Staycation guide: Vacation at home with things to do in NYC

Save money and time with a summer holiday in NYC. Take a staycation and let the city surprise you all over again.



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While NYC seems to have been (mostly) spared from swarming cicadas, the heat, humidity and scorching concrete might still have you ready to hop on a plane for a weekend getaway. No need: We'll help you find a respite with a staycation, whether you want to bask in the greenery of gardens, get adventurous or lounge in luxury—all without leaving the boroughs.

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