Memorial Day Weekend NYC

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… Boat Cruise, Festivals, Fleet Week

Monday, May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day Weekend New York City offers a ton of choices for enjoying NYC and paying tribute to those who fought in our US Armed Forces.

The NYC Insider Guide (and me, Melissa, personally) are grateful to all of you and your families who sacrifice to protect and serve our country.


NYC Boat Tours Cruises

NYC Boat tours cruises are one of my FAVORITE things to do in NYC. There are no better views of our skyline than from the water and year-round, you can cruise with brunch, champagne, general sightseeing, dinner, booze, jazz, sailboat, speedboat, holiday, romantic. With so many boat cruise choices, here are our top picks by category:

See all our Top Picks: NYC Boat Tours Cruises

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Discount NYC Hotels for Military Families

Discount NYC Hotels

With rooms from $25 per night, one of the best discount NYC Hotels is reserved for Military Personnel and their eligible dependents and spouses. If you fall into one of their categories, such as Military, Police, Fire from the US or any of our allies, these Discount NYC Hotels are a steal and in a great location.

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Mets Play 4 Home Games

New York Mets Schedule

What could possibly more American than a baseball game????

Cheer on the Mets as they host the Los Angeles Dodgers May 27, 28 & 29 and the Chicago White Sox on Monday, May 30th.

More Info: Mets Tickets, Schedule and Insider Tips

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Memorial Day NYC Vacation Packages

New York City Events May

With the great weather, and many New Yorkers escaping on the weekends, May is a great time to book your Memorial Day & Fleet Week Vacation Package, which includes Admission to the USS Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

All New York City Vacation Packages include Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit NYC

Memorial Day Weekend 2016
May 28-30 and June 4-5; 12pm – 6pm

Walk around Greenwich Village browsing tons of artwork displayed by original artists. Paintings, sculpture, eco-friendly art and lots of other unique pieces to see or purchase, at far less than gallery prices.

More Info: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

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Fleet Week New York City

Fleet Week New York City

May 25-31, 2016

Discount hotels, Free Museum Admissions, and lots more NYC activites to honor those who serve our country!

More Info: Fleet Week NYC

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Which is the BEST New York City Discount Pass?

Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation. Unbiased reviews of the New York City Sightseeing Passes. Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass?

Customize Your NYC Pass - Choose from 55+ attractions and pay ONLY for the attractions you want to see. Build Your Own Pass And Save 20% Off Regular Admission - GUARANTEED! Option for easy, pre built itineraries like NYC Land & Sea or Top 4 Attractions.

Learn More: Customize Your NYC Pass

New York CityPASS

CityPASS - 41% off Top 6 Attractions. Choice of 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Includes Empire State Building, Circle Line Cruise, Museum of Natural History and more.

Learn More: CityPASS

The New York Pass

New York Pass - Save on 1-10 day New York Passes - 80+ Attractions included, use 1-10 days. Can activate passes and bus packages one year from purchase date, so buy when on sale! Includes 9-11 Museum, all major attractions and dozens of expensive tours.

Learn More: New York Pass

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Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families
American Museum of Natural History

Memorial Day through Labor Day (Pending 2016 Updates)

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families is being offered all summer at more than 40 New York City Museums and gardens. The program, sponsored by Blue Star, allows all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families access to 1,600 art exhibits, science centers, and amazing museums all over the nation.

More Info: Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families Summer

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Celebrities on Broadway

An Act of G-d Broadway Sean Hayes

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

May 27 – August 5, 2016

Sea, air & space themed movies all summer long! Join the Intrepid Museum for its 6th annual Summer Movie Series and enjoy a FREE feature film under the stars on the flight deck! The 2016 line up includes: Top Gun, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Galaxy Quest, Big Hero 6 and more.

More Info: Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

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TODAY and GMA Summer Concert Series

TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert Series

Both the Today Show Summer Concert Series and Good Morning America Summer Concert Series kick off on Friday May 20, 2016. Scheduled performances for Friday, May 27th are Dierks Bentley (Today) and Flo Rida (GMA).

More Info: 

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More Things to do in New York City

Sightsee from the Sky

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building or One World Observatory? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

New York City Tourist Attractions

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for those who want to be first. Newest, most modern and high tech, with phenomenal views

See All: Top New York City Tourist Attractions

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Things to do in New York with Kids

One of the best parts of NYC is that what is fun for kids is usually just as much fun for adults. If you are joining us in NYC for a family vacation, then please read all about our local kid's favorites, along with special tips just for visitors.

Things to Do in New York With Kids

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FREE Things to do in New York City

There are tons of free things to do in New York all day, every day! Tours, attractions, museums, events, shows, sports, movie and more. Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy...you name it!

Free Things to Do in New York City

See All: Free Things to Do in NYC - weekly calendar of all free walking tours, free museum admissions, free things to do by season and more

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Get Out of NYC for a Day

NYC is within 3 hours of so many other cities and areas you can visit for just one day: Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, the Hamptons, Woodbury Common Shopping Outlets and more quite easily. Top choices for 1-day Out of Town:

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New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more!

New York City Coupons

Sites we use ALL the time to save are:

  • Groupon - save on dining, tours, things to do, attractions, cruises, shows
  • Gilt City - upscale deals on dining, exclusive events, Broadway, shopping
  • NewYork.com - huge sightseeing tourist discounts

See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

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