New York Labor Day 2014 Attractions

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Labor Day weekend is the last chance for a summer getaway for many Americans. As August comes to a close, we tend to hop in our cars and head to the lake or the beach for a last hurrah. However, while it might not yet be on your radar for Labor Day plans, New York City is always a fun and festive place to be on this long weekend. If you’re a New Yorker, you might consider staying in the City this time; if you’re not, start planning a trip to NYC for the weekend when the crowds are on their way out! There are a myriad of things to do in New York over the holiday weekend. Whether you’re looking for something uproarious or restful, family-friend or friends only, you'll discover why so many people love New York! Parades & Festivals Kick off your weekend Saturday with the annual … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Ticket Discount

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With prime real estate on the Upper East Side of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art exudes a grand presence in its Manhattan home. As the largest art museum in the United States, the Met, as it’s affectionately called, holds a special place in the heart of New Yorkers as well as art-lovers and sightseers around the world. Recently, the Museum was ranked one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor. While this is quite an accomplishment, it comes as no surprise to those who’ve seen the museum first hand. Housing two million works of art and artifacts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts an ever-evolving collection in numerous galleries as well as expertly curated temporary exhibitions. One of the best things about the Metropolitan Museum of Art is that … [Read more...]

Empire State Building Ticket Discount

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People may argue about which New York City attraction most embodies the city’s culture and history, but everyone can agree that you can’t leave New York without seeing the Empire State Building. Most tourists want to do more than just see the 103-story skyscraper—they want to feel on top of the world as they gaze from 1,250 feet high over the enormous city from the building’s observatory. If you’re the adventurous type or a diehard sightseer, you’ll be next to join the ranks! While a trip to New York City can be expensive, Smart Destinations can offer you the best prices on top New York attractions, including the Empire State Building discount tickets, so you won’t have to break the bank to see the best of the Big Apple. Here are some tips for making the most of your visit … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Travel Gift Cyber Monday Sale

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It’s back! It’s that time of year that us savvy online shoppers anticipate most – Cyber Monday! With the holidays fast-approaching, it’s time to get in the spirit of giving while getting great deals! Whether your loved one is a globe-trotting aficionado or of the staycation variety, Smart Destinations offers attraction passes that provide dazzling new discoveries in some of America's most beloved cities - Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oahu, Orlando, and Miami! So which product is right for your loved one? The Package Deal: Is the person you’re gifting an art enthusiast? A history buff? An adrenaline junkie? With the SmartDestinations Go Select Packages, you can find a set of attractions that can appeal to the travel style of your loved … [Read more...]

Travel Gift Black Friday Sale

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As a passionate traveler, I know that some of the most inspiring and memorable moments in my life were born from exploring a new place. Whether it comes from visiting a nearby museum, getting your adrenaline pumping on thrill rides, learning about the fascinating foundations on historical tours, or just taking in the culture and beauty of a far-away city – these new discoveries illuminate our minds and stand out in our memories.  This holiday season, give the gift that never stops giving. Film & TV Fanatics: While New York and Boston have plenty of TV and Movie Site Tours to offer, the true heart of the entertainment industry lies in the south of California – Los Angeles! With a booming film and television industry, any film and TV fanatic will be dazzled by the iconic sites … [Read more...]

Compare New York Attractions Passes

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What are you looking for in a New York attractions pass? It probably goes without saying that you’re counting on discounted admission to all the top NYC attractions, like the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock, and the Met. Have you considered the convenience of having your attractions pass right on your mobile phone? Or perhaps you’d like ample time and flexibility to actually use your pass or get the best savings... With so many options out there, it can be difficult to make a choice about which New York attractions pass is right for your vacation and needs. That’s why we have set out to compare New York attraction passes, evaluating them on the aspects that matter most to you, the traveler! To compare New York attraction passes, we’ll evaluate three popular passes … [Read more...]

NYC Summer Attractions

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There’s something so unique about a summer visit to New York City. Street performers, outdoor exploration, parks riddled with city slickers and charmed visitors – the city becomes a vibrant, living work of art and culture. With your New York Explorer Pass, you can embrace the vibrancy to its full capacity. See all that the city has to offer without limitations! Your New York Explorer Pass grants you admission to as many of the included attractions as you wish to include during your sightseeing days. Because you do not need to decide what you’re seeing ahead of time, you can change your mind and itinerary at any time. Start your day in the most infamous park in the world. Central Park is a summertime hot spot for locals and visitors alike, who enjoy the cool shade under lush trees … [Read more...]

Father’s Day in New York City

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Whether they’re interrupting your favorite show to check the score of a game, polishing off the last slice of pizza, or nearly falling off ladders to wash the windows – we each have a Dad who is wonderfully unique. On Father’s Day, we salute to their efforts, their role in our lives, and the selfless sacrifices they make as an integral part of the family. This Father’s Day, head to New York City – where every Dad will find a bevvy of options to explore and enjoy. Choose the best New York City attractions to perfectly suit Dad! Dad is a History Buff – Head to the American Museum of Natural History to see fossils, the 563 carat Star of India sapphire, the skullcap of a 65 million year old dinosaur, and beyond. Your history-loving Dad will be mesmerized by the many collections … [Read more...]

Summer in New York City

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The snow is far gone, the parkas are coming off, and the frozen Central Park ponds have melted. It’s Summertime in NYC, and Summer in the City means making the most of the warm weather and getting outside! Include these top outdoor attractions – and more- in your New York Explorer pass and save up to 45% off gate prices. The more attractions you include, the higher the discount!   Central Park Guided Bike Tour: Enjoy a ride through the lush, 843-acre urban park, located in the heart of New York City. Created in 1857, Central Park is now a designated National Historic Landmark. Your guided bike tour provides a comprehensive look at the park, its history, and the vision of its designers. Your rental includes a helmet, bike lock, and water bottle – all the necessities for a … [Read more...]