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NYC: Above and Beyond Coming to the Empire State Building

(July 16, 2019) - The Empire State Building has announced an exciting, brand-new exhibition at the world’s most-visited building. In addition to a view from the top of the 1,454-foot skyscraper, visitors can experience NYC: Above and Beyond at the top of the Empire State Building beginning this fall. (read the story...)

What to Do Before the July 4th Fireworks in NYC

(June 21, 2019) - July 4 is right around the corner, and we have some ideas on how to spend your free day in the city. Sure, there are the classic picks like fireworks and Coney Island, but we’ve chosen a few offbeat activities to consider before the Independence Day spectacle begins. Here are a few museums, parties, and picnics to enjoy on July 4 in New York City. (read the story...)

The Ultimate Day in NYC on New York Water Taxi

(June 21, 2019) - New York Water Taxi opens up the whole city for a day of fun! We’ve put together a day that will make the most of your New York Water Taxi All-Access Pass and give you some of the best sightseeing the city has to offer. (read the story...)

6 Things to Do This Summer in The Bronx

(June 14, 2019) - The Bronx lures a range of locals and tourists who flock here for the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), The Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium Tours, and top-notch Italian fare on Arthur Avenue. (read the story...)

Be a Star! 'Madame Tussauds New York Presents Broadway' Now Open

(June 10, 2019) - Some of us never stop dreaming about being a Broadway star. Now, your dreams can come true at Madame Tussauds New York. Step behind the scenes of a Broadway show, and strut your stuff onstage at this interactive experience coming to Madame Tussauds June 4, steps away from the Great White Way. (read the story...)

What Are the Best Boat Rides in New York City?

(June 03, 2019) - Beyond the simple pleasures of getting out on the water, a boat ride in NYC leads past crucial points in U.S. history, engineering, and architecture. You’ll also see the city’s still-thriving maritime industry at work and enjoy the greatest skyline views in the world. (read the story...)

What to Do at the Seaport District This Summer in NYC

(May 24, 2019) - The Seaport District, formerly known as South Street Seaport, has been getting some serious upgrades lately. The former shopping center there has been torn down, replaced by rows of shops, restaurants, a movie theater, and an outdoor concert venue. (read the story...)

New York Coupons: Discount Code for Ripley's Believe It or Not!

(May 17, 2019) - Get a coupon code to see unbelievable oddities at a discount at Ripley's Believe It or Not! (read the story...)

Intrepid Coupon Code: $5 Admission Discount from City Guide

(May 17, 2019) - Enjoy discount admission to the history and heritage of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum with City Guide's coupon code. (read the story...)

Coupon Code for Madame Tussauds New York

(May 17, 2019) - Use City Guide's coupon code to save at Madame Tussauds New York, the only place with no ropes or barriers holding you back from getting photos with your favorite celebrities. (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...)

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...)

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 May 16. 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...)


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