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  • Where to Find the Best Desserts in NYC

    Where to Find the Best Desserts in NYC

    August 30th, 2018 | Dining

    A vacation is the perfect excuse to explore the local cuisine. And we all know that cuisine also includes desserts. You can find just about anything in a city like New York, but we’ve done the leg work for you. Here are the best and most original shops selling pastries, pies, cookies, chocolates, and more.

  • Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in New York City

    Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in New York City

    August 9th, 2018 | Dining

    As a Manhattan at Times Square guest, we want you to spend as little time as possible doing research, and finding budget and vegan/vegetarian eateries can take a while. But we also want our guests to enjoy the experience of eating out in New York without sacrificing their health or values. So, we’ve done the leg work for you and selected great restaurants, juice bars and cafés that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten or even kosher friendly.

  • The Best Cafés and Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in NYC

    The Best Cafés and Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in NYC

    July 26th, 2018 | Dining

    Who doesn’t love to eat and drink al fresco while on holiday? There is no feeling like that of being able to watch the hustle and bustle of New York’s everyday life going on around you. What can really make this experience better is finding that somewhere special to enjoy your meal with a cool breeze blowing on your face. If you're looking for a more open environment (literally!), we recommend these 4 cafés and restaurants that will give you a breather.

  • Best Places for a Picnic in Central Park

    Best Places for a Picnic in Central Park

    July 5th, 2018 | Dining

    You’re hungry, but not sure where go to eat in New York? For sit-down meals, read How to Eat Affordable Restaurant Meals in New York City to find great places near the Manhattan at Times Square. But what if you want something different? Allow us to suggest a picnic in Central Park!

  • How to Eat Affordable Restaurant Meals in New York City

    How to Eat Affordable Restaurant Meals in New York City

    March 22nd, 2018 | Dining

    Any trip is influenced by the food you eat at your destination. You can’t have one without the other, but when traveling on a budget, fast-food restaurants tend to became the first choice for hungry sightseers. However, we have the secret to eating delicious sit-down meals in New York without breaking the bank.

  • 3 Experiences in NYC to Make You Swoon

    3 Experiences in NYC to Make You Swoon

    January 18th, 2018 | Dining

    Once February approaches, the anticipation of what Valentine’s Day might have in store for us is electrifying. This holiday may not be for everyone, but if you’re visiting New York City at this time of the year, it would be a mistake to not join in the festivities. 

  • Eat and Drink in NYC to End Hunger

    Eat and Drink in NYC to End Hunger

    September 14th, 2017 | Dining

    When was the last time that eating and drinking meant you were helping fight hunger? It may sound contradictory, but it isn’t: the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCFFW) does exactly that.

  • New York City's Most Exclusive Pizza

    New York City's Most Exclusive Pizza

    May 3rd, 2017 | Dining

    New York City is home to the delicious one dollar slice, however, rarely does another pizza come along that is so good people are willing to pay $38 dollars. Sofia Pizza Shoppe has created a pie that requires an online ticket purchase and is only available a few nights a week to a restricted number of people. This makes it the most elusive pizza in NYC this May.

  • Eat Chinese Food Like a New Yorker

    Eat Chinese Food Like a New Yorker

    January 5th, 2017 | Dining

    Every New Yorker claims that their Chinese spot is the best. When visiting it's easy to get lost amongst the options, here is a quick guide to the most savory locations in Manhattan. For an authentic experience visit Grand Sichuan, which has over 6 locations. They have an expansive and appealing menu of well priced choices and are famous for their spicy dishes.

  • The Amazing Maize Maze

    The Amazing Maize Maze

    October 4th, 2016 | Dining

    Nothing quite says fall like intentionally getting yourself lost in a bunch of corn. Thankfully, this is still possible even near a big city like New York. Queens County Farm Museum is famous for the fall events it puts on every year, from pumpkin patches to festivals to the Amazing Maize Maze.

  • Dinner for Twenty

    Dinner for Twenty

    August 13th, 2016 | Dining

    While you may have heard plenty about New York City's hundreds of speakeasies, this twist on exclusive hidden gems asks you to ring a doorbell for food instead. A restaurant located in the back of a brewery, Dinnertable is a secretive dining experience you will never forget, and it's only twenty minutes away from the Manhattan.

  • Flash Frozen Treat

    Flash Frozen Treat

    June 1st, 2016 | Dining

    Summer time means ice-cream weather, but if regular ice-cream just doesn't do it for you, there's always -321º Ice Cream Shop, an innovative and delicious liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlor in Brooklyn, just a short trip from our Times Square hotel.

  • Jazzy and Bubbly

    Jazzy and Bubbly

    March 18th, 2016 | Dining

    Brunch has become a New York must-do, almost up there with visiting the Empire State Building, but if the idea of plain old brunch isn't that appealing, you can one-up it with Hornblower's Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise. Why settle for brunch in a crowded Lower East Side restaurant when you can take your French toast on a luxury yacht cruising along the Manhattan coastline?

  • Valentine's Day Dash

    Valentine's Day Dash

    February 1st, 2016 | Dining

    Feel like disrobing for a cause? This Valentine's Day, do-gooders with a distinct lack of shame can take part in Cupid's Undie Run, a one-mile run that takes participants through the streets to the Brass Monkey Bar and was conceived to raise funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation. The catch? You have to be in your underwear. Participants have stretched just what that means over the years with fun and ridiculous costumes.

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