Saving History: One NYC Landmark at a Time

Tue, Oct 10, 2017

When planning a trip to New York City, you’ve got to visit all of the city’s legendary landmarks. I mean would the New York be without classics like Radio City Music Hall and Grand Central Terminal? 

Well, did you know that both off those landmarks were actually supposed to be torn down?

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Leaf NYC For A Minute: Finding Fall Foliage & Other Local Autumn Happenings

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

From hayrides, to apple picking, to beer and wine tastings, and everything in between - New York has endless fall offerings to choose from.

Autumn is a season for enjoying nature and spending time with family and friends in the crisp weather. Though it may not seem like it, New Yorkers actually have plenty of options for fall fun. Check out the below for some unique autumn adventures nearby and in the city.

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Somewhere Beyond the City - Awesome (and Relatively Close) NYC Area Attractions that Get You Out of the City Without Really Leaving at All.

Wed, Apr 20, 2016

There are so many things to do in New York City. The “City that Never Sleeps” offers unlimited opportunities to dine, drink, dance, and wander. Tourists travel from far and wide to explore this wonder of a city, and it’s easy to see why! Whether you're a local or a wandering tourist in search of the unique, it’s easy to get an itch to explore outside the five boroughs and see what else there is to offer. Lucky for you, we have some awesome (and relatively close) things to do and see around New York and surrounding areas.

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Fall Foliage, Oktoberfest & Family Fun: Why This Year's Bear Mountain Cruise Is Better Than Ever

Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Our Bear Mountain Cruise Just Got A Facelift

As the leaves start to change throughout New York, we stop having dreams of hot pool days and lemonade leaving watery rings on our bar tops and we start looking forward to the fall season and all of its glorious festivities. Maybe we’re a little biased, but one of our favorite autumn activities is celebrating Oktoberfest. Although traditionally held in Germany for 16 days running from mid-to-late September to the first week in October, Americans have grown to treasure this festival too. We see it as a way to welcome fall, drink a few adult beverages, and enjoy the start of a new season. What better way to truly celebrate fall than getting out of the city and celebrating it on our cruise to Bear Mountain?

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Setting Sail To Bear Mountain NY: Enjoy Fall Foliage, Bear Mountain Oktoberfest, Hiking & More!

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Gearing Up For Bear Mountain: Prepare For An Oasis Of German Tradition

From a distance, the serene mountains of Bear Mountain State Park seem like an unlikely setting for a bustling and exciting Oktoberfest. But as the cliché says, looks can be deceiving. Located in the Hudson Highlands just north of New York City, Bear Mountain is home to approximately 5,000 acres of picturesque open fields, over 50 hiking trails, some breath-taking views, and yes… a yearly Oktoberfest celebration. This amazing park brings the unlikely pair of untainted nature and a hearty Germanic festival together like a match made in heaven. And starting mid-September, Circle Line will be setting sail up to beautiful Bear Mountain; bringing passengers right to the heart of the Oktoberfest action.

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