New York Museums Discount Tickets

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If you’re planning a trip to New York City this summer, be warned, it can get hot! With millions upon millions of residents, commuters and tourists moving in, out and around the city each day, the kinetic energy alone is probably enough to raise the temperature a couple degrees - and when there’s no cloud cover, forget about it! Beat the heat with a New York City Museum Pass and bask in the glory of air conditioning. The New York City Museum Pass package by Smart Destinations saves you 28% on the Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA! Save money! The first place that you will want to use your New York City Museum Pass to visit is the Guggenheim Museum. After closing many of its exhibits for more than a month in order to change from one major exhibition to another, the Guggenheim Museum is finally back to full strength. The newly opened exhibition, “James … [Read more...]

Tribeca Film Festival 2013

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For film nerds or classic cinema buffs, the annual Tribeca Film Festival is the place to be this spring. An annual tradition in New York since 2002, the Festival has become a prestigious and widely popular event for professionals and fans alike. This year’s Festival runs from April 17 – 28 and film showings are held through each day in various theatres across Tribeca. One of the premiere New York attractions to visit this spring, the Tribeca Film Festival is approaching fast. Take a look at our survey of some of the great stuff happening at the Festival this year. The Tribeca Film Festival is a diverse international film festival that supports both emerging and established directors. Invested in promoting New York City’s reputation as a center for film production world-wide, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. There are 216 films being shown throughout the … [Read more...]

Best New York Art Museums

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If you’re out and about in the great NYC area, you have the luxury of checking out two of the country’s finest art museums. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is right on 53rd street in mid-town Manhattan, and boasts some of the world’s finest examples of modernist art. It holds over 3,000 books, features works by over 70,000 artists, and presents art in many mediums, including architecture, paintings, design, sculpture and more. It also has a famous restaurant on the inside called The Modern. If you’re in the mid-town Manhattan area, MoMA is a perfect destination for you and your family. Another famous art museum in NYC is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Known as The Met, this museum is the largest of its kind in the U.S.A. It’s located right along Central Park, and in contrast to the MoMA, features classical, antique and vintage art in its enormous and diverse … [Read more...]

Things to do in New York City for Teens

Planning vacations with activities that interest adolescents can be difficult, but there are plenty of things to do in New York City for teenagers. Guests of all ages love visiting the Empire State Building, one of the nation’s most famous landmarks. As long as you’re not afraid of heights, you can travel right up to the top of the building and see New York City like never before. The building is open to visitors from 8am to 2am daily, so you should plan to go as it opens or as it closes to avoid crowds and lines. Teenagers will also love seeing film locations for their favorite movies and television shows. Guided tours are available for locations for shows like Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty and movies like Spiderman and The Devil Wears Prada. On Location Tours, the city’s only official movie/television location tour, offer these exciting showings to thousands of people every … [Read more...]