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New York City off the beaten path

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New York City off the beaten path
Once you've seen all the top places, head to these spots, not on most tourists' radar.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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The Cloisters
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The Cloisters

Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that was constructed out of sections of French medieval monasteries, offers an extensive collection of statues, paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Green-Wood Cemetery
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, created in 1838 is New York City's most beautiful hidden gem. Easily accessabile by subway, the R train to... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Rockaway Beach
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Rockaway Beach

Long Island beach in Queens borough that can be reached by subway. Popular destination for New Yorkers in mid-20th century, still pleasant to visit.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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City Island
City Island

City Island is a small community at the edge of New York City located just beyond Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx and surrounded by the waters of the Long Island Sound and Eastchester Bay. With Execution Light to the northeast and Stepping Stones Lighthouse to the south, City Island has a rich nautical history, much of it preserved by the Historical Society and Museum.

General Theological Seminary
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General Theological Seminary

The General Theological Seminary is in the heart of Chelsea, but miles away, with very limited hours where you can stroll the grounds or sit and read a book. It is very tranquil and while you can’t enter the historic buildings, you can examine them from outside.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Trapeze School New York
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Trapeze School New York

Trapeze School New York runs indoor and outdoor classes. You can learn to fly on the trapeze, flip on a giant trampoline or climb silks. Be sure to schedule some extra time to watch the instructors, who like to show off their skills.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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