NYC Easter Parade History

If you are in New York on Easter Sunday (March 31, 2013), you will have the chance to see people decked out in Easter bonnets and dresses strolling along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The NYC Easter Parade and the Easter… [Read More]

March Madness Things To Do on Vacation

We can all feel it in the air: spring is almost here! One of the best signs that spring is coming is March Madness, which gets everyone in the mood for the national basketball championships! The NCAA tournaments are a uniquely American… [Read More]

Best Summer Tourist Discounts

To experience everything a city has to offer, look no further than the Smart Destinations All-Inclusive Attraction Passes. Save up to 55% on combined admission prices for the top museums, tours, and attractions at some of the most beloved cities in the… [Read More]

Things to Do on Vacation with Your Family!


With school vacation weeks coming up around the country, it’s time to start planning your vacation. With the kids home from school, it’s the perfect time to gather up the whole family for a fun trip. If going far away isn’t feasible,… [Read More]

Best Things to Do in New York City for Valentine’s Day!


Here at Smart Destinations, we think Valentine’s Day should be a holiday for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re happily in love, single and loving it, or testing the waters with a new Valentine’s Day date! Luckily, there are so many things to… [Read More]

New York City Attractions: Jazz in NYC

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Have you been struggling to find New York City attractions to enjoy during the winter? While a stroll through Central Park is just as beautiful in January as it is July, the cold can get to anyone. Most travelers escape chilly city… [Read More]

Top U.S. Holiday Light Tours

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With Christmas just days away, it’s now or never when it comes to exploring some of the best holiday light tours. From coast to coast, one thing Americans know how to do is deck the halls (and houses, yards, stores, trees, streets)… [Read More]

Romantic Things to Do in New York City

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Looking for romantic things to do in New York City?  Here are a few suggestions from Dr. Mike Zhang, a New York travel expert at Smart Destinations. Empire State Building – The Empire State Building is hands-down the world’s most famous skyscraper. Take… [Read More]

Haunted Halloween Activities at Queens County Farm Museum

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Although the Queens County Farm Museum is only a 30 minute trip outside of Manhattan, visitors to the Queens attraction will feel like they’ve driven miles away from a bustling city. Forty-seven acres of farmland make up the longest continuously farmed site… [Read More]

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Returns to Hudson Valley

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Apple picking, leaf jumping, corn mazing: just a few favorite fall activities on your calendar this year. But what about pumpkin carving? With Halloween about 3 weeks away, jack o’ lanterns are making their way back to people’s front steps. And just… [Read More]

What’s New at the American Museum of Natural History

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Creepy crawlies, flying monsters, rough riders, and magic lighting up the sky  – no we’re not getting ready for Halloween, we’re talking about what’s going on at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Located just across from Central Park,… [Read More]

Memorial Events in NYC

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Eleven years ago today, our nation was devastated by the 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. In honor and remembrance of the day’s victims, there are a number of events scheduled throughout the day which invite New Yorkers and… [Read More]

Labor Day in NYC

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What does Labor Day mean to you? For most Americans (and Canadians), that answer can be one of two things: a Monday off from work, or the end of summer. But the day is much more than some extra vacation time or… [Read More]

Shakespeare in the Park: Four Cities, Four Great Outdoor Performances


Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy some of your city’s favorite green spaces – we’ve talked about outdoor movies and free summer festivals, but it’s about time we mention every literature junkie’s favorite summer pastime. Shakespeare in the Park… [Read More]

Top Three U.S. Cities for Tourism


San Francisco Voted America’s top city in numerous surveys, the colorful and cosmopolitan city of San Francisco invariably charms its visitors.  View one of the country’s top ten construction marvels, the 1.7 mile long Golden Gate Bridge, which is an unforgettable icon… [Read More]