One of the most wonderful places in the world to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year is New York City. From sea to sky, New York City has it all when it comes to celebrating the spirit of the season in style—including oceans of people out on the town to take in the holidays. Yes, Virginia, Christmas-time crowds in the Big Apple are as much a part of the season as the food carts roasting chestnuts in Times Square. It's all just part of the holiday spirit in NYC, so don't let the crowds get you down. And keep in mind that there is one way you may be able to skip some of those long lines at your favorite NYC attractions: CityPASS! read more »
Nothing yields a fresh perspective quite as much as an observation deck. Whether you’re the cautious person who stands back from the rail and looks far, far out or the daredevil who leans as close to the edge as possible, you can’t help but be impressed by the view from umpteen floors up. read more »
Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or you love your Android device, smartphone apps have changed the way we travel. You no longer need to carry around a map, guidebook, bus schedule, and directions to the restaurant you want to try for lunch. You can find all of that, and more, on your phone.
Got a kid in college? No doubt you’ve already received your invitation to the gala event of the season: Parents’ Visiting Weekend. When your student goes to school in a major urban area, this trip is extra-thrilling. Not only do you get to reunite with your child (while reminiscing endlessly and annoyingly about your own days on campus), you get to do it in a big city! How fun is that? read more »
The events of 9/11 created a huge hole in America’s heart. Many of the images from that awful day will never leave us, from the impact of the planes, to the burning Pentagon, to the heroics of the first responders rushing into the doomed towers. Ten years later, on Sept. 11, New York City’s 9/11 Memorial will open at the site of the World Trade Center Towers — giving the world a place to gather, mourn, learn, reflect and remember. read more »
In terms of sheer intimidation, few things beat New York’s Fashion Week – not even earthquakes or nasty tropical storms. The whirlwind of glittery activity that is generated by the multitudes of fashion insiders who gather together semi-annually to see the newest collections of nearly 100 fashion designers can create as many riptides throughout our culture as any tsunami. read more »
A trip to New York City isn't complete unless you take the time to visit the Empire State Building. Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building is the world's most famous office building, a historical landmark, and was named "America's Favorite Architecture" in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. It's no surprise that visiting this amazing building is one of the top places to visit in New York. The graphic below will give you even more information about this amazing building. read more »
If you believe big city markets were made obsolete by grocery stores, then you might as well skip Christmas and Halloween this year too. It's the difference between buying a plastic jack-o-lantern and carving one yourself. Or buying a fake Christmas tree and cutting your own. read more »