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Fun Things to Do on 4th of July in NYC

Submitted by on 06/25/2019

There are plenty of fun things to do in NYC on the Fourth of July. One of the most obvious but cherished 4th of July traditions is the Macy's Fireworks Show. At this kid-friendly 4th of July event, the Manhattan skyline will be lit by thousands of exploding shells set off from six barges on the Hudson River. While you've no doubt seen the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show live on TV, you've probably never seen the show from the deck of a luxury cruising vessel. American Princess and Classic Harbor Line offer fabulous views of the Fourth of July fireworks show in NYC. Book early to ensure yourself a spot!

Top Eleven Reasons to Love Baseball in NYC

Submitted by on 06/16/2019

Baseball season is in full swing, and with it comes the promise of yet another baseball season for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.

Classic Harbor Line: The Best of the Best For 4th of July Fireworks Cruises

Submitted by on 06/15/2019

If you’re in New York City for 4th of July weekend, whether you want a spectacular view of the fireworks or want a fantastic sightseeing adventure one afternoon, you’ll want to check out one of the cruises by Classic Harbor Line.

5 things to bring on your NYC trip

Submitted by on 06/14/2019

Planning for a vacation can be stressful, especially to a city where you may have never been. NYC has so many sights that you may want to visit, and with so little time you don't want to waste a second of it. Here is a quick top 5 list of things to bring with you in order to maximize your fun in NYC!

1. Comfortable shoes

Biking through New York City: Blazing Saddles Meets all of your Biking Needs

Submitted by on 06/10/2019

Exploring the Big Apple via bicycle is one of the best ways to get accustomed to the city. Being on a bike allows visitors to get up close and personal with all of the fantastic New York City attractions in a way that traveling via bus or car wouldn’t permit, and yet covers more ground than trekking through the city on foot would.

Ben and Marty's Bagel Tours

Submitted by on 06/05/2019

If you want to learn about New York City and its diverse cuisines, a food tour sounds right for you! But if you want to really learn about how the city has become all that it is today while tasting all of its staple foods, nothing sounds more right for you than a New York Bagel Tour!

Days Inn Hotel in North Bergen – A Perfect Hotel For Your Next NYC (or NJ) Vacation

Submitted by on 05/25/2019

The Executive Days Inn at Meadowlands is located just across the Hudson from Manhattan in North Bergen, New Jersey.

This hotel is perfect for all New York City visitors wanting to escape the city’s bustling atmosphere when they retire for the night. Manhattan is minutes away over or under the Hudson and there are many things to do on the New Jersey side of the river as well.

Take in the Big City’s skyline over dinner and a show!

Submitted by on 05/13/2019

The skyline of New York City is famous and you’ll want to catch the iconic view of the Big Apple – what better way to do so than from the water? Allen Batista Travel offers specialty boat rides that will not only show off the city’s skyline, but keep you entertained. is pleased to present Allen Batista Travel as their Editor’s Choice for fun tours in NYC.

Mother's Day in New York City

Submitted by on 05/01/2019

So it's getting close to Mother's Day and you still haven't bought your mother a gift. Don't panic: we're here to help. Take a look at this, our unofficial (and slightly unorthodox) guide to Mother's Day gifts and etiquette.

Things to Do on Mother's Day in NYC:

Cook her dinner. No doubt at some point or other you've benefited from one of your mother's homecooked meals. Now's the perfect opportunity to return the favor. Invite her to dinner at your place. Cook the dinner yourself. Give her a glass of wine. Reminisce. Direct the conversation towards your finest achievements. Say things like, "If I hadn't of had a mother like you, I wouldn't of turned out so awesome" and "It's because of you that I became a doctor."* Steer the conversation away from all mention of that time you shredded four rolls of toilet paper and smeared paint all over the walls.

Hunting for Eggs in NYC

Submitted by on 03/26/2019

Easter, much like many holidays has become more of a fun family tradition than strictly a religious experience for many families in America. Whether you're celebrating Easter, Passover, or neither, egg hunts are a fun all-ages Springtime tradition. New York City has a wide range of free egg hunts in all 5 boroughs on Easter Day for locals without backyards and NYC tourists alike. We've got options for non-denominational Easter Day events in NYC!

Here is our list of the top Easter events in New York on Easter Day: