Top New York City Tours

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With five boroughs, 304 square miles of land, and 8.5 million inhabitants, there’s no doubting New York City is a big place. It’s no wonder that tourists have so much trouble deciding what to do and see in the city—it’s hard to even know where to start! From the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty to cultural enclaves like Chinatown and Spanish Harlem, the sights are endless and as diverse as they can be. One of the best ways to see the most of the city is to take a tour! New York tours are as diverse as the city itself, and there’s no shortage of options. Plus, tours offer a unique way to see the city, learn about it’s culture and history, and get to know your way around. Bus Tours One of the most popular bus tours in NYC is the CitySights All Around Town Tour. This hop on/hop off tour aboard a comfortable double-decker bus allows you 48 hours to go all … [Read more...]

New York Attraction Closings for Government Shutdown

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As you are probably are aware of at this point, the powers that be in the United States Government have become embroiled in a disagreement that has resulted in many factions of the federal government being closed until further notice. While the shutdown will obviously be temporary, there are some affected areas in the interim and certain destinations and attractions which are no longer open to the public. Besides the symbolism of the government’s Twitter account being shutdown, there is perhaps no other greater symbolic closing than the Statue of Liberty being blocked. In addition to the Statue of Liberty being closed, Ellis Island and the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian are also shutdown. Even though the Statue of Liberty is closed down (for now) there are still plenty of things to do and see in the lower parts of NYC. The New York … [Read more...]