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Fun Things To Do In New York City With Kids

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Traveling With Children? Fun & Kid-Friendly Activities In NYC

Sightseeing in New York City can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. New York fits a lot onto one relatively tiny island and it can be challenging to find activities that satisfy everyone, especially those youngins. When you’re traveling with kids in the Big Apple, it’s easy to find yourself with crabby little ones. But worry not, we’re here to help! Our list of family-friendly activities will provide fun for folks of every age.

Not Your Average Boat Ride: Why Circle Line is So More Than Any NYC Ferry

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Touring New York? Here’s Why Circle Line is Smarter Than the Average Cruise

New York City offers tours via virtually any form of transportation. From walking tours, to boat rides, to helicopter flights, and bus tours, travelers and New Yorkers alike can view the city from practically any vantage point. While transportation options such as the Staten Island Ferry or New York Waterways do offer a waterfront vantage point, the expereince could make you feel like an average NYC commuter, not a care-free vacationer. Not to mention, in Staten Island, you have to actually get off the ferry then line up to get back on competing with the hurried New Yorkers who don’t have patience for tourists. 

History of New York City: Forgotten Facts of the Big Apple

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The History of New York City

It’s no secret that New York City is a unique amalgamation of cultures, businesses, art, languages, landscapes and more. Most of us are aware of the cultural, economic, social and political impact that NYC makes on today’s society and world, but what gets lost for many is the city's rich history. So many of New York’s museums and monuments are active, living strongholds, and we tend to forget their roots. So in an effort to show our great city's past some love, here are some oft-forgotten facts about New York; maybe even some you forgot you knew.

Can’t-Miss Things To Do In Central Park NY

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Wondering What To Do In Central Park? We Break Down The Fun Finds Hidden Inside This Famous NYC Attraction

Central Park is the heart and soul of New York City. Whether a local or a tourist, you know the importance of this green space in the middle of busy Manhattan. Runners, cyclists, children, families, couples, and those just looking to be inspired by this iconic masterpiece can be seen in Central Park. It’s an ideal place for people of all ages to sit, stroll, paddle, picnic and people watch. No matter what season, there is an endless calendar of community events, artistic exhibitions and recreational offerings - in major thanks to the great community. Central Park is home to 843 acres of hidden gems and treasures. With so much to do and so much to see, it’s hard to choose the best places to explore with your limited time. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to see and do in Central Park.

Amazing, Fun & Free Things To Do In NYC


The New York Arts Directory: Free Attractions, Events & More To Hit In NYC

Attention art and music lovers! You already know that New York City has more than a lot to offer, and when traveling to the city it’s easy to get wrapped into a laundry list of all of the places to see and where to go. New York City’s biggest attractions can mean spending the majority of your vacation budget on excursions and pricey tickets. However, some of the greatest attractions that New York City has to offer don’t cost a thing! Here is our list of the top attractions that offer free admission. For those traveling in the summer, check out our list of top free weekly attractions below for Summer 2015.

The Mother of all Tours: Why Circle Line is the Best Way To Tour New York City

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After 70 Years of Cruising NYC’s Waterways, Here’s Why Circle Line is the Best Tour in the City

If you’re reading this, then you’re thinking of touring one of the greatest cities in the entire world: New York. The Big Apple is often referred to as the “City that Never Sleeps,” and it got its nickname for a reason. It is the most populated city in the United States, known as the financial capital of the world and is seen as a major cultural hub due to the early twentieth century mass immigration. New York City consists of five boroughs: “trendy” Brooklyn, “food heavy” Queens, “powerhouse” Manhattan, the “cultural” Bronx, and “traditional” Staten Island. NYC is home to many corporate offices for commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Additionally, it is home to the headquarters of the United Nations.

Circle Line: As Seen on TV

On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 we celebrated our 70th Anniversary; seven decades of innovation, storytelling, and heritage. 

To commemorate this milestone, we treated cruise passengers and pier passersby to day-long activities on our pier including a pop-up preview of the Circle Line Museum which showcased memorable photos from the last 70 years, ship memorabilia and Circle Line historic artifacts.Performances were made by the Broadway musical “On the Town,” and an airbrush tattoo artist applied fun nautical inspired tattoos. In addition, complimentary ice cream was offered to guests from a vintage Good Humor ice cream truck all day long.

Celebrating Circle Line’s 70th Anniversary: Looking Back In Time At New York’s History

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Circling Back: A Look At How NYC Has Changed Since Circle Line's First Cruise Sailed

Circle Line Cruises has come a long way from our original start in back in 1945. We’ve hosted over 60 million passengers on our sightseeing cruises since then, and are proud of our deep roots in the city’s history. We’ve grown with it, adapted to the changing times with it, and like any true New Yorker, we’ve stuck it out through thick and thin, all in the name of the city we love so much.

Heart-Pounding New York City Attractions Especially For Thrill-Seekers

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Exciting Things To Do In NYC For Adrenaline Junkies

Folks don’t call New York the “City That Never Sleeps” for nothing. Anything you could possibly want is readily available at almost any hour of the day. You want a slice of pizza at 3 AM? We got it. Want to head to a beach? Take the train; it’s only an hour away and you don’t have to drive. Feel like pushing your adrenaline to the limits and taking no prisoners? NYC has plenty of ways to satisfy that craving too! We’ve compiled a list of the most worthy attractions to get your heart pumping and your bladder weakening, including a shameless plug for one attraction that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Circle Line. Ready for action? Read on!

Real New York City Couples & Their Amazing Love Stories

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True New York Love Stories

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. 

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