New York City

Author: Anonymous

Tags: USA

Dreaming Big in the City that Never Sleeps

Lin Yutang once said, 'No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.' This quote is more than true in relation to my vacation to New York City as a resident of the plain suburb of Henderson, Nevada.

Author: Lee Dunlap

Tags : Winter Getaway

Christmas In New York - The City's Best Holiday Attractions

Grab the kids and get into the Christmas spirit by experiencing all that New York City has to offer during the November to January winter holidays, when most family activities are free.

Recently, I’ve been bursting at the seams with holiday spirit (I had too much to eat at Thanksgiving), and being in the city that never sleeps, I’ve found an endless list of activities to spread some Christmas joy this season and for years to come.

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Author: glenluzong

Tags : USA

Manhattan Movie Madness: New York's Film Locations

Walking around Manhattan on a cold and windy day in December is not how I wanted to spend a Friday morning with a friend from out of town. But, during her weekend visit from Toronto, Michelle (being the television and movie buff that she is) was very eager to finally see all of the buildings, restaurants and street corners that she's come to know and love from movies and TV shows.

So we called On Location Tours and booked a "New York City TV and Movie Tour."

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Author: Jillian Ryan

Tags : USA

New York City Hosts Free And Cheap Halloween Festivities

Starting in early September, carved pumpkins, spooky ghosts and candy treats permeate every corner of New York City, spreading the spirit of autumn and the impending Halloween, across the five boroughs, from early October through All Hallows' Eve. Whether it's watching the world-famous Village Halloween Parade or taking the family to discounted Broadway shows, there is no shortage of Halloween events in the City.

Most are free, some are cheap, and all are guaranteed fun.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : USA

Cheap New York City Airport Transportation

Here are some of the most convenient and cheap ways to reach JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airports in time for your flight.

New York City has the highest density of air travelers of almost any place in America. Yet, getting to and from any of the three major metro airports can be a slow, tedious and expensive proposition.  If you need to reach a New York metro airport without the aid of a friend or family member's lift, here is FTF's guide to some of the most convenient and low-cost ways to reach JFK International, LaGuardia or Newark Liberty.

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Author: tokyoaero

Tags: USA

The Lesson Taught By Concrete

20 hours, 12 empty cups of off-brand ramen noodles, 2 cramped legs, and there I was passing through Washington on my way to the great big apple. We, my father and I, vainly opted to take the train instead of the similarly priced airline ticket. A 24 hour train ride can be accustomed to taking the "scenic route" and that it was. Ironically, the worst part of the trip was actually getting to our destination and discovering Penn Station to be a madhouse of frustrated travelers.

Author: Shouryaman Saha

Tags: Winner

Looking Past the Skyline

We walked nine miles in one day.

It’s a statement that perfectly describes New York City: fast-paced, sprawling, and exhilarating. And my trip to the metropolis was all of that and then some - the journey of a lifetime.

Our first tourist stop was Central Park. I expected to dread the popular destination; why would anyone enjoy staring at trees and grass and dirt for hours on end? Coming from the suburbs of Dallas, I wasn't a stranger to nature, but I have to confess: I was wrong about Central Park.  

Author: Francesca Tran

Tags: Vacations

New York's Unexpected Beauties

The city was breathtaking, an enchanting and magnetic place I will never forget. The hustle and bustle of New Yorkers trying to get to where they need to be, tourists snapping pictures at every location, and I couldn’t blame them. Being encompassed by the bright lights of the shining billboards, and the massive buildings that touched the sky, everything was mesmerizing.

Author: Felicity Long

Tags : Blogs, Boston, Chicago, Couples, Illinois, Massachusetts, Multigen, Museums & Culture, New York, New York City, North America, Teens, USA, Vermont, Weekend & Short Break

Free and Fabulous! Public Art Supports Summer Learning

Ah summer. A time for sun, sand, sea and -- art? Even kids who regard museum visits as a form of punishment can enjoy some of the season’s most inventive art installations without setting foot indoors. Here are a few favorites from a nation full of outdoor -- and free -- public art that's sure to keep minds of any age engaged.

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Author: cviv

Tags: USA

I Do

I am, by far, the least musically inclined person I know. Yet that doesn’t stop me from making a mental playlist for myself: Yikes, and then Some: A Life Soundtrack by Cynthia B. When I meet new people the Law and Order: SVU theme song plays, complete with the opening words. Traveling solo for the first time at sixteen conjured up a dramatic sweep of my arm and It’s a Whole New World (a classic, really).

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