The 5 Things to See During NYC Attractions WeekJanuary 9, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
Mark your calendars, because from January 17th to February 5th, 2017 NYC Attractions Week takes over the city, and you’re going to want to get in on the action. For a little over two and a half weeks, some of New York City’s most beloved attractions will be participating in a 2-for-1 deal that allows you to purchase two-person admission for the price of one ticket. That’s right, grab your bestie and get to planning, because deals like this don’t come around often. Need some help deciding where to go and what to do? Check out our top 5 picks for NYC Attractions Week below.
Best of NYC Attractions Week: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (Hell’s Kitchen)
There’s nothing like seeing the Manhattan skyline from the water that surrounds it. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises offers you that opportunity with its Liberty, Landmark, and Best of NYC Cruise tickets during NYC Attractions Week. Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty, take in stunning panoramic views of midtown and lower Manhattan, and listen to an insightful narration by one of Circle Line’s world famous guides while you cruise around the Hudson River. Pier 83, W. 42nd St., 212-563-3200, circleline42.com
Best of NYC Attractions Week: Lincoln Center Guided Tours (Upper West Side)
Lincoln Center offers an unparalleled insider’s experience touring its public and performance spaces where some of the greatest performers have made their mark, from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Leonard Bernstein. The Lincoln Center has long been an important part of New York City’s cultural and performing arts’ history, and on this 75 minute walking tour you’ll quickly learn why. You may even catch a rehearsal in progress if the timing’s right! 10 Lincoln Ctr. Plaza, 212-875-5000, lincolncenter.org
Best of NYC Attractions Week: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Hell’s Kitchen)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is home to one of the world’s fastest jets, a guided missile submarine, and the space shuttle Enterprise. Founded in 1982, this non-profit, educational institution is housed on the USS Intrepid, which is now considered a National Historic Landmark after having served in World War II and the Vietnam War. History and military buffs, this your haven. Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., 212-245-0072, intrepidmuseum.org
Best of NYC Attractions Week: One World Observatory (Financial District)
New York City has quite a few observation decks, but none as high as One World Observatory (or as new, for that matter!). Take a ride up to the 100th, 101st, and 102nd level of this 1776-foot-tall building for a view that cannot be topped. Along with providing panoramic views of the city, One World Observatory also features a Sky Pod Elevator that allows you to watch over 500 years of NYC’s history being built before your eyes on impressive floor-to-ceiling LED screens. One World Trade Ctr., 844-696-1776, oneworldobservatory.com
Best of NYC Attractions Week: Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Bus Tours (Midtown West)
Hop aboard the Uptown + Downtown Combo Tour or grab a New York FreeStyle Pass at a 2-for-1 discount from Gray Line CitySightseeing during NYC Attractions Week to see everything there is to see in Manhattan. The FreeStyle Pass also includes your choice of three, five, or seven entrance tickets to popular NYC hotspots, including Madame Tussaud’s, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and the Museum of Modern Art. Do it all, and then some! Various locations, 212-445-0848, newyorksightseeing.com
For more information visit www.nycgo.com.