Sleep In A Museum Under A 94-Foot Whale!

Spending the night in an empty museum under a giant blue whale and a T. Rex just a few floors above you? Sign us up! The American Museum of Natural History has always offered this for kids but now the adults are getting their turn.

AMNH Sleepover for Kids

About once a month the museum opens their doors after dark for kids 6-13 years old. The night consist of everything a 10 year old could dream of. After exploring the Age of the Dinosaurs you’ll head over to encounter some of the museums live animals. After exploring the museum with a small group of fellow campers you’ll get to sleep under the 94-foot-long blue wall or under a herd of African zebras.

Price is $145 per person includes an evening snack, light breakfast, cot and the experience of a lifetime.

AMNH Sleepover for Adults

Now onto the greatest news ever! Just this week the American Museum of Natural History announced their very first sleepover for grown-ups. August 1st a limited amount of guests will be able to enjoy a night of sophistication and exploration in the closed museum. If you thought this would just be the basics, think again. After you’re greeted with a champagne reception and jazz music, you’ll be served a three-course dinner. Spend the rest of the evening roaming the empty halls and view special presentations of certain exhibits. Bring your sleeping bag as you lay your head under the big blue whale! This first class experience will cost you $375 a person and we could basically guarantee it will be worth every dime.

 

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8 Wonderful NYC Travel Quotes

Quotes about New York City by famous (and not so famous) people:

Ryan Adams

“When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing like I’m in a movie.” – Ryan Adams

G.K. Chesterton

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

Simone Beauvoir

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless” – Simone Beauvoir

Alistair Cooke

“New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.” – Alistair Cooke

Marilyn J. Appleberg

“More than anything else, New York is a city of superlatives, a place where the best, the brightest, the biggest is the norm.” Marilyn J. Appleberg

Roy Blount Jr.

“New York walking isn’t exercise; it’s a continually showing make-your-own movie.” – Roy Blount Jr.

Milos Forman

“I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York.” – Milos Forman

Charlie Chaplin

“The Glamour of it all! New York! America!” – Charlie Chaplin

Spa Week 2014

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It all starts with a peaceful mind and a relaxed body, turns out this is just the week to make sure you have both of those checked off your list! Now until April 27th it’s not just Spa Week in New York City, but all over the United States. New York City spas are offering treatments starting at just $50 at some of NYC’s top spas. You can find out all the details here: http://www.spaweek.com

Fun fact: The term “spa” comes from the name of a town! There is a town in Belgium called Spa where Romans revived the ideas of medicinal bathing. Latter that year Dr. Timothy Bright started using the term as a generic reference to the practice and it just stuck!

2013 Thanksgiving Parade in NYC

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Like many holidays, come thanksgiving, the entire nation focuses on NYC. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been one of New York City’s most fun events for 87 years, with over a million people lining the streets to get a glimpse of the floats and balloons and bands and performances.

This year, the 2013 NYC Thanksgiving parade route takes us from 77th Street and Central Park West down to Macy’s Department Store on 34th Street, via 6th Avenue.

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The Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning (November 28th) and lasts until noon. It will be aired live on NBC, just in case you can’t make it to the streets to experience the parade in person.

The lineup for this year’s parade will be announced on October 28, so check back soon!

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flickr / scruffy.thecat
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Is the Statue of Liberty Open With the Government Shutdown?

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UPDATE #2: The Federal Government has funded itself again! Everything is once again open for business!

UPDATE: Yes, the Statue of Liberty has reopened on the State’s dime after 12 days of being shutdown, but only through October 18. 

As you may have heard, the United States Government has shutdown. This ultimately does sound way scarier than it actually is, but it still does have some effects on your potential vacation. Here are some of the things that will result because of our government’s inability to pass a budget:

  • Airports will remain open
  • The TSA will continue security checks, however “nonessential personnel” have been furloughed, so  arrive early and expect delays
  • The Statue of Liberty is closed because of the government shutdown, as are all of NY’s 22 national parks (if you bought a Statue ticket from us, you can redeem it for a midtown cruise during the shutdown)
  •  The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian are closed
  • It is going to be difficult to get a last minute passport if you’re traveling internationally. This will only affect you if you’re leaving the country, but still worth noting

Can you think of any other problems in NYC because of the shutdown? The good news is that our bus tours will still be open, so hop-on!

NYC Off-Broadway Week 2013

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It’s showtime in NYC! As you may know, NYC Broadway Week began this past Monday. Well, if Off-Broadway is more of your thing, than pay attention. Off-Broadway Week, which begins on September 23, now has tickets on sale. It’s the same deal as Broadway Week – 2-for-1 tickets – and has some of the best shows that are Off-Broadway, including:

Avenue Q
Avi Hoffman’s Still Jewish After All These Years
The Awesome 80s Prom
Bad Jews
Bayside! The Musical!
The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Blue Man Group
Breakfast With Mugabe
Buyer and Cellar
Cougar the Musical
Cuff Me: The Unauthorized Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody!
Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos
En el Tiempo de los Mariposas
The Fantasticks
Fetch Clay, Make Man
Final Analysis
Fuerza Bruta
Gazallion Bubble Show
iLuminare: The Art of Light
It’s Just Sex
La Gringa
La Nena Se Casa
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Me and Jezebel
The Model Apartment
My Big Gay Italian Funeral
My Big Gay Italian Wedding
NYC Dueling Pianos
Perfect Crime
Peter and the Starcatcher
Philip Goes Forth
Piggy Nation The Musical!
Romeo & Juliet
Sistas: The Musical
Tennessee Williams’ Two-Character Play”
THOKOZA in I sing For Freedom
Unbrokwn Circle
Women or Nothing
The wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen
You Never Can Tell

So if you in the mood to see even more theater in New York City, you can buy your Off-Broadway Week tickets here.

Off Broadway Week begins this Monday!

On Monday, January 28, Off Broadway shows will begin a week of their own, celebrating some of the best theater in NYC with a special 2-for-1 ticket package. Buy one ticket to an Off Broadway show from 1/28-2/10, receive a second ticket for free!

Off Broadway Week specials are on sale now for these 37 different shows:

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Off Broadway Week includes Avenue Q

All in the Timing
All the Rage
Avenue Q
The Awesome 80s Prom
BARE: The Musical
The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters: The Musical
Bethany
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Blue Man Group
Channeling Kevin Spacey
CLIVE
Cougar the Musical
Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada
Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos
En el Tiempo de los Mariposas
The Fantasticks
Forbidden Broadway
Forever Dusty
Gazallion Bubble Show
How to be a New Yorker
In Acting Shakespeare
Katie Roche
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Much Ado About Nothing
My Name Is Asher Lev
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Perfect Crime
The Quantum Eye
Rain Pryor’s Fried Chicken and Latkes
Really Really
SILENCE! The Musical
Siren’s Heart: The Marilyn Monroe Musical
Sistas: The Musical
STOMP
Water by the Spoonful
Women of WWII
Zelda at the Oasis

Visit the official Off Broadway Week website to purchase discounted tickets for the show that you want to see.