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Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Welcomes Warm Weather with $5 Discounts

(March 19, 2019) - With warm weather comes more opportunities to enjoy Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ iconic nautical tours of NYC! America’s favorite boat ride is welcoming guests now to celebrate the return of spring and summer sails with $5 off tickets now through March 31, for Liberty and Harbor Lights cruises. (read the story...)

Free Fridays at the Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum

(March 18, 2019) - This year, the Intrepid has announced an exciting new initiative: free admission on Friday nights! April through October, this space and engineering museum in New York City will offer free admission on select Friday evenings. (read the story...)

Top 10 NYC Must-See Spring Festivals

(March 15, 2019) - Whether you’re visiting NYC for the season or a local tired of living snowbound, there are plenty of activities to get you excited for warm weather. The 10 festivals below represent interests like folk music, indie movies, Bloody Marys, and spring’s finest feature: flowers. (read the story...)

The World’s Greatest Urban Views Await at New York City’s Observatories

(February 27, 2019) - For a real sense of the city’s epic scale, you need to get up into the sky, into one of New York's unparalleled observatories. The sometime chaos of New York sidewalks gives way to a clarity on the upper stories of One World, Top of the Rock, and the Empire State Building. (read the story...)

License to Thrill: The First James Bond Exhibit Comes to SPYSCAPE

(February 22, 2019) - Experience the world of history’s most famous spy at Driven: 007 x SPYSCAPE, a brand new exhibition inside SPYSCAPE. New York’s spy museum is bringing Agent 007 stateside on March 8. (read the story...)

Ripley's + 1 Ticket Offers Discounts to Major NYC Attractions

(February 19, 2019) - Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a museum of wondrous and strange exhibits in Times Square. Right now, with the Ripley’s + 1 promotion, buy a Ripley’s ticket and get a major discount off admission to a top New York attraction. (read the story...)

One World Observatory Coupon Code: Save 10%!

(February 12, 2019) - Take advantage of the discount with City Guide's coupon code for One World Observatory, perched atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. (read the story...)

Military Savings in NYC

(February 06, 2019) - Being a part of the military has its perks, and these six military and veterans discounts in NYC are just some of them. From free admission to the top of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building to a discounted full churrasco dining experience at a Brazilian steakhouse, if you’re part of the active or retired military community, you’ll want to take advantage of these amazing citywide savings. Besides, if anyone deserves it, it’s got to be you. (read the story...)

The Statue of Liberty Museum Opens This May in NYC

(January 11, 2019) - Standing 305 feet above the water in New York Harbor is one of the world’s most recognizable figures: the Statue of Liberty. This iconic New York landmark is getting her due with a new museum opening in May. The Statue of Liberty Museum, adjacent to the Statue on Liberty Island, will be free for all visitors. The museum will contain unique multimedia experiences and astounding artifacts from the copper lady’s 130-year history. Below are some highlights about this brand-new cultural institution. (read the story...)

See the Mixed VR Defying Gravity: Women in Space at the Intrepid Museum

(December 21, 2018) - On view now at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an exhibition for the inspiring astronaut in you. Defying Gravity: Women in Space takes you on the groundbreaking journey of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, with the help of VR headsets and a real space shuttle, the Enterprise, a permanent installation at the Intrepid. (read the story...)

What to Do in SoHo

(November 01, 2018) - As time goes on, all things must change. No other section of New York exemplifies this old bromide better than SoHo. Located directly south of Houston Street on the west side of Manhattan (bounded Lafayette Street on the east, Canal Street on the south, Varick Street on the west), SoHo is a friendly, beautiful, and history-rich section of New York that is home to some of the best shopping, dining, and avant-garde art. (read the story...)

What to Do on The Lower East Side

(November 01, 2018) - For decades, New York City's Lower East Side was synonymous with immigrants housed in cramped tenements, suffering terrible conditions in hope of a better life. Today, this cultural mecca is home to emerging artists, young professionals, and innovative shopkeepers with dreams of their own. (read the story...)

Zombies Attack in Mission: Undead 7D at Madame Tussauds in NYC

(October 26, 2018) - A brand-new 7D experience at Madame Tussauds New York, Mission: Undead, tasks you with killing more zombies than your friends! Prevent the zombie apocalypse and survive your first night of work on the force at this newly opened, state-of-the-art Times Square attraction. (read the story...)

Save on National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey with City Guide's Coupon Code

(October 26, 2018) - Go on an immersive adventure beneath the seas, from the South Pacific to the coast of California, with National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Take advantage of City Guide's coupon code and you can enjoy it at a discount: $5 off with a copy of City Guide magazine at the box office, or with the code CITY18 online at NatGeoEncounter.com. (read the story...)

Students Attend Spy School for Free at SPYSCAPE

(October 26, 2018) - SPYSCAPE, one of the hottest new attractions in New York City, welcomes students to Spy School! This program, free with the purchase of a regular ticket, will train students in the fine art of espionage using interactive experiences and authentic artifacts from historical spies. Participants at this spy museum in Midtown West will build skills in critical thinking, leadership, creativity, and agility (during the laser-dodging portion, that is!). (read the story...)

Things to Do in New York in December

(October 26, 2018) - The list of things to do in New York in December is long and varied. From perennial favorites like the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree to the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden, it's a magical time of year to be in NYC! (Updated for 2018.) (read the story...)

What to Expect at New York's New 'DreamWorks Trolls The Experience'

(October 12, 2018) - A world of rainbows, sparkles, and very big hair is coming to New York City as DreamWorks Trolls The Experience arrives in midtown. Sprawled across multiple floors, this interactive adventure will thrill fans of the movie Trolls and pretty much any kid who likes to dress up, bang on things, collect glitter, or dance. (read the story...)

A Perfect Day at Liberty Island, Ellis Island, & The Battery

(September 28, 2018) - The tip of Manhattan—The Battery, connected to Liberty and Ellis islands across New York Harbor—is the cradle of New York history. A strategic battle site in the Revolutionary War and the former seat of the United States capital, this area combines the old and the new, with beautiful antique buildings like City Hall near brand-new construction projects like the ultra-modern Oculus mall. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Backyards: 8 Parks to Visit in Brooklyn

(September 21, 2018) - Brooklyn might move at a slower pace than Manhattan, but it’s still New York City. It’s crowded and busy! Sometimes you need a release, whether it’s a game of bocce or a nap under a tree. Read on for the best green spaces in Brooklyn where you’ll find jaw-dropping views of the skyline, community activities, sports, and nature. (read the story...)

How to Spend an Afternoon in Red Hook, Brooklyn

(September 21, 2018) - Along with the revitalization of other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Red Hook is attracting lovers of lobster, chocolate, spirits, boats, and barbecue. Take the ferry and spend an afternoon in Red Hook, enjoying all the eats and activities the area has to offer. We promise a killer photo of the Statue of Liberty if you go! (read the story...)

Instagram Worthy: The Museum of Illusions Comes to New York City

(September 18, 2018) - New York's new, limited-time Museum of Illusions will leave you in awe as you explore realms of eye-fooling tricks and Instagram-worthy installations. With 10 locations around the world, the Museum of Illusions is already popular, now adding its first American location in NYC's Meatpacking District. (read the story...)

Itinerary—Saturday in Gowanus: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Reborn

(September 14, 2018) - Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood once known for manufacturing and shipping, as its namesake canal runs directly through the area. Once an eyesore wedged between prettier areas like Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Gowanus has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. We’ve put together a day of fun in Gowanus for the adventurous and hungry visitor to this remarkable neighborhood. (read the story...)

An NYC DIY Tour for 30 Rock Fans

(September 07, 2018) - The near-perfect sitcom 30 Rock follows grumpy, sweatshirt-prone TV writer Liz Lemon and her colleagues who make a weekly live comedy show at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Use this guide and you'll find the New York of your 30 Rock-inspired dreams. (read the story...)

The Empire State Building Opens New State-of-the-Art Observatory Entrance

(August 22, 2018) - NYC's most iconic skyscraper, the Empire State Building welcomes some four million visitors to its Observatory every year. This week, the building opened a stunning new Observatory Entrance on 20 W. 34th St., an addition that will make the visitor's experience more "memorable, shareable, and pleasant," according to Anthony E. Malkin, CEO and Chaiman of the Empire State Realty Trust. (read the story...)

New York Secrets: Rock and Roll Explorer Guide

(August 22, 2018) - New York's rock roots run deep—probably even more than you know. Pop open the cover of Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City and you'll enter a series of scenes, times, and places that left a mark on culture around the world. (read the story...)


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