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TAKE A FOOD TASTING CULTURAL WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE 

foods of new york tourExperience Greenwich Village
This tour is a fun and enjoyable way to learn about this great village in New York. You will learn about Village history, culture, architecture, entertainment offerings, and of course, the local flavors.

What you get on this tour
Each person is given the Foods of New York neighborhood guide. This guide gives you all the pertinent information you need to return with confidence and have the ultimate Greenwich Village experience off the beaten path.

A wonderful 3 hour tour as you stroll around The old Italian neighborhood and learn about New York mom and pop food shops, local cozy quaint restaurants, the site of a former speakeasy from the roaring 20's, the oldest wooden house and the narrowest house in the village, architecture, hidden gardens, the oldest chocolate shop in the Village, jazz, blues, and poetry venues, history and culture dating back 170 years, and life as a Greenwich Village resident and much, much more.

Now for the best part
This tour offers food tastings from 7 unique Greenwich Village shops and eateries. There is enough food that you will not have to go out for lunch once the tour is complete. 

Taste Classic Food Specialties From these fine establishments
  • Murray's Cheese Shop - the best cheese shop In NYC! (Est. 1940)
  • Faicco's Italian Specialties - A Family owned shop specializing in handmade Italian delicacies (Est. 1900)
  • Milk & Cookies - An authentic 1950's style bakery (Est. 2005)
  • Rocco's - A southern Italian pastry shop (Est. 1972)
  • O & Co. - A Mediterranean olive oil shop (Est. 1998)
  • Joe's Pizza - A classic NY style pizzeria (Est. 1974)
  • Centro Vinoteca - stylish Italian restaurant (Est. 2007)

This tour is offered 7 days a week, year round.
Click Here for more info and to find tour dates and times. You can also call 212-913-9964 to make reservations.

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Southwest NJ
Sahara Sam's Oasis 
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ
856-767-7580

Sahara Sams Oasis New York Day Trip ideas Great day trip idea right outside of New York!
Sahara Sam's Oasis is located in West Berlin, New Jersey. It is a family owned and family focused indoor and outdoor water park, arcade, and all around entertainment destination. Their innovative design provides year-round water park attractions inside and out. Out of the nearly 70,000 square feet of indoor fun, 80% is contained under a retractable roof system providing a weather proof experience. Most recently the water park opened a 2-acre outdoor expansion replicating the thrills of ocean side entertainment – The Beach Club in addition to a new dining court facility and private birthday party rooms. Attractions aside, Sahara Sam’s is recognized for exceptional service in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Additionally, Sahara Sam’s is the principal financial backer for SAMBULANCE Safety Squad a 501(c)3 nonprofit education program. It’s Always 84 and Sunny at Sahara Sam’s!

Indoor water park open year round!


Best Places to visit in NYC

Empire State Building The most famous landmark in the world
Radio City Music Hall Check out everything they have to offer!
Statue Of Liberty Just reopened in August 2004!

Skyline Cruises Set sail on a magnificent New York Cruise
Circle Line Cruises  Sightseeing around Manhattan
NYC Hall of Science Hands on science technology center
United Nations Building Offers tours daily
Central Park Zoo The polar bears are amazing. A must see! 
New York Public Library The best public library in the world
Central Park Take a horse and Buggy ride and see the greatest Park in the world
Sony Wonder Tech Lab Four floors of exhibits and they're Free!


Best Places to take kids in NY

Children's Museum of Manhattan 5 floors of stuff to do
Central Park Zoo The polar bears are amazing. A must see 
Bronx Zoo Come see over 6,000 animals in this great city
Astroland Amusement Park Ride the world famous Cyclone
New York Aquarium See dolphins and sharks up close
New York Hall of Science Over 225 hands on exhibits
New York Renaissance Fair Sterling Forest NY
Circle Line Cruises Sightseeing around Manhattan
New York Waterway Take a ride on the Hudson
Rockefeller Center Ice Skate or visit the NBC Studios
New York Skyride A big screen simulated thrill ride
Lazer Park The largest laser tag arena in New York
Empire State Building The most famous landmark in the world
Staten Island Children's Museum Kids will love it!
FAO Schwarz The ultimate Toy store, but not just for kids
Mars 2112 A mars themed restaurant with real aliens
Jekyll and Hyde Pub and restaurant Not for small children or faint of heart!
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Cool Comic Exhibits and events 

 


More fun things to do in New York

New York Top Museums


HARLEM

The Cloisters See beautiful tapestries in a rebuilt medieval evil monastery
Studio Museum in Harlem Many different changing exhibitions

UPPER EAST SIDE

The Frick Collection  NY City's most beloved cultural treasures
Whitney Museum of American Art Over 12,000 exhibits
Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum The History of design 
Asia Society Allows Americans to see the diversity of Asia
Guggenheim Museum See the works of Picasso and Van Gogh
National Academy of Design Museum Closed Mon and Tuesday
El Museo Del Barrio Latin American art and culture
Museum of the City of New York See over 1 million artifacts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Best NYC museum
Welcome to The Jewish Museum New York Many fine programs

UPPER WEST SIDE

American Museum of Natural History Best NYC museum
Hayden Planetarium The most advanced theatre in existence
China Institute Traditional and contemporary Chinese art
American Folk Art Museum American folk art
Children's Museum of Manhattan 5 floors of stuff to do
New York Historical Society Many collections and exhibitions

MIDTOWN

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum An awesome Battleship museum
Museum of Television and Radio Over 100,000 programs
Museum of Arts and Design Learn about craft as a living art
International Center of Photography See many photo exhibits
Dahesh Museum 19th century European academic art
Madame Tussauds New York Amazing wax museum
The Museum of Modern Art Over 100,000 paintings etc.

LOWER MANHATTAN

Chelsea Art Museum Contemporary Culture at its best
South Street Seaport Museum See the fleet of vessels
New Museum of Contemporary Art Something different
Dia Center for the Arts One of the top contemporary Art institutions
Museum of Chinese in the Americas History of Chinese culture

Waterfront Museum A wonderful museum on a barge
National Museum of the American Indian Superb!
Ellis Island Museum Come see the statue of Liberty
New York City Fire Museum Teaches the history of the fire dept. They offer tours
New York City Police Museum Collections of old objects

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS

The Brooklyn Museum of Art 2nd largest museum in NY
Brooklyn Children's Museum The first museum ever created just for Kids
New York Hall of Science (Queens) Over 225 Hands on exhibits
 

 Best sections of NY to visit


Times square The most famous area in the City
South Street Seaport A wonderful premier attraction in NY 
Little Italy Fine Italian cuisine in this world famous neighborhood
Chinatown Close to 300 restaurants. Authentic Chinese cuisine
Central Park Visit the official website of this world famous park
Bryant Park Park covers a 4 block area 40-42nd & 5th and 6th
New York's Upper East Side Restaurants and ethnic shops
Soho and Tribeca Many Fine Galleries shops and Cafes
Greenwich Village Good website for tourism and entertainment
East Village Find major sites to see in this wonderful NY district
Gramercy and the Flatiron District Beautiful townhouses
Fire Island Pristine sand dune beaches and dazzling nightlife
Hamptons An unbelievable resort community with much to do
Long Island A great website of what Long Island offers
Northfork Vineyards lodging events and attractions. Its all here!



 

 Best Shopping in New York City


5th avenue is loaded with the world's chicest and most expensive stores.
Listed below are the most famous.

Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue at 57th Street
Saks Fifth Avenue 611 Fifth Avenue
FAO Schwarz 767 Fifth Avenue (58th St.)
Gucci 685 Fifth Avenue
Cartier 653 Fifth Avenue
Macy's 151 West 34th Street
Steuben Glass 754 Fifth Avenue
Godiva chocolates 560 Lexington Ave (50th St.)
The Trump World Tower 845 United Nations Plaza
New York Diamond Exchange 47th street and 6th Ave


If you prefer Bargains over elegance go to Orchard and Delaney Streets 


 

Best New York Attractions

TAKE A CHAUFFEURED TOUR OF NY IN STYLE

NY Convertible Tours Fun Things to do in the CityChauffeured Tour of NYC in a Classic Convertible
See New York City the way it was meant to be seen. In a luxurious full size classic Chevrolet Caprice Convertible. Tour can accommodate up to 4 passengers. Your chauffeured journey will start in the West Village then to Soho, Tribeca, South Street Seaport and across the Brooklyn Bridge for an excellent view of the Manhattan skyline. Then back across the Manhattan Bridge to China Town and Little Italy. Reservations are required. Please call 212-209-3370 for more information.




THE MOST INCREDIBLE 1 1/2 HOURS OF YOUR LIFE


New York Semi-Circle Cruises
New York City Semi-Circle Cruises Fun Day Activities in NY
Take a breath and enjoy a relaxing hour and a half cruise around Midtown, NY. This semi-circle trip will give you a chance to see the spectacular New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty and other well-known sections of the city. On these tours you will have a knowledgeable tour guide who will educate you on the sights you pass and answer questions you may have.



BEST SPAS IN NEW YORK


Juvenex Spa 
25 W32nd St. between 5th and bBoadway (646-733-1330) NEW YORK
A woman's spa by day but a 24 hour couple spa by night! (Couples after 9:30) Come relax anytime of night and take a dip in a sake and ginseng infused bath. They offer hour long therapeutic massages and seaweed facial that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. NEW: Men are now welcome to come for spa services on select days of the week. Click link above for more details about the spa and its services.

Aqua Beauty Bar
7 E 14 St. between 5th Ave. and Union Sq. West (212-620-4329) NEW YORK
An immaculate white-walled spa which offers a one hour hot stone massage, an ultra facial and manicures to visitors. A great gift idea for your loved one and an even better way to say "You're sorry" (If you're in the doghouse that is). See all of their Spa packages

See a list of the best New Jersey Day Spa's


Take a dinner cruise on The Spirit of New York.
Treat your loved one to Dinner and dancing 
in the beautiful New York Harbor.
They have a great musical revue for your entertainment as well.

Dinner Cruise Visit their website for dates and times

  Specialty Cruise Visit their website for details


Visit Beautiful Niagara Falls

 Niagra Falls NY
A True natural wonder




ADIRONDACKS.COM
This is the absolute best website we have ever seen to find many the many wonderful things to do and see in the Upstate region of New York. While showcasing hundreds of exciting attractions, it gives you literally thousands of linksto themany beautiful areas worth exploring in New York. This website has won awards and really is the only resource you will ever need to plan a trip anywhere in Upstate New York.



WONDERFUL WINTER ADVENTURE
WEEKEND GETAWAYS
IN UPSTATE NEW YORK


Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat
Imagine his face when you tell him that you are taking him on a weekend getaway in upstate New York. Packages for two Include.... two nights lodging, breakfast 2 mornings and dinner one evening. How about sleeping in a romantic heated shanty? Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat in Lake Clear New York is about a 4 and a half hour drive from NY City. Get away from it all and go upstate this year and experience some fabulous trips that you will both always remember!

Lake Clear lodge and Retreat offers getaways for the:

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


To see their seasonal packages or to make reservations, please visit their website
http://www.adirondack-lodging.com/packages.html

 

 

SARANAC LAKE WINTER CARNIVAL
"Mardi Gras in the Mountains" - February 6 to 15th in 2009 and from February 5 to 14th in 2010. It's called the "Oldest Winter Carnival in the Eastern U.S." Ice Palace, parade, fireworks, concerts, sporting events and lots more. For Complete schedule and info click on the link above or call 800-347-1992.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN
Check out unique exhibits on 5 different floors. Great place for the whole family to spend the day. Kids will absolutely love it.





TAKE A VISIT TO
NEW YORKS FINEST FOOD MARKETS




Zabar's
2245 Broadway, NYC, 212-787-2000
Has the greatest variety of Delicacies in the world. Over 30 different kinds of salami and 42 mustards. This is a must visit if you are into eating. Zabar's is open everyday.

Balducci's 
155 A West 66th Street, NYC, 212- 653-8320
Balducci's is one of the largest and highly regarded specialty food companies in the world. Youwill find an abundance of Fresh produce, pasta and awesome homemade dishes.

Dean & Deluca
560 Broadway, NYC, 212-431-1691
Another Deli with an incredible variety. Prepared Italian foods. And edible ferns when in season.

Yonah Schimmel's Knishery
137 E. Houston St., NYC, 212-477-2858
Featuring the best Jewish treats around. The world's finest Knishes.


 



 

TOP NY RESTAURANTS AND CLUBS



Cuba Restaurant Excellent Cuban food in New York City!
Fashion Forty Best upscale singles bar for ages 30 and up
SOCIAL Bar Grill & Lounge Best upscale singles bar for ages 30 and up
Swing 46 - Jazz Dinner Club with Live Music Every Night
Beauty Bar New York A must see when visiting New York

 

For more great NYC bars, check out our New York bars and clubs Page






Visit the World Famous
BB King Blues Club & Grill and Lucille Cafe
See famous live blues Acts 
Enjoy the Sunday Gospel All you can Eat Brunch
With The World Famous
"HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR"

 




Buy fresh warm bread right out of the oven all night long at the Sullivan Street Bakery (73 Sullivan between Broome and Spring) When you come out of the bar at 4 AM just ring the bell at the side door!

Check out poetry reciting's all night long at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery between Bleeker and Houstin) Shows usually last till 4 AM

 

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