How to Get Around NYC on Vacation

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New York City can seem like a complicated place to get around if you are from out of town - or even if you live there - but it doesn’t have to be. Millions of people navigate the streets of the Big Apple every day, and night, of the year, and by following a few simple guidelines and avoiding confusing parts of the city, you can too! For some added help, consider getting your hands on a NYC Guidebook from Smart Destinations. Full of information about attractions, helpful tips and special offers, the NYC Guidebook is an outstanding resource for even the most-seasoned of travelers. Whether you are heading to the city for Thanksgiving in NYC, to take in a Broadway show or visit one the numerous popular New York attractions, you are probably going to want to familiarize yourself with the subway. It’s not always pretty, but the subway is the easiest way to get around in the city and … [Read more...]

Where to Buy Souvenirs in NYC

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Did you know that nearly 40 million tourists from all over the nation and the world visit New York City each year? Sometimes called “the cultural center of the world,” NYC is perhaps the most iconic American city. Given the city’s importance and popularity, you’ll surely want something to remember your trip by (as it’s sure to be a visit you won’t want to forget!). For the best souvenirs, skip the generic gift shop items and instead stop in at one of these stores at the most popular and quintessential New York attractions. Metropolitan Museum of Art Whether or not you’re an art lover, The Met Store at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has unique and beautiful souvenirs for everyone. From post cards and framed prints to fine art jewelry and apparel, everything the Met Store has to offer is distinctive, tasteful, and representative of New York City culture. Empire State … [Read more...]

Rockefeller Center Tour Discounts

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In a city that is home to landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Empire State Building, one of the notable places to visit is still Rockefeller Center. Comprised of outdoor gardens, historic buildings and attractions like NBC Studios, a Rockefeller Center Tour gives you the opportunity to investigate and explore this truly unique treasure. John D. Rockefeller wanted to create a cultural hub when he began work on the Center more than 80 years ago and his vision of an area celebrating art and architecture in the middle of urban New York City endures today. A Rockefeller Center Tour gives you a chance to have an expert historian guide you through some of Center’s most famous buildings including Radio City Music Hall and of course, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. - the building came before the show! Don’t feel like being part of a large group? Take the Rockefeller Center … [Read more...]

NBC Studio Tour Discount Tickets

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Situated in the middle of New York City at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the headquarters of the National Broadcasting Company is where many of the country’s most popular television programs come to life. Get a chance to see what happens behind the scenes by going on the NBC Studio Tour. The tour, which has been given since 1933, allows guests to sneak a peek at areas of NBC studios that don’t usually make it on to the airwaves, including the NBC Sharp Globe Theater and the make-up room. The NBC Studio Tour also gives visitors the chance to produce their very own news and weather programs in the High Definition Mini-Control Studio. Although NBC Studio Tour guests never know exactly what they will see during the 70-minute excursion, the possible studios on the tour route are Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, Football … [Read more...]