New York City, New York (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer. With the beaches opening back up for the city, the temperatures rising every week and the crowds starting to thicken, this is a great time to visit New York City. Celebrate this holiday with the Memorial Day parade and all of the memorial sites in NYC, and get in plenty of fun and memorable sightseeing too. New York City is one of the top destinations for Memorial Day weekend, and NYCTourist.com has put together all of the best things to do in NYC for the upcoming holiday.
Memorial Sites in New York
The American Veterans Memorial Pier has been a Brooklyn attraction since 2005, and is a great spot to go out for a jog, bike, or sit and watch the boats, with fantastic views of Manhattan, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. The Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Monument is located in Riverside Park in Manhattan, and is the final resting spot of the Commanding General of the Union Army and 18th President of the United States. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is always a popular choice on Memorial Day weekend, as the museum will have a full weekend of movies, performances, displays and interactive exhibits. Green-Wood Cemetery is a Brooklyn historic landmark.
Memorial Day Weekend Street Fairs
All weekend long, check out any of the street fairs in New York City for a chance at some local produce, arts & crafts, live entertainment and more. Memorial Day Weekend 2013 NYC street fairs include the Grand Central Spring Fair, Waverly Place Festival, the Annual Murray Hill Neighborhood Festival and Taste of Murray Hill Park Avenue and more!
Boat Tours in New York City
What better way is there to kick off the summer than to get out on the water? The best way to combine sightseeing in NYC with a beautiful day on the Hudson River is on a boat tour, and there are several fabulous ones to choose from. Take Manhattan by sail for an unforgettable experience, or join one of the most popular boat tour companies, CircleLine Full Island Cruises, for a day on the water! Looking for even more adventure? Hop on a jet ski and ride under the Brooklyn Bridge and past the Statue of Liberty for a few hours of fun. Looking for something more romantic? Check out the luxurious sightseeing cruises for a glamorous way to kick off the summer.
NYC Beaches Open!
Many of the beaches will be open for swimming starting on May 25th. Coney Island Beach and Brighton Beaches are Brooklyn favorites. Water Taxi Beach Governors Island is a popular choice, especially for visitors who will already be celebrating on Governors Island. Rockaway Beach Pier is still in the process of being rebuilt after hurricane Sandy, but the city expects temporary concessions and bathrooms up by May 25th. Not a beach lover? Check out all the happenings at Central Park!
Memorial Day Weekend Sales
Many stores hold sales that offer huge savings on Memorial Day weekend. The Woodbury Commons Outlets hold an annual Memorial Day Weekend Sale that promotes extra discounts on the already low prices at this outlet mall. Check out the shopping tours that make taking a trip around New York or out to the outlets easy and fun - with more savings than shoppers can get on their own! The Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Day Trip is a popular choice among NYC Tourists!
Whether it's for the memorial cites, the opening of the beaches or the festivals and sales, getting to NYC this Memorial Day is definitely a great choice. Check out all the current NYC hotel deals to make traveling this weekend even easier. Happy Memorial Day NYC Tourists.
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