Tag Archives: New York

Travel guides for New York including things to do, day trips, where to stay, what to eat, festivals, holidays and packing lists!

How To Choose Between The Best Observation Decks in New York?

One World Observatory at sunset, views over Central Park and Empire State Building at night

Wondering which of the observation decks in New York you should visit? We get it! The entrance fees for NYC’s observation decks are expensive, so you want to make sure you’re spending your cash on the right one for your style of travel. Do you go for the traditional Empire State Building or the social […]

Where to Go & What to Do in NYC on Thanksgiving

Harlem Meer Central Park in NYC New York

Heading to NYC on Thanksgiving?  While many gather with families and friends, there are plenty of things you can still enjoy if you opt for a holiday adventure away from home.  Keep in mind that some city establishments and attractions may have modified hours or closures on Thanksgiving. To help you plan, this guide will […]

23 Best NY State Parks With Lush Forests, Waterfalls, Beaches, Campgrounds & More

Aerial view of the Genesee River cutting through the gorge in Letchworth State Park, New York

Ready for an epic adventure to some of the NY state parks? These parks offer a remarkable array of outdoor experiences, from majestic waterfalls and lush forests to serene lakes and rugged mountains.  With around 180 of them scattered throughout the state, the state park system showcases an impressive blend of history, wildlife, and geological […]

New York Bucket List: 192 Things to Do in The Empire State

Hyde Hall Covered Bridge Glimmerglass State Park of Cooperstown, NY.

Wondering what amazing experiences await you in the Empire State? Get ready to explore a diverse range of activities and attractions- from the concrete jungle of NYC to the serene landscapes of the upstate countryside.  Whether you’re seeking the bright lights of Times Square, the natural wonders of Niagara Falls, or the artistic vibe of […]

27 Date Ideas on Long Island for Outdoor Fun, First Dates, & Romantic Special Occasions

Oheka Castle and Grounds in Huntington on Long Island in New York

Looking for fun and romantic date ideas on Long Island? This guide offers a plethora of options, from free outdoor activities to museums and galleries to interactive things to try together (axe throwing, anyone?). If you’re looking for ideas to celebrate an extra special occasion, Long Island boasts plenty of beautiful spots that are perfect […]

29 of the Best Parks in NYC for Sunsets, Picnics, Views, Playgrounds, Pools & More

Manhattan from Sunset Park Brooklyn NYC New York

Looking for the best parks in NYC to enjoy good weather and good company? From Brooklyn to the Bronx, there are countless green spaces and pocket parks in NYC to help you escape the concrete jungle and lose yourself in quiet natural surroundings. New York parks vary widely, from sprawling acreage filled with lush foliage […]

24 Lovely Things to Do for Easter in New York

Cherry blossom at Washington Park, New York City during spring.

Looking for things to do in NYC on Easter Sunday? Many NYC holiday weekends have a lot of adult geared activities – Halloween, St Patrick’s Day, and Christmas, for example.  However, Easter brings a lot of family and kid-friendly festivities, meaning it is a great place to bring the whole family for a spring break […]

24 Awesome Things to Do on Long Island: Beaches, Wineries, Shopping, Museums & More

Old Westbury Gardens Mansion - Long Island New York

There are so many fun things to do on Long Island, but not enough visitors to NYC head out to explore! If you live on Long Island, then you know the East End is beautiful, the wine and food of the North Fork are delicious, and the beaches and conservation areas along the South Shore […]

23 Places to See Dreamy Cherry Blossoms in New York

Cherry blossoms in front of a lake in Central Park, New York City.

Are you planning a trip to see the cherry blossoms in New York this spring? While most people probably think of Washington, D.C. when on the hunt for cherry blossoms, NYC is home to thousands of flowering cherry blossom trees and dozens of varieties, but the three most common species you’ll see are the Kwanzan, […]

St Patrick’s Day in NYC: Parade Info, Special Events, Best Irish Bars & More

Sign for the New York City Fire Department at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC

The best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC is to wear your green, grab your friends, and head to one (or several) of these spots where festivities are in full force! The NYC parade on St. Patrick’s Day is iconic, so be sure to check the details below and plan to catch part […]