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Solo Travel to New York for the Holidays

Solo Travel to New York for the Holidays Statistics reveal that solo travel is on the rise every year. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or simply looking to make friends, NYC is a great place to make connections. As the season creeps closer, picture yourself in a grand city filled with dazzling lights and softly falling snow. New York holidays are simply unforgettable, and you’ll be telling this tale for many years to come. read more »

Take a Break! You Should Use Your Vacation Time & Here's Why

Take a Break! CityPASS found all the stats and benefits to taking your vacation days and put it into a fun infographic. For benefits to your health, take your vacations to go on vacations, not to run errands or go to the doctor – though that’s important too. Vacations are great for getting rid of stress, and that alone has more health benefits than you might think. read more »

Boston vs New York: How Does Each City Stack Up?

CityPASS recently conducted a poll among prominent bloggers in New York City and Boston to get their impressions on these two great cities and the best of what they have to give to tourists and locals alike. Both New York City and Boston have a lot to offer and do it in their own way, at their own pace. Let's take a tour, shall we? read more »

A View from the Top - What Can You See from North America’s Tallest Buildings?

View From the Top What is it about looking out on the city from a sky-high vantage point that we love? It lets us be a spectator of the space we live in. We can see the streets, and the people streaming through them, like lines in a book. For once, we’re able to behold something immense and complex like a city, right in front of us. read more »

Brewin’ U.S.A.: The Nation’s Best Brewery Tours by Region

Nation's Best Brewery Tours New breweries take flight overnight, boasting sensational flavors, but every lager and pale ale has its own uniquely vibrant story of creation. That’s what makes a cold one so special. Pull up a bar stool at your favorite local watering hole, grab an ice cold oat soda, and take a gulp of CityPASS’ top breweries by region. read more »

Flower Shows Bound to Brighten Winter Weekends

A friend in North Carolina recently shared, via social media, a picture of daffodil shoots emerging in his yard. It will be weeks before those shoots mature into blooms, but their presence is encouraging. This time of year can be hard. The cheery brightness of the holiday season is past, and, for many, the worst winter weather is upon us (or threatening). Sure, warmer climates offer a respite, but the difficulty and expense of reaching a sunny, warm locale may prove prohibitive. read more »

The Best US Diners After You’ve Rung in the New Year

US Diners When your throbbing head, sore feet and growling stomach rouse you from your slumber on January 1, consider a visit to one of these diners, some of the best in the U.S. for the “morning after.” Sharpen your fork and knife – we’re starting 2015 with a large stack of chocolate chip pancakes! read more »

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons come to life

When my kids were growing up, a favorite holiday tradition on Thanksgiving Eve was a nighttime stroll along Central Park West around the American Museum of Natural History to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade balloons come to life. Laid out flat along the closed streets on either side of the American Museum of Natural History in the afternoon, the deflated balloons would slowly grow as crews worked into the night, pumping them with helium and covering them with sandbagged nets to keep them from floating away. read more »

Enthusiastic Experts Lead Walks of New York

Everyone has their preconceived “musts” when they visit New York City. For some, it’s the landmarks: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Times Square. Others prefer the riches found in some of the world’s greatest museums, such as the Met, MoMA and the American Museum of Natural History. And there are those who find pure joy in getting to know the different boroughs, sampling the ethnic flavors, visiting quirky haunts and eating incomparable cuisine. read more »

The Best Beer Gardens Around the U.S.

Beer GardensCities across the United States have caught on, continuing to combine the traditional biergarten with their unique, local characteristics. There are many fantastic beer gardens throughout the United States, but we’ve narrowed down the list to a few notables you must keep in mind when traveling to any of these cities. read more »

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