Top 5 New York Tourist Traps and Things to Do Instead

Top 5 New York City Tourist Traps & Things to Do Instead

Planning a trip to New York City? Avoid maddening crowds and overpaying at these top New York City tourist traps and consider our suggested things to do instead for a more enjoyable and less touristy New York City experience. Times Square Why… [Read More]

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New York City Attractions: Jazz in NYC

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]

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Romantic Things to Do in New York City

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]

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Winter Things to Do in NYC

—With cold fronts dominating all of the northeast, you’re not alone if you’ve been daydreaming of sunshine, shorts, and warm summer evenings. While not all of us can hide out in Hawaii until April, there may be another way to beat the… [Read More]

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2012

New York City is one of the top destinations in the world for New Year’s Eve, boasting everything from the symbolic Ball Drop and over 2 tons of confetti to parties that take over entire museums well into the morning. Here’s a… [Read More]

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How to Score Saturday Night Live Tickets

Editor’s note: this blog post was last updated 4/10/2015 Fans of SNL and all things comedy will appreciate experiencing a live television show taping of SNL in New York. Planning to do more than catch a live show? Get discount tickets to… [Read More]

Things to do in New York City for Teens

Planning vacations with activities that interest adolescents can be difficult, but there are plenty of things to do in New York City for teenagers. Guests of all ages love visiting the Empire State Building, one of the nation’s most famous landmarks. As… [Read More]

New York City Travel Deals

It’s unquestionably one of the most expensive cities in the world, but saving money in NYC is easier than you think. With some bargain hunting for New York City travel deals and creative thinking, you’ll find that it is possible to take… [Read More]

Food on Foot Tours Robbed of #1 spot on Top 10 List

TripAdvisor recently published its list of the top ten “sweetest attractions” in the U.S. The list was picked by TripAdvisor editors who got it all wrong. As always happens when anonymous “editors” make critical decisions on ranking, the safe pick always wins… [Read More]

Tired of Standing in Line on Vacation?

Most people who buy sightseeing passes or city passes like the New York City Explorer Pass do so because it is a way to save when they see the sights and take in tours and activities. But there are added benefits that people… [Read More]