New York, New York (PRWEB) January 04, 2013
The start of a New Year is sometimes just a countdown to the first day people break their New Years resolutions. But, 2013 is a new year, and this one will be different, right? There are plenty of ways to stay true to those New Years resolutions, even on vacation in New York City. Whether it was a resolution to exercise more, spend less or to learn something new, NYCTourist.com has a little advice on how to honor them. Here are the top five New Years resolutions, and ways to make them last longer into the year.
Get Fit, Lose Weight
Even on vacation, it’s not hard to stay active, no matter how tempting it is to do otherwise. Many of the hotels in NYC have great gyms that are complimentary to guests, so there’s really no excuse to get in that 30 minutes of exercise a day on vacation. The Carlton Hotel offers complimentary access to the nearby fitness center, and is within two miles of Central Park where endless opportunities to exercise in a beautiful, iconic NYC setting await. Park Central Hotel has a private health club packed with equipment to stay fit and is currently even offering a pretty healthy breakfast promotion that’s easy on the waistline, and the 50% savings are easy on the wallet too.
Spending Less, Saving More
While many of the tourist attractions in New York City cost money, there are actually lots of ways to get into even the most popular attractions in NYC for less. It's easy to find New York City deals because many savings cards, like the New York Pass or the NYC Explorer Pass, allow NYC tourists to get in to several of the top attractions in the city, including museums, New York icons, tours and more, for sometimes half the price they would normally spend on admission to each location. Many places also offer big NYC hotel deals. These deals might be a discounted rate on rooms, or a package deal with complimentary meals, tickets to attractions or savings on popular things to do. In other words, there are endless ways to spend a little less, even while doing a lot more.
Spend More Time With Family
Definitely don’t leave the kids behind on any trip to NYC this year, especially when trying to keep this New Years resolution. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things to do with kids in NYC that grown ups enjoy too. Many of the museums are as entertaining for kids as they are for the adults who frequent them, and its never too early to start forcing the kids to learn about history, culture and art, is it? One of the top choices for family friendly museums is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and attractions like The Bronx Zoo or Central Park Zoo rarely yield complaints. Then of course, there’s Broadway. Lots of Broadways shows this season are kid friendly and adult approved. Some of the biggest hits right now are Wicked, (which just broke a Broadway box-office record over the holidays by grossing $2.9 million in just one week) Annie, The Lion King and more. Many Broadway shows offer deals to make spending time with the family a little more affordable too!
Learning New Things, Trying to Improve
Yes, everyone says that this will be the year that they’ll go back to school, read a few more books or pick up new hobbies, but it’s easy to expand the mind on vacation too! Many of these actually tie in nicely with the resolution to get fit too, which is nothing short of a win-win. There are great New York City tours that allow travelers to explore the city and learn about the history, culture, foods or just sightsee with a professional guide, depending on the type of tour. Opt for a walking tour and get in a little cardio at the same time. Walking around the museums in New York City is another way to stay pretty active even while learning, and is pretty desirable in the cold, winter months. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States and walking the entire things (or even half of it) qualifies as a hearty workout.
Enjoy Life More
This resolution, while it’s an extremely popular one, is pretty arbitrary. Taking a trip to New York City is the perfect start to enjoying life a lot more though. Traveling is one of the most popular pastimes, and clearly, traveling to New York City can be done on a budget, with the family, while you’re trying to stay fit and even makes for an easy place to expand the mind. It’s not so hard to stay true to any and every New Years resolution on a New York City vacation, and now that the holiday crowds have died down, there’s no time like the present to start planning.
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