Cherry Blossoms and Jefferson Memorial

Get into the swing of spring at these top festive celebrations of the season. Spend an evening sampling Park Slope’s best nibbles, see the cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital or hop on train to Philly for a nonstop array of out-of-this-world performances.

What: Philadelphia Flower Show 2016: Explore America Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia. PA When: March 5 – March 13, 2016 Why: This year’s show celebrates the 100th anniversary of America’s National Parks. The extravaganza, presented by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the National Park Service, will feature acres of trails that mirror our […]

Sonesta Philly

Just designated the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is savoring its moment in the spotlight. None other than the Pope dropped by this past September and the Democratic National Convention is arriving this summer, further solidifying the “it” factor. Philly is the birthplace of our own democracy and the ghosts of Betsy Ross and Ben […]

Monet painting

Astute art aficionados know that Philadelphia is bursting with first-rate museums. If you’re a fan of Impressionist art, consider a speedy summer jaunt to the City of Brotherly Love to see the blockbuster exhibit Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting. It’s on view all summer at the stately Philadelphia Museum of Art. This […]

Philly 4th of July

As if this awesome summer lineup of Philly events wasn’t enticing enough (and these too), this new $41 fare deal from Amtrak should make the decision to visit Philadelphia a whole lot easier. To book your one-way ticket to the City of Brotherly Love, visit For more ideas on things to do, here are the […]

DC cherry blossom fest

It’s a big world out there and nothing beats discovering it with your kid. Far-flung destinations are enticing but big-ticket trips take time and planning. Even if you haven’t planned ahead for the upcoming school holidays, you’re in luck. Three family-friendly urban centers are only a short train or bus ride from NYC. Consider an […]

Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania

When you’re looking to slow things down (let’s say by ambling through a secret “pleasure garden,” dining on delicious dishes at the farm table, or unwinding in a grand historic hotel), head for these tiny oh-so-pretty towns just a quick trip away from the train station in Philly.

New restaurant at Bedford Post Inn

From a paper factory-turned-hotel in Long Island City, to New York’s very first shuffleboard club and the BRIC House for the Arts, New Yorkers have had plenty of new distractions to help them get through a relentless winter. And they will have many more to enjoy this spring. Here are a few things we’re excited […]