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From the Smokies to the Rockies, and the Everglades to the highest point in Maine—and everywhere in between—the United States is full of world-class hikes. Whether you’re a hardcore peak bagger, out for an ambitious day hike, or are obsessed with the panoramic views for your Instagram feed, there’s always something thrilling to lace your hiking boots up for. Here, we tapped RootsRated editors for intel on some of the best hikes in the United States. Use them as inspiration for your next outing—or as a reason to plan a trip.
Head uptown for old-school soul food and world-famous Italian fare at the best Harlem restaurants in NYC
There’s no better way to appreciate the awesome splendor of our national and state parks than by spending a night under the stars.
Every week, we round up the best movie events happening outside New York’s multiplexes, from major international film festivals (such as Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival) and revivals at Film Forum and BAM to one-off movie screenings and in-person Q&As with stars, filmmakers and experts. New York also has a thriving film scene in galleries and pop-up venues, and in the summer months, you’ll find a wealth of outdoor screenings in NYC parks and gardens across the city.
A three-day weekend is the perfect excuse to travel, so use the upcoming holiday to plan either one of our relaxing or adventurous Labor Day 2018 weekend getaways. While the city has no shortage of fun things to do on Labor Day as well as many wonderful New York beaches to visit, sometimes you just need to take a breather from Gotham. Our list includes incredible weekend getaways to New Jersey, Long Island and either Massachusetts, so visit these summertime destinations now while the weather is still nice.
When researching the best things to do in NYC, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Gotham draws millions of tourists from all over the world with its renowned art museums, famous New York attractions—and let's not forget the long list of bars and restaurants in NYC. We hit the streets and social media and asked you to tell us your favorite things about living in the greatest city in the world, and the result was a mix that would inspire even the most jaded city-dweller. Here are the 101 best things to do in NYC including events, free things to do and hot spots in the city. Get out there and enjoy them!
When it comes to major attractions, New York museums (including MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Met) are not only some of the best places to visit, but also some of the most iconic.
NYC’s beer bar scene stretches from the Bronx to Bed-Stuy–here are the beer bars that every hops-head needs to try
Established in 2009 by Made Event, the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. International editions of Electric Zoo have taken place in Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai and São Paulo. This year’s 10th annual New York edition, themed ‘The Big Ten’ will take place on Aug 31/Sep 1-2 at Randall’s Island Park.