New York City Student Group Travel Super Hero Edition
There is always change in New York City! From the explosion and implosion of towering skyscrapers, to the opening and closing of restaurants throughout Manhattan, and the curtain rising and lowering on the latest Broadway hit. There is a lot that stays the same in the city that never sleeps, but there is even more that you can look forward to as you plan your next trip. Student group travel to New York City is always exciting, and Kaleidoscope Adventures does our best to keep you alert of the latest and greatest changes in the industry.
Planet Hollywood in the heart of Times Square, one of the last remaining restaurants in this franchise, has closed its doors. This summer they will be making way for a newly designed Buca di Beppo, family style Italian restaurant. The menu is affordable and the food is plentiful!
Broadway has seen the recent closing of several shows including, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Godspell, Anything Goes and Priscilla Queen of the Dessert. But it will soon make way for new shows including Annie, Matilda and Chaplin the Musical. The hot tickets, thanks to the recent Tony Awards, include Newsies, Once, and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. And, our favorite superhero on Broadway at Spider-man: Turn off the Dark recently celebrated a one year anniversary.
Speaking of Super Heroes, Madame Tussauds New York recently introduced the Marvel Superheroes 4D Interactive exhibit. Just in time for the release of the Summer Blockbuster, The Avengers, this is an amazing way to see your favorite Marvel Superhero up close. Madame Tussauds New York has also added everyone’s favorite Royals, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to their collection.
Bike and Roll offers one of the greatest ways to visit Central Park. Take your group on a narrated tour of one of the most famous parks in the world as you ride your bike through more than 843 acres of this public park at the center of Manhattan. You can even enjoy a picnic lunch on the Great Lawn as you take in the sights and sounds all around.
Has your student group visited the NEW 9/11 Memorial yet? The scenery is always changing as the towers continue to rise. The museum is still under construction, but is scheduled to open in 2013. The mood is somber, yet celebratory. Plan ahead, though, as visitor passes go quickly. One great way of seeing the 9/11 Memorial as well as the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan is to take a New York Water Taxi cruise from Pier 84 on 44th Street to Battery Park and back. The NYWT will assist your group with tickets to the Memorial, while also providing transportation to and from, thus avoiding the congestion that is commonly found in this area.
And, we are proud to announce the arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. After traveling first class from the Kennedy Space Center, the Space Shuttle Enterprise was escorted by barge up the Hudson River. The Space Shuttle was lifted by crane onto the flight deck of the Intrepid where it will be on display until a more permanent home is built.
There is one thing that is constant in New York City and that is change! Embrace it and look forward to it as you plan your next student trip through Kaleidoscope Adventures!