gardens is the new home of chef-owner India Ennis's clever Italian-inspired cuisine. Take a seat outside and, surrounded by beautifully landscaped brownstones and some of the area's most handsome churches, savor everything from the signature panini to an after-dinner glass of grappa.


Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
(212) 556-4750
This family-friendly musical is making its debut, appropriately enough, in the Big Apple and, appropriately enough, just in time for the holidays. Showing at the Hilton Theatre November 8 through January 7.


NYC Run tours
(646) 649-5321
After dining at all of the great restaurants Maggie Gyllenhaal suggested, you’re going to need to work off some calories, so why not combine a nice little jog with some sightseeing on one of this company’s numerous guided Gotham running tours. You decide where, how long, and how fast.

Sky Rink
(212) 336-6666
Everyone knows about gliding around the ice with your beloved at Rocke­feller Center. But if you’ve been there, done that, and prefer to stay warm and cozy, a nice alternative is this indoor ice rink at Chelsea Piers, which offers ice skating year-round.