NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014

NYC Attractions

The NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most exciting spectacles on television each year, and it only gets better over time. For 2014, the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will have over 8,000 participants and over 50 million viewers – that’s one heck of an event! This top New York attraction is a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike, and this year promises to be better than ever. In addition to the family-favorite floats and balloons, the parade is comprised of an extensive series of musical and theatrical performances, including brief shows, songs, and dance numbers. This year’s lineup includes Cirque de Soleil, Hilary Duff, Nick Jonas, the folks from Sesame Street, the Big Apple Circle, Pentatonix, Idina Menzel, KISS, and many many more! You’ll also get to see cameo appearances by sports legends and other celebrities, including … [Read more...]

New York Attraction Tips

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In a city that never sleeps, sometimes the night takes you with it, and the next day all the sightseeing you were intending to do can be a challenge. We understand, and that’s why we’ve come up with a few activities and attractions in New York City that you can sit back and enjoy. Best of all, with a customizable New York Pass, you can create an itinerary with as few as two attractions for one low price and explore at your own pace. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and read on. Late night? Here are some New York attractions and activities for the weary: New York City is a great city for walking, but when you want to visit a number of sites, the blocks can feel miles long. So why not relax in a comfortable seat on a CitySights Bus tour? With your New York pass, you can take your pick from one of five tours of different parts of the city, from iconic Manhattan to trendy … [Read more...]

New York Vacation Tips

New York Vacation Tips

Traveling to the Big Apple this summer? Whether you’re a first time visitor or a frequent flyer to NYC, it can be tough to sort through all the nitty gritty details. Here are a few of our favorite New York Vacation Tips to help you get through planning the perfect trip. From searching for hotel discounts to skipping the line at attractions and beyond, these tips are sure to come in handy. Don’t forget to pick up a New York Go Select Pass to save on all your attraction visits! Getting to NYC Depending on where you’re coming from, you’ll need to book a flight to NYC. Unless you have some frequent flier miles stocked up, or an unshakeable loyalty to one particular airline, sites that compile most possible flight prices for your comparison are your best bet. Some of the most popular sites include Kayak (which compares prices between all the different discount sites), Expedia, … [Read more...]

New York City Tourism Discounts

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Did you know that New York City hosts nearly 47 million tourists each year? While the number seems striking, it starts to make sense when you take into account all of the City's many tourist magnets. People come from all over the country and the world to see plays on Broadway, re-create the experiences of their ancestors with a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, have a people-watching picnic in Central Park and speed up the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building. New York attractions are so diverse and plentiful that it's no wonder they call NYC The City that Never Sleeps—who would have the time? While New York City is certainly a busy and popular destination, your New York vacation doesn't have to be stressful or chaotic. A New York attraction pass can make all the difference, and Smart Destinations has anticipated your every need when it comes to a New … [Read more...]

“Explore Your New York” a Great Way to Do Exactly That!

Smart Destinations and Marriott Hotels of New York City are offering an exceptional getaway package.  The package, called “Explore Your New York” is designed to provide visitors a perfect weekend in the Big Apple buy combining a weekend's hotel stay with breakfast for two and two New York City Explorer Passes. The NY Explorer Pass let you visit any three of fourty participating museums, tours, and attractions. “We wanted to find a great partner in New York City to work with us in offering a package that delivers exceptional value for today’s traveler,” said Cecilia Dahl, founder and President of Smart Destinations, the creator of Go City Cards and Explorer Pass, which aggregate all the best museums, tours, and attractions onto a single money-saving ticket. “Marriott has a wide variety of brands to suit all kinds of travelers, and their hotels are located in great … [Read more...]