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New York City Is Waiting for You!

Whether it's your first time visiting New York City or your hundredth, there's always more discover in the city that never sleeps!

As you get ready to head to NAA19, consider adding some of our unforgettable NYC bucket items to your list. And if you're not registered for NAA19 yet—what are you waiting for?

Broadway Show
NAA is bringing Broadway star Alton Fitzgerald White to the main stage on Friday night, so seeing a live Broadway show is the perfect compliment. Check out classics, such as the Lion King (Alton played Mufasa for over 4,000 performances), Wicked or Phantom of the Opera, or check out some new shows with a lot of buzz such as Mean Girls the Musical, Waitress or Hamilton! Read this Time Out New York article on five ways to score discounted tickets. Our hotel is in the heart of the Theatre District, so you don't have to go very far to check this off your bucket list!

There are more than 80 incredible museums across New York's five boroughs. Whatever subject you are passionate about, there's probably a museum for it in New York!

If modern art is your thing, visit MoMA (which is only a few blocks from our hotel and their collection includes Van Gogh's Starry Night,) the Whitney or the Guggenheim. If classic art is your jam, check out The Met, which also includes pieces of history from all over the world. There's also the NYC Tenement Museum, showcasing American's urban immigrant history, the National Museum of Mathematics highlighting math all around our natural world and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum—a deeply moving experience.

For those who take an interest in history and science, check out the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which offers a chance to walk through an aircraft carrier and space shuttle, or the Natural History Museum, which is home to a number of dinosaur fossils! Of course, Ellis Island has an incredible museum and is home to the Statue of Liberty. For the movie buffs among us, check out the Museum of the Moving Image, located in Queens—only a 25-minute subway ride from our hotel.

Live TV Taping
Including SNL, The View, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Good Morning America, there are more than 15 opportunities to be in the live studio audience of your favorite shows. You'll need to book tickets in advance, but tapings are free and just require you to arrive early with a ticket.

30 Rock and Times Square Shopping
You won't have to go far to check this off your list, as our hotel is right in the heart of Midtown! Take a tour of 30 Rockefeller Center, home to many beloved TV shows as well as an iconic outdoor ice skating rink. Explore the absolutely out-of-this-world shopping in Midtown where you can buy custom M&Ms, unreleased Legos and explore the biggest Disney Store in the world. On a budget? Window-shopping is just as fun!

NYC truly has something for every budget and interest, so come prepared with an extra suitcase—you'll be glad you did. Check NYCgo regularly for up-to-the-minute offers and discounts and free-in-NYC events.

Explore the City
Outside of Midtown, there's quite a bit to see and do. Hop on the subway and check out Brooklyn's Williamsburg Neighborhood for hip shopping and dining and take a stroll through Central Park or Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Don't forget to hop on a water taxi for great water views of the city! Take in the Brooklyn Bridge or the buzzing vibrancy of Yankee Stadium—and don't forget to try the pizza.

For more ideas, maps, and discounts, check out NYCgo—home of New York's official visitor's guide.

We can't wait to see you in NYC for NAA19register today!