New York Attractions

New York Holiday Attractions 2014

Spending some time in the Big Apple this winter? Check out a few of our recommendations for things to do this season in NYC. These New York Winter Attractions are some of the most popular sites in the entire city, and they’re guaranteed to make your visit a successful one. These attractions are especially geared towards first-time visitors, although a seasoned vet will certainly enjoy them as well! We especially recommend winter travel to New York for those of you looking to get a great deal on airfare and hotel costs – it’s definitely the quietest season for tourism. You’ll find shorter lin … [Read more...]

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NYC Holiday Travel Deals

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 … [Read more...]

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NYC New Year’s Eve Attractions

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 … [Read more...]

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Top U.S. Cities for Holiday Attractions

What type of getaway suits you and your family? With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are excitedly planning our winter adventures. Smart Destinations offers all-inclusive attraction passes in 9 of America’s most beloved cities, with exclusive packages offering you discounts of up to 55% off! But where should you spend this special time of year? ‘White Christmas’: If you’re envisioning sweaters, scarves, hot chocolate, the steam of breath escaping you as you marvel at Christmas lights reflecting on patches of snow – it’s time to suit up in your peacoat and take to the North … [Read more...]

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How to See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

As November flies by, every day brings us closer and closer to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, America’s favorite holiday event and New York City’s crown jewel. So, you know the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is going to be the event of a lifetime. Now you’re probably thinking, “Okay, but how do I get in on this festive affair?” There are many ways to view the Parade, whether you want to throw down the big bucks or stand on the sidelines for free. Whatever you do, you can still save 45% on  New York attractions with the New York Explorer Pass®! Or, customize a Build Your Own New York … [Read more...]

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

November is officially underway, and with Halloween behind us, it’s time to look forward to the upcoming holiday season. There’s no event in the United States more synonymous with the start of the holiday season than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In its 87th year, the parade returns to Manhattan’s Upper West Side on November 28th (Thanksgiving Day, of course) for a celebratory seasonal kick-off featuring giant balloon characters, elaborate floats, talented marching bands, celebrity appearances, and festive performances. If you have the chance to join the three million spectators that t … [Read more...]