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Rooftop Views in New York City

Nothing can really take your breath away. But New York City comes pretty darn close. At the tippy-tippy top of Manhattan’s tallest buildings, you’ll find spectacular views of this brightly lit city and beyond. But, alas, most of these pinnacles aren’t open to the public. Thankfully there are a couple of well-known vantage points to take in all the Big Apple has to offer, as well as some nice boite spots that not only offer a spectacular view but also a comfy seat as well. read more »

Holiday Happenings in Big, Beautiful Cities

Holiday travel brings friends and family together to revel in the comfort of familiar surroundings. But it also provides an unmatched opportunity to explore traditions beyond your own family or hometown celebrations. If a CityPASS tour takes you on the road this Christmas season, look for your destination city’s signature holiday happenings and join the festivities. You just might turn some vacation memories into traditions of your own back home. read more »

One Fine Stay: The 'Un-hotel'

If the idea of staying in a hotel room leaves you feeling a little uninspired then why not try something a little different on your next trip to New York and stay in someone’s home instead? Don’t worry- they won’t be there! London-based company onefinestay enables travelers to feel like a local by staying in a distinctive home while the owner is away. The company started in London in 2010 and expanded to New York in early 2012. Across the two cities there are over 700 homes to choose from, and the number is expanding every day. read more »

Top Destinations for the Holidays

Top Holiday DestinationsAre you the kind of person that likes to travel for the holidays? Well, you're not alone! Turns out that there are a lot of people that would rather spend the holidays away from home. So where do they go? In the graphic below we highlight some of the top destinations that people head to for the holidays and some of the things they do when they get there.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Shines Bright in NYC

The 2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was the tree that almost wasn’t. Until recently, the approximately 80-year old Norway Spruce lived an unassuming life in the driveway of Joe Balku of Flanders, New Jersey. It was only by chance (and a missed turn) that the eagle-eyed team who, each year, choose the lucky twig to grace the Rockefeller Center space ended up spotting it on Balku’s property in the first place. read more »

New York City: Come For a Visit

I paid a mid-November visit to the bruised Big Apple and was surprised how quickly it had bounced back after the super storm, Hurricane Sandy, had battered the city just two weeks earlier. It must be that old-fashioned “can’t-keep-them-down” New York City spirit we often hear about because, by all signs, NYC was totally back in business and as bustling as ever. read more »

Surfers Mobilize for Post-Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Humanitarian and former professional surfer Jon Rose is leading an effort to help rebuild post-Sandy devastation. As a first responder to the surf-community, Jon’s non-profit organization, Waves For Water, will lead a focused effort to remove storm debris and assist with other basic survival needs associated with the catastrophic storm. read more »

Funky, fun....FREE, in NYC

CityPASS holders already know the incredible bargains awaiting them in New York City at major Manhattan attractions like The Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty as well as other Big Apple draws. But did you know there are other inexpensive adventures available to you in this “city that never sleeps?” And pssst, many of the best ones are free! read more »

Bear Mountain Cruise: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Throughout September and October, Circle Line vessels will be winding their way up the Hudson as you absorb the unrivaled views of The Palisades in all of their natural beauty. Take the perfect snapshot of radiant fall foliage, or enjoy a good conversation with friends and family. Whatever you desire, Circle Line’s Bear Mountain Cruises are the best way to relax this fall. read more »

Fall's Must See Trees: Autumn Leaves in NYC

New York is famed for tall buildings and expansive skylines, but come autumn there’s one more reason to tilt your head up toward the heavens: the canopy of blush-bursting trees that dot the skies of this delightful city with an explosion of color. Come every October, in Manhattan’s best parks and nearby boroughs, nature takes over to form a kaleidoscope of light rivaling the best of Broadway and all the windows of Fifth Avenue’s finest boutiques combined. Here are just a few sweet (and free!) spots to take a stroll under these leafy skyscrapers and enjoy a cascading view of lush red, brown and golden hues. read more »

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