The Hindenburg (whatever happened to that zeppelin?) floats past the Empire State Building on August 8th, 1936. The Art Deco spire of New York’s iconic building was designed to be a mooring mast for dirigibles. Be sure to whisper that to your fellow tourists as you ascend to the observation deck. There’s a decidely less … Continue reading

Hipmunk Hotspots: New York City

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The fine folks over at /r/travel on reddit were suggesting the kind of places most tourists don’t catch unless they’ve got locals guiding their visit. I was born in New York City, so it’s got a special place in my heart (not far from the heart on my “I <3 NY” shirt). It seemed like the perfect way to start a series about hotspots we love and all the places your fancy guidebook may not mention, but the locals love.

Sure, you could see a Broadway musical (Billy Elliot, perhaps?), visit the top of the Empire State Building, or maybe walk/ride through Central Park, but then you’d have the same story as everyone else who’s visited New York City.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but we hope it gets your creative juices flowing. Did we miss anything, New Yorkers? Let us know in the comments!

Special thanks to Elizabeth, Erik, Huu, Sabriya, and Scott for their feedback & suggestions.

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