Day 1 (MIDTOWN/UPPER WEST)
Purchase a Gray Line Sightseeing Tour 2 online at www.grayline.com and save 20% off any bus tour. It’s the best way to visit all the major sights without a worry, all while seeing the city and hopping on-and-off as you please. Start in Times Square which has transformed itself from notorious to notable. Here you will find a full day’s worth of exciting activities and 20% off at the following places: Madame Tussauds 1 , Ripley’s Believe it or Not 20 , The Ride 13 , The Tour 14 , Body Worlds Pulse 10 , The Hunger Games: The Exhibition 9 and Marvel’s Avenger S.T.A.T.I.O.N. 8 You’ve definitely earned lunch! For a quick, inexpensive bite, grab a burger at the Shake Shack on 44th St. and 8th Ave. Head north to Columbus Circle and visit The Museum of Arts and Design 3 . The gift shop is a great place to pick up a unique souvenir. Explore the Upper West Side and the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library 4 , packed with exhibits about the city plus NYC’s only children’s history museum. Nearby, on 81st, the American Museum of Natural History (suggested admission) is one of the world’s largest museums, boasting over 32 million specimens. Take a refreshment break at one of the many vendors along Central Park West, and weather permitting, take a walk in Central Park, the city’s urban oasis. End your day with a relaxing meal. For a quintessentially New York fine-dining experience, chef Bill Telepan’s eponymous restaurant (www.telepan-ny.com) is a favorite with New Yorkers and celebrities alike. Don’t miss award-winning pastry chef Larissa Raphael’s desserts.
Day 2 (UPPER EAST SIDE/MIDTOWN)
Explore famous Fifth Avenue: Tiffany’s, Saks Fifth Ave, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center. For a peek inside legendary Radio City Music Hall, take the Backstage Tour 6 and do just that, at 20% off. Head up 5th Ave to the Museum Mile, home to the legendary “Met” (suggested admission), the Guggenheim, and the Jewish Museum 7 which offers 20% off admission to Savvy travelers. For lunch, don’t miss Russ and Daughters, located inside the museum, a New York institution which also offers one of the city’s best bagels. If you fancy a cup of tea while on the Upper East Side, try The Carlyle Hotel (76th St. & Madison Ave.) for tasty tea and sandwiches served in an elegant setting. Now that you are rejuvenated, head downtown to the West Village and wander the tree-lined streets. If you’re thirsty, drop by historic White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street for a tipple. Famous imbibers include poet Dylan Thomas and Irish musician Liam Clancy. Finally, for a truly unique dining and sightseeing experience take Hornblower’s Manhattan Dinner Cruise 16 , located on West Street. The food and the scenery are superb and you will save 20% off this unforgettable experience.
Day 3 (DOWNTOWN/MIDTOWN)
Take a shopping trip in trendy Soho on lower Broadway (between Houston and Canal Streets) and find everything from fashionable top brands to interesting street vendors. If you prefer to travel by sea, try New York Water Taxi’s 17 All-Day Access Pass at 20% offto make your way to Midtown. Visit the world-renowned MoMA, containing some of the world’s top modern art, including Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Sports enthusiasts will love the Madison Square Garden All Access Tour 11, a behind-the-scenes look a this illustrious sports arena (at 20% off). Stroll the High Line, a former derelict train track in the Meat Packing District, now a hot destination for diners, shoppers, and people watchers. Enjoy an after-dinner cocktail at the rooftop bar at the Standard Hotel on 14th Street. The room and the view, especially at sunset, is unforgettable.
THE BOROUGHS: Visiting the boroughs is a worthwhile journey. Each of them has its own distinct personality, not to mention some of the world’s greatest collection of ethnic neighborhoods and cuisines. The Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, The Bronx Zoo, and Little Italy on Arthur Avenue, known for its Italian markets and restaurants. Brooklyn has been called “the coolest city on the planet.” Highlights include: The Promenade, Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Museum, Coney Island and vibrant neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Park Slope, Red Hook and DUMBO. Queens is the largest of the borough’s and its Flushing Meadow Park was the site of the 1964 World’s Fair. Take in a Mets game at Citi Field baseball stadium or an art exhibit at PS 1. For foodies, visit Astoria for Greek culture and cuisine and Jackson Heights for the city’s best Indian food. Lastly, don’t miss the Staten Island ferry for a FREE ride past the Statue of Liberty.
20% off (for up to 5 people) at these attractions, museums, and tours with the Savvy discount code on the front cover. Terms and conditions: Unless indicated elsewhere, the Savvy discount applies to the general admission ticket and is not to be combined with other offers. You must show your Savvy Code when purchasing your ticket (or when validating it if purchased online). The code is valid for up to a maximum of 5 people. All offers are correct at time of printing, but publisher will not be held responsible for any changes, errors or omissions.