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  • 76. Central Park - The Lake

    Row, row, your boat! The lake is located in Central Park (on the Great Lawn Area), and you can rent row boats, for a nature trip right inside NYC. 5 people can fit into a boat at a time. Definitely do...

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  • 77. The High Line

    I'd read about this marvelous park, high above the streets. But, it's more enjoyable than I expected. There are miles of walking, with plants, shelter and artwork. AND no traffic to deal with. It's...

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  • 78. Madame Tussauds

    It was a wet and cold day and because we had the pass we decided to go and besides I wanted a photo with Obama* There are several floors with each having a particular theme: historical, political,...

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  • 79. Hop On Hop Off Bus

    The double-decker Hop On Hop Off buses are an excellent way to visit all the areas of NYC and see many of the city's biggest highlights. It is especially good for those who are pressed for time. You...

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  • 80. Botanical Gardens

    The days were so nice that I needed another day off and went to this Botanical Garden. Looking for a different and exciting way to spend a day in New York City ??? Try a day in BROOKLYN. The...

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  • 81. Roosevelt Island

    Welcome to the Big Apple! You are going to love us! Our subway system will take you to some really cool places. For an interesting trip, both of them on the "F" train line, I suggest heading over to...

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  • 82. Helicopter Rides

    It really is a unique experience and a chance to see NYC like you do in the movies! On board nothing except yourselves ( you are asked to tell your weight prior to getting on!) and the cameras may...

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  • 83. Lincoln Center

    Lincoln Center hosts hundreds of music, opera, theatre and dance productions throughout the year. The Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, and the New York City Ballet attract the finest...

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  • 84. Trump Tower

    If you are in the Columbus Circle area you will see one of Donald Trump's buildings the Trump International Hotel. Donald Trump is one of the world's richest people and he owns a lot of real estate in...

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  • 85. Central Park - Bow Bridge

    “Love is the bridge between two hearts.” —English Proverb Called the Bow Bridge, this cast-iron span crosses 60 feet of Central Park’s Lake. This Victorian confection measures a total of 87 feet;...

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  • 86. Fraunces Tavern Museum

    This house was originally built as a residence for merchant Stephan Delancey's family. In 1762 barkeeper Samuel Fraunces bought this place. In the 19th century the tavern was closed. It was also...

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  • 87. Bronx

    Toured the 28 acre original Wave Hill House, gardens & mansion. Wave Hill House was built as a country home in 1843 by jurist William Lewis Morris. From 1866-1903 it was owned by William Henry...

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  • 88. Bowling Green

    Hello Suzanne, NYC is a great place to visit during the holiday season. As a New Yorker I found it very expensive visiting attraction so I decided to work on a site, on what I think the must see...

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  • 89. Central Park - Bike Rentals

    It was such an amazing experience we had in Central Park. We came from Spain and stayed in NYC for a week. During our time here, we spent a great deal of time cycling through Central Park. Once we got...

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  • 90. San Gennaro Festival

    The Feast of San Gennaro is NYC's longest running festivals. Over one million people attend the festival - held in Little Italy - each September. The NYC festival began in 1926 when just as they had...

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  • 91. TV Filming

    Thursday May 2, 2013 The NBC STUDIO TOUR takes you into the studios of NBC's New York Operations. You get to visit some of their famous sets like Saturday Night Live, Nightly News with Brian Williams,...

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  • 92. Federal Hall National Memorial

    George Washington stands guard outside the Federal Hall. He was inaugurated here in 1789 as the first President of the United States, when it served as the first capitol building. It later hosted the...

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  • 93. Meatpacking District

    In Chelsea-Greenwich you will encounter a nice suburb where once (until 10-15 years ago I guess) there were slaughterhouses. Now everything has been transformed into designers' shops, pubs,...

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  • 94. Manhattan

    the manhattan bridge is just near the famed brooklyn bridge and serves as an alternate route into brooklyn from manhattan. Although not as famous or popular as the Brooklyn Bridge, is it also an...

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  • 95. East Village

    My son went to college in New York and this was one of the fun things to see in the East Village---a huge 65 foot tower decorated with all sorts of childrens toys that was concieved and built by...

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  • 96. FAO Schwarz

    This is America's oldest toy store and a must see for anyone with children. It's owned by Toys R Us now, but has been left alone so retains its unique charm and many of its own range of toys. Kids...

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  • 97. Museum of Sex

    Assuming that you aren't the prudish type of person, or even better if you're intrigued by sex in general - then this relatively new museum would make for a worthwhile stop. As I'm sure you've...

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  • 98. Foley Square

    The Civic Center area is located just north of Lower Manhattan and the Wall Street District. That's where you'll find City Hall, a number of courthouses and some other buildings that make up one of...

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  • 99. Met Life Building

    Just a few meters away from the New York Life Building and the Flatiron Building is another architectural icon - the Met Life Tower. It was built a few decades earlier than the nearby New York Life...

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  • 100. Columbia University

    On our way to Harlem, Chafin suggested we stop by Columbia University to go on a quick tour of the campus. Dating back to 1754, Columbia is the oldest university in New York (5th oldest in the...

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Comments (2)

  • tvor's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    As i mentioned on the Rome page, Hotels and Ask a question not necessary in the Things to do section. Also, could the link to add to your personal travel guide be added from these pages rather than have to seek the tip through the individual's page? Makes it much easier to build a custom travel guide.

  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    As I was writing some tips for a city just west of where I live this morning I found out about this interesting event happening in June this year.

    I wanted to let anyone who lives in the United States and any visitors to the U.S. this summer that there is a very unique event going on. Lincoln Highway is not as well known as its other old U.S. Highway (Route 66), but is actually older (1913 vs 1926) then its road cousin and actually does travel through the middle of the country from coast to coast (New York to San Francisco). Route 66 actually starts in my hometown of Chicago and heads to California.

    Anyway here is a link and a bit of a description for anybody who is interested. www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/tour/2013.com

    "Join fellow historians and tourists for the Official Lincoln Highway Centennial Tours, headed for Kearney, Nebraska from each coast, for the centennial of America’s first paved transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. Antique cars, Classics, muscle cars, ’50s cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, and modern cars are welcome to participate.

    You will travel the original alignments of the Lincoln Highway covering many miles of two-lane history, four-lane progress, and even gravel scenic beauty. Travel from America’s urban centers, through pastoral farm lands, over breathtaking mountains and rolling prairies.

    Travelers from the East will start at Times Square, the heart of America’s most vibrant city. You will travel through ivy-covered college towns such as Princeton, New Jersey, and the Amish country of Pennsylvania. From Pittsburgh’s steel and beer brewing industrial history, you will travel through Ohio’s diverse agricultural and commercial mix. Indiana takes you through more Amish farm land, South Bend’s Notre Dame and automotive history and on to Illinois. From Illinois you will travel to Iowa’s farmland across the Mississippi River into the prairies of Nebraska and on to the Centennial celebration in Kearney at the Great Platte River Arch Museum.

    Western travelers enjoy beginning their journey in the urban centers of San Francisco and Oakland, California. After traveling through the state’s agricultural Central Valley you are exposed to the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and Donner Pass before dropping into the deserts of Nevada and the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Climbing the mountains out of Salt Lake City, you will enter the wide open spaces of Wyoming and on to historic Cheyenne for an overnight stop. This is followed by your easterly trek into Nebraska and eventually joining the rest of the travelers from the east for the grand parade of cars into Kearney on opening day."

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