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Combine New York City Attractions + Our Tours For An Unforgettable Experience

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Circle Line Presents: Combination Tickets For The Best Sightseeing In NYC

Since 1945, Circle Line has been known for its continued dedication to sightseeing cruises. It is our goal that those who embark on one of our tours not only take in popular city sights, but that they discover something new about all five boroughs. From iconic symbols like the Statue of Liberty to Upper Manhattan gems such as The Cloisters, our guests are able to see awe-inspiring panoramic sights of one of the greatest cities in the world. Our fleet of boats is designed to give you the best vantage point possible, whether you’re a long-time local or a first time visitor to New York.

How To Tell If Someone Is From New York City, Both In NYC & Around The World

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10 Ways You Can Spot A New Yorker

Ah, New York City. It’s a fast paced, bustling, metropolitan island filled with dreams and go-getters. Countless movies, television shows, and other forms of media place their settings in New York due to its limitless boundaries and interesting characters. As a cultural melting pot, many true New Yorkers aren’t “born and raised” in the city (though many others are). Many of these transplants have moved to New York to follow their dreams and fulfill their goals. And once they have lived in the city long enough, they develop certain characteristics and preferences that they pick up on in the culture; eventually evolving into locals.

New York Fun Facts: A Collection Of Little Known NYC Trivia

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Did You Know These Interesting NYC Facts?

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, New York City has enough culture and history to allow you to learn something new every single day. It’s constantly evolving and growing as a city, and as one of the most populated cities in the world (1 in every 38 people living in the US resides in NYC). Safe to say that a single person can’t possibly know everything there is to know about the City that Never Sleeps.

The Best Travel Apps For Folks Visiting NYC (And Natives Too!)

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The Best Apps For NYC: Helping Tourists & Natives Make The Most Out Of The City

Every day, hundreds of thousands of tourists pass through the city, all going to different places and exploring different aspects of NYC. Did they come for the food, the shows, or the famous sights? Do they just want to experience the subway system? Regardless of where they’re headed - how do they figure out which direction to travel on the subway, or which lines are running on a delayed schedule?

Tips, Tricks & Things To Do In Times Square: Expert Advice For Tourists

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How To Get Through Times Square Like A New Yorker, But Still Experience It Like A Tourist

Seeing NYC By Boat: Why The Water Is One Of The Best Ways To Tour New York

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A True New York Perspective: Seeing NYC From The Water

When the original settlers saw New York City for the first time, it was quite different from what it is now. In fact, it wasn’t really New York City at all. Flash forward to immigrants traveling to Ellis Island - by then the skyline had grown extensively… but was still nowhere near the incredible metropolis that NYC is today. Throughout the years, tourists have traveled to New York from all around the world in order to view the city’s popular landmarks and other famous attractions, and it remains one of the top destinations in the world. But when it comes to seeing the city, really seeing it, many people forget to “think outside of the bus.”

Setting Sail To Bear Mountain NY: Enjoy Fall Foliage, Bear Mountain Oktoberfest, Hiking & More!

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Gearing Up For Bear Mountain: Prepare For An Oasis Of German Tradition

From a distance, the serene mountains of Bear Mountain State Park seem like an unlikely setting for a bustling and exciting Oktoberfest. But as the cliché says, looks can be deceiving. Located in the Hudson Highlands just north of New York City, Bear Mountain is home to approximately 5,000 acres of picturesque open fields, over 50 hiking trails, some breath-taking views, and yes… a yearly Oktoberfest celebration. This amazing park brings the unlikely pair of untainted nature and a hearty Germanic festival together like a match made in heaven. And starting mid-September, Circle Line will be setting sail up to beautiful Bear Mountain; bringing passengers right to the heart of the Oktoberfest action.

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Affordable Hotels In NYC: Stretch Your Budget With Considerably Cheap Hotels In New York

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Awesome, Affordable Hotels In New York City

If you’re planning a visit to New York City, you might feel the accommodation rates putting some pressure on your wallet. Manhattan is known for its expensive cost of living, and unfortunately, hotel rates in the city aren’t much different. But that shouldn’t discourage you! While “affordable” is a subjective term, there are some gems that offer a comfortable experience without depleting your budget. We know it can be tough to find a great hotel in the city at a good price, so to help you get started we’ve compiled a list of reasonably priced hotels that not only have a fashionable flair, but are also in prime locations.

How To Use The Subway In NYC: Your Guide To The New York Subway System

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Using The NYC Subway System

 At first glance, the New York City subway system may seem overwhelming with so many different lines, stops, and trains. It can easily be intimidating, and if you’re a tourist, you might feel the need to ask others for help. But inside the subway, friendly New Yorkers can seem a bit preoccupied - they move fast from one place to the next, tend to not make eye contact and generally try to just get through their daily commute. So as a tourist, it may seem difficult to get assistance from those that are in the middle of their usual commute. But remember, it never hurts to ask. Most modern day straphangers are actually quite willing to help point you in the right direction – just be sure to “stand clear of the closing doors!” Looking for other ways to figure out how to get where you’re going? Here are some tips to help you navigate the subway system, straight from a New Yorker.

Going To Be In NYC July 4th? Make It A Day To Remember!

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Tips & Tricks For Spending Independence Day In New York City

The 4th of July is a true American holiday. It commemorates the United States’ freedom and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Today, Independence Day is all about celebrating American specialties: hot dogs, BBQ, picnics, baseball, parades, and of course, the best tradition of all – 4th of July fireworks. Celebrating the 4th of July in New York City however, is an entirely different experience.

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