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5 Days in New York: The Best Itinerary

Planning to spend 5 days in New York City but not sure where to start? The journey may seem intimidating, so let us make it easier for you. Enjoy the city that we know and love thanks to our insider tips and advice. Here are our day-to-day recommendations for your first visit into New York City!

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New York in the fall-Photo: Marley White-nycgo.com

What To Do In New York in October: Our 10 Best Activities

The spookiest season has arrived, filled with haunted houses and pumpkins, apple cider and hard cider, pizza and…pickles! Yet, even though Halloween is THE most anticipated event in New York in October, there are plenty of other arty, fun and festive events going on this month. Be sure not to miss a beat. Here’s our selection of the 10 best things to do in NYC in October 2019.

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Escape the Heat on a Summer City Cruise

Escape the Heat on a Summer City Cruise

I don’t know about you, but the warmer the weather gets, the more appealing the ocean becomes. As beautiful as it may be, New York City can become an absorbing heat-trap among the asphalt and concrete between the tall buildings and narrow streets. When the weather gets unbearable, I recommend exploring the city in an alternative way- take one of many New York City cruises to enjoy the sun, the breeze, and of all importance, the views.

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Staff Picks: New York City Cruises

It’s easy to forget that New York City is essentially an island. It’s so easy to get caught up in the isolationism of Manhattan, and it’s incredibly convenient to hop on a train to one of the other boroughs, but there’s nothing like a cruise to radically change your perspective of the city. Cruises are most appreciable during spring and summer, however I enjoy them in the winter too. The weather makes for incredible and unexpected landscapes!

Here are a few of my favorite itineraries…

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