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New York Pizza, New York Bagels, New York Cheesecake- and the list can go on. NYC is the ultimate American melting pot of cultures that has resulted in the city birthing some of the most insanely mouthwatering cuisines in the world. Wake up and sample a delicious bagel from the deli at the corner, and enjoy your evening at one of the most famous restaurants eating a five-star meal in Manhattan- the experiences are endless and versatile.

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NYC is the birthplace of Pride, so it only makes sense that it’s high up on this list. The Stonewall Riots were started in 1969 by Black trans activist, Marsha P. Johnson (Marsha is credited with throwing the first brick). Fed up with the constant harassment and brutality from the police, patrons at Stonewall said enough was enough and took a stand for their rights. This moment in LGBTQIA+ history paved the way for Pride celebrations all over the world and is why we celebrate Pride in June each year. Aside from being a place of significance in history, the city has been a long-standing haven for the LGBTQIA+ community where they can feel accepted and authentically themselves.

Pride is returning to NYC this summer, with plenty of options for celebration- both in-person and virtual throughout all the boroughs of the iconic metropolis. NYC has a rich LGBTQ+ history and is the birthplace of the first-ever Pride march, so make sure to be there by the end of June for non-commercial marches and endless festivities.

- Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift - New York by Snow Patrol - Safe in New York City by AC/DC

The original Pride started as historic protests in NYC, a destination resting in the heart and soul of American LGBTQ+ rights. Visit homey bars and neighborhoods that were stomping grounds to some of the most influential LGBTQ+ activities in history. The vibe in New York is glittering and seeped in culture, you are sure to have a thrilling vacation touring the 24hour party scene and metropolitan daytime events of the city.

For any glamorous mother, NYC is the best metropolitan destination to get lost together in the busy city. It is no secret that New York has amazing food, exciting activities, and plenty of sites to see. We recommend booking a late morning brunch at Poco with bottomless mimosa to live like a *true* New Yorker, checking out some boutique galleries in Chelsea, and then hitting broadway to enjoy one of the countless world-class performances showing every day. If you haven't already, get tickets to one of the classics- Moulin Rouge, Chicago, or even Wicked for an unforgettable evening.

By the end of a sweltering June in NYC, the beauty of the city comes to life to join in solidarity and party together for Pride. NYC is one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly cities in the USA, with countless events, nightclubs, and even ice cream parlors that celebrate the LGBTQ+ lifestyle on a normal day. If you are ready for a busy itinerary of bar hopping, vibrant parades, and more- NYC is your best bet for an exciting, metropolitan Pride celebration.

New York has a prominent Mexican-American population, as well as some of the best food and parties in the country for this holiday. The entire week of May 5th is packed full of festivities and plenty of mouthwatering tacos and fresh margaritas. Enjoy a cruise along the Hudson River, complete with Mexican cuisine and any kind of booze you can imagine, visit Greenwich Village for tasty Mexican dishes, or enjoy the free Cinco de Mayo festival that takes place on 116th street for live music and authentic street food.

The Empire State is the latest domino to fall in our path towards federal legalized recreational Marijuana use. On March 31, 2021, New York became the 16th 420 friendly state with its passage of legalized recreational marijuana use. “The bill allows for individuals 21 and older to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and 24 grams of cannabis concentrate outside the home. It also allows for individuals to grow up to six plants in their homes—three mature plants and three immature plants—with a cap of six mature plants and six immature plants per household.” While it is too early to tell exactly what’s in store for weed tourism in New York, big things are likely to follow. The state already has an extensive network of medical dispensaries. Currently, an ounce of weed in New York will cost you $339.49. 

New York City is for the materialistic side that I know all Libras have, even if it's just a little bit. NY has some of the world's most iconic shopping and famous locations that have appeared in all your favorite movies. NYC is truly Libra's dream come true, the art capital of the world, this city has plenty of photogenic spots so make sure to bring your favorite camera.

Oh, New York, no other city on planet earth can quite compare to the massive amounts of creativity bursting from this grided city. Enjoy the little galleries of Chelsea to view contemporary and cutting edge work, or make your way to massive museums such as the MoMA to spend an entire day lost amongst pieces of historical and cultural importance.

In 1997, New York City became the seventh US city to host a fringe festival.

Growing up on movies like Home Alone, Miracle on 34th street, and Elf has shaped New York to be what I imagine one of the most magical Christmas experiences in the world. Along with decorated department stores and snowy weather fit for the season, little cafes to explore and try hot chocolate and Christmas cannolis, as well as beautiful illuminations and Christmas trees on every block; one day I hope to live my childhood dream of being Eloise and spending a truly classic American Christmas in the big apple.

When you hear the word "city" what city comes to mind? NYC all day every day! I'm the kind of traveler that usually stays away from big cities, but if I'm going to spend significant time and money in a city, it's going to be the most formidable of cities. Most of what I know about New York City has come from years of influence from music, movies, and TV. "The city that never sleeps", "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere", "Anything can happen in a New York minute." It's always prided itself as the place to be, and that bold mystique is what draws me to it. Why it's on my Bucket List: As a Canadian, New York City is the iconic symbol of the USA. It's a melting pot of culture and characters from all walks of life. I want to be in the heart of it, rent a bike and explore spontaneously during the day. Reserve the evenings for itinerary-type things on one of Seeker's NYC lists. When I do plan my trip to New York it will be with a big budget set aside for indulgence. I believe this is not a place to shoe-string it.

I describe NYC as a "beautiful mess". This city stole my heart, I remember the first day we went on top of the Rockefeller Center and I cried. Right after the sunset and way too many photos, I stopped for a second to actually take it all in. I got super emotional and found myself tearing up. I was so happy, I never felt more alive. The best moments in life are when you take a moment to stop and really observe the space around you.

The City That Never Sleeps is my current hometown.

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