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How to Do Thanksgiving in NYC

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade -a city tradition that dates back to 1924- is probably the most famous event that takes place around Thanksgiving in NYC. But it’s not the only one. In fact, Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to visit New York because of the plethora of events on […]

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The Most Romantic Things to do in New York: Winter Edition

Central park in the snow by Ralph Hockens |

As the backdrop for countless romantic movies, New York City has worked its way into the pantheon of incredible places to go for romantic weekend trips. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here’s our list of the best ways to maximize the romance on your next visit to New York, with tips on what to see and […]

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A West Village Stroll – The Best Spots

best spots in the west village

With its tree-lined streets and pretty red bricked houses, a leisurely West Village stroll feels as though you’ve just stepped into a New York postcard. From quaint coffee shops to picturesque parks, The West Village is a wonderful representation of New York City. There are lots of lovely parks in NYC but the West Village […]

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10 Must-See Sights of Central Park

Central Park Lake

Central Park is the great, green heart of New York City.  The 843-acre green space (two and a half miles in length and a half mile in width) includes meadows, forests, lakes, monuments and spectacular architecture. In fact, the area is so vast and the delights so plentiful, it can be difficult to select the […]

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New York City’s Best Beaches

South Beach, Staten Island, NYC

During a sweltering NYC summer, New Yorkers long to escape the concrete jungle for a sandy beach with cool ocean breezes.  Fortunately, there are many fine beaches at hand.  New York City has 14 miles of public beaches that are free, open to all, and just a subway, bus or ferry ride away. Here are […]

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Central Park’s Northern Highlights

Central Park, the sprawling green oasis in the center of Manhattan, is undeniably beautiful…and huge. Two and a half miles in length and packed with landscapes and attractions, there is simply too much to see in a single visit. While most visitors enjoy the famous sites in Central Park’s south end, too few explore it’s […]

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Autumn in NY: Fall Foliage in New York City

Central Park in Autumn, NYC

Yes, you can experience the best NY fall foliage right here in New York City! With its crisp air and blue skies, autumn in NY is stunning, but it’s the trees—sporting leaves of spectacular red, orange, gold, and purple—that are the real draw. New York’s fall foliage display usually lasts two to three weeks in […]

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