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Unusual things to do in New York Uptown

Unusual things to do in New York Uptown

Travel
Going to the top of the Empire State Building, horse drawn carriages through Central Park, seeing a musical on Broadway; these are all examples of the typical and stereotypical New York vacation. While these are nice, fun and some would say necessary if one is to visit New York, there are many other activities which are slightly off the beaten trail. For the traveler who likes to feel like a local, or for a second or third time visitor, the following activities are truly New Yorker in character but are not strictly for tourists. Central Park This famous New York park is a setting for many a film scene. The park changes dramatically throughout the year, but from the bare snow covered winter to the magnolia filled spring it is always beautiful. On nice days it can get very crowded, esp...
Modular kayak sport in Western New York

Modular kayak sport in Western New York

Sports
Modular kayak - Many kayakers enjoy a peaceful excursion on flat-waters. Sometimes guide books are the best way to help you choose a kayaking location for your modular kayak, based on skill-level, time availability and many other factors. Rich and Sue Freeman have written several guides, including Take A Paddle: Western New York. In this guide, they describe 45 locations in Western New York that are geared toward beginner and intermediate kayakers of modular kayak, or those just wanting a relaxing jaunt. These destinations are great for both kayaking and canoeing. Eighteenmile Creek Eighteenmile Creek is located in Niagara County and runs from Burt Dam to Olcott. It is about 2 miles long and depending on the pace, may take between a half hour to an hour to paddle with m modular kayak...
Best Things to Do with Kids in New York City

Best Things to Do with Kids in New York City

Entertainment
When you think of New York, you probably imagine yourself in the middle of the hustle and bustle holding giant shopping bags, hopping from broadway show to broadway show. No? Is that just me? Well anyway, there is a lifetime of things to do in New York City, especially with kids. It isn’t just for the grown ups! There are so many things to do with your family on your next vacation that you won’t be worrying about designer shopping and broadway shows. But come on, still make time for designer shopping. It’s New York for crying out loud! Your kids may not remember the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks, but they will love the giant piano that they can jump on and play with when you book a one hour instructor-led session with the iconic piano! It will bring back all kinds of fun memories for y...