Ready to head to the Big Apple, New York City, for some fun? right now, we have found round trip tickets from Denver for as little at $159 RT. Even if you’re not mesmerized by New York City’s soaring skyscrapers and monuments, you’ll be blown away by its flourishing arts, food, fashion and nightlife scenes. You can spend your morning browsing Fifth Avenue’s designer racks and your afternoon catching stunning city views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Or, if you’re an art lover, you can admire the striking works on display at the Met and the Guggenheim before feasting on ethnic fare in Chinatown or Little Italy. JUST $88 RT!!
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Oct 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
Nov 1, 7, 8
Dec 5, 6
If you still have some energy (and cash) left over, don’t miss the chance to snag tickets to an award-winning Broadway show or hop over to one of the low key rooftop bars and jazz clubs illuminating the Meatpacking District after dark.
When most people think of New York City, they think of Times Square. Times Square (previously called Longacre Square until its name was changed in 1904) is a unique and bustling cultural hub and major commercial junction. Every day 370,000 people walk through the busy streets of this famed intersection, some on their way to work, others marveling at the sights. The fast-paced city traffic along with the bright lights of the billboards and shops make Times Square the quintessential symbol of New York City, in everything from pop culture to tourism literature, and beyond. And with the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, countless movie and television sets, as well as daily morning shows filmed in Times Square, it’s hard to imagine New York City without it.
Many first-timers in Times Square tend to stay on Broadway only; don’t make this mistake! Saunter up 6th and 7th Avenues for more “pop culture” landmarks, such as the Late Night Theater, Rockefeller Center, and the entrance to Central Park. Times Square is known for its lights, its crowds, and… its stores. In general, the stores are known to carry a wider assortment of products in order to accommodate all the traffic, and of course compete with the many other stores in the immediate area. Some of the stores offer more than just shopping alone. For example, the Times Square Toys “R” Us features an indoor Ferris wheel, and Walt Disney World’s flagship store houses a life-size Barbie condo on the second floor-themed to lead you through the Enchanted Forest. Like chocolate? On 48th Street and Broadway, Hershey’s Chocolate World offers NYC themed sweets, and right across the street is M&M’s World. Just like anything else in the neighborhood, shopping in Times Square isn’t a chore, it’s an experience.
OUR FAVORITE FREE THING TO DO IN NEW YORK? CENTRAL PARK
Central Park in New York City swallows central Manhattan, and many of the city’s most notable attractions are situated next to it or within its limits (the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, to name a few). But travelers insist that you shouldn’t just pass through Central Park on your way to another place. This 843-acre Eden is a favorite of New Yorkers and tourists; you can come here to exercise, dine, go to the zoo and more. Almost everyone has a positive impression of the park, but no one has quite the same experience, or recommends that you do quite the same thing. There’s an almost impossible amount of sights to see here (including 20 playgrounds, 48 fountains, monuments or sculptures and 36 bridges), but here’s a shortlist:
- Alice in Wonderland: This 11-foot tall statue sits upon a magic mushroom off 75th Street in the lower east side of the park. She’s surrounded by the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire cat and plenty of fascinated little kids.
- Bethesda Fountain: This romantic fountain’s name refers to a pool in Jerusalem with healing powers. While you’re there, be sure to snap a few photos of the Angel of the Waters sculpture that tops this mid-park sight.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir: New Yorkers love to jog by this beautiful 106-acre body of water located mid-park. It’s especially scenic in autumn, when the surrounding trees are ablaze with seasonal colors.
- Loeb Boathouse: During the warm weather months you can rent a boat, bike or gondola from this Victorian-style boathouse and restaurant, located around East Park Drive next to the Bethesda Fountain.
- Strawberry Fields: Named after John Lennon’s song, this lower west park area (at West Park Drive and West 72nd Street) sits across the street from where the singer was assassinated in 1980. Visitors like to come here to eat lunch, admire the landscaping, or pay tribute to the Beatles.
- Wollman Memorial Rink: This lower-east side spot is particularly popular with young families. In winter it’s a popular ice skating rink; come summer, it’s where you’ll find the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park.
Central Park welcomes visitors daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., but as with any out-of-doors site in a major city you’re better off visiting in the day or early evening. Check out the park’s official website for maps, information on all the activities available and special events.