Statue of Liberty Ticket Discount

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New York City’s most iconic landmark is a sight to behold in the summer. Tourists from around the world flock to New York to catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty or to climb the stairs to her Crown. The historic monument pays tribute to the immigrant history of our nation, and it’s moving to see the Statue of Liberty and think of those She welcomed into Ellis Island for so many years. There are many ways to see the Statue of Liberty, from the land and from the sea. The best option for you most likely depends on your family’s travel style. Are you okay with waiting in lines to get the ultimate experience. Would you prefer to see Lady Liberty from a bit further away to avoid the crowds? These are questions to think about before your trip to NYC. The most traditional and comprehensive way to see the Statue of Liberty is to take the ferry right to it. Your New York Explorer … [Read more...]

Cheap New York Attractions Tickets

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The prospect of going on a summertime trip to New York City can seem like a daunting one. Finding somewhere to stay can be difficult, getting around is almost always an adventure (at least a small one) and almost everything in NYC costs a little bit more than it does in other places – or does it? There are plenty of  New York Explorer Pass attractions discount tickets available in the City That Never Sleeps - you just have to know where to look. If you want to get into a Carnegie Hall concert for the cost of two Subway sandwiches, grab a $10 partial-view ticket and see a show at the iconic venue’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Same-day tickets go on sale at the box office beginning at noon and there is a two-ticket limit per person. Students and seniors also qualify for $10 tickets providing they have valid photo ID. Box office sales are cash only. To combine some sight-seeing … [Read more...]

New York Summer Events 2014

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It might not quite feel like it yet, but summer is just around the corner. New York City has events going on all year long at all hours, but things get kicked up a notch in the summertime once things warm up. The summer of 2014 will be no different and there will be plenty of things happening in New York in the next few months in addition to all the regular New York Attractions that are always available. For the 10th straight year the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will be taking place in, well, Brooklyn of course! The event is an annual of showcase of some of the top current hip-hop artists as well as older acts who have been influential in the past. The festival will be taking place from July 9th-12th all over the city’s “coolest” borough in neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene and Williamsburg. There will be smaller events leading up to the festival’s main day … [Read more...]

Museum of the City of New York Events

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Since it was founded almost 100 years ago in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York has been helping visitors connect the dots between the past, present, and future of NYC. Located at 1220 Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street in Upper Manhattan, the museum and museum store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm. After moving from its first location at Gracie Mansion - the future residence of the Mayor of New York – to its current Fifth Ave location, the museum acquired treasures like Eugene O’Neill’s handwritten manuscripts, Duncan Phyfe furniture, a suit that was worn to George Washington’s Inaugural Ball and a Carrie Walter Stettheimer dollhouse containing a Marcel Duchamp miniature. The Museum of the City of New York also has more than 750,000 prints, photographs, costumes, paintings, toys, and sculptures. In addition to its permanent collections, the museum also … [Read more...]

New York Attractions List

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A lot of destinations claim to have "something for everybody," but when it comes to New York City, that statement couldn't be any more true! Media, art, fashion, education, entertainment, and a rich and dynamic history are just a few of the city's many contributions to the national and global society. Across all five Burroughs, world-class New York attractions representing all of these fields of interest draw millions of tourists and keep locals from ever leaving. Navigating New York attractions can be difficult, but it helps to know what your options are. Check out all 55 attractions featured on a New York attractions pass to get started! New York Attractions List Top of the Rock Empire State Building Statue of Liberty Downtown New York Bus Tour American Museum of Natural History Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square Museum of Modern Art NYC Metropolitan Museum of … [Read more...]

Top New York Winter Attractions

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When you’re tired of cold, dark days and navigating your way around snow banks, it can be hard to fight the urge to hibernate for the next few months. However, I can tell you with certainty that you’ll be missing out on a lot going on in New York City if you succumb to hibernation. Plus, once you have a look at all the awesome New York attractions you can visit, winter won’t seem so bad! New York Attractions & Exhibits While it may be cold outside, exquisite indoor New York attractions will keep you warm and cozy while you explore some exciting new exhibits. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s most renowned art museum, has a myriad of special exhibitions to spice up the winter months. In the first major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art at the Metropolitan, Ink Art explores the transformation of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy as its been … [Read more...]

What to Do in NYC New Years Day

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We’ve talked a lot about what to do on New Year’s Eve in New York, but we’ve yet to discuss what to do on the holiday itself. How will you kick off your first day of 2014? You want the first day of the New Year to be a good one, not spent lying in bed, watching TV, or dreading your return to work/school. Instead, get out of the house and see what New York City has to offer. Make 2014 the year you explore all those New York attractions you’ve always said you wanted to, never say no to a brunch with some friends, and trade that remote control in your hand for a New York Explorer Pass or a Go Select New York Pass. Start New Year’s Day off with breakfast or brunch at one of the many NYC establishments that know how to serve the first meal of the day in style. One of our favorites is the B.B. King Blues Club’s Sunday Gospel Brunch. On January 1, the Harlem Gospel Choir will … [Read more...]

NYC Holiday Travel Deals

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Heading to NYC for the holidays? You’re not alone. The holiday season is one of the busiest times to visit New York City, and notoriously one of the most expensive. However, if you’re savvy about looking for NYC holiday travel deals, you need not spend a fortune on the vacation of a lifetime. Just take advantage of these tips and you’ll find yourself face to face with your favorite New York attractions during the season when the City That Never Sleeps truly shines. Accommodation It’s no secret that location is everything in NYC, but it can be hard to find affordable lodging close to the top New York attractions—especially as the days of December wind down. If you’ve got any hotel points racked up, now is certainly the time to use them. Otherwise, try scoping out online deals or look a little further outside the city limits. After all, people commute from New Jersey into … [Read more...]

Family Things to Do on NYE in NYC

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Traditionally, New Year’s Eve, with its swanky cocktail parties and late night extravaganzas, isn’t the most family-friendly holiday. Fortunately, tradition is being challenged and New York City now boasts a plethora of New Year’s Eve parties and activities that all ages will enjoy. There’s no reason to stay at home in your pajamas on NYE anymore, watching the revelers on TV. In fact, you may have more fun than ever before experiencing the best of these festive and fun New York attractions. Ripley’s Believe It or Not At Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the most peculiar and spectacular artifacts, treasures, performances, and games fill the 18,000-square foot “Odditorium.” On New Year’s Eve, your family will have the opportunity to experience this delightfully bizarre attraction with the addition of first-rate New Year’s Eve activities. An open bar and free food all … [Read more...]

NYC New Year’s Eve Attractions

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It’s been pretty well established that New York City is the place to be for New Year’s Eve festivities. It’s the location of the traditional ball drop in Times Square, and as the City that Never Sleeps, it only makes sense for the celebration to go on all night long. However, even if you’re not going all out for the new year, or if you’re celebrating with kids in tow, there are plenty of New York attractions to entertain every type of traveler. The Times Square New Year’s Eve If you’ve never experienced Times Square for New Years Eve, it’s certainly worth braving the crowds to be part of the excitement. You’ll want to get there as early as 4 PM and bundle up in warm winter clothes. At 6 PM, the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Years Eve Ball is raised and lit. From that point on, the evening is interspersed with musical performances and an hourly count down. An hour … [Read more...]