NYC Summer Attractions

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There’s something so unique about a summer visit to New York City. Street performers, outdoor exploration, parks riddled with city slickers and charmed visitors – the city becomes a vibrant, living work of art and culture. With your New York Explorer Pass, you can embrace the vibrancy to its full capacity. See all that the city has to offer without limitations! Your New York Explorer Pass grants you admission to as many of the included attractions as you wish to include during your sightseeing days. Because you do not need to decide what you’re seeing ahead of time, you can change your mind and itinerary at any time. Start your day in the most infamous park in the world. Central Park is a summertime hot spot for locals and visitors alike, who enjoy the cool shade under lush trees … [Read more...]

Great Deal on Helicopter Tour of New York City

There are many great ways to see New York City. On foot, on a tour, from the water: they all offer great views and opportunities to capture your memories with a camera. But if you are looking for something a little different, you probably should consider a helicopter tour. The Big Apple Tourby Liberty Helicopters is one of our favorites. You get an unparalleled view of one of the United States' most famous landmark, the Statue of Liberty. You also get a birds-eye-view of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Woolworth Building, the Met Life Building, and, well, pretty much all the buildings since in a helicopter you have pretty unobstructed views! You also get fantastic look at the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. It's an amazing way to start or finish your … [Read more...]

Incredible Aifare to New York – ACT FAST book by August 21

NYC and Company and American Airlines have joined together to  invite residents from five US cities to plan a value filled trip to NEW YORK CITY this fall with specially discounted fares.These fares are available only through Friday August 21, so book now to secure your seat.   Fares are priced each way based on a round trip purchase:  from  LA and San Francisco o $109,  Dallas/Fort Worth $99, Chicago $84, and Miami $69.“There’s never been a better time to visit New York City and take advantage of the world-class and diverse experiences that can be found throughout the five boroughs,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.  “With these special travel offers from American Airlines and new travel itineraries from NYC & Company, visiting and navigating the world’s most … [Read more...]

Things to Do in NYC when it Rains

Of course the perfect warm spring day or crisp November weather can make a great trip to New York City even better. But because so much of the city revolves around indoor activities, bad weather does not have to mean a bad time. First piece of advice: try to stick to public transport, and ideally the Subway. Despite the fact public transport gets crowded in bad weather, it is still  beats fighting for a cab. Many attractions are located near subway stops -- and sometimes you can connect to your destination with out stepping out into the weather.  Second piece of advice: if you have kids along, try to go to places with plenty to do. Getting from point A to point B is going to be the worst part of coping with the bad weather, so try to mimimize that part of your day. A great … [Read more...]

Give My Regards to Broadway — On Foot

The Great White Way is going pedestrian only -- or at least parts of it are. In an effort to eliminate traffic snarls caused by Broadway's diagonal bisection of midtown Manhattan's grid layout, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shutting down key sections of the street and turning it into a pedestrian zone. The shut-down begins on Memorial Day and is planned to run through the end of 2009 -- and perhaps become permanent thereafter if all goes well. For the heavily congested Time Square area, this will be a blessing for visitors on foot. Navigating over-crowded Broadway sidewalks in Times Square between 42nd and 47th streets will soon be a much easier proposition. Similarly, Herald Square further South (the area around 34th Street) will also be reserved for pedestrians. The city is not … [Read more...]