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Having already done the Circle Line cruise, all the major museums, a city bus tour, and even a bike trip through Harlem, I was looking for a new take on the city I’ve spent most of my adult life working in. Cue Turnstile Tours.
It’s time for another special edition of I Heart My City! This time we’re serving up recommendations for the best educational experiences for kids (and kids at heart) in 15 cities around the world from the people who know them best: our ever-inspirational I Heart My City community. They also happen to be fun.
The West Village is a labyrinth of shady brownstone-lined streets, hidden gardens, corner shops, and a mix of sophisticated culinary temples and casual downhome joints — and a place I’m proud to call my home. Here’s a guide to getting lost in my favorite neighborhood in New York.
It has been said that Central Park was the first place in New York City where people from all walks of life could gather and relax together — and it still rings true today. But who’s responsible for keeping the park looking its best all year long, and what does it take? Central Park Conservancy President Doug Blonsky shares fun facts and insider tips about the most visited urban park in the U.S.
New York City’s temple of transportation marks 100 years on February 2nd.
Did you know Grand Central has a whispering gallery? Read on for more fun facts about this busy beaux arts icon.
For Annie Fitzsimmons, cozy doesn’t mean wearing pajamas and Uggs. It’s a place without pretense, somewhere to escape the harshness of wind and cold noses — a place where you don’t feel rushed. Here are ten of her favorite places to wait out winter in New York City.
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons shares savory and sweet treats that you can only get during the holiday season in New York City.
When star blogger and licensed New York City tour guide Annie Fitzsimmons started to fill out this questionnaire, she was reminded of a saying from her alma mater, Texas A&M University: “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.” That’s how she feels about her hometown of choice, which she says she loves more than ever after seeing how the city pulled together in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Check out this urban insider’s guide to NYC, then add your own two cents about the City That Will Never Sleep, no matter what.
This week’s #FriFotos pick was taken by Susan Seubert (from Rockefeller Center’s observation deck) and is today’s feature photo on Travel 365.
#FriFotos is a weekly themed Twitter chat founded by @EpsteinTravels, @TravelDesigned, and @CharlesYap where travelers share their favorite pics. Search #FriFotos on Twitter to see the latest submissions or tweet one of your own.
Check out National Geographic’s picks for the ten best food markets in the world.
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One of the most vivid, spontaneous American painters of the early 20th century, George Bellows, chronicled in bold strokes both the interior and exterior life of New York City. His best known oils are probably his boxing scenes – “Club Night,” “Stag at Sharkey’s,” and “Both Members of the Club” – all part of a literal treasure trove of Bellows’s work that just opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph by Aleksandra Drzymala, My Shot
The winds that bear down on Patriot Hills from Antarctica’s Ellsworth mountains can reach hurricane speed. Many expeditions begin at this base camp because its naturally occurring ice patch makes an ideal landing pad for planes shuttling in explorers from Punta Arenas, Chile. But conditions can deteriorate quickly, making evacuation nearly impossible. Former Explorers Club President…
On April 10, 1912, John Brescio’s grandfather boarded the Titanic with forged embarkation documents to come to America for the first time. Before setting sail, however, authorities kicked him off the ship. Though he was furious at the moment, he managed to make it to New York City on another boat. Alive. Brescio, owner of…
A great Valentine’s Day has as much to do with where you spend it as it does with the person you share it with. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite romantic movies of all time — and the cities that made them sing.
By Megan Snedden On the corner of Broome and Crosby in SoHo, a quiet sanctuary celebrates one of India’s spiritual traditions: the Broome Street Hindu Temple. Inside, the community recites the Bhagavad Gita, practices pujas, meditates, connects with the divine. Days after September 11, Eddie Stern opened the temple, which began as a yoga studio…
This week’s #FriFotos* theme is EXOTIC, and New York City recently was the exotic playground for two visitors far, far away from home. To a Huli Wigman of Papua New Guinea, the streets of Manhattan have got to seem pretty exotic. And vice versa. Even among the blasé denizens of New York, the warriors manage…
Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…
The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.
The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.
Take a break from the busy city and enjoy an afternoon sipping tea and savoring sweets at one of New York City’s best places for a steaming cup of Earl Grey or Darjeeling. [Fodor's] As the holiday season approaches, catch up on changes to airport policies such as security, baggage fees, and boarding rules. [New…
The U.S. is filled with “it happened here” historic sites, and many have no admission fees. Get a sneak peek at our 20 favorite spots below, then find the complete list online. Plus, we want to hear from you. Tell us about a free historic site near you. Mesa Verde National Park Colorado It typically costs…