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New York City

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Algonquin Hotel, New York City

Visit the Algonquin Hotel to dine at the Round Table restaurant and view mural celebrating the group of writers and artists who first sat there. Also stop by and say hi to the most important member of the hotel—the cat.

Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Enjoy the most sumptuous brunch in the city at the Waldorf Astoria and then see Cole Porter’s piano in the lobby.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!, New York City

For a curious patriotic experience, go see a lock of our first president’s hair at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Times Square.

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For off-the-radar great food, Porchetta on the Lower East Side has one of the best pork sandwiches in town.

See Alexander Hamilton while you’re in NYC—even if you can’t get in to see “Hamilton” on Broadway—at the Trinity Church graveyard where he, his wife Eliza and her sister Angelica are buried.

Halal Guys food truck

Get in on NYC’s food truck craze (they are everywhere). Halal Guys is one of the more popular carts.

6 Train Downtown NYC

For a quick, cheap tour, take the Downtown 6 train all the way to the last stop at the Brooklyn Bridge and stay on the train as it loops around through the old City Hall station before resuming its route back uptown.

Milk Bar, New York City

The Milk Bar in Williamsburg has two-hour baking classes. Take your creations back to your hotel room for a midnight snack! Don’t worry if you mess up—you can still enjoy great desserts at the restaurant itself.


Take a pastry class at Ladurée: You learn to bake tasty desserts and get to take your treats back to your hotel with you afterward, in case you need a decadent midnight snack.

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Swagger like Mick Jagger on a rock ‘n’ roll-themed guided walking tour from Rock Junket.

Eloise, The Plaza Hotel, New York City

For fans of “Eloise at the Plaza,” book the luxurious Eloise Suite or enjoy Eloise themed tea-time in the Palm Court.

Tom's Restaurant New York City of Seinfeld fame

For the ultimate “Seinfeld” stop, visit Tom’s Restaurant. The exterior was featured in all “Seinfeld” episodes.