Start Fresh With The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the USA.
It’s that time of year again – time to make some New Year’s resolutions, with the hopes of keeping them! We’re sharing some of our favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations and traditions that will have you looking forward to 2015.
Visiting Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science is a sweet treat!
The New York Hall of Science (www.nysci.org) is one of three locations hosting the Guinness World Record-holding Gingerbread Village with the theme of “Tale of Three Cities” this year. New York Hall of Science is located in Flushing, NY at the Flushing Meadow Park. The elaborate custom crafted gingerbread city is being shown at New York Hall of Science in Queens, The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Manhattan, and The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.
This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.
From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.
Why visit Poughkeepsie, NY you ask? Well let me tell why Poughkeepsie is a great secret kept for family getaways. Located in the Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie has a great deal of culture and history.
If you like to enjoy the great outdoors, there are amazing hiking trials, the Walkway Over the Hudson, wineries, apple picking and many historical sites to see. With it being less than two hours from New York City, and accessible to many types of transportation, it makes for a great getaway destination. The views around the Hudson Valley make it well worth the drive. The Dutchess County Tourism website has an abundant amount of resources and events that will help you plan your vacation trip.
What is more exciting to kids than Legos? Here’s our trip report of a toddler’s first visit to Legoland Discovery Center in New York. My son could not wait to go and we invited some friends join us for the trip. Our friends purchased their tickets online prior to going, which is highly recommended to guarantee entry, and to take advantage of discounted online prices.
We have great recommendations for fun winter activities with kids in New York City. As we all know trying to find something to do with a toddler during the winter can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a lots to do here in NY.
We decided to visit the New York Botanical Gardens Train Show. We live about 15 minutes from the Botanical Gardens, but had never been there. We were graciously hosted by the garden to see the Holiday Train Show and see the rest of the garden.
Few places are more synonymous with the spirit and tradition of the holidays than New York City. Whether you indulge in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, infinite stores for holiday shopping, or the world-famous Rockettes at Radio City, the Big Apple is THE place to visit around Thanksgiving time. The fall air is crisp, the streets are packed, and everyone is in a festive holiday mood. What could be better?
Here are top tips and must-see attractions to check out while you’re enjoying gala New York City during the Thanksgiving season.
Art Galleries You Shouldn’t Miss Out On In New York
When it comes to New York’s architecture and design, as well as the city’s wealth of culture, you don’t need an art degree to tell you what you like. Visited by millions every year, New York is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, and it is able to offer tourists so much entertainment and attraction mainly because of its alternative social historical landmarks, many of which are a far cry from other iconic cities. If you’re thinking of visiting the big apple this year, then let’s take a look at some of the top art galleries you simply can’t miss out on!
I have lived 10 minutes from the Belmont Stakes for 13 years and have never gone there. I would never have thought to take my family there because it’s a racetrack, and I had no idea that they would have attractions geared towards families and children. I was checking one of my usual go-to sites for things to do, MommyPoppins.com and they had Belmont Stakes listed as one of the things to do on the weekends. We decided to take our toddler for the day and we all had a surprisingly great time. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Sunday is Family Fun Day At The Park
New York City is a magnet for travelers both foreign and domestic. And it’s no surprise: NYC is packed with sights, sounds and people from all walks of life. Although the cost of living in New York is notoriously high, the cost of visiting doesn’t have to be. New York City has a lot to offer for travelers with a tiny budget.
If you’re looking for a few days’ worth of sightseeing without going broke, these activities, museums and memorials are absolutely free:
Be in the studio audience for a late-night show. New York is home to The Late Show, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and more. Tickets to see a taping are free, but they can be hard to get ahold of. Check a show’s website to find out how to reserve tickets. Plan far in advance to boost your chances of gaining admission to your favorite show.
As celebrities and the uber-rich have demand even more luxury and indulgence, the 5-star rating is no longer sufficient indication that the hotel is the best. Six-star has yet to come of age, but there are still incredible suites and rooms in the world’s most expensive hotels that command a tariff more than the average […]
Winter snowstorms getting you down? Why warm up with a little hot jazz and wine at Long Island’s 6th Annual Winterfest. For 6 consecutive weekends from February 16 to March 24, 2013, the East End of Long Island comes alive with the sound of exceptional Jazz performances enjoyed in the tasting rooms of area […]
A Family Friendly Winter Getaway to the East End of Long Island – Trip Report Winter cabin fever had settled in and our 19 month old yearned for adventure. My husband and I decided to pack up and head to the East End of Long Island for a change of scenery. Long Island Winter Fest […]
Can you guess the most popular cities in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Well without question, nowhere on earth could possibly compare with Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day for authenticity. This year will be particularly vibrant with “The Gathering“, Ireland’s year-long heritage celebration that will stage events and festivities throughout the 2013. […]
We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? Confess, romance has taken second […]
Choice Hotels Ascends to New Heights When Hurricane Sandy struck, no one believed there would be such devastation. True heroes rose during that time and the travel industry was put to the test. Fleeing residents were welcomed to local hotels and exceptions were made everywhere, from accepting pets to making school lunches. I found myself […]
For millions of people, New Year’s Eve means hanging out at home, watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square to ring in the New Year. And while for some, catching the festivities on TV at home is plenty, for thousands more, there is nothing quite like being there. Getting there, though, is not […]
Disconnect, unplug and tap into your own creativity at one of the newly opened Make Meaning stores. Share the experience with your children or friends and create long lasting memories. This is a great way to have a stay-cation day together and leave with a handcrafted memento to remember it by. During a rainy weekend […]
My family and I make an annual family vacation revolving around Halloween. My love for the holiday rubbed off on my husband and, in turn, our children. Packing up the car and heading out on the open road has quickly become a favorite family tradition. We’ve had many great adventures, saved money by traveling smart, […]
Something that is never missing in this beautiful unsleeping city is the variety of possibilities and magnificent events that are on display all year around. Within the romance of this fall 2012, one more time New York offers us numerous cultural activities, from music to design, from film festivals to exhibitions. Among the great assortment, […]