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New York City, NY Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 502
Total Sleeping Rooms 121,200
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,965
Committable Meeting Rooms* 100
Convention Center Space 864,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,000,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 158,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $293
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $74
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $280
*Maximum for a single hotel

New York City, NY Things to Do and Attractions

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum

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Located on a 12-acre island in the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most identifiable icons of the United States, a representation of the country's ideals of freedom and liberty.

Presented to the United States from France as

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The anchor attraction of Manhattan's "Museum Mile" located along the eastern edge of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded by artists and wealthy donors in 1870. Considered one of the finest art destinations in the world, the

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Museum of Modern Art

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Another beloved cultural institution in the city, the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA completed an expansion project in 2006 that nearly doubled its size to 630,000 square feet, expanded its lobby and resulted in the addition of the six-story David and

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One World Observatory

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High above the skyline, the new observatory atop the One World Trade Center building provides a unique vantage point from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Occupying three levels, this attraction features innovative exhibits,

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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Innovative and contemporary, the Whitney Museum of American Art has a new home, designed by starchitect Renzo Piano, in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District. As the first museum dedicated to the work of living American artists when it was founded

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Along the West Side of Manhattan, the sight of the massive USS Intrepid at Pier 86 near 46th Street is quite impressive. The hulking aircraft carrier that was built for battle in the Pacific during World War II, was decommissioned in 1974 and has

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Madame Tussauds in New York

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Conveniently located off Times Square, visitors flock to Madame Tussauds to see amazing likenesses of celebrities like actor Johnny Depp, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, singer Britney Spears and American Idol host Simon Cowell, just to name

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Chelsea Piers

On the far west side of Manhattan, this entertainment and recreation complex once played a prominent role in U.S. maritime history. As New York's primary passenger ship terminal in the early 1900s, Chelsea's Pier 54 was the origin of the doomed RMS

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Guild Backstage Tours

For more than half a century, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has been a cornerstone of culture. Home to the Metropolitan Opera House, billed as "the venue for the world's greatest voices," the arts destination has hosted some of the

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Behind the Emerald Curtain

Broadway is always a hot ticket no matter how many times you have visited New York City. However, an insider perspective can make the experience that more special. Led by actual cast members, this tour takes you through the inner workings of the

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Yankee Stadium

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Home to the Bronx Bombers, the ballpark at East 161th Street is a great place for an outing, whether catching an actual game or taking a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour.

Several options provide an in-depth look into sports history. The

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Bateaux New York Cruise

Operated by Spirit Cruises, the Bateaux New York is billed as the city's ultimate dining cruise. Guests can enjoy lunch, dinner or sightseeing excursions aboard the luxurious glass-topped vessel that travels through New York Harbor. The 300-seat ship

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NBC Studio Tour

This entertaining experience provides an up-close look at NBC's famed television studios in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers. During the one-hour

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On Location Tours

On Location Tours bring favorite movies and television shows to life with three-and-a-half-hour tours of famous New York stores, restaurants and clubs showcased on the big and small screens. There's the overall city tour, which visits over 40

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Shop Gotham

On Location Tours bring favorite movies and television shows to life with three-and-a-half-hour tours of famous New York stores, restaurants and clubs showcased on the big and small screens. There's the overall city tour, which visits over 40

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Brooklyn Winery

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Chances are there some people who have never been to an "urban winery." This is a good place to start. Set on the north side of Williamsburg, this place actually produces small batch wines, and a fun tour of the premises lets visitors

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Big Onion Walking Tours

Before it was known as part of the Big Apple, New York's Lower East Side was derisively nicknamed the Big Onion, but now could be seen as a nod to its several layers of ethnicities and cultures.

Big Onion Walking Tours helps visitors slowly peel

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Brooklyn Brewery

After opening in the hipster haven that is Williamsburg in 1996, Brooklyn Brewery has risen to become one of America's top 40 breweries and the first successful commercial brewery in the area since breweries like F&M Schaefer's thrived.

Today,

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Minton’s in Harlem - Jazz Supper Club

Marvelous meals and music are all part of the experience at this Harlem hotspot. Hailed as the birthplace of Bebop and the incubator of modern jazz, the original Minton's Playhouse legacy lives on thanks to its current revival at this elegant

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Ginger Man

Hailed as a beer lover's paradise, the original Ginger Man in Houston is also believed to be the first multi-tap bar in America. Today, Ginger Man has opened a New York location, which has quickly risen to acclaim among the locals.

Sure to please

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Gotham Comedy Club

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Since opening in 1996, the Gotham Comedy Club has been attracting big names in comedy such as Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Lewis Black and Dave Chappelle. In its new flagship location on 23rd Street, the Art Deco club, built at a cost of $2.5

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Blue Note

The famed Greenwich Village jazz club opened in 1981 and has served as a performance venue over the years for famed artists such as Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, Tito Puente and Lionel Hampton. In fact, many of these and other

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'21' Club

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As a prohibition era speakeasy, the '21' Club was raided several times by police, who never found any alcohol on the premises thanks to the club's secret wine cellar, hidden behind a 2.5-ton camouflaged door. Today, '21' Club remains notorious as

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Aquavit

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From its location on 55th Street, Aquavit continues to garner accolades such as a spot on New York Magazine's Top Ten Restaurants and a James Beard Award for the Best Chef in New York City. Decorated with sleek, modern Scandinavian furniture, the

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Babbo Ristorante Enoteca

Opened in 1998 in Greenwich Village, Babbo provides the type of forward thinking one would expect in a green-conscious world. The vision at Babbo, run by famed chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joseph Bastianich, is such that only the freshest,

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Le Bernardin

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Making its name known as one of the world's top seafood restaurants, Le Bernardin hosts New York locals and visitors alike in its tasteful maritime-themed restaurant. Diners can select items from the restaurant's menu categories of Almost Raw,

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Le Cirque

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A Manhattan staple for over 40 years, Le Cirque has gained recognition both nationally and across the globe. Owner Sirio Maccioni, along with his wife and sons, has maintained an exceptional level of quality and creativity in both the restaurant's

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Masa

Stepping into Masa's self-described "zen-like sushi temple," diners are transported to the quiet, peaceful ambience of what has been hailed by some as the best Japanese restaurant in America. Among stone and bamboo accents and elegant

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Per Se

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Opened by well-reputed chef Thomas Keller as an urban counterpart to the successful French Laundry restaurant in California's wine country, Per Se offers the same relaxed rural atmosphere amid the hustle and bustle in the city.

Guests step

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Tao

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A favorite of New York trendsetters and celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Madonna, Tao boasts the notoriety of the "largest and most popular Asian restaurant in New York City."

Upon

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New York Aquarium

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Opened in 1896, the New York Aquarium, the longest-running aquarium in the country, now occupies 14 acres near Coney Island. A key part of Coney's attractions, the aquarium boasts over 8,000 animals from 350 different species, including Kulu the

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Bryant Park

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The 9.6-acre Bryant Park has a long and storied history: George Washington troops traversed the park during retreat from the 1776 Battle of Long Island; the military used the space for practice drills during the American Civil War; and it was

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Central Park

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Stretching 51 blocks between 59th and 110th streets, the famed 843-acre Central Park in New York City has been a welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city since its official completion in 1873.

The park is brimming with notable

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New York Botanical Garden

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Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal lies the largest botanical garden in any city in the United States. Set in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden contains more than 1 million plants that inhabit its 250 acres of 50 curated display

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The High Line

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Just 15 years ago, the recently completed High Line Park was an abandoned elevated railway in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Today, it's perhaps the world's most prominent example of architectural repurposing as the now-thriving aerial greenway

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Bronx Zoo

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Nestled in Bronx Park, the 265 acres of the Bronx Zoo serve as home to over 4,000 species, many of which are endangered or threatened. Guests can journey through African Plains to catch sight of lions, gazelles and African wild dogs, or watch

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