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  Anyone visiting New York City is bound to pay a visit to the Empire State Building. It's perhaps the most iconic building in all of Manhattan. And on that visit, they may just notice a particular building resting in the shadow of the Empire State Building: the Hotel Wolcott.



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In the Shadow of the Empire State Building

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If you're in New York City this Valentine's Day, the last thing your date will probably want to be doing is standing in the freezing snow shivering cold. The weather has been so cold due to the polar vortex, tourists not used to the chilly weather will probably want to stay out of the elements and stay warm in New York City as much as possible this Valentine's Day.

Here are 5 date ideas in New York City for Valentine's Day you can enjoy without having to brace the cold:






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With its bright lights, hustle-bustle and melting pot appeal, New York City is the go to destination for anyone seeking to reinvent themselves. The iconic New York area of Times Square has pulled a bit of a reinventing act of its own, and ever since it was revamped in the 1990’s, Times Square has been transformed into a mecca for tourists and one of the must-see neighborhoods of any trip to New York City.



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The Best Broadway Shows in Times Square




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New York City is lucky to be home to many of the best museums in the world and when traveling to New York we certainly suggest checking out atleast one of them! If you plan on seeing more than one consider a discount pass from NYC Museum Pass which saves you money on multiple museums.

For a printable version and map of this list please visit: http://www.nyctourist.com/nyc-most-popular-musuems-map






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When the girls are away, you know they're going to play - especially when they're taking to the city that never sleeps!

There's always an upcoming occassion to plan a getaway weekend with your best girlfriends, whether you're celebrating a special occasion, have some time off for a holiday or you just need a break from the daily stresses and are ready to let loose with your favorite people.



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Where Will You Stay on Your Next Girls Trip?

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The 2014 holiday season is in full swing in New York City.  With its sparkling lights, festive holiday markets, impressive Christmas trees, and magical holiday window displays, nothing beats The Big Apple at Christmastime.  On Location Tours, the company behind the Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour (for ticket information see the bottom of this page), has pulled together a list of the top 5 must-see NYC holiday locations.






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New York is a beautiful place to be during the winter months and especially during Christmas time. With no shortage of holiday spirit, New York City has decorations lining the streets and celebrations all winter long. If you are headed out to New York this winter be sure and find time to attend these popular New York City events.






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This holiday season in New York City, window shopping comes with a whole new twist. Every year major department stores in New York transform their windows into magical holiday displays with a brand new theme and a whole new look to impress visitors and embrace the holiday tradition. The grand revealing of the displays has already occurred this year and windows are all complete and available for viewing. A round of applause to the big hitters who have once again come up with creative and magical themes!

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Looking for the best NYC attractions to tackle on your next trip, but overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of exciting things to do in New York City? Use this interactive map of New York City's most popular attractions to plot your travel itinerary. Be sure to include as many fantastic attractions, museums, monuments, parks and skyscrapers as possible you don't want to look back and regret missing the one your chirpy neighbor saw.






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Thanksgiving is almost upon us and whether you’re a local New Yorker, or travelling to NYC for Thanksgiving, there’s no reason for you to miss the most famous holiday parade in the country – the Macys’ Thanksgiving Day Parade!  This 85+ year tradition will continue this November 26th at 9am