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Holidays in New York City

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Holidays in New York City

Is there anything like New York City at the holidays? The city sparkles all the more this time of year with the towering Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree all lit up, department store windows decked out with breathtaking displays, and, of course, classic holiday shows like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and A Christmas Story taking center stage. And you won't want to miss a thing. So we are covering everything, from how to see the lights to where to find Santa to top NYC gifts for everyone on your list.

Planning on being in the city over the holidays? We have great deals and discounts to the best tours, cruises and shows for the holiday season just for you.

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15 New York Landmarked Neighborhoods to Visit

History pops up on many a New York City block, and we've got the skinny on 15 of the city's most interesting landmarked districts, from the city's oldest in Brooklyn a gated "village" tucked away on the Upper West Side

Beyond Chicken Fingers

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14 Fabulous Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New York

Dining with children doesn't have to mean lowering your foodie standards, especially in NYC; these top-tier restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have your taste buds—and your kids—singing their praises

Little Kids, Big City

Girl at a New York zoo (Photo: Michael S. Yamashita/Corbis)

10 Things Every Kid Should See Before College

New York is a magical place, filled with museums, monuments and experiences that you can not find anywhere else. So we tasked ourselves with selecting 10 that were absolute must-sees for all kids. And it wasn’t easy to choose.

PLAYTIME

Imagination Playground (Photo: Courtesy of Rockwell Group)

New York’s Most Amazing Playgrounds

Forget monkey bars and slides. These nine playgrounds across New York City keep kids busy with rocks for climbing, intricate water labs and sandboxes the size of studio apartments.

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DAY TRIP

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A Perfect Day on City Island, the Bronx

The city gets downright steamy in the summer, with temperatures soaring and pavements boiling. Leave it all behind with a trip to breezy City Island, New York City’s very own slice of New England seaside.

Uncover History

Roosevelt Island tram (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Roosevelt Island: A Day Away from the City Without Leaving the City

Take a three-hour tour of this New York anomaly with plenty of open space, few cars, fewer pedestrians and very little noise

Day Tripper

Coney Island

The Top 10 Beaches In and Around NYC

Escape the concrete jungle and spend a day at one of New York City’s many nearby beaches. Surf, sand and sun are a lot closer than you think

Where to eat now

Preserve

Top 10 New and Noteworthy New York City Restaurants: May 2013

What's hot in the New York City restaurant scene right now

hot and cool

jazz club

Harlem Jazz: Where to Go Now

From old-time music bars to new-school supper clubs, what's happening above 125th Street

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