There’s no place quite like New York, but every once and awhile, even loyal urbanites could use an escape from the metropolitan chaos indigenous to the big city. Perhaps the best trip a New Yorker can take is one that reminds them that trees are in fact, not mythological structures and actually do exist. Luckily, only a few hours North of the five boroughs, the Hudson Valley offers nature-deprived New Yorkers a scenic getaway featuring rolling hills, scenic views and outdoor adventures—specifically hiking. While you might be thinking that dodging potholes amidst the face-paced and unrelenting hustle in Manhattan is adventuresome enough, it’s time to take your skills to the hills. Get your dose of mother-nature at one of these five hiking destinations in the Hudson Valley.
Summer is over and It’s officially fall. The weather is crisp yet comfortable, colorful foliage begins to peak, and the holidays are on the horizon. Along with the beauty that the seasonal change yields, trees not far from the city will be producing one of autumn’s most fawned-over bounties– apples! Apple picking is upon us and will continue into mid-November, so get ‘em while they’re ripe! Here are the ten best apple picking destinations near ‘the Big Apple.’
As Fashion Week 2017 makes its way to New York City, fashionistas from across the globe rendezvous in ‘the city that never sleeps’ to scope out the industry’s newest collections and latest trends. Reigning as one of the largest fashion capitals in the world, New York City serves as a muse for both runway couture and chic street style. While New York Fashion Week may seem like an exclusive affair open only to fashion’s most iconic, there are ways the public can experience all of the glitz and glam without a front row seat invitation! That’s right, you don’t need to be a fashion mogul to partake in all of the action. We’ve curated a list of open-to-the-public NYFW 2017 events
You can hardly throw a penny without hitting a vendor on the streets of NYC. Food trucks are as much a part of New York City as are incredible landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. That being said, it’s time to celebrate these hard-working folk with the 13th annual Vendy Awards! Don’t know what they are? Here are the basics.
If you’ve never visited the NYC zoo, then you are long overdue to discover this incredible, intimate animal experience. Situated in the center of scenic Central Park in downtown Manhattan, the zoo offers a number of surprising attractions with a focus on quality over quantity. The world-famous Tisch Children’s Zoo features petable creatures from potbellied pigs to friendly sheep and hungry goats, while The Rainforest exhibit showcases ruffed lemurs, poison dart frogs, and emerald tree boas. Here are five more of our favorite Central Park Zoo exhibits.
New York City is famed for so many things, and Broadway shows are definitely high on the list for a reason. Spectacular sets, impressive stars, and musicals scores that often become top-sellers on their own all serve together to create an unforgettable experience. Here are some of the must-see musicals to book in NYC for 2017.
All summer long you’ll find fabulous outdoor movies shown for free at various New York City parks. So grab a blanket and someone to share it with, and head to a free movie in the park! Here are some of our favorite viewing spots for 2017.
People flock to New York City every summer to experience one of the many innovative 4th of July celebrations showcased here. From rooftop dance parties and hot-dog eating contests to barbecues and VIP events – and, of course, fireworks – NYC has it all. You’ll find something for everyone here this Fourth of July, so start planning now for a celebration you won’t soon forget!
Be sure to book your hotel reservations and buy your tickets soon, because 4th of July events in NYC often sell out.
Ready to enjoy all the best NYC summer concerts of 2017? This year’s SummerStage in New York City’s famed Central Park is quite simply jam-packed with exciting shows and can’t-miss performances. Celebrating 32 years, the popular series sponsored by the City Parks Foundation is known for showcasing everything from local New York area artists to nationally and internationally known names, as well as highlighting genres from gospel to hip hop.
With perfect weather heading our way, there is nothing better than spending time in the sun and taking advantage of the local in outdoor activities. For any of you outdoorsy people, Nyack is the place for you! East of Nyack is the Hudson River, north of Nyack is Hook Mountain, and there are so many trails and roads for hikers and cyclists all year round. Here are the top 8 outdoor activities you can enjoy while in Nyack.