A visit to a major city often inspires wonder at the sight of the impressive skyline and the buildings it comprises. Two of the most beautiful cities in North America, New York and Toronto, boast amazing attractions that allow visitors to see each city from above the clouds: the Empire State Building and the CN Tower. Here is a look at how two of the world’s most amazing structures will grant you a view from the top of two distinctly different, albeit equally beautiful, urban settings on the North American continent.
The travel industry has come a long way in just a few short years. A little over a decade ago, travel meant hopping in the family car with a glove compartment full of maps or boarding a plane for several hours, touching down at a destination with loved ones far from home, phones, and television. The question of “Does our hotel have Wi-Fi?” likely never passed a traveler’s lips -- mostly because Wi-Fi didn’t even exist. read more »
New York City remains one of the most traveled to destinations in the world, for good reason. Filled with entertaining attractions, historical landmarks, skyscrapers and more, New York is much more than just a melting pot of cultures and exciting adventures. Whether you’re traveling to the city with friends or family, there is certainly a plethora of educational and fun attractions you can cross off the list as you cruise the busy urban streets. read more »
The Big Apple is mysteriously calling your name, because it’s been far too long since you immersed yourself in the melting pot known as New York City. Yet suddenly, the flashback from your last adventure to the big city is cut short when you realize that this trip will be far removed from your previous getaways because your beautiful spouse and loving kids will be accompanying you this time around. With so much to see and so little time, planning your attack on the Big Apple can quickly start to feel like an ‘anything but relaxing’ weekend getaway. read more »
Williamsburg, a popular eastern Brooklyn neighborhood of about 125,000 inhabitants, used to be a place visitors would avoid. Now it’s an icon of hipster culture, with lots of fun shops, bars, music venues and terrific people watching. It’s almost along the lines of when tour buses would drive through San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury to gape at the hippies when I was a kid. Instead, here you sit at a sidewalk cafe, sip an espresso and enjoy the show. Definitely bring your camera. read more »
The next time you walk into a dark room and flip on the light switch, imagine yourself creating a work of art. James Turrell’s approach isn’t quite so simplistic, but he does find inspiration in the basic function of electric illumination. In a career spanning five decades, he has cast cubes of light into a room, built hallways and rooms of illuminated color, and cultivated fields of shifting light that could disorient you faster than a corn maze in the fall. read more »
Summer’s the time in New York City to get out of your hotel room, out onto the streets and into the parks and other outdoor venues to enjoy the sights and hear the sounds of the countless concerts and festivals that seem to be taking place in every corner of the Big Apple. Here’s a short list of summertime fests where the sound is as big as the city. And better yet (most of) the fests are free! read more »
Want to feel like a “real” New Yorker? Then break out your best walking shoes and hit the street. But where should you go? And what should you do? That’s where a great walking tour guide comes in handy. And one of the best is Garry Zafrani, founder of Manhattan Walking Tour. A native of Brooklyn, the 60-something Zafrani grew up in New York City and loves every inch of it. That’s why he decided to share his love of his hometown on foot. And that’s why he heads out on a daily basis with a small group of visitors to share the joy of discovering the many sights, sounds, tastes and complex history New York has to offer. CityPASS had a chance to visit with Garry, a man who can really talk the walk when it comes to the Big Apple. read more »
If you’ve been lucky enough to visit Rockefeller Center lately, you may have noticed something new that’s, well, impossible not to notice – nine 16-to-20-foot tall, human-shaped stone figures by the Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibit, Human Nature, opened April 23 and will be on view through June 7.