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Budapest

“With a unique youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene, a pulsating nightlife, and an exceptional offer of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities.”

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Amman

“Amman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It forms a great base for exploring the Country. Anything can be found in Amman if one asks.”

Oaxaca

Mexico has a rich history of cultural transformations, breathtaking landscapes, unique music, dance traditions and food. Mexico, one of the richest countries in term of biological diversity, spreads across 1.92 million square km harbouring a wealth of ecosystems and species. A variety of unequaled ecosystems such as rainforest, volcanoes, reefs, caves, mountains, deserts can be found scattered across the country.

Paris

“Dubbed the City of Light and Capital of Fashion, this city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with about 14 million tourists annually.”

New York

“From the dazzling signs of Times of Square to the vivid beauty of Central Park, from the Statue of Liberty by the harbour to the towering Empire State Building over Manhattan’s iconic skyline. The city’s neighbourhoods and streets are so symbolic they have become deep-rooted into American consciousness”

Mumbai

“Mumbai is the result of seven islands on the Konkan coastline that joined over time. The city’s eclectic nature is symbolized with the presence of the globally influential Bollywood film industry. Mumbai is truly an Indian cosmopolitan city with a sense of busyness that never sleeps. ”

Shanghai

“Shanghai portrays a unique blend of old history and futurism; with its skyline and immense architectural landmarks lining the Bund to the rickety charm of the Old Town and the leafy backstreets of the former French Concession. Its truly a city that just begs for gastronomic wandering.”

Copenhagen

“Copenhagen positions itself as the geographical link between the Nordics and Western Europe. Its also a place where old fairy tales converge with elegant modern architecture and best in class design; where melodic jazz mixes with the crisp electronica music from one of Copenhagen’s basements, truly a symphony!”

Vienna

“Vienna is famous for its exquisite standards, supported by the calm yet elegant lifestyle. Its rich musical history makes the city quite a pilgrimage point for classical music worshippers; It is truly Austria’s artistic, cultural, economic and political center in every sense.”

Barcelona

“Barcelona is a large historic port located on the northeastern Spain by the Mediterranean. Its many faces; the medieval Old Town, unique street and urban planning, sandy beaches, green parks and prominent buildings designed by famous architect make Barcelona a symbol of modern serenity to many.”

Istanbul

“Istanbul is a historical city that confidently maintains its borders between Europe and Asia for millennia and as a result, you witness a medieval metropolis and the Modern Middle East. A second Rome; a city where you must most definitely roam and experience the cultural excitement that lie around each corner.”

Madrid

“Madrid is Spain’s largest and capital city known for its joyous culture and important architectural heritage. The cityscape is embezzled with grand avenues, plazas, monuments and well recognised art galleries. Nor does this city disappoint in gastronomy with fresh offerings right around every corner and a festive nightlife lasting till dawn.”

Lisbon

“The paradise city in the westernmost parts of Europe showcasing its old-time charm and allowing one to free their mind alongside the calm waters of the beaches while dining on fresh coastal cuisine. Lisbon is a potpourri of culture, history and strong Portuguese heritage. ”

Amsterdam

“Amsterdam is a city filled with lovely canals, impressive architecture and more than a thousand bridges. There is something for every traveler’s taste, from culture and history, partying or just to take a vacation with the chart of an old European city. Maybe that’s a reason why its colloquially known as the Venice of the North.”

Dubai

“Dubai is the commercial hub of Middle East which attracted the world’s attention through innovative construction projects and sport events. The city is symbolized by its skyscrapers and in addition to ambitious development projects, it also boasts some of the world’s largest and extraordinary shopping malls.”

Prague

“The city’s historic buildings and winding streets are a testament to its centuries-old role as the capital of Bohemia. This atmosphere is combined with a certain quirkiness that embraces the entire city; from the castle to the river, Prague is truly a city of medieval charm.”

San Francisco

“San Francisco provides an abundance of treasures for its travelers, from the windswept and foggy bay to its meandering hills positioned by Victorian homes that command spectacular scenery over the city. SF varies wildly from the Chinatown to the hipster vibe of the Castro and the gleaming skyscrapers built along the city’s Silicon Valley.”

Chicago

“Chicago is the home of the blues and the truth of jazz, the heart of comedy and the idea of the skyscraper. With a wealth of iconic sights and neighborhoods to explore, there’s enough to fill a visit of days, weeks, or even months without ever seeing the end.”

London

“Vibrant, multicultural and full of life, London remains the most visited international capital for culture, fashion, music, and finance since the 18th century due to its centricity for global trade.”

Berlin

“Capital city famous for its multi-culture, vibrant nightlife, plenty cafés, street art, historic museums and places of cultural interest. Berlin’s heritage is contributed by a series of tumultuous events resulting in its many distinctive neighbourhoods, each offering its unique charm.”

Places to See

Battery Park

By strolling through Battery Park, you can get one of the best views in the city of the Statue of Liberty

High Line

Walking the highline is a great way to see some of the city. Just try to go during off-times (late in the evening, early morning

Mudpark

Speaking of coffee, Mudpark has some of the best coffee in the city and it is located outside with plenty of benches to sit on. Plus, there is a small playground for parents with small children

Times Square

While this is one of the most known tourist locations of Manhattan, it is still worth a visit. The view is breathaking. Just watch out for locals who will elbow you out of the way, and scammers.

Central Park

Central Park is a must see when traveling to Manhattan. There are several coffee shops lining each side of the park so you could grab a coffee on your way into the park for those cold winter days.

Statue of Liberty

You can pay to go to island, or go up the statue of liberty, but the view is just as cool from the Staten Island Ferry which is free

Places to Eat

Morgenstern’s Ice Cream

I just discovered this Lower East Side gem a few days ago. Think old fashioned ice cream parlor… but new. Reinvented. The flavors are crazy unique (When we went we tried and loved the Salted Caramel Pretzel, Raw Milk, Salt and Pepper Pinenut, and Angel Food Vanilla). The toppings, stored in glass apothecary jars (way cool), are equally amazing. The caramel was some of the best I’ve tasted.

Mollys

I don’t like using the world “cute”, but this Greenwich Village cupcake shop totally is. You can enjoy your cupcake on one of the few swings they have lining their counter, or grab a board game and sit at a table to relax. The cupcakes are totally legit as well. I’m a fan of their peach cobbler, ron bennington (chocolate pb), and… oh gosh, they are all amazing!

Taquitoria

three guys that worked at Iron Chef Marc Forgione’s restaurant branched off to create this lower east side gem. It’s the ultimate comfort food, especially after a few drinks. All the fillings are really fantastic (and they even have a vegan black bean option that is legit), and definitely top it cheesy (cheese sauce, sour cream, and pickled jalapeno relish).

Ivan Ramen

you wouldn’t think a Jew from Long Island would end up becoming one of the world’s leading experts on ramen. After his creative and unique ramen blew up big time in Tokyo, Ivan Orkin brought his ramen to NYC in two locations. It’s darn good. And looking for something different? Try one of his mazemens, which is less brothy than the traditional ramen.

Ippudo Ramen

a more classic, traditional approach to ramen, Ippudo serves up perfect bowls of the stuff every time. I love the spicy one. There are two locations, one in the East Village and right in the Times Square area.

Taim

home to the best falafel in NYC, Taim has an incredible falafel sandwich. It’s my buddy Tyler’s favorite sandwich in the city. There are a few locations scattered around the city.

Shake Shack

a NYC icon, this fast food joint (with many locations) is a must for locals and tourists. Get the Shack Stack, which is a burger topped with a cheese-stuffed fried mushroom. And don’t you dare even try to leave without getting a Concrete, which is made with their super thick, creamy, and rich custard. Just do yourself a favor and skip the shakes… they are mediocre at best.

Zucker's Bagels and Smoked Fish

Snug stop for hand-rolled bagels with smoked fish & cream cheese toppings, plus coffee & sandwiches.

Russ and Daughter

the bagels are actually just okay, but you are here for their lox sandwiches (with scallion cream cheese)… and they are legendary. Russ & Daughters is a super famous Lower East Side establishment that’s been in business for 100 years. That’s a long time to be on the top in NYC. And expect a line… there is always a well-deserved wait for these sandwiches.

Artichoke Pizza

Quirky little restaurants hidden inside of Bushwick's art district

Pizza

A quick Google search will indicate the nearest $1 pizza joint. New York is littered with them, and they are amazing.

Momofuku

These days, the city is littered with a wealth of pork buns -- but the often imitated, never duplicated OG bun is surprisingly simple: steamed bao, roasted pork belly, cucumbers, and scallions. The proportions are perfect; it’s savory and sweet; and it puts food market copycats to shame.

The Spotted Pig

April Bloomfield’s first nose-to-tail gastropub is essential for serious carnivores. Renowned for its hefty cuts of tasty, local meat, this place is trading in the best of the best -- like the beer-and-apple-braised pork shoulder with roasted mashed potatoes

Local Bodega

Forget artisanal bacon and farm-fresh eggs -- the real-deal NYC breakfast is a greasy bodega bacon, egg & cheese. There is no hangover it can’t cure.

Places to Drink

Under 21 Art Gallery Opening Receptions

Every Thursday night (Every night of the week, but Thursday/Friday are the busiest nights), galleries in New York throw opening receptions for various new shows. These events are great for meeting new people and experiencing upcoming artists and different mediums. Go gallery hopping and discover the art critic in yourself! (Pro tip: they never ID for the free wine.)

Under 21 Baby’s All Right

Described on their website as, “Part circus, part astrological mysticism, and part quirky homestead”, this venue is the perfect place to go to see some of the best live bands in Brooklyn. Check their calendar for varying show age restrictions and ticket sales

Under 21 Gonzalez y Gonzalez

Located right in Greenwich Village, Gonzalez y Gonzalez is the perfect place for salsa dancing and guacamole eating (and has an inexpensive cover charge).

Under 21 Caravan of Dreams

Caravan of Dreams is a romantic bohemian style cafe in East Village that serves as the perfect place to experience delicious vegan cuisine in an intimate environment full of live music every night.

Under 21 Ellen's Stardust Diner

Ellen's Stardust Diner is a classic dining experience where the waitstaff takes dinner and a show to a whole new level. This place is perfect for groups who can't help but sing along to their favorite show tunes.

Under 21 Bowlmor Lanes

Bowlmor Lanes provides clients with the chicest bowling experience possible. The Manhattan locations are at Chelsea Piers and in Times Square. Go to Bowlmor with a group for a guaranteed good time at any age

Under 21 Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Get your culture on at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe with live works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, and visual art presented by people of all backgrounds. This is the perfect place to go if you're looking to fall in love with a handsome, brooding poet over a fresh cappuccino.

Under 21 BAMcafé

The cafe directly above the Brooklyn Academy of Music lobby hosts a weekly performance series featuring everything from Spoken Word and Jazz to Afro-pop and Experimental music. Join in on Thursdays and Fridays for live music, and Saturdays for the dance parties.

Under 21 Pacha NYC

The Hell's Kitchen venue hosts EDM parties every weekend for those 18+ and is known for having huge DJs, so be prepared to dance.

Under 21 Terminal 5

What was originally a nightclub, is now owned and operated by The Bowery Presents and serves as one of New York's best music venues.

Under 21 Webster Hall

doubles as home to a top notch 19+ nightclub and host of concerts for all ages, making it one of the most popular venues for the underage masses to find a good party.

Under 21 Santos Party House

The venue serves as a concert hall, dance club, and lounge allowing for a diverse schedule of events.

21+ LITTLE BRANCH

This basement speakeasy has an elegant 1920s feel, and if you can reserve a table, it’s perfect date-night material. Candlelight lends a sexy glow to the cozy, leather-lined booths, and if you order the “Bartender’s Choice,” the bartender will make a custom cocktail based on your tastes. Get there late and you’ll likely find a jazz trio stationed at the piano.

21+ LEE’S TAVERN

The thin-crusted bar pizzas at this beloved Staten Island tavern may be its best-known feature, but it’s much more of a neighborhood bar than a pizzeria. Now nearly 80 years old, Lee’s remains family owned, and on any given day you'll find the bar filled with longtime regulars. There’s no sign outside because no one needs it, everyone knows this is Lee’s.

Employees Only

Employees Only was one of the city’s first not-so-secret, super-popular NYC speakeasies, and it’s a favorite among bartenders and other industry folks, thanks to a kitchen that’s open ‘til 3:30am. It’s the sort of place that inspires devotion: Every bartender here has the Employees Only logo tattooed on them, and even barbacking is a coveted position.

BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN

This sprawling Astoria spot is not only the city’s oldest beer garden, it’s also one of the biggest with friendly crowds, affordable drinks, and a great outdoor space. The grilled brats, schnitzel, and $18 pitchers of beer are great year-round, but the bar really hits its peak when the weather is warm and you can settle in for an afternoon at one of the many picnic tables outside.

Carlyle Hotel

Visiting the bar at the Carlyle Hotel is like stepping into old New York. The drinks are expensive, the ceiling is covered in gold leaf, and the waiters are all in white jackets.

Barcade

Barcade combines a big selection of craft beer with an even bigger selection of retro arcade games, culminating in what’s basically the best high school hangout you never had.

Charles Hanson’s 169 Soul Jazz Oyster Bar "169 Bar"

Between the cheap drinks, the vaguely New Orleanian menu, the leopard-print pool table, and the clutter of kitschy decor, this place is a one-of-a-kind Chinatown staple

Places to Network

Sweet and Vicious

might not quite accurately describe the vibe at this Nolita bar, which is a hot spot for online entrepreneurs and biz folks. It has hosted the Obliterati Internet Week party for three years running and is known for being a new media hub.

Gaslight Lounge

If you’re looking for a more casual and relaxed bar in the upscale Meatpacking District, home of Google’s New York offices, look no further than the Gaslight Lounge. You can get everything here from a classy cocktail to a slice of pizza, and with multiple lounges and a dance club, you can rub elbows with New York’s finest in whatever setting you choose.

The Lobby Bar at the Ace Hotel

is a trendy spot right in Midtown, where you’re just as likely to see a celebrity as you are to bump into an entrepreneur. It’s a great place to grab a networking drink or set up shop with your laptop and some Stumptown Coffee, and if you’re feeling like striking up a conversation with a stranger, you just never know who you’ll meet.

Art Gallery Openings

These openings are a great way to meet NYC locals. You will meet everyone from gallery owners to portfolio managers

Places to Shop

Luxury

Watch Out

Free Comedy Clubs

These arent actually free and a rarely very funny. There is a two-drink minimum that can be very expensive!

Parking

Parking is extremely expensive and hard to find in the city. Parking could easily cost you 50 dollars in a garage.

The Costumed Characters of Times Square

Pictures with these characters are never free

Discount Stores

Many discount sotres and 99 cent stores are actually more expensive than their competitors. This includes electronic discount stores! Dont buy something if you feel you are being overcharged (you probably are)

Fake Metro Card and Subway Swipes

Only buy cards directly from machines or MTA Booths

The Buddhist Monks

fake monks that try to get tourists to donate to their charity.

Pedicabs in Central Park and mid Manhattan

tourist could get caught with a couple hundred dollar tab after riding in one of these. (unclear rates, extra fees, pay per minute)