If you’re looking for a new way to get in shape for the summer, you can head down to New York City’s Times Square during their amazing Summer Solstice event, beginning on June 21 and highlighting the lengthiest day of summer. Beyond the celebrations, you’ll also have a chance to participate in the massive yoga training exercises taking place right on the streets of Times Square, where thousands of yoga mats and visitors will be stretching and following the directions of some of the most renowned trainers in the fitness world, namely Patrick Lynch, Nicole Nichols and Douglass Stewart. Best of all, admission is free! Be sure to make reservations near this fun event by booking New York City lodging.
After you’ve shed a few extra pounds, you can celebrate your fitness level by heading out on the exhilarating 30 minute Speedboat Ride, “The Beast.” Zoom through the New York City harbor at speeds up to 45 miles an hour and look for the famous Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on your way. You’ll be provided a full narration by your hilarious captain, “Mad Dog.” Other boats are sure to stay out of the way of this mean craft painted with green eyes and razor sharp teeth!
For an additional exciting time out on the water, make reservations on the 90 minute Manhattan Twilight Cruise, heading out in the beauty of the sunset and summer night. You’ll be able to view the city skyline as it lights up in all directions. Your ship will gently float past several highlights that the city is known for, including the South Street Seaport, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.
Approximately one million people gather to watch New York City Times Square’s countdown into the new year, and this time, you can be part of the celebration for New Year’s Day. Be sure come early to beat the rush and watch in amazement as the digital displays of Times Square are lit up with fireworks and streamers flying in every direction. The gargantuan production is seen by millions of people all over the world on televisions, but it’s even better if you’re there to experience it firsthand. Fulfill your dreams and attend New York City’s most famous celebrations. Also, make sure you find out which New York City hotels still have availability and reserve a room.
Don’t forget to attend some of the city’s great Christmas shows while you’re here, such as the legendary Rockettes The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The show has an amazing variety of choreography and performances combined with the same Broadway quality production value that New York City is known for. The Rockettes’ show is geared toward the Christmas festivities almost entirely, and it includes Santa flying over the audience and a living Nativity.
Also, to better understand how the holiday events are covered and broadcasted on the news, you can try the NBC Studio Tour, which provides you with passes to see all kinds of things at NBC, beginning from the intersection of 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. View the sets of great shows like NBC Sports, Saturday Night Live and Dateline. The tour includes facts and details about how NBC sets up their shows and produces them from start to finish.
Can’t decide between spending a romantic New Year’s Eve evening with your loved one or enjoying an evening of parties, lights, and excitement? With a trip to New York City for New Year’s Eve, you will not have to choose! The Big Apple has activities and events to suit any visitor over the New Year’s Eve weekend.
Of course, the place to be in New York City on New Year’s Eve is Times Square, where you can celebrate 2010 with thousands of visitors. You can watch the ball drop for yourself while you enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere of Times Square. While you are in Times Square for New Year’s Eve, stop in at Planet Hollywood on Times Square to enjoy delicious American cuisine in an interactive and fun environment. Planet Hollywood is a great place to eat any time of year, and on New Year’s Eve, the atmosphere will be even better. With a Planet Hollywood Meal Ticket, you will have your choice of entrée as well as a soft drink and dessert.
If you are looking for some romance during your New Year’s vacation, visit the Empire State Building Observatory. As the scene of some of the most memorable romantic scenes from movies like Sleepless in Seattle and An Affair to Remember, you and your loved one can create your own New Year’s memories as you watch the lights of the city from the best vantage point in town.
Whether you decide to plan a romantic vacation for two or a non-stop party experience in the City that Never Sleeps, you’re going to need a great place to stay. We offer many hotels in Times Square that will put you in the heart of the action for New Year’s Eve as well as close to many attractions, shops, and restaurants. If you’re planning a romantic getaway, why not splurge and book tickets at one of the nicest hotels in town? Midtown Manhattan is home to four and five star hotels like the Kimberly Hotel, the St. Regis, and W New York that offer a luxurious experience that will be the perfect setting for a New Year’s vacation in the city.