Category Archives: Destination Events

Celebrate Independence Day in the Big Apple

One of the most exciting time to pop into the Big Apple is around Independence Day. But there’s so much to see and do in the city — the museums, restaurants, the nightclubs and other spectacles — that it can feel overwhelming.

Savvy travelers (and New Yorkers) know the best spots to hit in New York on the fourth of July — here are a few key places to go and things to see this Independence Day…

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10 Alternatives to Mother’s Day Brunch in New York City

Been awhile since you and your mom have done something together beyond the obligatory brunch, flowers and chocolates thing? It might just be time to re-write that script. Here are 10 alternatives to Mother’s Day brunch in New York City.

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10 Great Film Festivals in New York City

Like almost anything about New York, a city home to more than 8 million people, the volume, variety and quality of its film scene is an embarrassment of riches. For every one of these ten festivals there are ten other niche, underground, hyper-local, new or expanding film events.

It takes a keen eye and a lot of patience to sift through all of the listings of everything happening each day in the five boroughs. But if you’re into film – or simply curious – here’s a list of 10 great film festivals in New York City, an interesting and useful place to start.

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New York City Restaurant Week 2017

23 January 2017 to 10 February 2017

New York City Restaurant Week happens twice a year: mid-winter and mid-summer. For foodies, it’s a huge perk of visiting the city during low season, which is also the best time to catch the lowest rates on New York’s luxury hotels. It’s a celebration of fine dining with more than 350 participating restaurants throughout the boroughs, many Michelin-starred favorites.

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Racing Miami

There are a number of enticing options for motorsports racing in the Miami area. If you want to watch the action, there’s the upcoming Race of Champions at Marlins Park and the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But if you prefer doing rather than spectating, you can always take to the track yourself behind the wheel of a high-performance automobile. And how fun would that be? Continue reading Racing Miami

NYC Pairings: The Gastronome

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? What should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

NYC Pairings: The Gastronome: is the New York City pairing for those who love food and drink. Continue reading NYC Pairings: The Gastronome

NYC Pairings: The Intellectual

City Pairings offer thematic itineraries, seasonally adjusted, that answer the six core questions of travel: Where should I stay? What should I do? What should I see? What should I eat? What should I drink? and What should I buy?

This is a New York City pairing for those looking for the exchange of ideas and new perspectives. Think of it as curiosity gone wild. Continue reading NYC Pairings: The Intellectual

IfOnly: Remarkable Curated Experiences

San Francisco-based company IfOnly describes themselves as “a marketplace for incredible experiences.”

They pair clients with local and international experts in their field – as well as big-name celebrities – for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as Heli-skiing with Robert F. Kennedycycling with Patrick Dempsey or the ultimate adrenalin rush, a balloon expedition over Mount Everest. Continue reading IfOnly: Remarkable Curated Experiences

Best Hotels for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is Manhattan’s biggest social event of November and signals the beginning of the Christmas Holiday season. But before we begin planning for the ‘C’ word, first things first. Continue reading Best Hotels for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Taking it off: The Best of Burlesque

So, I could tell you all about how the roots of burlesque derive from literary, dramatic or musical work that caricatures its serious counterparts. Or how the Minsky brothers brought burlesque to New York in 1908 then moved it to Las Vegas in the 50’s. I can spout figures on speakeasies, discuss laws governing public nudity and tell tales of past shenanigans. But we all know that a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? So how’s about a little less chatter and a few more videos instead? Continue reading Taking it off: The Best of Burlesque