Ripley's Times Square Hosts Sword Swallowing Day
Celebrate the ancient art of sword swallowing in New York City this weekend! This Saturday, Feb. 28, it's World Sword Swallowing Day, and at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Times Square, Todd Robbins will lead a group of sword swallowers at a mesmerizing, free performance.
See Another Side of NYC Wildlife with NYWT's Winter Eco Cruise
Despite its status as the ultimate man-made metropolis, New York City has a surprisingly diverse wildlife (and we’re not talking about its club scene!) Appealing to ornithologists (bird watchers) as well as kids, New York Water Taxi’s Winter Eco Cruise explores the New York Harbor. With special guest guide Gabriel Willow (an environmental educator, ecologist, and urban naturalist), learn about the seals and winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers on this environment themed New York harbor cruise.
Hop Aboard New York's Best Bus Tours
Find out the best bus tours to have the ultimate NYC sightseeing experience.
The Seaport's Indoor Farmer's Market Opens This Weekend
The Fulton Stall Market, located at the South Street Seaport, is launching its indoor farmers' market this Saturday, Feb. 7. Throughout the day, there will be educational workshops, children’s programming, chef demos from local restaurants, as well as musical performances from local artists and more. Market hours are Saturdays from 9am to 4pm and on Sundays from 10am to 3pm, year-round.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises stars on The Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrates 70 Years
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is going to be featured on tonight’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice!, which airs on NBC at 8pm.
Tips for Planning Group Trips to New York City
If you’re planning a trip to New York for a group, here are some recommendations on how to make group tours easier!
Best of 42nd Street
New York City has many famous streets: Broadway, of course, which runs the full length of Manhattan and into the Bronx; Madison Avenue, synonymous with advertising; Fifth Avenue, home to high-end shopping and the Empire State Building; and on and on. Perhaps the most legendary is 42nd Street, the eastern terminus of the first road across the United States and home to the southern edge of Times Square and the Theatre District, the United Nations (at First Avenue), the Chrysler Building (at Lexington Avenue), and Grand Central Terminal (at Park Avenue). In fact, you could spend an entire day in the city without stepping off of it; here are some of the great places you’ll find along the thoroughfare made famous by the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name.
Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen Arrives at Madame Tussauds New York
Katniss Everdeen, protagonist of the Hunger Games trilogy, is now at Madame Tussauds!
Best New York City Tours
When it comes to visiting New York City, creating an itinerary can be stressful-so much sightseeing, museums, restaurants, shopping. The options are endless, and with a group, it can be even more exhausting. We've included here some tours that can help you relax on the organizing front and prepare an agenda of highlights for you, so you don't have to.
Intrepid Museum Launches 'Explore Enterprise' iPhone App
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's free iPhone mobile app, available for iOS 7, provides an enhanced experience in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion.
WindowsWear NYC Fashion Tour Gears Up for the Holiday Rush
Starting at New York icon Macy's in Herald Square, WindowsWear — a fashion-forward tour company inspired by the city's chicest window displays — sweeps visitors up amidst the bustle of midtown for a two-hour “walk and talk” that dishes VIP hot tips about intricately decorated boutique and designer windows all year round.
One Direction Return to Madame Tussauds NY for the Holidays
All five members of the popular boy band One Direction (or, more accurately, their likenesses) are back by popular demand, nand all dressed up for the holidays.
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Kicks Off the Holiday Season
A global icon of the holiday season returns to the bring the nation another year of enchantment, as the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches down the streets of New York City.
Discovery Times Square to Offer Free Admission for Military on Veterans Day
Discovery Times Square will be saluting real life super heroes in observation of Veteran's Day on November 11.
Halloween in NYC 2014
It's fall in NYC and that means Halloween is just around the corner! There’s something for everyone, from haunted pumpkin gardens at NYBG, great events in NYC parks, the 41st annual NYC Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, adult festivities with New York Water Taxi, Highline Ballroom and more. Check out our roundup of events. Happy Halloween!
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink Opens, Cranberry Bog Returns
Rockefeller Center’s iconic ice skating rink is now open for the 2014/2015 season.
Taking a Tour With Big Bus New York
Loop-de-loop around the greatest city on Earth with Big Bus New York's comprehensive hop-on, hop-off bus tours, which feature the city's most popular sites, both up and downtown, and even a little glimpse of Brooklyn, if your travel bug wants to venture outside Manhattan.
High Line Park Opens Third and Final Section
The High Line's third and final section, The Railyards, is now open to the public. The picturesque walkpath has sealed the downtown section’s mark on the map for locals and visitors alike, providing ease of walking, as well as great views of the Hudson River and New Jersey.
Sandra Bullock Comes to Madame Tussauds, Plus More Family Fun in Times Square
Times Square has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years. Once notorious as the city’s seedy underside, its spirit and style have changed dramatically. What hasn’t changed is the entertainment: as always, the ways to amuse and delight yourself are endless.
NYC Parks 2014: New Artwork, Spaces, Hidden Gems
Central Park has captured the hearts of many. However, New York City is home to some 1,800 parks and playgrounds, including these often-overlooked gems...
Visiting the National 9/11 Memorial Museum
The National 9/11 Memorial Museum marks a monumental change to the city — one that invokes a transformation at the revered site itself, and transforms the spaces left in the New York City skyline.
ABBA Arrive at Madame Tussauds NYC in Style
The Swedish music superstars were welcomed by stars of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!"
Yankee Stadium Tours: A True Blue Yankees Experience
You’ve been to the Stadium to see the navy-and-white pinstripe crew swing their bats, but any old Yanks lover can do that. It’s time to take your fandom to the next level with the Classic Tour at Yankee Stadium.
A History of New York City Skyscrapers
Many are drawn to the beautiful skyline of New York City, in all its spired brilliance and Art Deco style. But the sheer beauty of the buildings often belie their interesting -- and complicated -- origins.
On Board City Sightseeing New York's New Hop-On, Hop-Off Ferry Tours
City Sightseeing New York Cruises has launched new downtown and Brooklyn Hop-On, Hop-Off ferry tours. You can now learn about New York with guided tour commentary while traveling between ferry hop-off stops.