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Find Respite from the City at The Met's New Rooftop Garden Exhibit

One of the pleasures of the warm weather months in New York is a visit to The Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to enjoy the panoramic and sunset views, sip a drink, and take in the current seasonal exhibit. The garden opened this week with its familiar views of Central Park and rising skyscrapers, but there’s a new twist this year. This season’s exhibit, a steel and glass pavilion entitled Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout, reflects and interprets the skyline and surroundings in magical and unexpected ways. The installation, by American Conceptualist Dan Graham in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt, will charm and entice visitors, whatever their age. read more »

A better city than New York for kids? Fuhgettaboutit!

For all its concrete, bright lights, honking cars and nightlife, New York City is a wonderful town for kids. From the gigantic, green oasis of Central Park and Broadway’s memorable musicals, to the classic waterfront amusements on Coney Island, there’s frankly too much to do to fit into one trip. read more »

Let's Get Festive: Five Fun & Funky US Fests

Spring has sprung and summer is not far behind. With the arrival of better weather, now is the time to start letting you know about all the sunny fun that’s available to you at the many festivals taking place in your favorite CityPASS destinations. Here are five fun and funky festivals to enjoy. We will share more as the season heats up! read more »

Best Playgrounds in the United States

Best Playgrounds in the United States Springtime -- and the impending end of school days -- brings out the kid in all of us.  For those adults with kids of their own, no family summer vacation trip would be complete without some time to experience life out of doors in the big city. After you’ve scouted out some fun, educational attractions, treat the kids (and yourself) to a visit to some of the most amazing modern playgrounds around the country. While playground staples such as monkey bars, slides, and tire swings are still a part of the mix, there are numerous high-end playgrounds across the country, all boasting something unique. read more »

5 Places to See Spring Bloom

5 Places to See Spring Bloom While it can be wonderful to head to your local public park or enjoy the flowers and freshly cut grass in your own backyard, winter-induced cabin fever may have left you itching for a road trip. Right now, there is no better time to hit the road and see spring burst into bloom! Here are some of our picks for places that will put the “spring” back in your step and bring you in-tune with nature and the new cycle of warmer weather. read more »

Spring Is in the Air in New York City

Winter was rough. In fact, this year’s onslaught of snow, slush and way-too-wicked weather was nothing short of ridiculous. Thank goodness spring is here. In fact, it starts today! And, as in seasons past, that means the alleged “concrete jungle” known as New York City actually begins to blossom. From street-friendly flower carts to Central Park, this city blooms with a cacophony of color in some of the most unexpected spaces and places. Here’s a quick guide to a few of the best spots in New York to tip toe through the tulips and other verdant gardens. read more »

'Bike Sharing' Programs Popping Up All Over Cities

Traffic snarls, vague directions and unexpected one-way streets plague many a city traveler, and put a damper on precious vacation time. Instead of succumbing to road rage, take advantage of the public bike programs springing up in CityPASS destinations across North America. For a fee – $5 per day in Toronto, $6 in Boston and $10 in New York – these programs let you borrow bikes from docking stations strategically located throughout the central district. Designed with city cruising in mind, the bikes generally have rugged step-through frames with baskets or luggage racks, upright handle bars, responsive hand brakes, adjustable seats, three speeds, and the appropriate reflectors and safety lamps. read more »

Gauguin: Metamorphoses Opens at MoMA on March 8

Gauguin: Metamorphoses is the first major monographic exhibition on Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903) ever presented at MoMA, and the first major exhibition to focus particularly on the artist’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings and their relationship to his paintings and his sculptures. Approximately 160 works, including some 130 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, will be on view from March 8 through June 8, 2014, in The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Special Exhibition Gallery. Featuring loans from many different collections—national and international, public and private—the exhibition offers an extraordinary opportunity to see these works brought together. Many have rarely if ever been shown in the United States. read more »

New York City Guide: What, When, Where, Why to Visit

It’s “The City That Never Sleeps.” New York, NY: The City So Nice, They Named it Twice. Dubbed the Center of The Universe and The Capital of the World, New York City stands alone when it comes to everything from the arts and industry to fashion and food. Home to Wall Street and Broadway, it sets the pace for just about everything. As Frank Sinatra sang: “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” It’s a diverse melting pot and includes five boroughs: the islands of Manhattan and Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx, each with its own distinct character. read more »

Tour Du Jour: Take A Tour in A CityPASS City!

Looking for a new view of your favorite city? Want to get insider information on your next vacation? Or perhaps you just want someone to show you around. You already know that CityPASS is the great way to get acquainted with many of North America’s most amazing attractions. But to complement your CityPASS experience, you should consider signing up for a tour in the next city on your itinerary. A tour can hook you up with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek that you'd never get on your own. Here are just a few of the coolest tours taking place in CityPASS cities across the country. read more »

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