Well, this is interesting. Cosmopolitan, the magazine best known for articles like “Seven Positions That Will Drive Him Crazy!” has announced the creation of “CosmoTrips,” which it describes as an opportunity for Millennials and Gen Z to “travel like an editor.” The first four destinations are New York, Austin, Charleston and West Hollywood. Sadly, my dream of the Cosmopolitan trip to Las Vegas to stay at the Cosmopolitan Resort will have to wait for another day. This is not your typical tour but, for somebody who is looking for inexpensive lodging and a bit of guidance in terms of what to do, it could turn out to be perfect.
CosmoTrips Offer “Quick Hits” of Cities
Thinking of booking? The trips are two and three-night itineraries offering, according to the media brand, and include the “best places to stay, eat, and play, plus exclusive perks and insider access.” Naturally, the Cosmo editorial team is vetting all of the stops (with some help from private tour operator Travel Curious).
Visit New York City, the Cosmo Way
If you’re interested in a sample itinerary, Cosmo put together a review of what you would be seeing and doing in New York City. At least, that’s the way it appeared from the review. In fact, much of what they talked about were actually recommended sites to visit, so be sure to pay attention to the “what’s included” section of the trip. For example, the overview talked about the Secret Food Tour of Greenwich Village, but I didn’t see that anywhere in the itineraries on their site. Too bad, that pizza looks pretty good.
Naturally, the goodies that are included appeal to a younger generation. You’ll receive a complimentary drink (a Cosmo, of course) at the fashionable Bar Cicchetti, nighttime entrance to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt (which looks pretty great) and top it off with a “Custom-Designed Blushington Full Face Makeup Glam Experience.”
Lodging will be at the Motto Chelsea, which is actually a Hilton brand. Hilton describes Motto as “travel-sized rooms,” i.e., small, but it’s a strong location and the entire trip could end up costing less than a single night at one of the midtown luxury properties.
Booking Your Trip
You can book your trip right at CosmoTrips’s website, and two-night stays start at $349 per person, with double occupancy. Three-nighters are as low as $449 per person and require three people to book.
And my dream might not have to wait as long as I thought. Cosmo has announced that the next rollout of cities will include New Orleans, Miami and Las Vegas.