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New York City

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park

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Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park

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Welcome to The Big Apple

New York City is a quick-change artist, famous for transforming overnight—so what's packed and popular this month may be passé by the time you arrive. It's impossible to see everything, regardless of its staying power, so instead try to soak in the sheer amount of culture, restaurants, exhibitions, and people here, and you'll be acting like a jaded New Yorker in no time. Explore

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Samantha's Pick A Comeback Story That Stretches 20 Blocks

An abandoned elevated train line is transformed into the High Line, a glorious landscaped park that offers a new perspective on this thrilling city.

A Comeback Story That Stretches 20 Blocks

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Samantha's Pick Grocery Store of the Gods

Eataly is a glorious food hall that celebrates everything gourmet. Swirl sugar into an espresso or slowly sip a prosecco. Just enjoy.

Grocery Store of the Gods

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Samantha's Pick Brooklyn, Baby!

Check out hotels in downtown Brooklyn for a unique local feel that’s still just a few stops on the subway from Manhattan.

Brooklyn, Baby!

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Spend Some Time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

No trip to New York would be complete without seeing the largest art museum in the country. Set aside an afternoon for this one. Or perhaps the whole day.

Spend Some Time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

For spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, take the subway to Brooklyn and walk back over the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll end up right at City Hall Park.

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

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Take a Ride On the Staten Island Ferry

New York’s best free attraction is as good now as it was when it started operation, over 100 years ago. Jump on board and get a snap of the Statue of Liberty.

Take a Ride On the Staten Island Ferry

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Look Down From the Top of the Rock

Since undergoing a $75 million facelift, the Top of the Rock has rivaled the Empire State Building for the coveted Best View of Manhattan. See for yourself!

Look Down From the Top of the Rock

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Behold Central Park

Nothing can prepare you for the awesomeness of Central Park. The 843-acre natural retreat lies smack-bang in the middle of Manhattan—you can’t miss it.

Behold Central Park

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