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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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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:






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70+ degrees outside? Spring is here! This is always an exciting time in New York City. Easter is also just around the corner, and we have the perfect way to celebrate spring time and Easter all at once - New York Harbor cruises! 

We can say from experience that NY cruises are a blast, and a great way to see the beautiful island of Manhattan from a different perspective - cruising the waves of the New York Harbor. Spring is one of the best times to take a New York cruise, enjoy some sunshine and just let loose. 






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New York City is turning green! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and the options for Irish-themed fun are endless. Whether you’re from the Emerald Isle or not, you are bound to find something fun to do in New York City - be it drinking green beer at an Irish pub, visiting a historic church, or watching bagpipers in a parade. Want to know more about these ideas? Here are some of our favorite places to spend St. Patrick’s Day in NYC:






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Valentine's Day has just passed and it's time to celebrate Fat Tuesday! You don't have to go down to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras, because there are parties that get just as wild in the Big Apple. Before you must begin to right your ways on Ash Wednesday, get a little laissez faire on Fat Tuesday at these popular NYC Mardi Gras Bars.






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Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, so right now is the time when many of us are either starting to plan a Valentine's Day with someone special, trying to get to know someone better so that you can decide if you want to spend this holiday together or break-up before the gift-giving and commitments start or frantically trying to meet someone to spend it with.

Either way, there's no better way to start or spend a Valentine's Day than sipping a few cocktails with someone special, someone not-so-special or with some girlfriends.



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Find a Room at a Romantic Hotel!

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If you want to spice up your wedding vows, try exchanging them on the World Trade Center Observation Deck this Valentine’s Day during the annual 24 hour Marriage Marathon in NYC.  Each year, up to 55 couples are married in a civil ceremony before the New York State Supreme Court Justice on February 14th atop the World Trade Center.






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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