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The Best Five Museums in New York City Under the Radar

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The book you picked up in the airport bookstore says: These are Paintings and Exhibits You Need To See Before You Die. Travel Guides have everything about what museums to go into for a perfect cultural exposure that New York has to offer. But remember that books themselves are written by people too and are not infallible. They may miss one or two spots worth experiencing. Here are some curated experiences you might be missing that are outside the pages of the mainstream maps:

The Tenement Museum


New York has been the port-of-call for immigrants even way back during the city was established. The convergence point of immigrants are Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Their stay  and stories they have of their days in New York during their specific periods of immigration offer an insight into what values each one brought and transposed into this country. The Tenement Museum can be found in a building in Orchard Street. The establishment is rich in history since it was already around during the Civil War.


The Best Oyster Bars in the World

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There is so much meat in the world and there is only so much of it we can eat before the taste fatigue comes in or the faintly detected health issues come out. When you get tired of eating chicken, pork and meat, the best recourse would be to scope out how seafood is being served up.

For that sudden piscetarian streak in your appetite, there is nothing better to try than an oyster bar. Check out the best oyster bars and see if there is one right in your corner.

United States Oyster Bars

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New York Tours that are actually worth Taking

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If you’re planning a visit to the Big Apple, you might be surprised by the number of tours available to sight-seers. In fact, it can be pretty hard to decide which ones will give you the most bang for your buck. You probably have it in mind to catch a Broadway show and you no doubt want to see the Statue of Liberty and the top of the Empire State Building, but beyond that, how can you best go about getting a good look at the city that never sleeps? If you find yourself goggling over a list of city tours and doing the close-your-eyes-and-point routine, here’s a better way to find the best of New York: try some of these highly rated tours.


Top Airport Transfer Deals in the World

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Every time you arrive at a strange new airport without a pre-arranged transfer to your hotel, you worry about the same things: will your luggage be safe? Will you get to your hotel on time? Will you have to shell out a lot of money just to get there?

While airport taxis may look more convenient than public transportation services like railways, taxis are not always the best options. People can end up burning as much as $32 more on taxi fares from the airport compared to what they would spend should they decide to hop onto a train.

Wherever your destination may be, below are the best alternatives to expensive taxi transfers.

Heathrow, London

Should you find yourself in London’s Heathrow Airport, the cheapest airport transfer you can get is through the Heathrow Express Train. This will only cost you around $25. In about 25 minutes, you’d already reach downtown London.


The Most Expensive Cities in America

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When you live in a city with topnotch hotels and malls where luxury shopping is the main event, it’s easy to drain out your bank account. For example, Mojitos in Miami can cost as much as $15, and if you’re a Mojito-lover, you’ll know how fast you can blow off your salary. There are ways for you to dodge the spender’s traps, though. For example, if you must have a Mojito after work, you can stick to places with Happy Hour specials.

Even if you’re just traveling to these cities, you should take the time to do the math. It might take some of the fun out of traveling, but it’ll keep your budget (and sanity) intact. Below are the most expensive cities in America to watch out for and what you should expect from them before you purchase your plane ticket.

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Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame

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For baseball fans all around the world, the Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, is the perfect vacation destination. At the Hall you can learn all about the greatest baseball players of all time, and see priceless and rare items that are not available anywhere else. The Hall is more than just a display of the greatest players of the sport – it’s also the largest baseball museum in the world.

Baseball Hall of FameFounded in June, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, the Hall of Fame has been honoring excellent players and managers for more than 70 years. The hall of fame has become so well-known that the term “Cooperstown”, which is actually a town in the state of New York, has become a metonym for the Hall. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, and because of this, tourism in Cooperstown is booming.


Top 3 Best New York Street Food

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Few people survive in New York without online casino games and street food. And contrary to popular belief, New York street food is not all about hot dogs sold on the sidewalks. The city is now home to people from different cultural backgrounds that helped build the city’s reputation as the best place to enjoy a complete gastronomic street food experience, thanks to the Chinese, Indians, Muslims and Germans that call New York their home. Here are the best 5 New York street food. Be sure to have a taste the next time you stop by this vibrant city.


Best New Hotels in New York City

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New York is known for a lot of things. The place is always busy and adapts to changes that happens around it. Whether in the field of sports, entertainment and of course fashion, it just keeps on improving. One more industry that is growing is its lodging business.

The present recession greatly affected hotel industries in the US.  Based on the information provided by Travlezoo, the lodging business last 2008 went down on a depressing value and was still pulled down by approximately nine percent in 2009. This 2010, despite the US current situation, New York City hotels do not seem to be affected. In fact, more hotel rooms and structures with astounding designs and remarkable services are popping out in the Big Apple. These hotels seem to be everywhere. There’s in Chelsea, Nolita and lower Manhattan. According to Chris Heywood of NYC & Company, the city’s tourism authority, guests can still enjoy and explore the genuine New York City even if some of these new hotels are located in the not so popular enclaves.