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New York is the ultimate city break destination as far as millions of tourists are concerned. There's fantastic shopping, wonderful restaurants, bars, theatres, museums and world famous landmarks. In the winter you can go skating in Central Park, in the summer you can hire a boat and go rowing on the lake. And all year round there's a great zoo.
Regardless of your family's interests, you will have no trouble filling a week's holiday in New York. The Empire State Building, the United Nations, Central Park with its wonderful zoo, Time Square and its various shops, the bright lights of Broadway and dozens of museums and art galleries. If you get even slightly bored, you can wander around Central Park looking for locations for famous scenes from films, and if you wander a little further you'll usually bump into a film crew. If you're interested in money saving, take care with sights such as the Statue of Liberty. You can spend a lot of money on a boat trip past the statue, but given that boats no longer land on Liberty Island, you might as well just take the Staten Island Ferry. It's free and you still get a great view. While looking at Liberty Island, many tourists will now also take in a trip to Ground Zero to pay their respects at the former World Trade Centre.
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- ByWine EnthusiastWine Destination: Finger Lakes, NYGuide: https://enth.to/FLX Less than a five-hour drive northwest from Manhattan lie New York’s Finger Lakes, a bucolic wine region yet to be fully recognized. An expansive yet accessible gem, more than 140 wineries are spread throughout the American Viticultural Area (AVA), though the majority are clustered around the stunning scenery of the Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lakes. While the region’s laser-focused Rieslings have propelled it onto the world stage, there’s much more to discover, including breweries, cideries, eateries and a bevy of other roadside attractions.40 items
- ByUSA TODAY 10BestBest Museums in New York CityBecause the choices are stunning, this list focuses on the top 10 not-to-be-missed world-class museums that will take locals and visitors from a sculpture garden in Midtown Manhattan to a sleepover beside a 94-foot blue whale to the heights of modern art inside an avant-garde building that will change how you see art forever. Spanning history, arts, culture and entertainment, New York City's institutions educate and inspire. And sometimes, through sheer size and scope, they can overwhelm even the most enthusiastic traveler. The Wine & Food Experience featuring Alex Guarnaschelli, Antoni Porowski, the Bella Twins and Ian Cauble is coming to Brooklyn on September 7! Purchase tickets today ? That’s why we have narrowed it down to our top 10 places for viewing, exploring and experiencing the best the city has to offer. From the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art to the outer boroughs for the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, you'll have no trouble finding something special to tickle your fancy. One thing to keep in mind: while the offerings are dazzling, the costs can be too. Consider purchasing any of several city passes now available, but be sure they include attractions and museums you absolutely want to see. Visit NYCGO for information on passes that can help manage costs and suggest manageable itineraries for the museum minded. Explore more of what NYC has to offer on USA TODAY 10Best: https://www.10best.com/destinations/new-york/new-york/attractions/museums/10 items
- ByThrillistThe Best Beaches on Long IslandNew York City doesn’t get enough credit for its miles and miles of beaches. We’ve got sand and shore accessible with the swipe of a MetroCard. But when max relaxation calls for a beach day a little farther away, look no further than the isle of Long. Long Island has more beaches than exits on the L.I.E., so choosing the right one for you can be a chore. Each spot has a distinct vibe, pace, and flavor, and one wrong move can turn your staycation into a summer bummer. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know before you go. Whether you’re looking to eat and drink the day away, have some family fun in the sun, catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity or even Alec Baldwin, take in a little nature, or make it a real rager, these are the best Long Island beaches to suit every mood. https://www.thrillist.com/travel/new-york/best-beaches-in-long-island12 items