Don’t Miss a Sight: Get to Know the “Apple”


New York City is often referred to as “The Big Apple” or “The City That Never Sleeps.”   The hustle and bustle and unique flavors of New York City attracts thousands of visitors  annually.  The amazing energy the city omits creates the perfect location to enjoy an fascinating holiday for the whole family, young and old.  Make sure you take a decent camera with you to share with those left behind.  Though it would be impossible to list all the amazing attractions in one article, I am listing here only a few of the really special ones that will leave you with wanting more…

1.  9/11 Memorial Tour – Bike and Roll NYC

Take in one of the country’s most somber and memorable tours by stopping at the 9/11 Memoriam on the bike and roll NYC tour. The complete tour is only five miles and takes only a few hours. Included on the tour are the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The destination of millions of immigrants, Ellis Island, is included. Area parks, including Battery and Central are part of the tour (image by lensepix).

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 2.  A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

Visit Brooklyn in style while enjoying a slice of NYC cuisine. Enjoy the famous Coney Island amusement park and indulge in a real Coney Island dog. Visit the site where Elvis shipped off to Germany with the Army in 1958. See famous film locations that were featured in Goodfellas, The French Connection, and Annie Hall, along with dozens more.

3.  Broadway Shows

No visit of New York City would be complete without taking in a few Broadway shows. Thrill in seeing shows, such as, Wicked, The Lion King, or The Book of Mormon. Purchase tickets in advance are on the day of, whichever is more convenient. There is always the chance that a favorite Broadway star is performing or attending one of the world-renowned NYC shows.  Make sure you book your tickets to Broadway shows in advance and have fun while enjoying the best of these amazing shows (image by

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4.  American Museum of Natural History

Fans of Ben Stiller are sure to remember the goings-on in this famous museum. There are numerous exhibitions that will occupy everyone for hours, if not days. Currently, explore the museum and learn about whales the giants of the deep, the butterfly conservatory, and the penguin film in the IMAX theater. Exhibitions changed often and are sure to be a true crowd-pleaser. The museum is open from ten in the morning until five in the afternoon.

5.  Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

Tour the harbor while enjoying a champagne brunch, cocktail, moonlight, or charter dinner cruise any day of the week, any time of year. Relax while getting a unique glimpse of NYC’s skyline. This is a definite hit for any tour of NYC. Have the best seat in the house for Fourth of July fireworks or to ring in the New Year. Any time is a great time for this unique tour and view of NYC.

6.  Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Tour

Take a tour of the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Walk across the bridge while learning of the bridge’s history while drinking in the magnificent Manhattan skyline. Once across, shop and eat in a scenic NYC neighborhood. Enjoy the scenes while shopping in some of the world’s most high-class boutiques. Top off the day with a dessert served in this trendy neighborhood (image by stevewlee).

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So, go, pack, smile, and hit the road Jack. Life is too short to miss on traveling.


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