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I love the concept of budget hotels. As a family of 5, we can’t always afford the high luxury hotel stays, though believe me, I am all about the personalized attention and constant pampering. Budget hotels make traveling possible for a lot of people, whether they are world travelers or seasonal travelers. How you travel doesn’t matter. Finding ways to afford travel is key. Finding these lodging options in popular destinations, like New York City, is gold.
And if you love your mother, or the mother of your children, or the mother of the mother of your children, then you best be prepared to take them to brunch. But not just any brunch, rather the brunch of all brunches: Mother’s Day Brunch.
Haven’t thought of it? Worry not! I’ve got you covered.
Here are some pretty awesome brunch events happening just for her…and yes, you and all the other kids get to tag along too.
The Tribeca Film Festival Outdoor Drive-In Series starts tonight! Attendees can enjoy films and activities for families and movie lovers of all ages. The first film, which might be a little too scary for little ones, is the classic Hitchcock film, The Birds, followed the next night by Tim Burton’s comedy Beetlejuice on April 19 and Lil Bub & Friendz, a new film playing in the Festival about a cat made famous online and his friends on Saturday, April 20. Each evening will feature games and activities inspired by the films, including movie trivia contests, costume contests and giveaways.
The events, taking place at Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza), co-sponsored by AT&T and JetBlue, and hosted by Brookfield, are free and open to the public. Doors open and pre-screening activities begin at 6 p.m., screenings begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.). The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 17-28 in downtown New York City.
On Saturday, April 6, 2013 families can join the festivities at the 10th Annual Scotland Run (10k) and Festival in Central Park (a free event). It’s a really fun morning, filled with live Scottish music, face painting, trip giveaways, and more! After rooting for racers in kilts, the entire brood can take part in these kid-friendly activities:
Hurricane Sandy did so much damage to our beloved Statue of Liberty that it forced the closing of Liberty Island. But July 4, 2013, Independence Day, will welcome the reopening of the island and tours onto the island will once again take place!
Guests who want to get a close view of the Statue of Liberty before opening day can enjoy one of the 20 daily tours being offered by Statue Cruises.
The few times I lived out of NYC, one of the things that I most missed was the Asian food selections here. Whether it was the corner Chinese carry-out place or the Indian eatery downtown, few places can be as good, or even as authentic, as the food served in this wonderful city – well, unless you actually go to the country itself, of course.
Check out my list of favorite Asian food eateries in NYC in my latest on Forbes Travel Guide’s travel blog, Startle.com: New York City Asian Cuisine Hotspots.
Brunch is my religion of choice on Sundays in New York City. It’s one of those things that is such a part of the culture of this city, that I tend to miss and want to replicate when traveling elsewhere. As New Yorkers we love to show off our brunch spots to friends or anyone visiting our town. They are our badges of honor and the reason we choose the apartments we live in.
Check out at Forbes Travel Guide for a my list of Best Brunch Spots in NYC worthy of bragging rights!
The chill in the air might be enough to encourage anyone to stay home and cozy up on the couch, drink in hand. But if you would rather enjoy your drinks and cushy warmth in the company of friends, finding the perfect place is key.
Lucky for us, New York City has a lot of options that offer the serene comfort and roasting fireplace temperatures, while also serving some of the best cocktails in town.
Times Square hosted its annual Vow Renewal Ceremony 2013 on the red steps yesterday, while Aruba Tourism hosted the reception on a pop-up beach, complete with sand, warmth, and lounge chairs.
The day was one of the first where New Yorkers, though still somewhat cold, got a hint of Spring in the air. Times Square was alive with couples from all over signing up to exchange vows they had once before shared with each other.
Most New Yorkers have a Fairway Market story.
Ours is venturing into the Fairway Market on Broadway in the Upper West side on any and every occasion we were hosting a holiday or celebratory meal of some kind, in search of unique, hard to find products and then cabbing back home with our groceries to our apartment uptown – that is, until we had a car. After which point, we just drove to the Harlem store (which also has free parking) and stocked up.